Tank removal, 1987 K100RT
OK, I'm stuck. Every description I've seen about How To Remove The Fuel Tank says to "remove the two pins at the rear corners of the tank". The Clymer manual goes further and says to remove them with pliers. I'll be damned if I can get them to budge. What's the trick? I need to raise the tank far enough to replace a sticky relay in the electrical box. Thanks for the help.
Tank Clips, You Need Them!
I had a little get off about two years ago in Costa Rica. Costa Rica driver 1, me 0, fuel tank 0.
If you look at the picture you can see my fuel tank on the ground next to the bike with the left and right rubber knee pads still attached.
Now look at my tank bag still on the bike. The front of the tank bag was secured by a strap going around the steering post and two straps that went down the back of the gas tank and secured to the diagonal cross brace under the seat.
The rear straps broke on the tank bag and the entire tank (sans two clips to hold the tank on) made a forward leap of faith when the driver crossed the road and hit me. I had about 4 gallons of fuel in the tank, it was heavy.
Had I had the clips installed I believe the tank would not have departed the bike like it did.
If you not sure you have the clips on YOUR bike, go look and make sure, just saying.