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Tank Straps
« on: February 12, 2017, 12:46:55 PM »
I have a new gas tank. I'm trying to take out the tank straps to clean the up or replace, The are fighting me is there any trick to getting them off,

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Re: Tank Straps
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2017, 08:06:15 PM »
Lots of penetration oil, let it soak in , you might have to use a small wire brush to remove the rust on the threads if you have a lot of rust on them , use a deep socket on the nut and a long nose vice grips close to tab where the nut is , yep they are a pain when rusty
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Re: Tank Straps
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2017, 09:02:13 AM »
Thanks Got the nuts off,  what about the other end that goes in the slot in the frame, I move the strap to the top but wont come out.

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