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post #11 of 158 Old 08-21-2013, 07:21 PM
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I assume that would be the time to add the eastern beaver headlight relay kit.
Not really, I installed my kit with just the left side tank plastic removed.
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post #12 of 158 Old 08-21-2013, 07:46 PM
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This is a great post, thanks for making it a sticky. I've been dreading the tank lift, but not so much when I have a visual reference to follow.

To date I've been able to wire in the Eastern Beaver headlight relay and a PC-8, that is running many things, without removing the tank. I've done it mostly by routing through the left side, under the tank and over the radiator, following a factory bundle. It takes a bit of patience and effort to fish some of the wires, but wasn't too hard.

Now the air filter..I guess I can't avoid that.

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I tackled this job today and found your pictures and description to be most helpful. The only thing that was tough for me was the fuel line disconnect. I couldn't do it bare handed but used a small vice grip to pinch the blue tabs.

I labeled all the fasteners and taped them to to a legal pad. Jeez, 26 fasteners to remove to clean the air filter. I added the wiring for a cigarette plug/switch/USB unit while I had the tank off.
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post #15 of 158 Old 09-03-2013, 03:17 AM Thread Starter
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Good job, and I agree this is a bit excessive to get to an air cleaner. this is not hard, and I think the plastic will hold up fine over time.

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How low does the fuel need to be to avoid major spillage?
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How low does the fuel need to be to avoid major spillage?
The reason is not the spillage, but the weight. I dont remember any drop spilled, even if i left 1 or 2 gallon in it.
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How low does the fuel need to be to avoid major spillage?
I did the lift on a full tank with no spillage. But the tank was d&ng heavy and awkward to get off. I recommend waiting until you are on the emptier side.

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Thanks for the responses. I was just a little wary as my ST1300 requires an empty upper tank
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The cloth to catch any fuel spill is from the service manual. The pump itself did not appear to leak, but I did have a little fuel from the hose end drip out. I happened to have the tank at about half full, certainly less gas is preferred but this can be done with a full tank too.

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