Originally Posted by 2door
I've heard of using a piece of inner tube on the top bar, under the tank, but I have another suggestion. This one I've used on several bikes and it seems to work well.
Go to an automotive windshield/glass shop and ask for a foot of glass setting tape. It is a rubberized compound that when wet with water, WD-40 also works, then allowed to dry becomes sticky. It will hold the tank in place with very little pressure on the studs. It's easily removed if you ever need to take the tank off.
That's a great idea tom - bows down - this is the reason I love the forum. It had never occured to me to try that. When new tank gets here ill be sure to try that.