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tank removal

Postby mustard » Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:31 pm

Hi all - I wonder if anyone could tell me (in Idiotspeak) how you remove the tank, for cleaning & respraying?
I'm reluctant to just start unscrewing bits, as I tend towards the 'nincompoop' end of the scale.
Also - do I just turn the fuel taps off & run the engine till the lines are clear?
Thanks everyone.

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Re: tank removal

Postby peter » Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:25 pm

It's probably the same way as on mine R100CS.
Close the fuel taps.
Remove the hoses from the taps.
Lift the seat (tilt), remove the box that rests on the battery.
Look, from over the rear wheel, under the tank.
There you'll find two nuts (wingnuts or plastic nuts) holding a strip down onto the frame.
remove the nuts, lift the tank off the bolts and pull it towards the rear wheel.
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Re: tank removal

Postby mustard » Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:09 pm

Thanks Peter - I'll give it go!

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Re: tank removal

Postby Jaythro » Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:39 am


If you have the seat tilted you may scratch the tank paintwork on the metal side parts of the seat by lifting backwards

EIther apply a couple of lumps of masking tape or insulating tape to the sharp corners of the seat thing

I usually lift the seat back just enough to clear the rubber mount and then lift the front vertically up moving the rear of the tank forward and up as and when clearance is sufficient
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Re: tank removal

Postby mustard » Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:38 pm

Thanks Jaythro - I'll be careful.
Interesting stuff on Islandmagee!

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