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Old 05-02-2012, 02:18 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by bikyto View Post
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, 02:24 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Narsisco Lopez View Post
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, 01:46 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by cjracer View Post
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.

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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