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Has anyone taken apart their gas tank ? If so, on the underside, is there a hole about 2 centimeters below the hole for where the brackets to hold the frame together connects? I took my tank off to have it painted, went and put it back on and gassed it up, and there is a big leak now and I am not sure if this hole was there before. It wont get looked at until next week, I will keep you posted
 

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Dohduh said:
Has anyone taken apart their gas tank ? If so, on the underside, is there a hole about 2 centimeters below the hole for where the brackets to hold the frame together connects? I took my tank off to have it painted, went and put it back on and gassed it up, and there is a big leak now and I am not sure if this hole was there before. It wont get looked at until next week, I will keep you posted
Welcome to the forum, sorry to read your first post not a positive one. I'd sure like to see some pix of your bike and the paint job!


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Definitely, Once I get it back together I will post some pics up. Hopefully it wont be too much longer.
 

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Just wanted to update everyone and give you a warning....

If you are planning on taking your gas tank off at any point, be careful when adjusting the screw when attaching the U bracket to the gas tank underside. The bolt that Yamaha uses is long enough to penetrate the inner tank and cause leaking and a headache worth of damage.

The bike should be up and running by next week, I will post pictures as soon as possible.
 

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Just wanted to update everyone and give you a warning....

If you are planning on taking your gas tank off at any point, be careful when adjusting the screw when attaching the U bracket to the gas tank underside. The bolt that Yamaha uses is long enough to penetrate the inner tank and cause leaking and a headache worth of damage.

The bike should be up and running by next week, I will post pictures as soon as possible.
That seriously sucks! Sorry you have to deal with that. So if you don't mind sharing, what is the fix for that?
 

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That seriously sucks! Sorry you have to deal with that. So if you don't mind sharing, what is the fix for that?
I ended up buying a shorter bolt so that there is no way it will come close to penetrating. I am going to write Yamaha a letter one of these days when I get time. I called corporate and they told me, "Sorry, but you had work done to it" even after I told them it is a design flaw.

The fix was I ended up having to cut and weld the section that it ended up penetrating and then weld the bolt back in place. Ended up taking about 3 full days. Its all fixed now, back and running.
 

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Ares said:
That seriously sucks! Sorry you have to deal with that. So if you don't mind sharing, what is the fix for that?
I ended up buying a shorter bolt so that there is no way it will come close to penetrating. I am going to write Yamaha a letter one of these days when I get time. I called corporate and they told me, "Sorry, but you had work done to it" even after I told them it is a design flaw.

The fix was I ended up having to cut and weld the section that it ended up penetrating and then weld the bolt back in place. Ended up taking about 3 full days. Its all fixed now, back and running.
That's good to know, now put some miles on that beast!!

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Sorry to hear your troubles with that mod. Things do happen when we change things occasionally, but you sharing that experience and your fix is one of the best things about this forum. Keep up the good work Man!
 

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Glad I could keep everyone informed. Thanks guys! Put 150 miles on this past weekend... Loving the bike so far.
 

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Dohduh said:
Ares said:
That seriously sucks! Sorry you have to deal with that. So if you don't mind sharing, what is the fix for that?
I ended up buying a shorter bolt so that there is no way it will come close to penetrating. I am going to write Yamaha a letter one of these days when I get time. I called corporate and they told me, "Sorry, but you had work done to it" even after I told them it is a design flaw.

The fix was I ended up having to cut and weld the section that it ended up penetrating and then weld the bolt back in place. Ended up taking about 3 full days. Its all fixed now, back and running.
What a pain! Glad to hear you were able to fix it and thanks for the info.
 

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Please post up the bolt size and length that you replaced it with, so others can go pick one up and avoid this disaster? Thanks!
 

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Do you have a picture of the hole? I am confused as to it's position. I will be taking my tank off when I get home and don't want to make the same mistake.
 

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Sorry its been so long since I have been on. The hole you can not see from a picture. It would be on the inside of the tank above where the bolt enters.
 

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I'm confused by this one too. ---EDIT: re-read the post. The bolts do not mount the tank to the bike. The screws he removed held something else on the otherside.

The two bolts that I removed to get my tank off , the ones holding the tank to the bike, go through a tab sticking out beneath the tank and then directly into a mount on the frame. It would be IMPOSSIBLE without bending the tabs and trying to make a hole with a flat bolt head into the underside of the tank.

Did you remove the tank level sender and the shut-off valve from the tank?

If that is the case I can see how if you tighten the crap out of one of those screws you could puncture the tank.
 

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There is a cross bracket that is held on by 1 bolt under tank that they are refering to. A body shop probably used those threads to hold a painting fixture and screwed in too far a punchered tank.
 
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