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petrolderek
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PostSubject: petrol tank   Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:06 am

Anyone know the best way to remove the fuel tank.
I have got the lower plastics off and the cover over the centre but I cant see how the upper part of the back cover comes off to get to the top of the tank.
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PostSubject: Re: petrol tank   Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:53 am

You need to take the seat under cover (where the tool kit sits) and the floor step off I think first.
There is a frame under the tank that the floor skirts attach to (it might help you to take them off too) that is held on with 4 bolts. The tank is held with 3 bolts one at the top and two on the bottom side flange. Release pressure in the system by loosening the service check bolt then undo the fuel pipe. I always use new washers on reassembly.
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PostSubject: Re: petrol tank   Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:32 pm

Hello
I have got it out now.
The problem was the top bolt. I couldn't work out how to get the lower section of the fairing off just under the steering wheel. Anyway its off now and the tank is out.
I had to lift the bike up about 6 inch to clear the tank on the ground.
Its a pity Honda don't put a bit more paint on when they build them. The corrosion is shocking.
Derek
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PostSubject: Re: petrol tank   Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:01 pm

The top one isn't the easiest to get at. When I got my partners 04 S-Wing I stripped it and was surprised how good it was so I sprayed everything in Waxoil and its been fine ever since. I only got my Silverwing a short while ago and haven't had time to do the same yet, but at easter i have 2 weeks off so thats one of my jobs. My partners previous scooter was a Pantheon that came with very low mileage from Arbroath and was I found out later was parked on the sea front, now that was a rust heap under the plastics. I guess it all depends on where it is kept and if it gets washed down regularly.
Looks like I'm headed up your way tonight for my grand daughters party on the outskirts of Liverpool.
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PostSubject: Re: petrol tank   Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:26 am

Bought a used petrol tank off ebay for £20 which I thought was quite cheap.
Its off a 2010 bike and it is just started to rust in the same place as the original.
I have give it a good coat of black paint to protect it.
What strikes me is how little paint Honda have put on the tank, its almost see through no wonder they rust. We have a saying around here ( its all fur coat and no knickers ).
I have taken off the datatool alarm it was driving me mad. every time I touched the bike it went off even in service mode.
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