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To remove the Gas Tank you will need to remove 2 bolts and disattatch 3 Hoses and 1 Connector

Tools Required:
Socket Wrench
12mm Socket
Pliers


First make sure your gas tank is empty.
Then disattatch the hose on the left side. use a set of pliers to get the clamp off.




Then remove the 2 bolts (1 per side)
Slide the gas tank back (towards the tail) to unhook the tank from the front slots.







Once the tank is lifted about 4 inches you can unplug the elctrical connector,






And disconnect the hose from the back center of the tank and from the front right part of the tank.



















 

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Hey schim what's the valve looking thing for? I'm trying to replace my tank rite now and don't know how I can get the gass out without making a mess?
 

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If you're talking about the 8th picture, that's the fuel petcock.
As for draining the tank, you can buy a manual pump at your local auto store for under $10 and siphon it out
 

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I intend to have my bike repainted this winter since I wont be able to ride it much, and my L&M goodies will need a fresh coat anyway. When you remove the tank, does it damage anything for it to be empty for a while? I'm not sure how quickly it will get done, and I was curious.
 

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If you're talking about the 8th picture, that's the fuel petcock.
As for draining the tank, you can buy a manual pump at your local auto store for under $10 and siphon it out
looks like you can twist that knob on it to shut off the fuel so then the gas in it wont come out.. just wouldn't flip it upside down
 

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These are the types of post I love to see! Extremely helpful with lots of pictures! Thanks for posting this!
 

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Are there any videos of this?
What if I still have fuel in it?
 

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You could do this with a full tank if you wanted. Just make sure the petcock is closed and you have a rag each time you disconnect a fuel hose. I've taken mine off at least a dozen times. Just lighter and easier with less fuel
 

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Nice! Good job!

I assume this is the bolt we are to be mindfull of?
Correct.


For whoever asked, the valve is a petcock. It shuts the fuel line off.
 

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I just took my tank off this week to run some wires for my speakers. I tried to syphon out as much as I can but this tank has a way of hiding gas. A tip for anyone attempting this, get as much out as you can and make sure you turn the petcock valve to the closed position first. No matter how dry you think it is...

If you are really careful and just need to run some wires under it you can just undo the two bolts and the electrical wire.
 
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