Just did this on mine last week. Took about 20 minutes.
1) Start with your fuel tank on empty then siphon out all you can.
2) Remove the tank and place it upside down on a towel.
3) Remove the bolts from around the fuel pump assembly.
4) Lift the front of the pump assembly and stick a couple finger between it and the tank. Feel for and press on a hose that slightly overlaps the front of the pump assembly (not doing this may results in breakage).
5) Once the assembly is out you will see a white adapter connected to the end of the fuel pump that is held on by a round metal clip. Use a small flat screwdriver placed between the fuel pump and the fuel filter adapter to rock the clip off.
6) To install the new filter place the filter adapter on the fuel pump and put the metal clip on (new filter will come with a new clip). Find a socket that is slightly smaller than the clip, hold the socket on the clip and tap the opposite end with a hammer or wrench until it is flush with the adapter.
7) Remove old gasket and replace with new gasket.
8) Reinstall the pump assembly in the tank and make sure none on the wires (fuel pump wires and fuel level sending unit wires) are caught between the pump assembly and the tank.
9) Reinstall the mounting bolts snugly (there may be a specified torque but I didn't look for it), connect the wiring/fuel line and reinstall your tank.
10) Add fuel and ride
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