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Old 10-25-2008, 07:04 PM   #1
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Air Filter Cleaning

I am in the process of cleaning my air filter (BMC) and this is my first time to turn a wrench on the bike. I got the seat off and then unbolted the steering damper and gas tank. In order to get the air filter out I had to lift the gas tank up, but it's connected by 4 hoses and an electrical connector. I have enough slack to slide the tank off to the side and then lay it over with a towel in between the tank and the side fairing, but is this okay for the 30 minutes it takes to do this? Will I damage anything by having the tank side ways? Will this stress the hoses too much? Should I just disconnect the tank, and if so, will fuel start spewing out from the tank? Thanks.
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Old 10-25-2008, 07:20 PM   #2
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no need to lift the tank off further then it will come up once you unbolt the front bolts and lif it up just to get the air filter out.
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Old 10-25-2008, 07:28 PM   #3
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I couldn't get in to the back 2 screws holding the top filter case on so I took the back pivot bolt off the gas tank also. Was I just being a wussy as far as tilting the tank up?
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no u just gotta have a stuby screwdriver, but it wont hurt it doing it how you questiond, just make sure your not stressing the wires and clip on the line to much, and not much gas will come out if u were to disconect it
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Old 10-25-2008, 07:49 PM   #5
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Great, thank you for your help.
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If your not sure how much gas will come out shove a towel down there and discconect it. or just get the filter off and slide the tank back to resting in it's original spot until your ready to put the filter back in.
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