gas tank

07 - the top hole where the 8mm screw fits no longer holds tight and I lost the screw - How do I fix this? Do i need a new gas tank or should i try a 10mm screw?

I got the same problem:banghead:

this is the 1st kawi I've had and the 07 kx250f has been quite an experience:

1. locked up hot start at the carb - had to replace the entire carb - luckily this happened under 30 days and cost me 0

2. broken front break levers - stock ones broke a lot - now use asv

3. oil drain plug became stripped out - had it retooled

4. the timing bolts blew out during a race

5. lost 2 spokes on the front wheel

6. jetting

7. lost screws and bolts here and there

now the tank issue

this is the 1st kawi I've had and the 07 kx250f has been quite an experience:

1. locked up hot start at the carb - had to replace the entire carb - luckily this happened under 30 days and cost me 0

2. broken front break levers - stock ones broke a lot - now use asv

3. oil drain plug became stripped out - had it retooled

4. the timing bolts blew out during a race

5. lost 2 spokes on the front wheel

6. jetting

7. lost screws and bolts here and there

now the tank issue

Not to be an a**hole, but all those things you mentioned are due to poor maintenance. In my opinion.

1. all stuff needs to be lubed.

2. Is it Kawi´s fault that you crash?

3. Get a torquewrench.

4. Check your bolts more often.

5. Check your spokes more often.

6. Jetting changes with weather. Kawi don´t know where you ride.

7. Check your bolts more often.

About the tank bolt, did you try to tap it to clear the threads and use a longer screw?

Not to be an a**hole, but all those things you mentioned are due to poor maintenance. In my opinion.

1. all stuff needs to be lubed.

2. Is it Kawi´s fault that you crash?

3. Get a torquewrench.

4. Check your bolts more often.

5. Check your spokes more often.

6. Jetting changes with weather. Kawi don´t know where you ride.

7. Check your bolts more often.

+1:thumbsup:

Not to be an a**hole, but all those things you mentioned are due to poor maintenance. In my opinion.

1. all stuff needs to be lubed.

2. Is it Kawi´s fault that you crash?

3. Get a torquewrench.

4. Check your bolts more often.

5. Check your spokes more often.

6. Jetting changes with weather. Kawi don´t know where you ride.

7. Check your bolts more often.

About the tank bolt, did you try to tap it to clear the threads and use a longer screw?

LOL

95% of the issues I mentioned were after a two week period of riding the bike. No, it's not Kawi's fault that I crashed and broke the front brake. Local shop should have "prepped" the bike. Just venting and my biggest concern with the kawi is craftsmanship; the bike it very HM.

I'll probably tap it as a longer screw would dig into the tank and gas would leak out, right?

What screw are we talking about exactly? I thought you meant the one in front, holding the tank to the frame?

Btw, all screws in the tank and shrouds are 6mm. They have 8 mm hex heads.

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