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everton 13-May-2005 07:48 PM

Petrol tank removal
 
Can someone tell me the petrol tank removal process on a 999.

My 996 had clip release fuel lines making it easy to remove but the 999 is clipped differently.

Any advice/guidance gratefully received.

Harv748 13-May-2005 07:54 PM

Call the AA...they have lots of experience with 999's.

Sorry Dave...Friday afternoon drinkies starting to kick in!!:lol:

skidlids 13-May-2005 07:55 PM

He crashed at Rocky as well as Silverstone, Dave how many times have you crashed your 999R.
From what I saw when Simon (Chippy) removed his 749 tank it looked as simple as removing the one on my 916

Harv748 13-May-2005 07:56 PM

lol:D

Kev...your mean!

everton 13-May-2005 08:03 PM

No crash at Rocky, no funny jokes, no advice :(:(:(

revdecal 13-May-2005 08:11 PM

remove the seat pad thats connected to the tank. ,Dissconnect the fuel lines from underneath and pull the tank towards the rear of the bike. There are 2 prongs inserted into the front of the tank from the headstock, thats why you pull away from them.

very easy.:D

[Edited on 13-5-2005 by revdecal]

Carbon749 14-May-2005 07:26 PM

The clips that hold the fuel lines to the connectors that enter the tank can be F****** to get off. The two metal pipes that enter the tank are held in place by a single bolt and clamp in the middle. Undo the bolt and pull the connectors out from the bottom of the tank.
These have an "O" ring seal, smear a very thin layer of grease when re-fitting.


Best to drain tank first or have very little fuel in it.

Other suggestion is .... Ducati do a set of fuel lines for the 749 / 999 with the dry break fuel fittings in as per the 916 / 996 / 998 . Buy a set of these and do the conversion when you take your tank off.

[Edited on 14-5-2005 by Carbon749]

[Edited on 14-5-2005 by Carbon749]

guest1 14-May-2005 09:44 PM

Is it true that the fuel line over the top of the rear plug hole also serves as the seal, and has to be correctly manouevred into place when you put the tank back on to ensure the seal is sorted?:puzzled:

Carbon749 16-May-2005 12:58 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by guest1
Is it true that the fuel line over the top of the rear plug hole also serves as the seal, and has to be correctly manouevred into place when you put the tank back on to ensure the seal is sorted?:puzzled:

Not heard this one, I just let the fuel lines take a natural line and let them sit were they want to without forcing them in to any funny shapes.

JPM 16-May-2005 08:29 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by guest1
Is it true that the fuel line over the top of the rear plug hole also serves as the seal, and has to be correctly manouevred into place when you put the tank back on to ensure the seal is sorted?:puzzled:

Yes and no Alan..

The fuel lines "should" sit underneath the tank neatly, if you look at the underside of the tank you'll see a channel of sorts this is where the fuel lines are supposed to sit. It doesn't seal or help the coil/plug assembly in that way as such but I was informed that if not routed that way the fuel lines vibrate and rub the wiring at the plug cap and can cause a failure.


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