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January 24, 2005, 04:43 PM

Hey guys, I was looking for a thread talking about this, but couldn't find one for some reason.

Anyway, I removed all my fairings and all i need to do is remove my gas tank. I have all the bolts removed, i shut off the fuel line.


Now I need to know, how to actually take the tank off... I have a little bit of gas left, but i figure the shut off valve should make it ok.

Should I just remove one of the lines under the shut off valve and let the gas in that small line drip out? Cuz it seems the only thing holding the tank on now are the gas lines....

Any help is appreciated.

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January 24, 2005, 04:50 PM

oops sorry....

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January 24, 2005, 04:55 PM

o...

i also just ran the bike for a minute til it started sputtering so there is less gas in the system.
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January 24, 2005, 05:07 PM

you can do it with a full tank. It really doesn't matter other than the added weight. If the tank feels like it's completely loose (bolt wise), try and tilt it either as far back as you can or as far forward. You should have atleast 2 possibly 3 lines going to the petcock on the tank. You'll need a small pair of pliers to remove pinch the clamps to you can remove the lines. You may have to twist the lines back and forth to get them to break their seal. You won't have a lot of room to work. You may have a vent hose on the back of the tank that routes through the frame to the ground. Disconnect that as well. Look for an electrical connection if you have a low fuel light or gas gauge.

Just take your time. When everything is loose and off, slowly raise the tank and watch for stuff you can break off by hitting the frame.


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January 24, 2005, 05:10 PM

thanks, there is no electrical going in, i am just worried about breaking one of the lines or something like that...

here goes nothing... ill write more wen my bike explodes...
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January 24, 2005, 05:29 PM

yay, thanks alot for you help.. I got the tank off... now lastly, if i wanna paint the tank (strip, sand, prime, sand, paint, sand, sand sand paint sand finish), should i empty out the tank?
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January 24, 2005, 05:52 PM

yes. And leave the cap open so the gas inside evaporates.


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January 25, 2005, 02:37 AM

thanks alot, i started sanding the fairings now... point of no return i guess.
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January 30, 2005, 02:11 PM

last question...

what kind of clear coat do i use? Can I use any outdoor clearcoat from home depot? Will it protect paint from gas and oils (which eat away the paint instantly)?
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