Gas Tank threaded rods not long enough...

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by 03AV8R, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. 03AV8R

    03AV8R New Member

    Anyone have any suggestions for legnthening the 4 threaded rods on the gas tank?? mine need to be about an inch longer as my center bar is pretty thick.. I was thinking of the obvious threaded joiner "bullit" type thing to attach another screw but not sure where to find that? I dont even know if they make those that small?? Certainly someone else must have had to overcome this problem before me! Let me know whatcha did please.. :confused:

  2. Rather than use the straps that come with the kit. Plumbers perforated strap works well,
    you can form around the center bar.....
  3. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    That's probably the best suggestion....make-up your own brackets.
    You can also get "deep nuts" from specialist stores that only sell nuts/bolts/allen keys etc,and have half a deep on the end of each threaded tank rod then an extension rod attached to the other side of the deep nut giving u the required length.
    Easier the bracket idea from plumbing stores.
  4. 03AV8R

    03AV8R New Member

    Thanks Both! I was talking about the threaded extension rod type cylinder to extend them out but just didnt know what it was called or if they make them in that exact size & thread.. The tanks threaded bolts are very close to the frame & up hi on the bart itself.. It doesnt leave alot of room for a bracket or anything.. :shifty2:
  5. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    What you could do is use 1/8" flat plate instead of the bottom tank brackets. Two 1/8" flat plates will "sandwich" your thick bar. Use the gas tank threaded rods to bolt the tank to the top plate, then use a different set of longer bolts to bolt the top 1/8" plates to the bottom plate.

    That way, it doesn't matter how wide or thick the bars are.
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 27, 2008
  6. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    What do you fly in the military?
  7. 03AV8R

    03AV8R New Member

    I was in the USAF for 10 years.. I did not actually "pilot" anything in the AF but i worked on a few! I have an 03 Mach1 that launches 60 feet in 1.4 seconds thats quite a rush though! thats where i got the 03AV8R name :cool2:

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  8. 66fury

    66fury New Member

    tank mounting

    i have built two occ stingray motor bikes.the upper frame is too big and the tank studs were not long i solved the problem was to mount the tank brackets upsidedown on the top of the frame by drilling two 1/8 inch holes in each of the tank brackets and the frame and used pop rivets to attach the brackets to the worked out very well for me.
  9. 03AV8R

    03AV8R New Member

    Thats a great idea.. So the tank just sits up a little higher then it would normally, but not really that much.. i like the idea..

    My bike is a flat black color & the paint on the tank is way to shiny so ive gotta paint the tank first anyways.. No hurry on this end lately cause its turned into a winter project.. Ive still got the E-Bike to ride..

    Im also waiting to see if one of these companies posted on this site comes up with some really good engine mounts 4-sale.. It would change the position of the motor & thus the chain legnth.. I especially like the mounts these guys are using..