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Old 03-16-2016, 09:15 PM
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Default Re: Broke another gas tank!

I use four fuel tank straps, and eight nuts instead of just the two provided straps and four nuts in the kits.

Run the (four) nuts on your studs first, then two of the straps. Then mount your tank, use the two other two straps on the bottom of the top bar. Now you have straps on the top of the top bar and bottom.

Now tightening the bottom strap nuts and the top strap nuts you will sandwich the straps tight around your top bar.

Now you are still adding stress to the studs but you are not pulling on the studs causing so many leaks at the weak point at the tank.

Last edited by Dave31; 03-16-2016 at 09:35 PM.
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