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    xl700 fuel tank removal

    I have the motor out of my XL700 and want to remove the tank so I can clean it thoroughly. However, it appears that the tank is larger than the hole in the hood and larger than the engine access opening. Can the fuel tank be removed in this model ski? If so, how is it done? Thanks for your help in advance. - Richard


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    I have 1200 xlt, and I had to loosen up the cowling and turn it sideways a bit, inorder to get the tank out. michael

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    That's how it's done. Unhook fuel and oil hoses, wiring, steering & reverse cables, 2 bolts by the fuel filler, and two more forward of seat opening, then remove whole nose section and slide it back and turn it. It sounds like a lot but only takes about 20 minutes.

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    Cool, thanks for the info guys. The manual I have really lacks detail (sucks). I think the only way to truly clean a tank that has been sitting for years is to take it out and clean it real good with soap and high pressure water from a hose.

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    I was just thinking that this would also be a good way to access the choke and fuel switches since you can't really get to them otherwise. So, you guys may have just helped me twice...thanks again.

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    It also happens to be the easiest way to access the stator and flywheel if it ever becomes necessary

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