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lifting the tank

People,

I have fault on my 2000 F4 which after advice on a previous post suggests could be either a fault in the fuel pump or the wiring to it shorting to the chassis or tank.


As the fault appeared immediately after hitting a bump in the road combined with the fact that the pump does run (albeit drawing enough current to blow a 30A fuse) I am beginning to think there could be an intermittent or permanent short to ground via a chaffed or crushed wire.


There is a 4 pin connector and wiring just before the fuel pump which I intend wiggling to basically see what happens. I call this method the ‘poke and hope’ approach.

Can anyone advise how much ‘rattle room’ can be created by unbolting the tank prior to removing any petrol lines etc.? I don’t really want to disconnect petrol lines but would like to create some wiggle room.


I am hoping I can lift the tank say 4 to 6 inches and hold it up on wooden blocks to help me to eliminate / find a wiring fault.


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-21-2010, 04:55 AM
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Hi Submariner,

Yep there is justa bit of wiggle room if you unbolt the tank mouts and securing bolt, it is a bit difficult as th tank is rather "high" and does fit down between teh frame rails fairly snug.

I would suggest disconnecting the fuel pipes, its not too hard even single handed. Just be careful of teh brittle fuel connectors if they are the original black and white ones.

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I like to put some tape on the top front edge of the tank. This is the seam You see when sitting on the bike. This forward most part (air box) stays when You lift the tank. Tape both tank & air box to eliminate chips. While Your at it change those fuel line fittings to metal ones.


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The tank can be lifted to create a good 6 inches of room, rest the 'c' grab bolt things on the lower edge of the air box and the rear of the tank on the battery tray, fits snugly and securely so you can play around underneath it......................copyright of C.Wells 2010 (xbikes)
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thanks guys managed to lift it. May actually have to remove it dont know yet

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