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A65 Oil Tank Mounting Hardware Help Needed #694325
05/07/17 11:52 pm
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I need to know how the spacer ( 68-8317 ) and the Rubber ( 68-8334 ) for the upper oil tank mount are correctly assembled ? I would have thought that the spacer fit into the rubber but the hole in the rubber is not large enough. Also, in which direction does the rubber face and is it between the frame and the mounting tab ? So, before I potentially destroy it, I thought I would ask bigt

The parts are numbers 2 and 3 in the parts diagram. And, this is for my 1970 A65F.


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Re: A65 Oil Tank Mounting Hardware Help Needed [Re: Jon W. Whitley] #694449
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Its a simple rubber grommet and spacer. You may be able to find the grommet in the Help section of an auto parts store and make the spacer out of some aluminum tube stock

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Originally Posted by Richard Phillips
Its a simple rubber grommet and spacer. You may be able to find the grommet in the Help section of an auto parts store and make the spacer out of some aluminum tube stock




Thanks, but I have the new parts on hand already. I need to know the correct way to mount them, like does the spacer fit through the rubber grommet and is the grommet sandwiched between the frame tube and the oil tank mounting bracket ? Pictures would be great too.


Jon W.


1957 6T Thunderbird 650
1968 T100R Daytona 500
1971 TR6R Tiger 650
1970 BSA A65F 650
1955 Tiger 100 - Project

Re: A65 Oil Tank Mounting Hardware Help Needed [Re: Jon W. Whitley] #694508
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I know this isn't much of an answer, but I could never figure out how the stock setup was supposed to isolate the oil tank from both the frame and the bolt, so I re-engineered the mount. I think it went something like this: Bolt head, metal washer and rubber washer big enough to span the hole in the oil tank, generic rubber bushing in the hole (no spacer), rubber washer between oil tank and frame, metal washer and nut on the other side of the frame. Nylok nut to maintain adequate tension without destroying the rubber washers. Put on many miles with this setup with no ill effects.


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Re: A65 Oil Tank Mounting Hardware Help Needed [Re: Jon W. Whitley] #694511
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That's the way I did mine. Just guessed




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Re: A65 Oil Tank Mounting Hardware Help Needed [Re: Jon W. Whitley] #694537
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I remember having questions about the correct placement of these parts on my bike too and found an undisturbed original bike...I will take some pics of it after bit...


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Re: A65 Oil Tank Mounting Hardware Help Needed [Re: Jon W. Whitley] #694544
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Here you go Jon....
The rubber goes between oil tank tab and frame...Bushing goes inside the rubber...bolt through tab, bushing and rubber, then through frame...

Any other questions or need for more pics just ask...battery box mounts on mine were kind of a puzzle...

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1965 Lightning Rocket
1966 Norton Atlas
1967 Norton Atlas
1948 Panhead
Re: A65 Oil Tank Mounting Hardware Help Needed [Re: Jon W. Whitley] #694549
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The second image that Beach posted shows the best way to connect the tank to the frame. The rubber bushing is T-shaped so needs the washer between it and the bolt head.


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Re: A65 Oil Tank Mounting Hardware Help Needed [Re: Jon W. Whitley] #694599
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Re: A65 Oil Tank Mounting Hardware Help Needed [Re: Roadwarrior] #694611
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Originally Posted by Beach
Here you go Jon....
The rubber goes between oil tank tab and frame...Bushing goes inside the rubber...bolt through tab, bushing and rubber, then through frame...

Any other questions or need for more pics just ask...battery box mounts on mine were kind of a puzzle...



Beach, thank you so much ! It's just as I suspected it was but I was thrown off by the too small diameter of the hole in the rubber bushing.



Originally Posted by Gary E
The second image that Beach posted shows the best way to connect the tank to the frame. The rubber bushing is T-shaped so needs the washer between it and the bolt head.



Thanks Gary. I will add a flat washer to act as a buffer between the bolt head and the rubber bushing.



Originally Posted by C.B.S



Thanks C.B.S. although it looks like the order of the parts is incorrect and you might want to turn the rubber bushing around and maybe put the spacer after the bolt head. Nevertheless, I really appreciate your help

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Originally Posted by Mark Z
I know this isn't much of an answer, but I could never figure out how the stock setup was supposed to isolate the oil tank from both the frame and the bolt, so I re-engineered the mount. I think it went something like this: Bolt head, metal washer and rubber washer big enough to span the hole in the oil tank, generic rubber bushing in the hole (no spacer), rubber washer between oil tank and frame, metal washer and nut on the other side of the frame. Nylok nut to maintain adequate tension without destroying the rubber washers. Put on many miles with this setup with no ill effects.


Thanks Mark, sounds like a good plan and would have been my plan B.


Originally Posted by Roadwarrior
That's the way I did mine. Just guessed


Thanks Roadwarrior !


Jon W.


1957 6T Thunderbird 650
1968 T100R Daytona 500
1971 TR6R Tiger 650
1970 BSA A65F 650
1955 Tiger 100 - Project


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