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Can you change the Gen 5 block off plates without removing the fuel tank?

If not, does anyone have a picture of the fuel / power connectors going into the base of the fuel tank?

I wish they were more accessible!
 

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Can you change the Gen 5 block off plates without removing the fuel tank?

If not, does anyone have a picture of the fuel / power connectors going into the base of the fuel tank?

I wish they were more accessible!
i don't own a gen5 but if it is anything like then gen4 you have to take off the fuel tank and airbox to do it and is a very tight squeeze to get a wrench in there. Once you lift the tank you will see the fuel line.. i would say invest and get a copy of the service manual. :grin2:
 

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Can you change the Gen 5 block off plates without removing the fuel tank?

If not, does anyone have a picture of the fuel / power connectors going into the base of the fuel tank?

I wish they were more accessible!

No way. You will have to remove the tank and the full airbox assembly to install block-off plates. For the tank you will have to disconnect the electrical connector behind the tank itself (just ahead of the battery), and the fuel line, releasing the clip and removing the line after you lift the fuel tank. If you have a flashed ecu you can remove the valve and leave the connector for it open, otherwise you will need a jumper wire (not completely sure on gen 5 but on gen 4 works) to plug in, or you will have a check engine light on.
 

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i don't own a gen5 but if it is anything like then gen4 you have to take off the fuel tank and airbox to do it and is a very tight squeeze to get a wrench in there. Once you lift the tank you will see the fuel line.. i would say invest and get a copy of the service manual. :grin2:
Sorry, your answer has been posted while I was writing mine so I didn't see it before.
 

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Service manual was out of stock the last time i checked :(

Is the fuel connector the same as the 2015 R1, a small white tab that needs to be released before pulling the hose?

I wish someone had photos.
 

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Service manual was out of stock the last time i checked :(



Is the fuel connector the same as the 2015 R1, a small white tab that needs to be released before pulling the hose?



I wish someone had photos.

The fuel hose at the tank connection? If so then it should be the same as the gen 4. Pull the red locking band up by prying it and the hose will pull off.
 

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Yes, Thx! It was actually easier than expected.

I removed all the screws on the top of air box, but it still seems snug.

Do you have to remove the fuel rail as well, to get the top off the air box?

i guess that is the IMU on top of the air box? i thought the screws from the IMU may be holding the air box but i guess not. If you remove the IMU does it just reset itself on reinstall?

I wish my manual would hurry up!
 

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Don't need to take the air box apart. There are band clamps that hold it onto the throttle bodies. These are loosened with a ball end Allen wrench. Loosen all the way and pull the entire box.

Then you see a carbs and the spark coil connectors. Block off plates are installed in place of the metal that connects the air tubes. Remember orientation of the reeds and seals as they are reused.


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Actually ball end Allen T wrenches were useless. I struggled with the Allen key.

Once it was off i played with options and the best solution was a small 5mm hex bit that i magnetized (so it would stay in the hole), then used a open ended wrench to turn the hex bit.
 
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