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XV535 fuel tank removal

PostAuthor: Yorkshireman » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:21 am

Hi I'm new to this form. I want to remove my reseve tank to clean and paint and can see the removable frame section left side but does that allow tank removal?? like you I have a bike to restore in the UK so will look at the petcock too as it looks corroded. Hope I don't need to remove the swinging arm!
Last edited by Jake on Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:28 am, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: Split to a separate thread.

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Re: XV535 fuel tank removal

PostAuthor: Jake » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:29 am

I split your post to a new thread.
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Re: XV535 fuel tank removal

PostAuthor: Yorkshireman » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:20 am

Where? Now managed to get it out by removing the rear wheel and frame member.

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Re: XV535 fuel tank removal

PostAuthor: Bubba1982 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:17 am

I recently removed and re-installed mine, it's super tight without taking the rear wheel out (mine was full of petrol too so was a pain)

In the end we left the wheel on but took the valve out of the tyre so it was as flat as possible then used a ratchet strap to squash they tyre so we could slid it out, I ended up taking the battery out etc to get as much space as possible.

There are 2 bolts under the seat and then the tank sits in rubber mounts on the battery box, you need to disconnect the fuel pump etc too.

In the manual it does say it can be removed without taking off the wheel but it is does take some time to get it free.

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Re: XV535 fuel tank removal

PostAuthor: Bubba1982 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:20 am

Oops didn't see this..

Yorkshireman wrote:Where? Now managed to get it out by removing the rear wheel and frame member.

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