Re: Just in fun ? 1st step with new engine kit
I suppose it's true that you might rip those studs out if you torque down hard enough. But you ought to be able to tighten it to the point that the tank doesn't tip easily.
But you must be having trouble with this. Or you wouldn't ask, I suppose.
You might consider wrapping your top tube in something that'll add a bit of friction. Duct tape is the first thing that comes to mind. But it might not help all that much.
Maybe some of that goopy, black, spray-on undercoating? That sounds like a mess, though.
Maybe glue? But you'd want it to be water-proof. Contact cement?
Have you got a narrower than normal top tube? Is that what's causing the trouble?