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Old 05-02-2012, 03:18 PM   #16
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Funny, I've done this mod too. The largest washers I could find are nearly the same diameter of the grommet.
So I cut a piece out of a flat bar to make up for it and it works. But I have some round and some square.

Sign me up for a proper set Craig.
See what happens when you post, CJ? You end up with even MORE work

(Hope you know how much we all appreciate it, though )
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:24 PM   #17
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See what happens when you post, CJ? You end up with even MORE work

(Hope you know how much we all appreciate it, though )
No joke. I sent CJ an email asking about his ver.2 light brackets for the Rigid lights I plan to buy this fall. Poor guy has such a workload that you have to plan a purchase months in advance!

Nah it's good to have products that are of such a quality that people are keeping you busy. Hell if he quit doing shipping I'd ride up there and pick it up myself.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:46 PM   #18
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I too had the same thing many years ago. Save your time grinding away at the cover plate, it will only get worse again with time.

Or.....
Why not just space the bottom of the tank out a little with larger fender washers over the bolt. This gives more support to the tank from pushing in on crashes too?

Reason I say this again, is that the rubber grommets on the bottom tank mount WILL push into the tank. You can see that there is about an 1/8" of space now. After a few dirt naps it will be zero. A larger washer /Disc ( I made some .2" thick Alum discs about 2" in dia) that fit there to prevent it from getting worse. This is mounted between the OEM Alum spacer IN the tank and the Tank mounting plate.

If you need help sourcing this, send me an email. I'll see if I can turn some up.

Good Luck.
I put a couple of large 2" OD 1.0625" ID 0.11" thick 18-8 made in the USA stainless washers between the lower mount rubber bushing and the Safari tanks with a couple of smaller washers to provide some extra clearance. I may put a piece of thin rubber
to cushion the washer against the tank










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Old 11-13-2014, 10:10 PM   #19
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Safari tanks

I'v just bought used crf450x with safari tanks,21front with saddle tank rear..But fill up and is start to leak from rear tank, then there was continuous fuel out from carburator black small hose,breather I think!..what a bad sell,it was my first attempt,wake up early morning..
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Old 11-13-2014, 10:21 PM   #20
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I found an aluminum spacer that's about 14mm and spaced mine out because I didn't like the lack of space.
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Old 11-13-2014, 10:36 PM   #21
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I found an aluminum spacer that's about 14mm and spaced mine out because I didn't like the lack of space.
I need to do this as well but it sure would be nice to have a all in one piece like CJ was talking about, I dont mind paying the Quality that come from him.
I think every Safari tank owner would buy them.
Hate to have more pieces to keep track of.
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Old 11-15-2014, 04:51 AM   #22
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I just finished fine tuning my tank fitment. Even though we dont have ethenol, well we do but I dont use it, the tanks have swelled up a bit. So I wanted to have the mount points (except for the one near the filler) enlarged a bit so no fighting the tank to secure.
Even needed to enlarge the holes in the headlight bracket where it mounts so the headight can move forward a touch. I then rely on the tank to headlight bolts to hold it tight.
Works a treat. (sorry no pics)
I also ground out the recess for the fuel line.
Now the tanks can go on / off fairly quick.

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Old 11-16-2014, 12:12 AM   #23
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The tip I was given was to loosen the front stay bracket bolts at the steerer tube and then loctite them. I have enough play to mount everything and then when I snug it all down its solid.
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Old 11-16-2014, 05:18 AM   #24
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The tip I was given was to loosen the front stay bracket bolts at the steerer tube and then loctite them. I have enough play to mount everything and then when I snug it all down its solid.
Yeh I did that, but needed a bit more movement, so enlarged the holes in the stay as well.
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Old 11-16-2014, 09:27 PM   #25
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I noticed my fuel lines from the Y to the carbs were cracking. Might be worth checking those if you have the tanks off. Bike is an 05 950Adv
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