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Old 01-11-2012, 09:06 AM   #36616
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If you plan to put stickers on it... seal the inside of it NOW before it ever sees gasoline. I wish I had sealed mine back when it was new... too late now
I've had stickers on mine for years and they are fine. They slid down a little but they still look great and no bubbles. YMMV. I got the black one, what color is yours? I've heard the natural ones bubble more.

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Old 01-11-2012, 10:20 AM   #36617
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Ok Guys

I am ready to do this modification, got an brand new Clark 4.7

With it came a small piece of wire with eyes at the ends.

The place where the fuel cock attach is quite loose

Do I use any sealer underneath it? and if so what must I get?

What in the life would I do with that piece of wire?

Must I get some Aluminium Flatbar and make my own arms that connect to the bottom ends of the tank

Any other advice for me to help make this as painless as possible?...
I seem to remember my fuel tank had an an O-ring that fit between the tank and the petcock mounting plate. I tightened the mounting plate firmly with a phillips head screwdriver, and I don't have any leaks.

If you can, allow the fuel tank to sit in the sun and warm up a bit before you install it. My tank mounted fine, but I had to push quite a bit to get it to fit onto the rubber "hockey pucks" that support the front of the gas tank.

Unlike the others, I attached the wire "coat hanger" to the two screws, and I'm perfectly happy with that installation. The front of the fuel tank doesn't require any more vertical support. The wire is designed to prevent the tank from expanding sideways, and slipping off the rubber "hockey pucks."

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Old 01-11-2012, 11:02 AM   #36618
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The will also work fine with only sitting on the pucks and the rear bolt. PO fabricated the mounting tabs you talked about and I proptly broke them on the trails and I think jumping it on a MX track helped also. Almost cleared the table tops.
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:22 AM   #36619
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:24 AM   #36620
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If you plan to put stickers on it... seal the inside of it NOW before it ever sees gasoline. I wish I had sealed mine back when it was new... too late now
This Tip came too late!!!
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:34 AM   #36621
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I seem to remember my fuel tank had an an O-ring that fit between the tank and the petcock mounting plate. I tightened the mounting plate firmly with a phillips head screwdriver, and I don't have any leaks. - [COLOR="Blue"]Must confess, when I loosened the little plate, I did find the O Ring. Tightened the whole lot and it was perfect
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If you can, allow the fuel tank to sit in the sun and warm up a bit before you install it. My tank mounted fine, but I had to push quite a bit to get it to fit onto the rubber "hocky pucks" that support the front of the gas tank. - Did not even had to do this, just wiggled it a bit and on it went.

Unlike the others, I attached the wire "coat hanger" to the two screws, and I'm perfectly happy with that installation. The front of the fuel tank doesn't require any more vertical support. The wire is designed to prevent the tank from expanding sideways, and slipping off the rubber "hocky pucks."

I am going to make myself 2 flat bar aluminium strips, would like it a little more secure.

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Old 01-11-2012, 11:42 AM   #36622
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I've had stickers on mine for years and they are fine. They slid down a little but they still look great and no bubbles. YMMV. I got the black one, what color is yours? I've heard the natural ones bubble more.

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Mine is red. Are your decals vented?
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:44 AM   #36623
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The will also work fine with only sitting on the pucks and the rear bolt. PO fabricated the mounting tabs you talked about and I proptly broke them on the trails and I think jumping it on a MX track helped also. Almost cleared the table tops.
You will break more than that with the piggie on a mx track
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:56 AM   #36624
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Ok Guys

I am ready to do this modification, got an brand new Clark 4.7
Did you find the o-ring in between the bracket and tank?
I originally used the wire and only changed it out for aluminum brackets because the tank had little scoring marks on the inside from swaying back and forth on the engine. I didn't want it to wear over time.
And this only happened because the foam that they provide compresses too much over time (even when double or tripling under the neck). I'd suggest changing out the foam so that the may channel of the tank takes some of the grunt too.

I still have the aluminum brackets, but in a way I prefer the wire. This is because I fear that the tank may crack at the bottom mounting points in a crash when so solidly mounted with aluminum (compared to the wire which would just flex the whole tank. I have never heard of this happening, but just something to consider.

I think we've all collectively covered every possibility with your Clarke tank
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:14 PM   #36625
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:52 PM   #36626
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Did you find the o-ring in between the bracket and tank?
I originally used the wire and only changed it out for aluminum brackets because the tank had little scoring marks on the inside from swaying back and forth on the engine. I didn't want it to wear over time.
And this only happened because the foam that they provide compresses too much over time (even when double or tripling under the neck). I'd suggest changing out the foam so that the may channel of the tank takes some of the grunt too.

I still have the aluminum brackets, but in a way I prefer the wire. This is because I fear that the tank may crack at the bottom mounting points in a crash when so solidly mounted with aluminum (compared to the wire which would just flex the whole tank. I have never heard of this happening, but just something to consider.

I think we've all collectively covered every possibility with your Clarke tank
to our xrl adv brethren

Mike B
Hi Mike

I did find the O ring.

Going to make brackets but will keep eye on foam.

Night time here now, I will post some pictures tomorrow. Thanks to all that gave info and advice, fantastic forum this.

Now to put some miles on it.


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Old 01-11-2012, 01:31 PM   #36627
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Here is a shot of one clear anodized with knurled fins for easy on and off and they are deeper so you can run big flat track cams with reduced base circles.
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Old 01-11-2012, 01:35 PM   #36628
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Hi Spud

I got them from Paul at Highway Dirt Bike, fantastic service.

Thanks for advice on photos

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Old 01-11-2012, 01:35 PM   #36629
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another........ sorta blurry huh...... like my vision.....
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Old 01-11-2012, 01:36 PM   #36630
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Any Clearance issues with the big tanks?
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