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Singles / B33 petrol tank
« on: 25 May, 2017, 14:08:25 »
I have a stripped thread on the stud on one side of the tank where it holds the 'petrol tank stiffening plate' (42-8058). I didn't do it - honestly! Can anyone please tell me if the studs are screwed in or welded in? They do not look as though they will unscrew and I don't therefore want to wrench them. I suspect they are fixed because they are not shown separately in the parts list.
If they will not unscrew I have considered the following possible solutions, either:
1. Try to cut a new thread in the faulty side. (Metric alert - jump to 2 if you are likely to be offended!) Best thread would seem to be an unusual but easy to obtain M7x1.0. Or,
2. Cut both studs off and weld on the heads of 5/16" set screws of an appropriate length. Don't fancy welding on a petrol tank, but have emptied it and it is airing in the sunshine. This is my preferred option, but any other ideas would be appreciated.

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