No need to empty the tank, but it's easier to handle with less gas in it, simply due to the weight.
1. Remove side covers
2. remove seat bolts and seat.
4. place a clean microfiber between the front of the tank and the triple tree to keep it from scratching for step 7.
4. Loosen, but do not completely remove the two tank strap bolts at the front of the tank
5. Remove the rear tank bolt and washer
6. Pull the vent and drain lines out of their drain hoses on the left side of the bike at the front of the side cover.
7. raise the tank at the rear and place a small block of wood under it to keep it raised a few inches
8. loosen the worm clamp that secures the fuel line to the bottom of the tank. You can use a flat screwdriver or I believe an 8mm socket. Shouldn't need the rachet, just an extension turned by hand. There will be a small amount of fuel that leaks out. I usually place a rag or paper towel under it before I loosen the clamp
9. Gently pry the fuel line off of the tank nipple. Rotating back and forth helps with this.
10. disconnect power to fuel pump at the connector under the tank.
11. remove block of wood or other wedge device, and remove the two front strap bolts
12. carefully lift tank straps over frame.
13. tank should come up and off...
Once you get the hang of this, the whole process takes less than 5 mins.
2011 Silver/black Vision, Ness Big Honkers, Ness Twin Sucker, PC-V w/AT, Lloydz VM1-DR cams, Lloydz Adj Intake, Lloydz Variable Timing Wheel.
2006 110" (133hp/142tq) +nitrous Kingpin (sold)
Last edited by Gunslinger; 01-24-2012 at 10:09 AM.