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post #1 of 14 Old 06-20-2019, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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A little help....

Please tell me you don't have to completely disconnect everything on the tank and remove it just to change the air filter..... Also, nice design with the zip tie fittings that hold the wires on to the plastics on each side... are these cut and replace every time ou have to get under the tank.

With the coolant res and air filter under there, you would think they would have came up with a better plan....

So please share you tricks and knowledge... Do I really have to take the tank all the way off????


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post #2 of 14 Old 06-21-2019, 12:19 AM
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Tank removal for filter service is the same as earlier models. You need to disconnect the pump power cable, the fuel line and 2 vent/ drain hoses. Don't be alarmed when you put everything back together that there is an unused 3rd hose. Look out for it when you take the 2 hoses off so you know which one is which.

If done as per OEM then nothing is ziptied to the Tupperware. There are removable cable supports on the right side, if I remember right. You will see, not difficult.
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+1 on tank removal being not difficult. First time took me maybe 45 minutes because I was paranoid and going slow. U was also following the steps in the service manual and, the way the book is set up, there's a lot of flipping back and forth from one section to another. Now I can have it off in about 15 minutes . One of those tools body shops use to pry plastic rivets out will make releasing the plastic rivets that hold the cable bundles easier.

Reassembling, it's important to get the fuel hose properly connected to the tank and that can be fiddly. Important to get right since a leak there will drip onto a very hot engine.

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post #4 of 14 Old 06-21-2019, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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I managed to get through it last night.... got the cable ties figured out too. I guess I am use to sportbikes.... 2 bolts, tank lifts up and you are at the airbox...

I will say, the filter was TRASHED, so glad I got in there. I am also taking this time to wire a switch to the ABS fuse, so should be switchable from the bars after this weekend.
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Several of us after finding where all the dead bugs had gone, in our air box, we put a bit of window screen over the intake. It stays clean now! Window screen tie wraps easily over the intake.
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post #6 of 14 Old 06-21-2019, 09:34 AM
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its not difficult, but it is a PITA just to check an air filter.

I have had mice in my airbox before, so in the spring i have to disconnect everything just for a mouse check.

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post #7 of 14 Old 06-22-2019, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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So what am I looking for to get the fuel line on right????

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94 RF900R - Black - SOLD to get....
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post #8 of 14 Old 06-23-2019, 10:48 AM
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Get everything else connected.

Lower the tank as low as you can and still get in there with your other hand since the fuel line is kind of short.

Make sure the safety clip is pulled out so the connector can slide on completely.

Push the line connector onto the pump outlet. Marking in your mind the spot how far the connector has to slide on so the safety clip will engage behind the ring on the outlet.

Push the safety clip in.

Bolt down the rear of the tank.

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Good tips there, and the fuel line is very short. I found with the fuel tank propped up as specified in the manual allows the fuel line to come off, but not go on easy. You have to lower the tank to the bare minimum. The connector is plastic I think, and I was lucky to not snap the connector hooking it back up before I realized this.

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post #10 of 14 Old 06-23-2019, 11:42 AM
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watch my video, it's not that bad of a job.
https://youtu.be/rH-TA3qrx_8
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