Re: Service Checks
As long as your bike has the quick disconnects on the fuel lines, it isn't all that difficult. Order a set of the QD o-rings from BBY and replace them when you pull the tank. Lubricate them when you assemble them.
The fuel filter is the most difficult part as you need to remove the lock ring holding in the pump assembly. I use an oil filter wrench to loosen and tighten the ring. It was the largest size Autozone had. Depending on the condition of the gasket, you might be able to reuse it as I did but they get hard and it may be difficult to get it to seal properly.
+1 on the flexible fuel lines from BBY. I am using them and am very happy with them and I don't have to worry about Ethanol eating away at the in tank lines any longer. If you go that route, just go slow in sliding them over the tubes so you don't split them and pay attention to the flow direction on the filter and the orientation of the lines on the bottom and what direction they point. One of those lines may be enough to do the bike. You need a short straight piece and a curved piece. I cut the straight piece off one and use the other for the curve but in retrospect, It may be possible to just use one line for both pieces if you leave enough on the one end for the clamp. I suggest you pull the fuel gauge sending tube and look inside to make sure you don't have the lines rubbing against the side of the tank when you are done so you don't wear a hole in them from vibration.
Sugar Hill, GA
2001 K1200LTI – Champagne (current ride) Lazy Susan
1998 R1100RT – Never should have sold it
1974 Yamaha TX 750 Twin. Omni Phase Balanced
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