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post #1 of 8 Old 04-20-2009, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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Removing/replacing Fuel tank--what needs replacing?

I'll be pulling my nice undamaged tank and replacing it with an old one that has a bit of suction damage--the last owner got a bolt stuck in the fuel line during a repair and the suction pulled it in a bit.

In any case, it'll ease my mind to ride for 6 weeks on a tank that already has a bit of "character" and can handle minor drops without messing up its newness.

What parts need replacing when replacing the tank? On the Bike Bandit 919 Fuel Tank Parts Fiche, I've noted that I likely need:

5: FILTER, FUEL RETURN,AC 2AC 227271-001
8: FILTER, FUEL, AC 2AC 227510-001
21: GASKET, BASE,A AC 1470183-001
36: WASHER (12MM) (12MM),A AC 237675-001

Anything else I need? The bike has 7600 miles in oft-dusty conditions, so I figure it can't hurt to replace the fuel filter.

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Have you checked the damaged tank to make sure it doesnt leak? That would be the first thing I would do, just to make sure. It would stink to find out when you fill it with gas the first time.

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You actually don't need to replace anything. The fuel pump gasket is rubber and can be used over and over. Just swap everything to the donor tank and you are good to go.

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Just make sure that the gasket doesn't fold when you mount the pump...otherwise you will have to replace it.

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Make shore that your gasket seals all the way. My new tank leaked after I got it painted. I tried a new gasket to see if that worked but it turned out that the lip of my tank was bent where the rubber gasket went.

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No leaks, but thanks for reminding me to test for 'em.

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i repleaced rubber gasket and 12 mm crush washers.

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Originally Posted by olskoolkool View Post
Make shore that your gasket seals all the way. My new tank leaked after I got it painted. I tried a new gasket to see if that worked but it turned out that the lip of my tank was bent where the rubber gasket went.
That is funny, because I had the same thing happen.

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