I've just been trying to get the tank of my 2k5 R1 in order to replace the thermostat. This is the first time I've tried to remove the tank on this bike.
I ran into a snag when attempting to disconnect the fuel lines, which took me to google to solve, which is how I found this write up.
I removed the locking bracket and then pushed on the side buttons while attempting to pull off the line, but it doesn't seem to want to disconnect.
To be honest, my fingertips seem to be compressing more than the buttons are.
I was also reaching the point where I felt the force I was using in pulling on the fuel line connector was reaching the breaking point of the white plastic L shaped nipple coming out of the tank.
Is there a trick to this?
(Yes I realize this is a necro, but this is the best write-up-with-pictures I've found on the net for R1 tank removal)
Last edited by allmhuran; 08-24-2012 at 09:31 PM.