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Old 06-02-2015, 08:59 PM   #1
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Leaking gas on Clarke tank front support bar threads?

I ran a search but it sounds like most people were leaking at the Petcock. Has anybody leaked gas from the threads that hold the front support bar on the front of the gas tank?

I went ahead and purchased the plastic gas tank repair kits I read about, although I'm not sure where to apply it? The area between the gold fitting and tank; and just overlap over the two pieces?

I read some just eliminate the bar all together, did you just put a patch of repair plastic over the whole piece then?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:05 PM   #2
Wow, that broke easy
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That tank looks new. If so, did you call them?
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:17 PM   #3
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It is new, I emailed JustGasTanks after I found the issue tonight. It was already past close though. Every other "leaking gas tank" thread though makes the fix sound fairly painless and if I can just quick fix it it'll save me and the shop the hassle.

I just don't know how

I asked them for options: How to best fix it, and/or how to exchange it. I'm up for either. Sounds like its a known issue, whose to say my next tank won't leak.
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Old 06-03-2015, 03:50 AM   #4
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I would contact Clarke in Oregon and have them expedite you a new tank ASAP.
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Old 06-03-2015, 07:28 AM   #5
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I had this exact same problem on a tank that i bought from clarke gas tanks. It was also an white oversized tank that i put on an xl600r. The guys at clarke wound up just shipping me a new one and told me to keep the old one and apologized for the inconvenience. New tank worked out fine. I would give them a call and see how it goes.
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