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    How to take off gas tank

    Hello guys, I just bought a speed triple 1996, I opened the gas tank and bam its rusty, I would like to clean it but how do I take off the gas tank? Can someone please help me. Thank you!!!

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    I had a 96 model, and I'm sorry I can't remember the steps involved to take off the tank. I have had bikes (over 30 of them) since 1971, and have worked on all of them myself. The one thing I do remember about the 96 is that a lot of the tasks on that bike were very different to the majority of the other bikes, (mostly japanese) that I had owned. Some things just seemed silly....like to remove the end caps of the radiator you had to remove reflectors that were stuck on with double sided tape, to get to the bolts. Removal of the airbox was a real struggle. What I suggest is that you buy a Haynes manual. It has recognized the odd things about maintenance on this bike and has good solutions for working on it.
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    I appreciate it. Thanks for the help. I will look into ordering a manual. Yeah I bought the bike** and it didnt have the lock ignition so I had to order one and install it, I couldnt find the connector all day.

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    did repairs on some of these a few years ago,if the tank is rusty will mean the sealer that was in the tank from new will have
    broken down and wants re-doing,also check condition and operation of fuel tap and carbs the O rings will probably be in a
    poor state and the breaking down sealer flakes get every where,just a heads up,you may be lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brittrip View Post
    did repairs on some of these a few years ago,if the tank is rusty will mean the sealer that was in the tank from new will have
    broken down and wants re-doing,also check condition and operation of fuel tap and carbs the O rings will probably be in a
    poor state and the breaking down sealer flakes get every where,just a heads up,you may be lucky.
    Not all of them had sealed tanks. When I crashed my 96 Trident and killed the tank, the replacement tank was not sealed.
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    Just when you think it can't get worse, Crash comes along and informs you that not only is the glass not half full, but it is stolen and contains a mix of horse semen, urine, laxative and viagra, right after you swallowed a mouthful...
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    And a brand new last of the old stock daytona tank I fitted 2yrs ago was, probably depends who made it for triumph, but a scour out,inspection,
    and maybe a seal not a bad idea, ethanol content of fuel playing havoc with the older fuel systems and tank liners, the daytona tank liner
    had degraded, inside of carb's were red !

 

 

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