Originally Posted by Chaz
I've done the jb weld fix and it works pretty well, but it's just a matter of time before it gives out. It's far better to do the jb weld on a new tank to prevent the issue. Also, I use velcro to attach the tank to the bar and then I don't have to tighten the bolts so much. The velcro and looser bolts also allows a bit of give when I bang my knee into the tank.
Yeah I had velcro on there and it worked great when I went to take off the broken tank I really needed to pull hard on it. I even needed to use pliers to take it off the tank.
I put the JB weld to the old tank and I had a brand new tank in my shed so I put JB weld on that one when I wake up later today Im going to put the seal all on next then bolt the new tank up to the bike and keep the old one for a spare for when the next tank breaks.