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post #1 of 9 Old 06-13-2013, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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How hard is removing fuel tank and lines?

I will be starting in my frame repair tommorow. What all is involved on removing the tank and what else do I need to know? Also I cut off my buddies uca mounts off a 06 mine is a 99 I'm assuming there the same? I will just be patching in pieces,

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post #2 of 9 Old 06-13-2013, 03:54 PM
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I believe Rokmen has a video for installing a gas tank skid that shows dropping the tank. It's very easy, as long as your tank is not full.

The UCA are the same.

Good luck.

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A transmission jack makes dropping the gas tank (and putting it back in place) much easier. They're not expensive if you get one at Harbor Freight.
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A transmission jack makes dropping the gas tank (and putting it back in place) much easier. They're not expensive if you get one at Harbor Freight.
IMO this was the hardest part! Make sure it is as empty as you can get it. I used an old table leave and a floor jack.

Also, I had a bear of a time reaching in and trying to undo the red retaining clip so I could undo the wiring for the fuel pump assy. My wiring had enough slack that I was able to shimmy the extra toward the tank so I could drop it to the floor and then screw with the connector.


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A transmission jack makes dropping the gas tank (and putting it back in place) much easier. They're not expensive if you get one at Harbor Freight.
If you go to HF looking for a jack to make fuel tank removal/install easier I would suggest thier ATV jack. It has a large rubber pad on top and is a bit cheaper than transmission jack.


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I have a motorcycle jack. Thanks for info guys
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Not sure about the '99, but on mine it's kind of important that you depressurization the fuel lines prior to disconnecting them. That and a jack, first couple times I did it with a floor jack and a piece of wood, kind if a pain I the butt alone, now I have a tranny jack, hoping to find out that makes it easier being able to strap it to the jack.
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Don't forget to disconnect the filler neck!


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I have a motorcycle jack. Thanks for info guys
That's what I used.
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