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post #1 of 16 Old 04-16-2019, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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ZX10r Help needed

So I bought a 2005 Zx10r today, and the guy who sold it to me left a lot, and I mean A LOT of things hidden, he was very shady. The gas tank has a leak in it and he put a gas tank cover over it so I didn't know that it was leaking. Also, it had some random tiny battery in there, and many other things. However, the main thing I need help with is I need someone who can replace a gas tank for me, I plan on ordering a used gas tank, but I have no idea how to do the replacement myself, and mechanics charge too much. Thanks in advance.
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I am located in rancho cucamonga, california
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Well swapping a gas tank is alot easier than you may think. If your buying a complete replacement tank than it's a matter of loosening 3 bolts or so. Usually you have 1 bolt in front of tank and 2 in rear on opposite sides. Once all bolts are removed you can gently pull up on tank to ensure it is completely loose. There will be quick disconnect lines and a couple breathers. Unplug and tank is free. Not sure on gen 1 if you have to remove any plastics on bike but if so do that first. Once tank is off you can do what you need to and replace a fuel pump if necessary.

Also, a small battery isn't necessarily a bad thing... The new LI technology allows batteries to get smaller and smaller. Does battery start bike? Yes? Don't worry.

Good luck and enjoy the new beast you just purchased!
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To remove fuel tank on a gen1 youll need to remove passagner, driver seat, tank seat covers both side, one bolt rear and 2 bolts up front on the tank, unplug fuel hose and plug on shifter side and it will come off.

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you should go to the youtubes and start watching people wrench on the bike. it can be a great learning tool, just don't get distracted by the cat videos
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Download the service manual for it, that'll help too.

If you get stuck on something, come ask us. Most of us won't bite lol.
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Are any of you in rancho cucamonga and can come check out my bike and tell me everything you see wrong with it
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Also do any of you have a spare gas tank? one that doesnt leak
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Did you think to bring the tank too a place who repair gas tank the leak should be something who can be easily repairable check if the two side panel have the right screw. The guy maybe put two long screw and puncture the tank. When you put the tank of empty it and fill it up with water so you can see the damage or the leaks that way without doing a mess. Take a marker and identified the holes.

But you probably going to see the holes when you put out the tank.
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