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    replacing a gas tank strap

    I have a 2000 gtx millinium that has a broken gas tank rubber strap. How do you replace the strap since it is riveted to the hull? Can I drill the rivet out and simply rerivet a new strap? Does it have a double wall hull? Thanks


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    Doesn't it have like a "tang" hook on it? if so,... just take a flat-head screwdriver and bend it open a bit to unhook it. ??? at least it thats what i remember.. work smarter not harder

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    Quote Originally Posted by sea-one View Post
    Doesn't it have like a "tang" hook on it? if so,... just take a flat-head screwdriver and bend it open a bit to unhook it. ??? at least it thats what i remember.. work smarter not harder
    No it has a stainless square metal ring that goes through the strap and then through a metal braket that is riveted to the hull. It's not supposed to be removed because once the tank is in place, this part of the stap is unaccessable.

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    Oh so you're saying pry the bracket with a micro screw driver enough to get the old strap off then put the new one on and bend it back. That might work as long as the bracket wasn't bent around the ring and then riveted to the hull. I'll check it tomorrow. Good thinking! I am still curious on how to reattach these riveted brackets to the hull. I have a speedster that the water box strap bracket broke loose from the hull. It needs to be reriveted. I'm worried about drilling into the hull.

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    Has anyone replaced a strap mount that was pulled off the hull? My speedster has a water box strap that pulled off of the hull. Is there a metal plate made into the hull under the fiberglass for the rivet to latch on to ? I looked at the GTX mount and I will have to replace the whole thing.

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