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1Back to top Go down   Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Empty Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:58 pm

DeRodster

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Hi All,
I wonder if someone can point me in the right direction.
I don't see any clips or bolts so I guess its a case of lift firmly.
I did see it done a while ago but cant remember exactly what the man said
as I was on a steep learning curve.
I think just lift and slide back slightly, as I want to check something up front.

ta
Rod


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1992 K1100LT 6455194
1943 BSA WM20
1979 Yamaha DT-175
1974 Triumph 3TA / 5TA
1974 Honda 100
1969 Honda 50
    

2Back to top Go down   Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Empty Re: Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:41 pm

Inge K.

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Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Tank10


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3Back to top Go down   Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Empty Re: Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:51 pm

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"Ingepedia" strikes again. He beat me to it Derodster!

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"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

K1100LT 1992 - AKA Big Red
K1100RS - 1995. AKA Rudolf Von Schmurf (in a million bits)
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4Back to top Go down   Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Empty Re: Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:55 pm

Inge K.

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If you need to disconnect the fuel lines, remove fuse #6 (fuel pump) run the bike untill it stops.........then it`s no pressure in the lines when disconnecting.......


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5Back to top Go down   Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Empty Re: Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:38 pm

DeRodster

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Brilliant
Thanks Inge
I'll have a looksee later


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1992 K1100LT 6455194
1943 BSA WM20
1979 Yamaha DT-175
1974 Triumph 3TA / 5TA
1974 Honda 100
1969 Honda 50
    

6Back to top Go down   Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Empty Re: Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:40 pm

DeRodster

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and i should have said, I wont be taking it off.
At least not this time anyway ;-)
I just need to lift it to get a cable out of the way.
Previous owner had an Autocom fitted.
I don't need it at the moment so am removing.

R


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1992 K1100LT 6455194
1943 BSA WM20
1979 Yamaha DT-175
1974 Triumph 3TA / 5TA
1974 Honda 100
1969 Honda 50
    

7Back to top Go down   Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Empty Re: Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:51 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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I am not sure how far you can pull it back without disconnecting the fuel lines. I put longer fuel lines in to allow that to happen, just keep an eye on them. My original ones were a bit perished so I just put in the longer ones then. I also relocated the fuel tank earth.

Be careful removing the wires, you may disturb connections then end up taking off the tank to find which one is gone wrong. How do I know? My advice, take tank off.

Mine is a little different as its K100LT. And I have no clips.



Last edited by 92KK K100LT 193214 on Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:40 am; edited 1 time in total


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 37,190 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

Past:
1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
Honda CX 500
    

8Back to top Go down   Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Empty Re: Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:35 am

DeRodster

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Yep all ok.
No problem except the rubber grommit on the left side rear locating pin was a devil to get off.
In the end I realised the wire was caught in the side panel bracket rather than under the tank.
However I seem to have lost the one remaining tank retaining clip, so its on the list for a new pair.

Rod ;-)


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1992 K1100LT 6455194
1943 BSA WM20
1979 Yamaha DT-175
1974 Triumph 3TA / 5TA
1974 Honda 100
1969 Honda 50
    

9Back to top Go down   Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Empty Re: Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:04 am

RicK G

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What! and be the only K in existance with clips holding the tank on.


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

10Back to top Go down   Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Empty Re: Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:05 am

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@DeRodster wrote:Yep all ok.

However I seem to have lost the one remaining tank retaining clip, so its on the list for a new pair.

Rod ;-)

No need to go overboard there Rod. You could probably count on one finger the number of folks who have those clips.
Actually probably 3 fingers. You, Alex and his police bike and Halo when he gets to putting the tank on.
I did not even know there were clips till I read it here. Only took me 19 years to find out.
rossco

edit. Damn Rick beat me to it.



Last edited by rossco on Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:05 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : too slow to post)


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1986 K100RT VIN 0093801K100RT with summer fairing for a northern visitor

Basic/2 6308802K100CJ  05/1988

K1100RS 0194321
    

11Back to top Go down   Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Empty Re: Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:33 am

DeRodster

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I know, I know, so i'll just stick with the one then.
Be a pity to lose the tank in a gust of wind or somethin ;-)
particularly the way the wx is just now

R


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1992 K1100LT 6455194
1943 BSA WM20
1979 Yamaha DT-175
1974 Triumph 3TA / 5TA
1974 Honda 100
1969 Honda 50
    

12Back to top Go down   Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Empty Re: Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:07 pm

sidecar paul

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Count halo out, rossco, he has an '84 so it will be a proper tank mounting. (Before they cheapened them Lifting K1100lt fuel tank 652573 )

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'51 Vincent (since '67),'72 Montesa Cota (from new), '87 Honda RS125R NF4 (bought 2015) 
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I joined both clips together with a length of electrical cable. Pull the cable, both clips pop off and you dont loose em. John.

    

14Back to top Go down   Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Empty Re: Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:47 pm

DeRodster

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Very clever.
I'll remember that one when I get the other clip.
found the one I lost yesterday...sitting don on the gearbox casing.

took her out for a spin into Maynooth earlier , went grand 'till i just got to the outskirts then something went pop and I lost a bit of power....felt like one of the plug caps came off and she was running real rough....power came back after a few moments so I took her home .
Was all right all the way....
Strange...


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1992 K1100LT 6455194
1943 BSA WM20
1979 Yamaha DT-175
1974 Triumph 3TA / 5TA
1974 Honda 100
1969 Honda 50
    

DeRodster

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Hi Inge et al,

I want to lift tank out to get at the fan connector. Have taken off lower fairing, radio, fuel gauge and temperature gauge. Wont start ! is this because the gauge is disconnected or ?

I only want to start it to de-pressurise the fuel line, if I don't am I likely to have gallons of petrol spraying about the place ?
I will empty the tank before I do it anyway.

I did lift the rear last time but this time I would like to take the tank out completely. From the diagram it looks like I will have to disconnect fuel line 2 and 3  and the two plugs 4.
I would imagine the tank has not been off since before 2004 so is it likely to be a little sticky on the front lugs ?

Any advice appreciated

ta
Rod


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1992 K1100LT 6455194
1943 BSA WM20
1979 Yamaha DT-175
1974 Triumph 3TA / 5TA
1974 Honda 100
1969 Honda 50
    

16Back to top Go down   Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Empty Re: Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:31 am

RicK G

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You can lift the tank back then up a good way, much futher than the K100 as the fuel lines go from the inlet and outlet back to the rear of the fuel rail.
If you want it right of then open the cap to depressurize the tank and remove the fuel lines ,put a short piece of fuel line between the two tubes , disconnect the pumps electrical connector and the tank will come back and up and off.
With a K1100 you dont need to remove any fairing parts just be careful not to scratch the tank on the glovebox mounts.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

17Back to top Go down   Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Empty Re: Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:35 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Rod,

If you leave the bike overnight without turning on the ignition [which pressurises the fuel system] it loses the pressure anyway. I used to do that rather than run it dry. All you will then lose is whatever fuel is in the fuel pipes. the tank doesn't drain all over the place.

Put protective stuff down each side of the tank so you don't scratch it. Otherwise remove one side box and inner fairing to give you room.

This was a K100LT but I think all is similar.

Olaf.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 37,190 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

Past:
1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
Honda CX 500
    

18Back to top Go down   Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Empty Re: Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:51 pm

DeRodster

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Thanks Lads,
that worked fine, and no need to disconnect anything.
As you say Rick G, it lifts up and back a good way so no need to disconnect any lines.
now to try identify the fan connector....quite a lot of wires down there.
I think the cable colours are (Clymer) Brown/ Violet_Yellow.
I'm going in....wish me luck

R


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1992 K1100LT 6455194
1943 BSA WM20
1979 Yamaha DT-175
1974 Triumph 3TA / 5TA
1974 Honda 100
1969 Honda 50
    

19Back to top Go down   Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Empty Re: Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:10 pm

xpc316e

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I started to take my tank off this evening in order to see if I can relocate the throttle cable as the revs rise on full lock, and guess what?  Yes, my 1991 K100LT had both tank clips (and they were held together by a length of wire).  I think it shows that someone loved and cared for my bike before I bought her.


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VIN 0191428, 1991 K100LT, formerly owned by Lancashire Constabulary. This old warhorse is now 'out to grass' and living in retirement in Suffolk, where it will be showered with appropriate love and care.

VIN 6459609, 1992 K1100LT, another ex-Police machine, even though she now looks like she is a former fire engine.
    

20Back to top Go down   Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Empty Re: Lifting K1100lt fuel tank Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:21 pm

DeRodster

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Nice one and very careful previous owner.
I still have one and hope to have two one day soon.
We worry about such small things ;-)
Nice to have it right though

adios
Rod


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1992 K1100LT 6455194
1943 BSA WM20
1979 Yamaha DT-175
1974 Triumph 3TA / 5TA
1974 Honda 100
1969 Honda 50
    

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