Interesting answers. Wonder if my frame was sat on the jig properly when they started welding
Apparently the nuts were coming loose occasionally, so a service call went out to lock'em!. Obviously the bean counters were worried enough. Though the tank would not go anywhere if there were no nuts on there.
This bike was immaculate when I bought her with 18,000Klm on the clock, I have only dropped her on the side 3 times while standing still.
You can see here the issue I am up against. Photo showing alignment when hard up against the washer, the thread hole just peaking out in the bottom left.
I also looked to see the washer eating into the tank plastic due to pressure...same both sides.
Perhaps the Universe is trying to warn me...