Fuel tank will NOT come out


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Fuel tank will NOT come out

Postby n5926g » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:09 pm



Mornin guys, I have done my research,and read pretty much every article pertaining to the removal
everything is off on the rear,all hoses/fasteners ect,the tank is loose...I have spent the last two hours trying to "coax it out" It appears that the drive shaft housing,and swing arm are preventing it from dropping enough to get out,also looks like the starter is holding it up on the front...Tried unbolting the starter,got 3 long bolts out,but it still wont budge...Suggestions please!
Im about ready to take the die grinder to it........



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Re: Fuel tank will NOT come out

Postby seelyark1 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:35 pm

have you removed the rear wheel, rear fender, fuel fill cap and the fuel tray?
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Re: Fuel tank will NOT come out

Postby n5926g » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:56 pm

seelyark1 wrote:have you removed the rear wheel, rear fender, fuel fill cap and the fuel tray?


EVERYTHING..The tank hangs out about halfway,and then gets "stuck"...IF the upper tank attach frame bracket wasn't there it would come right out...

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Re: Fuel tank will NOT come out

Postby made2care » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:59 pm

i had the same issue with my 87 but had to turn it in a weird way to get it out. seems impossible but it eventually came out when i wasn't trying as hard. the angles are the key. lift up/down/forward/twisting slightly and mine came out.

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Re: Fuel tank will NOT come out

Postby seelyark1 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:06 pm

Here is what the book says; remove fairing inner covers, disconnect fuel line from pump, remove the autocruise control valve unit and connector holder from the fuel tank remove the relay box from the frame, release the main wiring harness from the clip, discon the fuel unit 2p BLK connector holder disco the fuel drain tube from the fuel tray disco the fuel pmp + reserve sensor connections from the fuel pmp, remove the fuel tank bolts. Then the others I said before. Tank comes out the rear
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Re: Fuel tank will NOT come out

Postby CMReynolds1 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:22 pm

C4 and a 9 volt battery will do it!

Only kidding!
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Re: Fuel tank will NOT come out

Postby n5926g » Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:30 pm

seelyark1 wrote:Here is what the book says; remove fairing inner covers, disconnect fuel line from pump, remove the autocruise control valve unit and connector holder from the fuel tank remove the relay box from the frame, release the main wiring harness from the clip, discon the fuel unit 2p BLK connector holder disco the fuel drain tube from the fuel tray disco the fuel pmp + reserve sensor connections from the fuel pmp, remove the fuel tank bolts. Then the others I said before. Tank comes out the rear


I have the OEM manual here,and had followed it step by step...FINALLY pulled the starter off,and that gave me some "wiggle room"... Tank put up a good fight,but its out...replacing the carb,s next weekend....Hope the new tank isn,t as difficult to re-install...:-)

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Re: Fuel tank will NOT come out

Postby CMReynolds1 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:39 pm

Like your pic shows, sit down and have a nice glass of wine and savor the victory!
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Re: Fuel tank will NOT come out

Postby n5926g » Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:01 pm

CMReynolds1 wrote:Like your pic shows, sit down and have a nice glass of wine and savor the victory!



Already there my friend.....Carbs get tackeled next weekend..... :shock:

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Re: Fuel tank will NOT come out

Postby seelyark1 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:44 pm

Kinda like the aternator. It won' fit. won't fit, and while you look somewhere else, it falls in place and you never figure what it was that you did that made it go in. :lol:
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Re: Fuel tank will NOT come out

Postby n5926g » Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:03 pm

CMReynolds1 wrote:C4 and a 9 volt battery will do it!

Only kidding!


Don't laugh.....gave it SERIOUS consideration!.... :lol:

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Re: Fuel tank will NOT come out

Postby seelyark1 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:16 pm

I'll help you look for the parts in the next county, but I will not weld them back together in place when you get things done. :D Would have been easier to just look in the tank with a match, but then it would have been you that we were looking for. :lol:
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Re: Fuel tank will NOT come out

Postby CMReynolds1 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:29 pm

LOL!!!! Too funny!!!
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Re: Fuel tank will NOT come out

Postby spiralout » Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:28 pm

Just to ease your mind, they go back in a lot easier then they come out. I don't know why. I wish I knew why. Both times I pulled my 1500 tank (ya, my dumb ass had to do it twice, don't ask) it seemed to slip right back in, no problem. To get it out the first time, I almost resorted to dropping a header and pulling the collector to drop the swing arm and get that last little bit clearance on the final drive flange. I DID take a ball-peen to the welded seam on the left side of the tank and folded it over a bit. Was still a SOB coming out though.

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Re: Fuel tank will NOT come out

Postby Happytrails » Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:34 pm

n5926g wrote:
seelyark1 wrote:Here is what the book says; remove fairing inner covers, disconnect fuel line from pump, remove the autocruise control valve unit and connector holder from the fuel tank remove the relay box from the frame, release the main wiring harness from the clip, discon the fuel unit 2p BLK connector holder disco the fuel drain tube from the fuel tray disco the fuel pmp + reserve sensor connections from the fuel pmp, remove the fuel tank bolts. Then the others I said before. Tank comes out the rear


I have the OEM manual here,and had followed it step by step...FINALLY pulled the starter off,and that gave me some "wiggle room"... Tank put up a good fight,but its out...replacing the carb,s next weekend....Hope the new tank isn,t as difficult to re-install...:-)


Congrats on getting it out :D


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