Gas Tank Mounting brackets

Discussion in 'Painting, Welding, Bending and Gas Tanks' started by bmoody, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. bmoody

    bmoody Member

    Yesterday I rode my bike about 30 miles round trip to a local lake to do a bit of fishing.

    On the way home while crusing at a significant speed, my gas tank mounting brackets both snapped in half at the same time.

    Anyone ever had this happen? If so what did you replace them with?
     

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  2. you can use chimney strapping from a harware store comes in metal roll with holes.
    or you can get the same roll at a auto parts store,its in the muffler help section,muffler strapping$2-3.
    my tank is mounted on my rear rack,i can use anything now even washers and nuts.
    and i use double nuts so none fall off or loosen.
     
  3. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    I made brackets out of some strip aluminum. It bent around the tube easily enough.

    And there was a bonus; I made them just a bit longer than the stock brackets. So when tightened the ends of my brackets pushed up against the bottom of the tank, giving a bit more support.

    I also wrapped a bit of friction tape around the brackets. Now my tank is rock solid.
     
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