Re: gas tank giving me the blues
I don't have a picture of before I removed the tank but I do have a picture of the damage. Studs were strait and not bent at all and when I mounted the tank I first laid innertube folded 3 times. Then I set the tank on top and put the straps on with the nuts only a few threds. Then I tightend each nut a little at a time in rotation till the tank would not twist left/right. Was deff not super tight and I want to stress no stud was bent at all. Also nuts were not tight. I could literally still turn them by hand only thing keeping them on was locktite.
When I went for a ride today tank twisted to the left side and started to pour out gas. I thought at first was just petcock leak so I rolled tank back to center, and took off for the house. When I rolled the tank it made the leak worse. lost about a half a gallon in les than 5 miles. As soon as I got to the house I drained the remaining gas and unmounted the tank to find 2 of the 4 studs cracked around the base.