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    ST1300 - Lower Fuel Tank Replacement "How To" Guide

    As promised, attached is a "cook book" set of instructions for replacing the ST1300 lower fuel tank.

    The removal and installation took me two days.... three if you count associated jobs such as upper tank removal/installation and bleeding the brakes from having unnecessarily disconnected a brake line. It took this long because I stopped at every opportunity to take pictures. I also took plenty of breaks to relax and think ahead.

    I thought about posting the instructions as a regular post but there are just too many pictures to mess with.

    The likelihood that you'll ever have to do this job is pretty remote. I was just "lucky". Background on why I had to replace the lower tank can be seen here:
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    Re: ST1300 Lower Fuel Tank "How To" Guide

    Wow, nice report Mick! Well done.
    John - 2004 ST1300A

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    Re: ST1300 Lower Fuel Tank "How To" Guide

    Great write up and pics, thanks.
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    Re: ST1300 Lower Fuel Tank "How To" Guide

    Most if not all of the factory black zip ties on my '04 can be loosened and reused by pressing on the release tab located at the junction. Nice to know all of the steps involved. Thanks for the writeup. I was actually toying with the idea of pulling my tank last year when replacing the lower fuel tank sensor but when I discovered that the tank would not come out the top like I thought it would because of the wiring harness, I decided to nix that idea...
    Scooter

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    Re: ST1300 - Lower Fuel Tank Replacement "How To" Guide

    Just scanned through it but VERY nice work Mick....!!! I moved this to the Article section.

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    Re: ST1300 - Lower Fuel Tank Replacement "How To" Guide

    Great Post,

    Is there any problem if i use this great maual at our forum www.st1100-1300.nl?
    It would be a great help for our dutch Forum members..
    Thanks in advance.
    With best regards,
    Arno Plaisier a.k.a. Ome Noot
    With kind regards.
    Arno Plaisier a.k.a. Ome Noot

    Also member of http://www.st1100-1300.nl

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    Re: ST1300 - Lower Fuel Tank Replacement "How To" Guide

    I have no problem with you posting it on your site at all Arno. I wrote it as an aid to everyone who may have to do this. Doesn't matter what site it's on.

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