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I need to take off the front headlight and lift up the tank to hide some wires. Is this in the owners manual? At least to lift the tank up? i hate just blindly guessing.
 

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Removal of the fuel tank

Unscrew the bolts (3) and remove the tank cover (2) from the fuel tank (1).



Remove the seat and side panels (Sect. E 3, Removal of the seat - Removal of the side panels and seat cowling).
Remove the bolt (13) and recover the washer (12).



Detach the hoses (31) and (32) from plates (6) and (7) respectively.



Raise the fuel tank and disconnect the fuel level sensor (A) from the main wiring loom.



Disconnect the quick-release fittings (24) from the flange.



Withdraw the fuel tank (1) towards the rear of the motorcycle to disengage the front catches from the frame.

 

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The headlight is easy. Just undo the two nuts (14) at the bottom of the headlight unit.




It will then lift of the off the top lugs (B)

 

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kwaka,
You da man! Thanks for your generosity in helping.

Not that I need to remove my tank but I am impressed with your posts to help CHIEFBATLAX
 

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i ran multiple cables when i installed the data logger and smartycam. one useful technique is using zip ties to fish wiring. start from the front and tickle it with the zip tie and electrical tape to the back of the bike. i never had to take the tank off foe cable runs.
 

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i ran multiple cables when i installed the data logger and smartycam. one useful technique is using zip ties to fish wiring. start from the front and tickle it with the zip tie and electrical tape to the back of the bike. i never had to take the tank off foe cable runs.
well I only got the rider seat off before the wife showed up and the party was over. Gilly, I suppose you ran these lines from the dash? did you take the air box covers off to access the lines already from the dash. if i don't have to lift the tank that would be best.
 

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That's a clean looking USB charger.

Not sure what mount you are using but these RAM mounts seems pretty good and I've not lost my phone yet. Quick disconnect so I can mount my GPS if going into the nether regions.
 

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That's a clean looking USB charger.

Not sure what mount you are using but these RAM mounts seems pretty good and I've not lost my phone yet. Quick disconnect so I can mount my GPS if going into the nether regions.
Its a burns moto USB charger, searched the web and it looks cleanest. im going to try and hide it behind the light and between the handle bars. And I'm using a ram mount also. speed tested up to 120.
 

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I ran the wiring for my radar detector from under the seat to the handlebars. All I did was zip tie to the wiring loom that runs up the left side of the frame to the headlight and then follow the cables to the left bar. The only parts I had to remove were the fuel tank side panel and the air box cover. No need to remove the tank or headlight if you don't want to.
 

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I ran the wiring for my radar detector from under the seat to the handlebars. All I did was zip tie to the wiring loom that runs up the left side of the frame to the headlight and then follow the cables to the left bar. The only parts I had to remove were the fuel tank side panel and the air box cover. No need to remove the tank or headlight if you don't want to.
Good, that's thats the advice I've been looking for. But I was getting kind of jazzed up about going deep, next time;)


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Cigarette lighter plugs (for the purpose of supplying power) should have gone away many moons ago......a worse design would be hard to create.

I like that USB port, and the ram mount.........who makes that mount BD?
 

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well I only got the rider seat off before the wife showed up and the party was over. Gilly, I suppose you ran these lines from the dash? did you take the air box covers off to access the lines already from the dash. if i don't have to lift the tank that would be best.
If I recall, yes, pulled only the right side off just to make sure it was a neatly threaded wire. Trcky tight part was feeding up area of the steering stem tube to behind the dash. Just remember to chk bar to bar play if you run anything to the h-bar.


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to take off the headlight, just unbolt two bolts below the headlight that is on the lower triple tree. The pull the two op mounts off. Then disconnect the cables. Done. Quick and simple.
 

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So i ended up not taking off the tank and ran the wires on the left side wedged it between the stock wire harness and the frame. Its pretty well hidden unless you are looking from underneath the bike looking up. I really couldn't find a good spot for the USB charger on the handle bars. I ended putting it on the triple tree clamp. it doesn't stick out to bad but when i have more time i will find a better hiding spot.
 

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