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post #1 of 21 Old 11-07-2015, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Looked for this but saw nothing on the NEW DL1000.
What is the process to REMOVE the tank from the bike?
It looks like I have to start with taking off the plastic running over the top of the tank and the fuel cap ring along with it, then just work my way down.
If anyone has done this and can post up some pictures etc that would be very very helpful.

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post #2 of 21 Old 11-07-2015, 06:38 PM
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Look in the manual
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post #3 of 21 Old 11-07-2015, 06:39 PM
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Gas Tank Removal

I just did this last week when installing a K&N filter and a PCV. Let me see if I can remember correctly...

-Remove seat
-disconnect battery
-remove those metal tank fairings
-remove plastic tank cover
-remove two screws in the front tank and the metal seat holder thingy at the rear
-remove side fairings from tank which I believe are held on by two screws each fairing, as well as those plastic push pin things.
-remove metal bracket things in the bottom of the front of the tank down between the fairing and the tank
-I think that may be all the stuff to remove but take a look around and see what else may be holding it down
-Have someone gently lift the tank in the rear so you can disconnect the fuel line and breather/(overflow?) tubes and fuel pump wires. The fuel line disconnects with that green plastic clip on the line by switching it either up or down which will allow the line to come off the metal tank valve or petcock whatever it's called.


That should be everything to remove it and if I were looking at my bike I would probably be more accurate but since this is off the top of my head it may be a little off. It's very easy but once the tanks off you'll realize it wasn't bad at all. Here's how it looks on my 2015 DL1000. ImageUploadedByMO Free1446935954.685148.jpg




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@ toadride if i had a manual i would not have asked, but thankyou for your insightful contribution to this thread

@ metsfan that was exactly the information i was looking for thank you very much!!

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@ toadride if i had a manual i would not have asked, but thankyou for your insightful contribution to this thread
The owners manual is pretty helpful. Sadly, Suzuki doesn't offer it in PDF format like most manufacturers. They charge $20 for it.

https://www.genuinesuzukimanuals.com/

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You need 4 mm & 5 mm hex keys and 10 mm & 12 mm wrenches. Remove the seat. Remove the plastic panels on the tank. Let the side panels hang from the wiring. Prop the tank up on the strut, disconnect the gas line, wiring connector, vent hoses. Take the bolt out from the front of the tank, lift it off wiggling the brackets at the rubber bumpers as needed (hope you don't have much gas in the tank to lighten the weight). If I forgot anything, do that, too.

While the tank is off, look for chafed wiring and wrap something on it to prevent future chaffing. Look for any connectors that could fill with water, fill with rtv silicone sealant or silicone dielectric grease to keep water out. If due, change the air filter and spark plugs.

When replacing, put the tank up on its strut, connect everything, be sure you get the fuel line all the way pushed into place, test run with it on the strut so you can fix anything without doing the plastic panels again.
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Looked for this but saw nothing on the NEW DL1000.
What is the process to REMOVE the tank from the bike?
It looks like I have to start with taking off the plastic running over the top of the tank and the fuel cap ring along with it, then just work my way down.
If anyone has done this and can post up some pictures etc that would be very very helpful.
the manual gives a very detailed step by step guide to doing this.

nevermind should have read the replies first haha

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Yes, and I was assuming that any one with a V2 would have a manual. How uninsightful of me.
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Guys...if the answer to everything was "read the manual" then why even have a forum?


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There may be a misunderstanding around the term manual in this thread.
I think some people are assuming owners manual and some are assuming service manual maybe?

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