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Old 02-11-2017, 08:17 PM
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Tank removal?

I have a crossover line connecting the two sides of the tank to one another where the groove for the backbone divides the bottom of the tank at the back end. This tube runs under the backbone so it has to be removed from the tank nipple on one side in order to remove the tank which obviously makes two open ports for gas to pour out of while you're picking the tank up off the bike. There's got to be a better way around this situation. Any advice?
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I always drain the tank(s) using the petcock first.
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Make a dike out of a piece of cardboard and cut to fit so that you can disconnect the line on the low/left side of bike and the gas will run down the dike,pointed to a container.That is,after you have drained the tank at the petcock first.
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I use a piece of hose on the side you pull the stock crossover off of. I plug it before I start and either use a pinch pliers to stop the other side from leaking while you sneak the short hose on. Its common in a service department where a tech on flat rate doesn't want to fool with draining and refilling the gas tank. But Draining the tank is a good option also.
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I use a tee in my crossover with a short hose and plug on the end tucked away. Have a clear hose with a barb coupling in the bin that I hook up after pinching the hose and pull the plug to drain the tank. Allot quicker when draining the tank.
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