Originally Posted by BarelyAWake
umm... Most (if not all) the "peanut" style tanks are identical in their mounting and the method in which the studs are welded to the tank - regardless of which dealer ya get them from. The dealers don't manufacture them so there's little difference, it's mostly random chance. It's the service (or lack thereof) that would be a different story, particularly if you got one with bent studs.
It is a silly design, that's true - a lil bit of backing plate would go a long way.
You say most. Not all? Do some checking on the 4L tanks. They are worse than others. I checked all the usual suppliers for 4L tanks and only gasbikes.net have them. A post (on another site - didn't want to say it,) got replies suggesting that:-
1. I don't buy a 4L tank from them
2. I don't deal with gasbike.net due to their poor service.
One buyer out of three said that he didn't have a leak.
Also, I did
especially mention the lack of service.
Please don't umm... me, more manners please, especially from a moderator.