Pictures of how I removed the gas tank and the fairings from my 1985 1986 1987 Suzuki GSX-R750 motorcycle.
But first, lets pay some bills:
First the seat. Key. Turn. So simple a five year old can do it.
Middle rear fairing, frame cover. One large Philips.
Plastics. Tabs pull out from rubber slots.
Middle rear plastics. Tabs and slots.
Belly fairing. Allen pan head screws. Three across the top.
These two lower screws are longer than the rest.
I put a piece of foam underneath to support it while the mechanic took off the bolts.
I put some cardboard underneath to save the paint from scratches.
It came out easily on the side away from the kickstand.
Front Fairing. More allen screws with thin washers.
You can not find exact replacements for these washers or screws
at the hardware store, so take care of them.
Two in front and one in back.
Taking the tank off. Tiny bolts.
I removed the vacuum hose and fuel line from the fuel tank petcock.
Vacuum tube, left,
Fuel line, right.
Then after nearly breaking my back and the petcock,
I took the selector knob off of the petcock so I could move the tank
up and out of the frame. Now if I had it to do over again,
I would take the knob off before the fuel line.
Because if I unscrew the selector knob, and I am not very careful
to keep it pointed to "On", and I let it rotate to "Prime"
and the fuel line is hanging open, well, you get the idea.
Here is the bike with the tank off. And all the gas dried off.
Headlight cowling. These two bolts above and two screws below.
WD-40 looked necessary.
I unbolted the turn signals from the bracket
and they popped out of the fairing and dangled by the wires.
Folded down the cowling. Note the towel protecting the front fender.
I would have to take a couple wires off to get the cowl completely off,
but I didn't need to for whatever job this is. Besides, my beer is getting warm.
Screw you guys, I'm going home.
- Next I sold out to make 02¢
so I can fulfill my lifelong dream of owning a 1986 944 with blown head gaskets.
But no minivans!
- Then I finished my beer.
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