Help with fuel tank removal
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Senior Member doser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Vancouver BC Canada
    Posts
    1,534
    Member #
    2725
    Liked
    244 times

    Help with fuel tank removal

    I need to remove the fuel tank on my 2013 White CB1000R to get it repainted over the winter, as it is starting to show traces of rust, especially at the tabs on the underside - NOT the typical 'rich, deep' Honda paint finish one would expect! I had the tank off my earlier CB, but this time I cannot figure out how to release the 2-pin fuel reserve sensor this time. It's the connector shown in the upper photo in the manual:

    Fuel Tank Removal by Don Serl, on Flickr

    ...and here's a close-up:

    IMG_2289-X (2) by Don Serl, on Flickr

    there are 'tabs' on both sides (blue) and a 'slot' (red) on one face.

    any directions appreciated! thanx...
    piling the mileage on...

  2. #2
    Senior Member COLVERT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    France
    Posts
    3,801
    Member #
    1038
    Liked
    714 times
    Press the retainer tabs IN after pulling out the rubber restrictor.

  3. #3
    Senior Member DELuth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    South Mississippi
    Posts
    2,441
    Member #
    3037
    Liked
    764 times
    Kinda hard to tell from the pic, but I'm guessing it will be similar to this connector...


    Name:  HM-6P.jpg
Views: 46
Size:  19.4 KB


    There is a little tab that you pull outwards with your fingernail or a tool. (red arrow)
    "I don't know how to put this, but I'm kind of a big deal. People know me. I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany."

    My Bike

  4. Remove Advertisements
    HondaCB1000R.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Senior Member doser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Vancouver BC Canada
    Posts
    1,534
    Member #
    2725
    Liked
    244 times
    COLVERT! welcome back!
    but you're speaking about removal of the fuel delivery tube, which is not problematic. this is the electrical connector for the fuel reserve sensor...
    piling the mileage on...

  6. #5
    Senior Member COLVERT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    France
    Posts
    3,801
    Member #
    1038
    Liked
    714 times
    Quote Originally Posted by doser View Post
    COLVERT! welcome back!
    but you're speaking about removal of the fuel delivery tube, which is not problematic. this is the electrical connector for the fuel reserve sensor...
    Thank you.-----I think DELuth's post above is the information you are looking for.
    Personal Disclaimer:
    My thoughts are intended to provide a sounding board for your own.
    Some of what I say may go against your own thoughts and may seem harsh, targeted and malicious.
    This is not my intention – I am simply using my experience, including other peoples, as a way of debating and giving advice - of which there is no guarantee that it's correct

  7. #6
    Senior Member doser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Vancouver BC Canada
    Posts
    1,534
    Member #
    2725
    Liked
    244 times
    thanx DELuth!
    piling the mileage on...

  8. #7
    Senior Member doser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Vancouver BC Canada
    Posts
    1,534
    Member #
    2725
    Liked
    244 times
    Quote Originally Posted by DELuth View Post
    Kinda hard to tell from the pic, but I'm guessing it will be similar to this connector...


    Name:  HM-6P.jpg
Views: 46
Size:  19.4 KB


    There is a little tab that you pull outwards with your fingernail or a tool. (red arrow)
    I finally had a chance to go 'digging' last weekend, and , yes, you just pull up on the central tab. easy-peasy. the side-lugs are red herrings - they seem to function to hold the front/outer and rear/ inner portions of the female fitting ( as shown) together, and have NO functionality in removing the tank, except to confuse you!
    piling the mileage on...

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •