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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-23-2005, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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tips for draining gas tank?

Ok, I've got the Pair Mod instructions staring me in the face, and I read them every couple of days to give me a little more confidence to do em. (read: I'm chickenshit and not a mechanic)

I have a repair manual so I have the steps to do the draining, but anyone got any tips on how to do it without making OBFM?

My tank is pretty full right now. How do you guys do it without painting the engine in gas?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-23-2005, 08:58 PM
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I siphoned mine using clear tubing with a coat hanger inside the tube to hold it straight with a slight bend in it. Fish it to the rear left side with the bike on the kickstand. when the level gets lower, lift the tank to get most of the remaining fuel out.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-23-2005, 10:45 PM
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Do a search, SP2Pilot has a great method for getting the tank off without draining it.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-23-2005, 10:50 PM
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You don't need to drain the tank for the pair mod.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-24-2005, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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You don't need to drain the tank for the pair mod.
I thought about that, but I can't lift it much more than as far as it's propped up with the stock tools. After that it's just pulling on the hose too much.

I often wondered about that, maybe my hoses are routed funny, i'll have a look.

I'll also search up that method from sp2p
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-24-2005, 03:32 AM
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If you are refering to the two on the right side next to rear head I just squeezed them up till they were able to rest on the edge of the frame. The rear pair will be a pain but you just need to take your time from the left side.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-24-2005, 06:23 AM
 
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I used hemostats on the two hoses close to where i disconnected them and only lost a few drops of fuel when I did mine.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-24-2005, 04:02 PM
 
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It is a 5 min job to remove call me and I will walk you through it.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-25-2005, 08:20 AM
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It's actually a .5 second job. It takes Joe all that time to remember where he left the bullets after his last "bender".
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