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I am going to put in a new air filter, hence the fuel tank removal. Is it wise to drain the tank first? Is it required? Or does it not matter? If not, is there a method to closing off the fuel lines so the gas doesnt run out?
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The petcock runs off the vaccum, so it will not flow any gas while the motor is off, but also if you turn the petcock so it points backwards that is an additional 'off' position. Its quite easy (although easier w/o the full fairing) to take off the tank.
 

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Run it till reserve unless you want to muscle extra weight off the bike in liquid gasoline.
 

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Only about 1/2 tank right now. I am not worried about the weight too much. I just wanted to make sure it is ok to remove it with gas in it.

oh yeah, the lower fairing isnt too difficult to take off, it's putting it back on that creates hours of family fun.
 

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jimmyh said:
Only about 1/2 tank right now. I am not worried about the weight too much. I just wanted to make sure it is ok to remove it with gas in it.

oh yeah, the lower fairing isnt too difficult to take off, it's putting it back on that creates hours of family fun.
I gotta agree with you there, taking it off takes like 5 minutes. Putting it back on is very interesting. :x
 

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I just finished. Taking the tank off turned out to be pretty easy.

And of course, I cannot say the same about the fairing. I cut my left thumb a couple weeks ago, and getting the back screw on the right side took me about 15 minutes (because I had to use my right hand.) I am tempted, the next time I have to take it off, to cut a little slit in the back holes on the lower fairing. That way I can put the screw into the upper fairing, and then slide the lower fairing around it. But then I have to worry about it vibrating off.
 
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