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Old 16 Feb 2007
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Transalp fuel tank removal ?

I remember seeing somewhere that someone had a quick and easy way to remove the tank on a transalp - I have started and can't progress past unscrewing side panels and tank bolt - can anyone assist please ?
Don't seem to be able to locate hoses that must be disconnected and manual instructions and diagrams hopeless !
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I remember seeing somewhere that someone had a quick and easy way to remove the tank on a transalp - I have started and can't progress past unscrewing side panels and tank bolt - can anyone assist please ?
Don't seem to be able to locate hoses that must be disconnected and manual instructions and diagrams hopeless !
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Which bike are we talking about, 600 or 650?

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It's a 650 and I'm stuck at the 'remove inner tank connections" stage.
Apparently Haynes say to remove fairing, but handbook doesn't, and diagrams very hard to follow.
Any assistance much appreciated.
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I am SO tempted to say "open tank and drop lit match in" cos that should remove the tank or at least mean you don't need to.

there were 4 pegs on the fairing on a friend's - 2 per side - that go through the tank grommets - make sure you spread the tank far enough to clear all 4
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Hi, Tank removall is as follows;

Remove lower fairing fasteners (1 each side)
Remove rear tank securing bolt
Remove vertical screws attaching clock surround to fairing (Phillips head with)wellnuts.
Prise the fairing away from the tank - there are two pegs (that go into rubber gromets) on each side, one upper, one lower - use a little red rubber grease to ease future re/asembly.
Use (long nose) pliers to pinch & pull back spring clips for fuel hose & vacuum hose.
Prise Hoses from fuel 'tap'.
Disconnect the fuel gauge connector (blue, alongside wiring harness above l/h side panel (under seat)) and place it so as not to snag when removing tank.
Ease up the rear of tank and pull off the two pipes (breather & overflow).
Ease up the rear of the tank & (with one hand at the front & one at the rear) gently slide the tank rearwards.

Hope that this helps, doesn't take too long once it's been done a time or two!

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tank off

Phil - many thanks for the clearest instructions to date -
I owe you one (shandy, that is)
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