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PostAuthor: cipote » Thu May 21, 2020 1:09 pm

1994 535, how the heck does the main tank come out? Everything is disconnected according to clymer, but do I have to remove or disconnect the rear wheel guard or whatever it's called. Please help. I have a leaky fuel petcock but not sure where it's leaking from. Thanks.
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Re: Main tank removal

PostAuthor: Jake » Thu May 21, 2020 2:10 pm

This may help a little viewtopic.php?f=8&t=60466



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Re: Main tank removal

PostAuthor: cipote » Thu May 21, 2020 3:12 pm

Sounds like an easier plan to flatten out the wheel. I just have to figure out how to prop it up. Thanks!
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Re: Main tank removal

PostAuthor: Jake » Thu May 21, 2020 3:13 pm

Let us know how you make out .
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Re: Main tank removal

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Fri May 22, 2020 4:29 am

cipote wrote:Sounds like an easier plan to flatten out the wheel.

Not unusual, I always have to deflate the rear tire to get it pass than (expletive) lip on the differential hub.


cipote wrote: I just have to figure out how to prop it up.

Got a side stand? 2x4 (floor jack or something) will get the back wheel off the ground. Of coarse there inherent risks, but sometimes ya have no other option. Just don't go mid-evil on the jiggl'n. :bg:
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Re: Main tank removal

PostAuthor: cipote » Sun May 24, 2020 11:43 am

I can't budge the castle nut on the left side. Actually it does turn slightly but so does the right side. I've coated it with a lubricant, I've tapped on it, and it just won't loosen. I can't use flame because I still have fuel in the tank. Any advice please. I had a shop put new tires on last year so maybe they torqued the crap out of it.

(Nevermind! My local auto shop lent me an impact wrench and with help, we got it loose.)
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Re: Main tank removal

PostAuthor: cipote » Mon May 25, 2020 9:13 am

Can anyone give specific instructions on how to work the tank out? I can't work this puzzle! The rear wheel is off but this tank is just so tight in there that there aren't many positions it can move to.
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