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Posted by frederick_hood at August 06. 2017

well despite having my battery on regular charge and on the optimate, the ist mot was due so uncover,unlock wheel out of garage and click click click, dam, battery dead,reconnect to battery charger, starts ist time disconnect battery charger bike stops instantly,so now I have to remove the seat and tank to get at the battery not very practical Norton!!!. I know one of the club members has had to do this before and the tank fell off and got damaged, so what I need to ask members, any tips (except be carefull) shortcuts etc any help would be much appreciated as I'm off to the classic TT end of the month and have to get it sorted asap.

 

Re: tank removal

Posted by graham_leblond at August 06. 2017

Hi   I have a copy of how to remove the tank which I can send you by email.   Please PM me and I will do it asap.  Regards

 

 

Graham

Re: tank removal

Posted by frederick_hood at August 07. 2017

Previously graham_leblond wrote:

Hi   I have a copy of how to remove the tank which I can send you by email.   Please PM me and I will do it asap.  Regards

 

 

Graham

Hi Graham, have sent email details by pm, but because its urgent, yfhtriumph@gmail.com

Re: tank removal

Posted by Dan Field at August 07. 2017

Are you trying to use the Optimate as a starting booster? I didn't think they did that?

Re: tank removal

Posted by graham_leblond at August 07. 2017

Hi   I have just emailed you with a pdf document

Re: tank removal

Posted by frederick_hood at August 08. 2017

Previously graham_leblond wrote:

Hi   I have just emailed you with a pdf document


Many thanks Graham,went like clockwork and no problems,a new Varta battery same output etc and only £40 a bargain I think,now looking forward to the IofMan

Re: tank removal

Posted by james_fanning at August 08. 2017

You've already managed the battery replacement but just to give my experience on this task , you don't need to remove tank completely - leave the fuel pump connected.

Remove three bolts so tank can be lifted up and to one side exposing battery compartment. Rest tank on a suitable support alongside bike - protected with old cushions , rug , whatever. There's enough room to remove old battery and replace with new one leaving the fuel pump connected.

Re: tank removal

Posted by frederick_hood at August 10. 2017

Previously james_fanning wrote:

You've already managed the battery replacement but just to give my experience on this task , you don't need to remove tank completely - leave the fuel pump connected.

Remove three bolts so tank can be lifted up and to one side exposing battery compartment. Rest tank on a suitable support alongside bike - protected with old cushions , rug , whatever. There's enough room to remove old battery and replace with new one leaving the fuel pump connected.

Many thanks for the extra info,

Re: tank removal

Posted by frederick_hood at August 11. 2017

Previously frederick_hood wrote:

Previously graham_leblond wrote:

Hi   I have just emailed you with a pdf document


Many thanks Graham,went like clockwork and no problems,a new Varta battery same output etc and only £40 a bargain I think,now looking forward to the IofMan


Well don't count your chickens as they say,still no joy of starting and after a friend with diagnostic computer looked into it,, looks like the fuel pump has given up the ghost,thats after tank off again,check fuses and every electrical item and wiring,I,ve only done 1200 miles, but need it sorted for the IofMan classic, so off it goes back to Donnington on Monday,now where is my rainy day money, oh spent it because its always raining. mmm

 

Re: tank removal

Posted by graham_leblond at August 12. 2017

Hi   Sorry to hear of your problems.    Hope it gets sorted on Monday and isn't too much

 

 

 

Previously frederick_hood wrote:

Previously frederick_hood wrote:

Previously graham_leblond wrote:

Hi   I have just emailed you with a pdf document


Many thanks Graham,went like clockwork and no problems,a new Varta battery same output etc and only £40 a bargain I think,now looking forward to the IofMan


Well don't count your chickens as they say,still no joy of starting and after a friend with diagnostic computer looked into it,, looks like the fuel pump has given up the ghost,thats after tank off again,check fuses and every electrical item and wiring,I,ve only done 1200 miles, but need it sorted for the IofMan classic, so off it goes back to Donnington on Monday,now where is my rainy day money, oh spent it because its always raining. mmm

 

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