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    Hawk Tank Height?

    Just got my tank un-dented and mocking it up with my tail piece. The tank doesnt seem to sit right, at least to my eye. Is the tank seam/lip on the bottom supposed to ride on the inside of the frame or above it? The tank might need some more massaging or possibly one of the tabs is bent. Il shoot a pic and upload later. Thanks!

    #2
    Seam/ lip, should have two rubber sleeves fitted and sit on the frame

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      #3
      is this a molded have to order part or mcmaster carr'able?

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        #4
        Originally Posted by Peteroo View Post
        is this a molded have to order part or mcmaster carr'able?
        I'm sure something from McMaster Carr can be made to work, but the OEM part is still available.
        https://www.partzilla.com/product/honda/17512-MN8-000
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          #5
          Ordered up the rubbers. Thanks!

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            #6
            There is also a rear rubber piece that goes around the metal tank parts. Honda part # 17613-473-000 Part # 25 in this drawing.

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              #7
              Belatedly...

              I believe that the seam of the tank should be inside the frame rails. However, I found that when I fitted a tank that been badly dented and then repaired, that this had caused the tank to 'spread out', such that the seams sat on the top of the frame rails. I added some rubber strip over the seam which has prevented damage. I also found that the front tank rubber didn't fit into its recess anymore and had to replace it with some shrink wrap over the metal tab (I don't use the front tank bolt in any case).

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                #8
                Originally Posted by DrPMC View Post
                Belatedly...

                I believe that the seam of the tank should be inside the frame rails.
                It shouldn't. It's on top, and on top by a little bit at that.
                Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                  #9
                  Also, the seam has two adhesive-lined rubber C-channels between it and the frame, around the widest point. Most people have long since lost one or two.
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                    #10
                    i would think that the 2 little c-channel bits that sit on the seam would rest between the tank and frame, not the seam. If this is correct then the tank seam has to sit slightly in between the frame. also looks like i only ordered one of the little rubber fuckers, so now i have to order another 7$ part with 8 dollar shipping....obnoxious

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                      #11
                      Yes rubbers are held in place by the seam and sit between tank and frame. So yes the seams sits just inside the frame .

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                        #12
                        Had to get a little creative and massage the tank back to shape. first session moved the sides in maybe a 1/8" but second session i moved the straps forward slightly and gave her a good twist. POP and now it fits like a glove. Rubbers on the edge and it nestles right between the frame rails. Hopefully i didnt bust a seam. leak test next!
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