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post #1 of 3 Old 10-18-2008, 02:41 AM Thread Starter
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installing some 12 volt power outlets

This may have been covered in a previous post, if so sorry. I have recently order 2 x 12 volt power outlets a new dash to install them in and a panel in the rear with quo connect 2. For the Front 12 volt outlets will i have to remove the gas tank to run to the battery. Oh and I did get an auxiliary box so I can connect all my new electronics to the box and not directly to the battery? I have never taken off the gas tank, i am sure i can but sometimes i fear that when i take something a part, that i will not be able to put it back, this is the same reason i have never changed a tire my self on a cycle and just paid to have that done, but I am trying to Learn how to do the stuff my self

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post #2 of 3 Old 10-18-2008, 02:58 AM
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The user manual has step by step instructions for removing the gas tank.
Read them and follow them and you will find that it's very easy.


Try to have an reasonably empty tank if you can. A full tank has around 35lbs of fuel in it.

While you have the tank off check the air cleaner and the coolant level for the engine.
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post #3 of 3 Old 11-10-2008, 03:22 PM
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I found you don't really have to remove the tank, you can actually follow the wiring looms from the bars all the way back to the battery area. You might need something to fish them through under the tank area, but I was able to run the GPS and Driving Light wires without a problem. You might want to take the tank off just so you know how to, but be aware that the faring hex bolts need to be removed from the radiator as well. You'll need help too because the faring needs to be streched apart or you could scratch some of that nice paint when putting it all back together. I was fortunate to have a freind show me recently that all the plastic can be removed quite easily for those bigger jobs - unless you have engine guards that cover some of it. Also be aware that the alluminum frame acts as part of the cooling system by disipating heat. Even though it does not get radically hot, make sure to keep any heat sensitive wiring or components protected by following other cable runs.

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