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Fuel tank prop-up ... question

Power Commander installation instructions say to "Prop the front of the fuel tank up."

Do I need to disconnect anything else besides the two front bolts? (hoses, etc.) Or can I access the connector just by lifting the front of the tank a little while it pivots on its rear bolt?

I have the fairings removed, but ran out of time last night ... now sitting here at work I realized I'm not sure.

Here's a shot of the install instructions:



I can see the front of the tank is up ... just not sure if any hoses, etc. need to be disconnected to get it this high.

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No you will need to have the tank up as high as possible, you don't need to remove it just lift it up enough to work your hands in there.

I already had the airbox out so I'm not sure if you can access the injectors plug off the wiring harness or not with the airbox in place? Someone will chime in hopefully.

I used a bungy cord and attached the other end to the subframe, I also had a relatively empty tank.



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Here's where clean towels come in handy the rear of the tank can get scratched by the sub-frame and be super careful when you set it back down to NOT pinch any wires or hoses.
Also ground that thing to the battery and remember the order of tank fairing stay spacers grommets etc.
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Can you access the injector plug with the airbox in place? I had mine out already so I'm not sure...



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OK so for anybody in the future ... I lifted the front of my fuel tank about 6" - 8" and put a pillow under it to hold it up (I had it higher after this pic). See my purdy, flowered pillow?

That let me get to the OEM connector, unplug it, plug in the Power Commander, and work the plugs back into the small area they live in as well as possible.


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i used my seat to keep the tank up, it did the job

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There is a thread somewhere that has this too...wood dowel rod cut to size is my tank prop rod.


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I just use a trimmed section of PVC pipe.
And before I sold it, I borrowed my Hayabusa's tank prop rod which worked reasonably well.
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I just use a trimmed section of PVC pipe.
And before I sold it, I borrowed my Hayabusa's tank prop rod which worked reasonably well.
Unlike your hayabusa
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I would just add that you should be careful with the front part of your rearsection plastics. When I raise my tank - which seems like all the time - I put 2 inch tape on the sides of the gas tank to keep away scratches. I loosen the front bolts of the rearsection as well. Be gentle with it as you lift the tank.

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