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Fuel Tank Removal

Installing a Healtech gear indicator today, and I STILL don't have my owner's manual from the dealership to refer to. I need to remove the fuel tank to get to the harness that allows the bike to detect whether or not it is in neutral. What's the best way to remove the tank?
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Yarddie- Thanks for your offer, i bought the manual today, read the post in Dealer experiences. . .

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There is a downloadable version of the owners manual available in .PDF format + a ton of useful info. here:

http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/VStrom.html

Scroll almost to the bottom for the manuals.

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I followed the manual and was able to remove then reinstall the gas tank without problems. If I can do it, anybody can...

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Thanks for the help gang, speed indicator should be here in the next two days, already taking pics of the job bit by bit....will post pics as soon as I am done. Once again, thanks for you help!

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Pivot Bolt

I found it easier to remove and replace the pivot bolt at the front of the tank with the tank dropped back flat (not on the tilt bracket)

The manual implies that you remove the pivot bolt with the tank tilted, but that puts leverage on the bolt -- where dropping it back down makes the bolt slide right in or out easily (you still have to tilt before and after to make the connections)
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It's probably a bit easier getting the tank off and on if it's near-empty.

It's pretty heavy when full.


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