Removing the tank:(single handed)
Step one: remove the two bolts up at the steering head.
Step two: remove the long bolt and insert from the piviot under the seat (some may wish to do this later if you have help as someone can piviot the tank up while you disconnect the stuff underneath. I found I did not have enough clearance to do this on my own so I undid the pivot)
Step three: lift tank and use something to support it "up" so you can get under it. Use rolled towels etc. Be careful not to lift tank from the pivot with out protecting the front from hitting the steering head nut
You will need to remove 5 things from under the tank: Two black vent tubes that just slide off, two plugs (brown and white) and the fuel line:
The fuel line is actuall not hard to get off. There are two white tabs. You press these in with your fingers and pull gently toward you. See the pics of the fuel line connection:
The electrical plugs come off easily once you have the fuel line off and can lift the tank a bit higher, as do the vent tubes.
The white plastic pipe that the fuel line connects too seems fragile so be careful not to bend it or put the tank down on it once you have the tank off.
When putting the tank back on:
Connnect electrical plugs...they appear to each fit on there specific spots so you cannot mix them up. :
When slipping the fuel line back on, it makes a "CLICK" sound once ingaged. Make sure you pull back on it gently to ensure it is on correctly. It should not pull off :lol:
Just some notes:
I had to "prop up" both the front and back of the tank to get my hands under in order to diconnect everything.
Be very attentative of the tank while you are under it as it make become unbalance and fall!!! (almost happened to me :shock: :shock: )
Well hope this helps...oh and I think my tank was 3/4 full...obviouslly the less fuel the light it will be and easier to lift/prop etc...