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Fuel tank mounting

Post  Harty210 on Tue May 21, 2013 10:45 pm

Quick question, should the fuel tank on my falcon 74 have rubber mountings?
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Re: Fuel tank mounting

Post  fulmar88 on Wed May 22, 2013 5:59 am

Harty210 wrote:Quick question, should the fuel tank on my falcon 74 have rubber mountings?

Hi, No the fuel tank is bolted at the front with a fixing to each side of the frame, and with a single bolt at the rear through the frame.

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Re: Fuel tank mounting

Post  Harty210 on Wed May 22, 2013 9:42 pm

Thanks for the help
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Re: Fuel tank mounting

Post  Andrewwoey on Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:28 pm

Hi
Just searching for information and found this old post.
First test ride on my bike went ok for a couple of miles, then had terrible noise and vibration through the tank. I'm hoping its on just because its low on fuel. I thought the engine had started knocking but that's seems to be running quiet and smooth.
Was there any form of padding between the top frame tube and the tank?

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Post  FB vincent on Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:23 pm

Andrewwoey wrote:Hi
Just searching for information and found this old post.
First test ride on my bike went ok for a couple of miles, then had terrible noise and vibration through the tank. I'm hoping its on just because its low on fuel. I thought the engine had started knocking but that's seems to be running quiet and smooth.
Was there any form of padding between the top frame tube and the tank?

Almost certainly loose tank mounting bolts. The tank will not make contact with the frame (except at the mounting points) if everything is tight.

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Post  Andrewwoey on Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:34 pm

Thank you.

Not had time to inspect it yet. Will go over it at the weekend.

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