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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-01-2011, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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LOL. My gas tank fell OFF today.

....And the saga continues.

I rode to 7-11 today before school and picked up a water bottle for the day. As I was backing out of the parking space my shoelace got caught on the shifter and I lost my balance, toppling over. APPARENTLY I didn't bolt the gas tank on securely enough .... because it fell off the bike. It's dented in a few places and the paint is a disaster. Also destroyed is the clutch handle and possibly the petcock. (I could turn the metal fuel output when I reinstalled ... never did that before.) Does anyone know of any cheap remedies to bang the dents out for a repaint? Also .... I hope this isn't the problem, but I'm now hearing a noise that might not be a carb air leak.... possibly coming from the engine. It's similar to an air leak, but I can't locate it in the carb, and it's just noisy overall. Suggestions?

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... Suggestions?
C4 ?

The gas tank is held with three bolts, one on each side, and one in the rear under the seat.

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I had it bolted on only with two bolts because I had lost the washer and grommet for one of the sides. I had replaced the original bolt holding it onto the center frame with one because I lost the original, and the head on the replacement was too thin. It slipped right through and off came the tank.
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sorry, but I had to laugh at this too! doh!

good luck with the tank. sorry for your luck. damn shoe laces!

if it goes vroom or boom, I LIKE IT!

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I'm not sure how to respond to this..............

1: let this be a lesson not to wear shoes with laces on them.
2: Do the job right the first time.... I.E. don't take short cuts.
3: good luck.
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Dang brother - tough crowd!

You definitely have my sympathies - I had a similar scare with my laces getting caught on the clutch master and the foot pet of my Strom. Now every pair of shoes with laces that may ever see time on the bike have all the loose ends woven down the middle laces or tied permanently with no exposed loose ends.

As for suggestions, perhaps a donor tank for the 4.5 gallon tank project...?

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I learned that lesson riding a bisycle. Remember how the chain would eat up pants and shoe laces? And not to mention skin. Sorry about your mis-hap.

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Well, look at the bright side. At least it didn't fall off while you were doing 60MPH lol.
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I have to go along with the "Dang tough crowd" sorry about your luck but I bet you won't do that again!




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As for suggestions, perhaps a donor tank for the 4.5 gallon tank project...?
This is a great suggestion.

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