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Old 08-21-2010, 02:38 AM
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Does anyone know of a good thread or download that shows you a clear step by step removal of my fuel tank.

I have the suzuki service manual and it's pretty damn bad. More steps to it than the manual shows and still the tank can't be moved.



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Old 08-21-2010, 03:19 AM
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Take the seat off
Take the hex screws out of the sides of the fairing.
Take the black plastic trim strip in front of the tank off
Take the bolt in the front of the tank out.
Take the bolt in the back of the tank out.
Use the metal prop piece to hold the rear of the tank up.
Disconnect the fuel line
Remove the tank.

It's easy and there is a step by step in my owners manual maybe look there instead of the workshop manual.

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Old 08-21-2010, 05:17 AM
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Thanks for the reply KIWI.

That's basically what I had done but it was still reluctant to budge. I was hesitant to force the issue in case there was something still attached that I had missed.

Will persevere with it.

In the meantime I had found a great thread on VSRI forum complete with photos. This will help heaps.

Thanks again and happy riding.

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Don't forget the electric for the fuel pump and vent hose. Be careful with the clip on the fuel line, it will break easily. Just did it yesterday on a PIA spark plug change and general check of the secondaries. filter and other stuff service.
It just takes time. There are sharp edges.
I take more than just the top screws out to get to the bolt. I usually take two or three more screws out of the fairing to let it spread out.
Be careful with the wrap around thin section of the cowling that laps over the larger lower piece it is narrow and will break if you you are not. I broke it on my 03. The push pin removal is easy if you get the hang of them. They break easily too. My 03 suffered my learning phase.
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Thank you Mike and Greywolf for your responses.

Very much appreciated.

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Old 08-22-2010, 03:27 AM
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That's basically what I had done but it was still reluctant to budge.
The rubbers on the frame at the front that the fuel tank actually sits on have a habit of sticking to the tank metal. You just need to wiggle the thing until it breaks loose then it will come off quite easily.
When you have done it once it's a five minute job.
Make sure that the tank is empty or near empty if you can. 17kg of fuel has a big effect on how easy the job is.
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Interesting. I don't think my tank has ever been on long enough to stick.
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Interesting. I don't think my tank has ever been on long enough to stick.
Probably that, and the climate you live in are factors.
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Just removed the tank, side panels, fuel pump, and cleaned air filter and checked plugs. (filter was full of old wasps!) Pulled rad back like suggested to get at plugs, tight, but do-able. Took off the upper hose though. The tip to use the Suzuki plug wrench is a good one. I topped up the rad fluid, much easier with the side panels off. The side panels come off easy enough, if one is gentle with them. Plus the little plastic "rivets" come off way easy when one knows how! Thanks for all the great pics, advice, and know-how!
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