How To Prevent Tank from Squeezing Break Wires

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by xRegginoy, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. xRegginoy

    xRegginoy Member

    Hi all,
    I've had my motored bike for quite a while

    and someone was discussing in the thread about "tank spacers".

    The way my bike is built, where the tank SHOULD sit, is where break and gear wires sit. I was able to find a "sweet" spot where it was tightened on but not too tight but not "squeezing" on the break wires, but I decided while giving it its bimonthly maintenance just to figure out what the heck these tank spacers are. I've searched the forum and couldn't find anything about it, or some kind of fix, and I'm not innovative enough to figure one out myself :p. If any one knows one, i'd be greatly appreciative.

  2. pnz

    pnz New Member

    I took a old garden hose and cut it to fit built it up with another piece till I was high enough works great.
  3. lordoflightaz

    lordoflightaz Member

    Try cutting PVC pipe cut lengthwise
  4. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    I ran the cables through black cable sheathing, and spread them to fit between top-tube and tank mounting bolts
  5. Hawaii_Ed

    Hawaii_Ed Member

    I took an extra tank mount, slid some big nuts over the studs, put on tank clamp under the brake cable and over the frame, then put another mount on the bottom and bolted it down. Formed a perfect tunnel for the cables. I can take a pic if that is too cloudy :)
  6. Ghost0

    Ghost0 Guest

    I did what azbill did but went the extra mile and used a screwdriver and hammer and removed the cable ends on the top tube so my tank would sit on the tube correctly.
  7. radrob

    radrob Member

    i did it just like ed. but i screwed the nuts all the way down to the tank.this way you are not pulling on the studs. you are pulling on the first set of nuts
    figured this out after 2 leaky tanks at the studs.
  8. t0lly

    t0lly Member

    I made a tank mount bracket that sets it above the tube about an inch.
  9. xRegginoy

    xRegginoy Member

    cool, could you maybe post a pic or diagram?
  10. Hawaii_Ed

    Hawaii_Ed Member

    Sure thing, this is looking up from the bottom. :cool:

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