Tearing bike down for paint with questions

lowdog

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Ok today is the day RG goes to paint in three weeks or so. I am tearing it down for the painter to save a little money and got some questions so far.
I got the rear fender lose but dont know what I should do with the rear brake light wires. The painter is gonna do something custom with the lights back there, so I dont know if I should just snip them or???

Next is the gas tank what should I do with that? I am gonna do Camtech's tank kit and assume that I shold drain the tank but how??

Thanks Shawn
 

lowdog

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ok got the fender out and flipped over to see that I just unplug the wires. still wondering what to do with the tank tho???
 

Wanna Ride

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Sorry if stating the obvious, but the factory service manual is the best tool you can own. It has this kind of stuff in detail. They run about $50 or so, and most dealerships stock them.
 

Bill

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Is your main question how to get the gas out?

There are many ways to do it. One way would be remove the tank, lean the tank to the right, unscrew the adapter where the fuel line connects, then lean it to the left pooring it into a container.

As for the wiring harness, we need more detail on what your trying to do.

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lowdog

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Is your main question how to get the gas out?

There are many ways to do it. One way would be remove the tank, lean the tank to the right, unscrew the adapter where the fuel line connects, then lean it to the left pooring it into a container.

As for the wiring harness, we need more detail on what your trying to do.

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I guess I am just trying to save some money by making it easier for the painter. Got everything ready to go but the tank.
 

Bill

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You'll get it man. As one of dearest friend frequently tells me... Be like NIKE and "Just Do It!!!"
 

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If you have a harbor freight close, go buy a siphon pump http://www.harborfreight.com/multi-use-transfer-pump-66418.html

Its 7.99 and works really good. I've used mine several times, even though I wasn't expecting much, that little thing works better then anything else I have tried, and I have tried a lot of things. For some reason people forget when you tell them to bring their bike to you with low fuel. I think most people stop and top it off before they bring me their stuff, oh, and run through mud puddles to. :)
 

lowdog

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If you have a harbor freight close, go buy a siphon pump http://www.harborfreight.com/multi-use-transfer-pump-66418.html

Its 7.99 and works really good. I've used mine several times, even though I wasn't expecting much, that little thing works better then anything else I have tried, and I have tried a lot of things. For some reason people forget when you tell them to bring their bike to you with low fuel. I think most people stop and top it off before they bring me their stuff, oh, and run through mud puddles to. :)
I got one half hour away maybe check that out. My bike is full of bugs yet, but its getting painted so I fugured not a big deal. Gotta stop with the burnouts tho. Rear fender has rubber chunks all over the under side. HA HA
 

Crazy Beaver

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Hey everyone new to the Forum here, I paint bikes on the side of my full time job. If you have a newer RG there should be a quick release gas line on the bottom left side of the tank you push the cupling up and pull the gas line down, it should pull right off. Do not unscrew the fitting from the bottom of the tank until you unhook the lines under your gas cap assembly or you will pinch a gas line inside the tank that cost around $50 or so to replace. Then remove your dash on the center of your tank and you can remove the gas cap assembly, on the bottom of the gas cap assembly unhook the gas lines and wires. Once this is done remove the fitting on the bottom of the tank and drain your gas into a gas can.
 

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