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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:10 pm 
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Hi.
I have just bought my new to me DR, and as you can tell in the picture it has the Acerbis tank, I really don't like it (cosmetics and weight).. fortunately it came with the factory tank.
I'm planning to repace the Acerbis for the Factory, does anyone know if there is anthing special I need to have at hand? e.g new grommets, special tool,etc.

I'm not selling the Acerbis cause I'll need it eventually.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:01 pm 
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You'll need a 10mm wrench/socket to remove the side panels and tank hold down bolts and a 12mm to remove the seat.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:34 pm 
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If the stock tank still has the vacuum petcock, you'll have to rerun the vacuum line - petcock to carb cap.

Stock petcock showing 2nd, vacuum line
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Note the arrow showing the lever isn't quite instinctive
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:16 am 
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Thanks. I will try it tomorrow and will share my findings

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:12 pm 
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ER70S-2 wrote:
If the stock tank still has the vacuum petcock, you'll have to rerun the vacuum line - petcock to carb cap.

Stock petcock showing 2nd, vacuum line
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Note the arrow showing the lever isn't quite instinctive
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Or just set the petcock to "PRI" if you don't want to run another vacuum line. You will loose reserve though.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:19 am 
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So I started the process of replacing the tank...

Acerbis tank.. out..
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So the bike looked really naked
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While in there I checked the plugs and they were fine, a bit black but after a clean they were still within specs, so back they went.
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Then when I tried to install the cowl (or whatever that cover is called):
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I noticed I needed the bolts...
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So I'm not going to wait for them.. I'll be lucky if I can go out once or twice this year before the Canadian winter gets here in full force.
The bike looks kind of weird from the front and may be an issue at high speed mud/dirt.. which I won't.
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And this is how the bike looks now:
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Thanks for the pointers about the petcock and vaccum line.. It was capped.



My thoughts...
Hooooly cow, the bike feels so light.. (I'm looking for the word that is the opposite of top-heavy?)
I can't wait to do some riding.. that new tank is pretty and cosmetically the bike looks factory but I still like it better than with the big @ss tank..

Questions:
Does anyone know what kind of bolts go there?? (Seems the seat holding bolts will do it although they're a bit too long, I guess a washer or two would help)
One of the rubber grommets that hold the tank with the bolts is missing the metal cylinder.. Any idea what is that called and where to get it??

thanks! :drinks:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:25 am 
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Take one of the other bolts in the mount holding it on and try that in the holes meant to mount the tank shield. If my failing memory serves, they're all the same. Use that as for an example at your local bolt store.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:38 am 
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The mount holding bolts are almost an inch long.. They look aftermarket.. I suppose they had to be replaced due to the Acerbis which has a much thicker grommet than the factory tank..

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:39 am 
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But yeah, I'll take the one of the bolts for the seat and visit home depot, they should have something that works...

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:41 am 
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If you haven't gone by Saturday, I can check mine. Need to check the valves, so the tank is coming off.


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