Originally Posted by jmorris
Thanks, dudes, for all the replies. Smedlin, you said the tank is not hard to remove. I hope you're right on that as I'm guessing you have to remove it to either check the plugs or replace??
It really is simple.
Take off the seat and remove the tank bolt, located at the "pointy end" of the tank (where the seat would be).
At this point, I'll lift the tank up a few inches and slide something under where the bolt goes, like a roll of duck tape
I have big hands and those few inches of space help to access the fuel hose.
Below the coil, are three electrical connections. Make note of how the wires are "run/wrapped", so you can redo it (quick snapshot from cell phone is handy). Undo all three.
Find the fuel hose behind the coil. See the red/orange clamp? Take a flat head screw driver and poke each side of the clamp in towards the hose, then push the clamp back. Pull off hose from pump. A bit of gas will leak out from the hose, it's ok.
Don't forget breather hose, located on the underside of the tank by the bolt hole (near where the seat would be).
The tank lifts up and toward the seat. Don't bang it on the handlebars.
I was nervous when I first did it. Now I can have it off in less than five minutes.