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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-03-2012, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
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Tank Removal

Hi guys, i've seen a few threads on gas tank removal, but no step by step walkthrough stuff. From what I've seen it isn't too hard but this is my first bike and I've only had it for a month or so. Can you give me a rundown on tank removal or point me to a thread on it? I'm getting it painted.

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2 bolts up front, one in rear, disconnect fuel level sensor, dissconnect vent tube and dissconnect vacum and the two fuel lines on petcock and it's off.
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1. Close petcock
2. Remove vacuum hose from petcock
3. Remove two fuel hose from petcock
4. Remove the seat
5. Unplug the Fuel Float (White 2 prong plug)
6. Remove one bolt from the base of the tank
7. Remove any hoses that may be attached at the base of the tank
8. Remove two bolts (one on each side of the tank)
9. Remove tank

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Should I drain the tank first? How do I do that ?

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No need to drain the tank for removal, btw it is heavier with more fuel in it. No need to move the petcock in any direction, it won't leak either way.
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No need to drain the tank for removal, btw it is heavier with more fuel in it. No need to move the petcock in any direction, it won't leak either way.
without vacuum on the petcock, there fuel should not flow.....if you have a petcock with the "Prime" position on it, I would recommend you not leave it in that position....just sayin
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without vacuum on the petcock, there fuel should not flow.....if you have a petcock with the "Prime" position on it, I would recommend you not leave it in that position....just sayin
X2 And if your bike is a standard 86 it will have prime.
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without vacuum on the petcock, there fuel should not flow.....if you have a petcock with the "Prime" position on it, I would recommend you not leave it in that position....just sayin
That is true. I didn't realize how old his bike was.
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I kept the gas in my tank when I removed it last time. No leaks from my 86's petcock, so I think you'll be OK too.

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I kept the gas in my tank when I removed it last time. No leaks from my 86's petcock, so I think you'll be OK too.
Yup, any setting other then Prime *SHOULD* not allow gas to leak when the hoses are off the petcock. Off is of course the safest and so easy to do there's no reason not to take that extra insurance against spilling fuel.

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