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post #1 of 7 Old 07-12-2019, 06:26 AM Thread Starter
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Do you have to remove the gas tank to install charger

Do you have to remove the gas tank to install phone charger, or can you just reach down there and run wires without taking off the tank?

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post #2 of 7 Old 07-12-2019, 06:31 AM
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No need to pull the gas tank...

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I don't understand what pulling the tank might have to do with this. If you are going back to the battery or an aux. fusebox under the seat, you can fish your wires down alongside the frame and then up into the cavity around the steering head. At some point you might need a stiff piece of wire about 18" to 2' long to poke through, but all this is doable without removing any body parts. Go slowly, sheath your wires in loom (plastic tubing or woven tubing) to help protect them against chafe, and zip tie them to the frame out of the way of anything that might get hot.
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I don't understand what pulling the tank might have to do with this. If you are going back to the battery or an aux. fusebox under the seat, you can fish your wires down alongside the frame and then up into the cavity around the steering head. At some point you might need a stiff piece of wire about 18" to 2' long to poke through, but all this is doable without removing any body parts. Go slowly, sheath your wires in loom (plastic tubing or woven tubing) to help protect them against chafe, and zip tie them to the frame out of the way of anything that might get hot.
Ok thanks, glad to hear it sounds pretty easy.
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One of these can help a lot with running wires too:
https://www.amazon.com/TEKTON-7597-3...JST44E10NENPF3

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post #6 of 7 Old 07-13-2019, 04:46 AM
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Lifting the tank and placing it on its perch, is not difficult, https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl650-d...-gas-tank.html. Lifting the tank to the perch allows you space to ensure that the wiring that you have added, does not touch sharp edges or hot motor. So if it were me, I'd lift the tank to the perch as in post #12 of the attached link. Another link that can help with info on lifting the fuel tank is https://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php/topic,7566.0.html.
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Lifting the tank and placing it on its perch, is not difficult, https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl650-d...-gas-tank.html. Lifting the tank to the perch allows you space to ensure that the wiring that you have added, does not touch sharp edges or hot motor. So if it were me, I'd lift the tank to the perch as in post #12 of the attached link. Another link that can help with info on lifting the fuel tank is https://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php/topic,7566.0.html.
I will do that.
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