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Removing fuel tank
« on: 27 February 2018, 10:29:22 AM »
Hello guys.
I want to make my own simple maintenance for my FZS 600 1998-1999.
I downloaded the manual and it explains how to remove the fuel tank. I never removed a fuel tank and would feel more confortable if I see it first. Is there any video available that shows how to do it? Or if not, is it quite simple?
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Re: Removing fuel tank
« Reply #1 on: 27 February 2018, 12:36:01 PM »
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Undo front tank bolt
Lift tank and either very carefully support or get someone to hold it up for you
Unclip fuel guage electrical plug
Turn off fuel tap by turning 90 degrees
Put a rag under fuel tap/rubber pipe
Using pliers prise apart the clip holding rubber pipe in place then slide down a bit
Carefully remove rubber pipe from tank (a flat blade screwdriver can help move it at the tank end)
Rubber pipe will still have fuel in it so try and empty it into the rag
Undo bolt at rear of tank
Carefully lift off tank then gently rest it somewhere safe, where it won't get kicked, or fall.


Fitting is just the reverse, especially not forgetting to turn the fuel tap back on.
« Last Edit: 27 February 2018, 12:37:46 PM by darrsi »
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Re: Removing fuel tank
« Reply #2 on: 27 February 2018, 03:31:58 PM »
Make sure fuel tank has vey little petrol in it when removing,  a nearly empty tank is a lot easier to manhandle than a full one.

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Re: Removing fuel tank
« Reply #3 on: 14 March 2018, 03:16:08 PM »
No cigarettes
Safest when engine is cool

Undo front tank bolt
Lift tank and either very carefully support or get someone to hold it up for you
Unclip fuel guage electrical plug
Turn off fuel tap by turning 90 degrees
remove the breather pipes from the bottom of the tank
Put a rag under fuel tap/rubber pipe
Using pliers prise apart the clip holding rubber pipe in place then slide down a bit
Carefully remove rubber pipe from tank (a flat blade screwdriver can help move it at the tank end)
Rubber pipe will still have fuel in it so try and empty it into the rag
Undo bolt at rear of tank
Carefully lift off tank then gently rest it somewhere safe, where it won't get kicked, or fall.


Fitting is almost the reverse, especially not forgetting to turn the fuel tap back on. The difference is the breather pipes. When you lower the tank, from the right hand side of the bike, gently pull them back down so they do not get kinks in them. If they get kinked, you will create a vacuum in the tank and stop the bike running properly.


I have updated the list above slighty as Mike says it is a 98-99 model
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Re: Removing fuel tank
« Reply #4 on: 14 March 2018, 10:18:52 PM »
No cigarettes
Safest when engine is cool

Undo front tank bolt
Lift tank and either very carefully support or get someone to hold it up for you
Unclip fuel guage electrical plug
Turn off fuel tap by turning 90 degrees
remove the breather pipes from the bottom of the tank
Put a rag under fuel tap/rubber pipe
Using pliers prise apart the clip holding rubber pipe in place then slide down a bit
Carefully remove rubber pipe from tank (a flat blade screwdriver can help move it at the tank end)
Rubber pipe will still have fuel in it so try and empty it into the rag
Undo bolt at rear of tank
Carefully lift off tank then gently rest it somewhere safe, where it won't get kicked, or fall.


Fitting is almost the reverse, especially not forgetting to turn the fuel tap back on. The difference is the breather pipes. When you lower the tank, from the right hand side of the bike, gently pull them back down so they do not get kinks in them. If they get kinked, you will create a vacuum in the tank and stop the bike running properly.


I have updated the list above slighty as Mike says it is a 98-99 model


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