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post #1 of 11 Old 04-18-2014, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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Gas Tank removal question

Hey guys, well I am starting to second guess my repair earlier adn I think I forgot to reconnect the hose for the fuel tank.

I connected the fuel line and the electrical connection, but on the other side is some sort of vent hose? When I took the tank off it wasn't connected to anything (unless it just fell off on it's own when I lifted the tank out) but I remember from watching a how to video that it was supposed to be.

I am positive I forgot to plug it back in again after I put the tank back on. What's it for? I assume I should get it reconnected.

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A single hose tank (other than the fuel hose) has an internal drain pipe from the left side of the filler cap well to and out the bottom of the tank. Any rain or fuel overfill goes through the pipe and hose to the ground. You can see the hole which is the pipe end inside the filler well on the left.

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Oh OK so it just comes with the tank then? In the Dr vstrom video he removed it.

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Oh OK so it just comes with the tank then? In the Dr vstrom video he removed it.
It would be a pain to have to re-thread the hose. Would you even know where it was routed without a manual? It should be clamped near the bottom besides. Best practice is to separate the hose from the tank on removal and attach it on installation.

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I'm pretty sure its always been off since I owned the bike. Watching the video it looks difficult to remove. I was very careful taking the tank off I would have noticed if it was still attached. Does it just slide on or do I need a clamp?

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PS I have a picture of the tank off the bike and the hose isn't on it. A pic of the bike shows the hose just sitting there ready to be attached which I didn't do lol.

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Just push the line back onto the drain tube of the tank...there is no clamp....it should continue to thread down the right side rear of the clutch cover and be tucked under the engine lower plastic cowl....unless you like the chance of fuel dripping onto the top of a hot engine if you overflow the tank/spill while filling....

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I feel your pain my friend, but it's a safety issue... Besides, it'll bug the crap out of you all summer if you don't do it!


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thanks guys, I don't think it should be to much trouble just to get the tube back on... just have to loosen everything up and tilt the tank up to hopefully reach up and connect it

I'll do it Sunday and just be careful not to overfill it tomorrow as I have a ride planned It's my only day to ride so I don't plan on spending it taking it all back apart haha.

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Got it back on tonight, wasn't a big deal at all. barely have to move the tank to get at it.

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