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Old 10-28-2009, 02:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Installing chrome strips on gas tank 1971

Have new chrome strips for OIF 1971 TR6R gas tank. Question, to keep the chrome strips secure to the raised center ridge does the spade end that goes in the slot under the tank get bent back to stay secure? I see how it is secured at the plug that connects the front and rear strips, but the other ends will not stay down.

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Hi Bob,

Yea, that’s the way mine is. Just pushed through and folded back on it’s self.

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I've heard various stories about how well these strips stay in place, now they break due to vibes, etc.. I have a '66 that will get restored soon and keeping that strip in place and reducing the chance of breakage will be something I'll be looking at. I've been thinking that perhaps a bead of silicone or 3M 5200 down the inside of the strip before installing might keep it from vibrating itself to death or at least prolong it's life. I would think that 3M 5200 would even keep it in place after the ends had cracked.

Anyone have experience or suggestions for this strip?
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I’ve never really had a problem with the strip on my ’69, It attaches differently than my ’71. The ’69 attaches with the little loop at the rear while the ’71 slips into a slot under the tank. Are the ‘66s different than the ’69 or was I just lucky enough not to have a problem?

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Thanks for the comments, I think I will try a bead of auto weather stripping adhesive. It will be awhile before I do that as I have to grind off the mess the PO did on the top of the tube to jury rig a fastener for the main bolt down the center.
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I’ve never really had a problem with the strip on my ’69, It attaches differently than my ’71. The ’69 attaches with the little loop at the rear while the ’71 slips into a slot under the tank. Are the ‘66s different than the ’69 or was I just lucky enough not to have a problem?

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'66 attaches same as your '69. My friend's is currently held on with a zip tie.

There was another version that had a threaded stud spot welded to the strip, instead of the eyebolt arrangement. Problem with that design is when the stud fails, you can't fix it unless you weld something to the strip.

Even all metal motorcycles have their weak points. But at least I can fix metal.
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Mine are just folded over at both ends, but I still found they were still a bit loose, a thin bead of clear RTV between the tank and the strip seems to have stuck them in place.

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