Any info or good threads on how to take off a 2008 EFI Speedmaster gas tank? I need to change my stock cam covers to chrome ones. Thanks
The tank, no problem. The cam cover, a bit more involved.Oh, come on. Take the plunge. Take off the seat, remove the two bolts holding the tank in place and lift up the back of the tank. Look underneath and disconnect everything hooked to the tank. How hard can it be?
Do the EFI bikes not have a petcock?I`ve never drained ANY tank on my Bonnie for removal.Just shut it off,and pull the hose.1: drain fuel from tank, you must get out as much as possible otherwise when you disconnect the fuel line it will leak all over the engine.
Er, no. The pump is electrically driven so if the ignition is turned off it won't be pumping. It doesn't stop after pressurising the system either, it is required to run all the time the engine is running to supply the injectors. This is no longer a gravity fed system using float bowls as reservoirs, hence no fuel tap. No fuel injected bike I've ever ridden has had a fuel tap. Does your car have one? This is nothing out of the ordinary.Thats crazy. Do they figure that the fuel pump won`t push gas if the engine isn`t running,or what?
No problem. Bit of a nuisance really. I think I would be inclined to fit some sort of in-line tap if I was intending to remove the tank more frequently than required for routine maintenance.Hey Paul,Thanks for the info.It just seemed strange to me that the tank would have to be drained for removal.
Noticed that myself the day I picked up my efi Bonnie. You get use to it fairly quickly, only trouble was when I wanted to start my other bike (Honda ) which didn't get a look at for the first 3 months of Bonnie ownership .....you'd think the bike would start?nope just a fuel line from the tank down to the engine.