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I keep reading horror stories of petrol tank removals and how the TT600 has shit fuel connectors and once you remove the petrol tank you'll end up with petrol pissing all over.


To find out the source of this little leak can I just remove the petrol tank bolts and shimmy the tank to one side without removing any fuel lines?

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Thats most bikes :lol:


I have lost count how many times I have been soaked in petrol!


if the lines will allow then there is no reason you can't just move it to a side


but have a look at the lines and connections some can easily break

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Will try the little chocks of wood trick first with a light, if not instead of brake hose clamps I've just looked at a YouTube vid where someone took the petrol out of his tank using just 2 hoses and a milk bottle container... Might give that a go [emoji85]

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The s1000rr tank has a nice tank connector. Press a button and the hose pops off and seals with just a small dribble of spillage.

Very handy when I needed to remove the tank to install the PCV.

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Make sure you fit everything back on nice and tight.. One of my clips i should have replaced in hind sight.. entire tank of petrol all over my engine.

 

When it didn't set on fire was a little part of you like "....Damn". :lol:


On topic, the tank can be lifted a fair amount normally. If your bike is known for popping the connectors off keep a close eye on it.

I have a strap on the ceiling of my garage that I use to raise the tank and hold it, is there any way you can do this? As that way you can hold it up exactly where you want it, as well as to the side.


Wooden blocks work as well, just make sure you get them in there properly. In a workshop I used to volunteer at I watched someone rush it, then the tank fell and trapped their fingers against the frame a few minutes later. Looked painful!

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Exams all this week and work on Friday, I'll give this a try on Saturday, wish me luck :(

Hopefully you don't need them, but if you have to buy fuel connectors could you post the info on which ones. Suspect I'll need them on the speed four at some point.

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Exams all this week and work on Friday, I'll give this a try on Saturday, wish me luck :(

Hopefully you don't need them, but if you have to buy fuel connectors could you post the info on which ones. Suspect I'll need them on the speed four at some point.

Will do

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I literally filled up an hour ago on route home from Uni (studying in library)

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Top tip: buy a jerry can, so at least when the hose pops off, you have somewhere to catch the fuel other than the floor. Yes this is from recent experience. *facepalm*

I was thinking a few 4ltr milk bottles I've got ?

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Top tip: buy a jerry can, so at least when the hose pops off, you have somewhere to catch the fuel other than the floor. Yes this is from recent experience. *facepalm*

I was thinking a few 4ltr milk bottles I've got ?

Not sure on that one, the rubber gloves I had on promptly disintegrated, don't know if milk bottle plastic would also melt through? May be fine not sure.

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Not sure on that one, the rubber gloves I had on promptly disintegrated, don't know if milk bottle plastic would also melt through? May be fine not sure.

Then you've got crap gloves! :-)


I keep a few pre-mixes for the chainsaw and such in old squash and milk bottles - all is well. If in doubt just put a splash of fuel in the bottle and leave it overnight.

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Found a full complete manual online. Looks like just 3 bolts and then the connectors underneath and that's it. I'm off all day tomorrow... Wish me luck.

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