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The battery looks like it is under the gas tank. the seat, air cleaner, filter, tank cowl and smoke exhaust vent have been removed. Battery looks like it should slide out from the left side of the bike. How do I get it out from under the gas tank? Please don't tell it's under the seat. I'm looking at the battery and it's under the gas tank.

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  • robinmfiguer Aug 10, 2009

    I'm in my parking lot.
    How do I remove the gas tank? Does that mean I have to drain everything also?

  • robinmfiguer Aug 10, 2009

    Mostly. I asked how could I remove the tank and that was not answered

  • robinmfiguer Aug 10, 2009

    Ok. I don't see how to unclip or unscrew the tank but I do see where to cut off the gas supply.

  • robinmfiguer Aug 10, 2009

    Her is my problem. I have to move this bike to a location an hour away to be shipped off island. My battery is down and I don't have enough funds to get a mechanic to do it and buy the battery and ship the bike before I fly out. This is a perminent move so I need to know how to remove all of these things now so that I can get the bike to the ship. Would you tell me how to remove the tank?



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The gas tank has to come off. It's really not that much more than you've already done. If you don't pull the tank, it's a fight all the way. This way is much easier.

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    Craig Butler Aug 10, 2009

    Also you can get the manual for .99 cents if you want a bit of help too....

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    Craig Butler Aug 10, 2009

    Well, unless you pull the hose and clamp it leaving the tank....
    That's what I'd do.

  • Craig Butler
    Craig Butler Aug 10, 2009

    need the manual for .99 ?



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