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Re: tank removing

Not real difficult on any oilhead with the proper care. You can sort of
lift the tank enough on all of them including the RT but its best to
pull the tank and do house keeping at the same time (e.g., blowing out
all the dirt that collects under it over the years). A couple of simple

    * Drain as much of the tank with a siphon beforehand. Gasoline
      weighs about 7 pounds per gallon (water is 8.34, gasoline has
      about 80% the density of water).
    * You can pinch off the two rubber lines between the injector
      manifold and the tank with vise grips. Put rubber tubing in the
      jaws prior to doing this and you will NOT damage the FI hoses.
      Note that only the return line really leaks when disconnected
      since the line from the pump cannot bleed more than is in the line
    * Mark the fuel lines with tape prior to pulling them. I mark the
      upper in red on both the tubing and the plastic pipe and the lower
      in green using colored electrical tape. Any pattern is fine.
    * Be careful with the electrical connection.
    * The drain hoses, if the original setup, must go back from whence
      they came. Mark each with tape in the same way as the fuel
      lines.If you have done away with the charcoal cannister, than both
      hoses are running to the ground and it does not matter which way
      they are connected.
    * If the tank is off, get a flange gasket (O ring) and change the
      filter. The O ring is reusable but takes about 30 hours to shrink
      back to size.

Marco S Hyman wrote:
> paul vangogh writes:
>  > Is a battery difficult to replace?
> Which bike?   It makes a whole bunch of difference.
> // marc

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