When you said "not in depth," you weren't kidding. I believe you forgot the MOST IMPORTANT PART... disconnect the fuel line!slickdj96 said:These will be brief but should help.
1. Remove driver seat
2. remove the bolt in the middle of the tank holding it to the frame
3. you may want to remove the plastic body work under back edge of tank. Not requirde but will make it easier
4. wiggle the tank while lifting
5. disconnect spedo wiring harness under front of tank.
You dont need to have it emply but it will make things easier for you. And like I said this is very basic and not in depth
Whoops I edited my post to correct the problem. I guess that part is obvious and thats why I forgot it.Wanted said:When you said "not in depth," you weren't kidding. I believe you forgot the MOST IMPORTANT PART... disconnect the fuel line!Â
Why not just follow the instructions in the owner's manual? There is a step by step right in there with pictures and everything.
Wow, that's a just a tad easier than removing the tank off of my VTX 1800C. THAT was a total PITA!!!Lamonster said:This is part of my FI2000R instructions.
1. Remove your seat and side covers so that you can get the tank off. You could leave the side covers on but it's just a lot easier with them off.
2. Remove the one bolt that holds the dash down and slide it forward off of the pins and move it out of the way so you can pop the tank off.
3. Remove the rear tank bolt (12mm) and lift the back of the tank up high enough to disconnect the fuel gage connector and the fuel line.
This is where it would be nice to have a helping hand to hold the tank up while you unplug the brown connector and the quick coupler for the fuel. The brown connector came off real easy but the fuel connector was a real pain for me. :realmad:
You need to push on the two blue tabs on the connector and then pull back. You're going to loose a little fuel so put a rag down and it's a good idea to have a tank that it pretty low on fuel before you try this. That tank can get pretty heavy. :
Now that you have those off just slide the tank back and lift it off of the rubber stops and set it out of the way somewhere.
I suppose you could hook a 12v to the fuel pump somehow. Probably more trouble than it's worth though. Best bet would be to prop it up upside down and let it drain real good that way.M109Rider said:Wow, that's a just a tad easier than removing the tank off of my VTX 1800C. THAT was a total PITA!!!
Can you drain the gas from the tank after it's removed without turning the tank upside down? I'm getting my bike painted on monday so need to get the tank as empty as possible. Of course it's nearly full and I guess I can just ride it till it's empty but want other options!Â :doorag:
I just picked up a siphon today in fact. It was about $7 and has a rubber bulb in the middle, kinda like one of those blood pressure tester thingys has (technical term).Bruno said:Why not just use one of those cheap hand pumps like they use for kerosene heaters. I think they are about $2.oo. You just stick one end in the tank and siphon it out into a gas can. You could put the tank on a piece of carpet or cardboard and roll it on it's side as it gets close to empty and keep siphoning until it gets empty. They have a battery operated one for those with not so good grip strength. Please no snide remarks.
Uhhhh, thanks, but from my sig pic you can probably tell that I figured that out nearly a year ago. I posted that message last July! Now that paint job is gone and I'm getting a new one. I guess you can say that I know how to take my bike apart. No wheels, rear differential, forks, triple trees, handlebar controls, etc. etc. etc. Now whether or not I can figure out how to put it all back together or not is yet to be seen.syxkees said:you dint need to remove the taillight assembly to get the back fender cover off. they come off as a unit. you cannot remove the taillight until you remove the rear fender cover. here's how you do it:
1. remove front seat
2. remove rear seat/cowl panel (2 hex screws)
3. remove side panels by removing bottom corner hex screw, then pop 3 clips loose, then slide forward off the barbs on the bottom edge of the gas tank (not as hard as it sounds)
4) remove 4 hex screws in rear fender cover
5) remove 2 philips screws pointing up in underside of steel fender, near the edge of the license plate mount
6) slide the fender cover slightly back and tip the front (side near the seat) up to disconnect the rear light harness, then lift fender cover off
the taillight itself is attached to the inside of the fender cover with 4 screws.