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Fuel Tank Removal

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First remove the seat by inserting the key, turning and then lifting the seat and sliding back….:
Then remove the two 10MM bolts that hold the tank down:
After removing those bolts I used a box to prop up the tank so I could get my hands under there to disconnect the rest of the connections:
A view of the fuel pump from under the backside of the tank:
Now locate the fuel pump lead and disconnect it.  It’s on the left side of the bike:
Like so and then route the end of the connector under the wire harness:
Now on the right side of the bike is the fuel hose quick connect.  Take you flat head screwdriver and slide the red piece out until it has stops:
Like so:
Now pull the fuel line connection off the nipple.  You may need to give it a good tug, but make sure your free hand is stabilizing the tank:
Now remove the fuel overflow line, I just used needle nose pliers to pinch the end of the clamp and slid the line off:
Here’s what the clamp looks like, it is rather small:
Now you’re ready to pull the tank.  I grabbed the front and rear of the tank and simply pulled up to remove and then move it out of the way:
As you can see I set it on some pieces of scrap wood.  I didn’t want to set it on the fuel pump for fear of damage:
Ok, here's what we look like with the tank removed:

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