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post #1 of 18 Old 04-16-2005, 09:06 AM
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Tank Removal/Disconnecting the Fuel Feed Hose

I want to clean the air filter which requires tank removal. What is the trick to removing the Fuel Feed Hose? I have squeezed the two pinch tabs and it seems to pull out slightly, but will not come off. I don't want to break anything.
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post #2 of 18 Old 04-16-2005, 11:30 AM
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It can be a bit of a pain. The pinch tabs squeeze really HARD. I usually end up with a bloody finger trying to remove the fuel line, but after a couple times you get the hang of it.
post #3 of 18 Old 04-16-2005, 12:42 PM
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That's what it took. Mission accomplished. I am glad I had a rag underneith as a some gas dribbled out once I got it off.

Lots of bugs and stuff lodged in the air filter. Used an air compressor to clean it out. Glad I did it. Probably should not have waited until 6K miles to do it.

Only issue on re-installing the tank is I went over the plastic on the top area instead of under it. Some minor scrathing. Will know better next time.

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Cool, glad you got it to work!
post #5 of 18 Old 04-18-2005, 09:48 PM
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Need to change my air filter. Have not done it before. Followed the instuctions in the little hand book. The tank only lifts up a few inches. How much of the plastic needs to come off to access the air filter?

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post #6 of 18 Old 04-18-2005, 10:00 PM
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Make sure to snap the connector back together properly.
I thought I did. I went to start it after a 8 mile ride and got a
flood of gas all over the engine.
Could have been worse, I could have been heading down the highway.
That would have been interesting.

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post #7 of 18 Old 04-19-2005, 12:54 AM
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Need to change my air filter. Have not done it before. Followed the instuctions in the little hand book. The tank only lifts up a few inches. How much of the plastic needs to come off to access the air filter?
I usually have most of the plastic off anyway when I do long term maintanance, but it takes a bit of fanegling to get the tank off and on with the plastic still attatched, make sure it is all fairly loose so you have some wiggle room.
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Hi all, as a personal observation, I tried to leave the plastics on the first time I lifted the tank. It was such a pain in the rear, that I remove the plastics each time, and the more times I do it, the quicker i get, because you remember the little screws in the front air vents!, and what screws fit in what holes when you re-assemble. just my two bob's worth.

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post #9 of 18 Old 04-19-2005, 04:29 PM
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Does the head light or Guage assy need to be removed. Since I have not seen it done befor, dont know what piece is attached or removable from another. Will I be able to access the spark plugs when I get to the air filter?

When I shipped the bike, the tank needed to be empty. I removed the fuel hose to drain it. It came off real easy. I smell a little gas. Think I may have re attached it wrong. Looked straight forward. Is there a trick?

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post #10 of 18 Old 04-19-2005, 11:18 PM
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Don't need to pull the guage cluster or anything associated. Pull the black trim pieces, remove the screws holding the side plastic and loosen the screws up front hiden in the "grills". The side plastics should then be loose enough to allow removal of the tank.

The front plug is accessable without removing any plastic, but the radiator can be in the way, take a look and see. The rear plug is accessable when the tank is removed. They are under a rubber plug/seal wuth the ignition wire running through the center.
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