Gen2 Gas Tank Removal

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  1. Jun 11, 2020 #1

    Jerry Klay

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    Has anyone removed and replaced the tank on a Gen2?

    I am looking at removing and installing a new 24 ltr tank and the vendor sent me some very intimidation instructions and I am wondering if anyone had personally done this..

    Thanks...
     
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    it can be done in less than 25 minutes.....yeah ha ha. :)

    Check out this video:

     
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    Have you installed the tank? What is your evaluation of the product?
     
  4. Jun 28, 2020 at 11:28 AM #4

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    I have not purchased the tank yet. I'm still on the fence. It is a big job.
     
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    That tank is pricy too
     
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    It sure is. However I am thinking it might be the way to go. The 100 mile range limit is ok if you never leave the city streets. Yesterday my warning light came on just as I passed an intersection on the freeway. At the next exit there was no gas, so I got off and went back to the previous one to get fuel. It was better than running out but I sure felt stupid for back tracking for gas.
     
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    It definitely sucks.. I have come so close so many times.

    Im thinking even as big a PIA this will be.. Even if I took the better part of a week to do it. Would not need to bad.
     
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    I would get help. Probably film it. There are so many parts to remove it would be easy to screw up. I will be eager to hear your experience. By the way, the website for the L3K says out of stock. They must be selling them to somebody. I wonder where the other feedback is for it.
     
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    I would not get involved with L3K.. I have heard of leak problems, and they are always out of stock and numerous people not being able to get in touch with them. I looked at the YouTube video they [L3K] or someone posted on the removal.. I suspect that this tank install would have very similar dis assembly procedures. The tank I am looking at is from Germany and is a welded Aluminum. I like the idea of an Aluminum tank.. The final cost delivered to NJ with all the necessary parts is about $1200 [1090 euro]

    I attached the instructions that the vendor sent me.. A bit intimidating.. I think part of the reason I am concerned is that my 09 has been 99% rock solid.. I had 1 starting issue that I posted about.. and I would hate to compromise the reliability for a wire I routed wrong by accident and have it quit 500 miles from home.. But would love to add 70 miles to my re fuel range.

    My riding buddy is really good mechanically an I'm pretty sure we could get it done..

    http://www.v-max-f-maerz.de/vmaxkatalog/750/754i_en.html
     

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    Thank for the link. I had not heard of these guys. The website is old school but they are much more professional than L3K. Lots of interesting mods for Gen1 and Gen2.

    I understand you point on creating problems. I have been talking to MCCruise about a system for the Gen2. There will be lots of places to open the wiring harness and cause a problem.
     
  12. Jun 29, 2020 at 12:54 PM #12

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    There are 2 companies.. they work together.. The guy I email with who is very good is Paul. A long time ago I got my Highway Pegs and a luggage rack so I could put some soft bags on the bike.. Both worked out really well..

    I am pretty fastidious with wiring been doing it for 20+ years on lots of stuff.

    To be honest. I think the web site is refreshingly SIMPLE..
     
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    Those are impressive pegs. I got the ones from IROCTEC. They have suited me well for a month.
     

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