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I finally decided to switch my deposit on a ft for a yellow icon that I will get next saturday. First mod will be to repaint it.

Can someone tell me the steps to remove the tank I Got different advices from users I asked in pvt but nothing like a clear step by step.

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Release the 2 bolts under the seat ... 8 or 10mm? Remove the black plastic cover at the front of the tank (just pops off) Then slide the tank forward and it will lift up. I have only gone this far, there will be a fuel line and electrical plug you will have to remove before lifting it completely away
 

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Release the 2 bolts under the seat ... 8 or 10mm? Remove the black plastic cover at the front of the tank (just pops off) Then slide the tank forward and it will lift up. I have only gone this far, there will be a fuel line and electrical plug you will have to remove before lifting it completely away

I got this far but couldn't get the fuel hoses unclipped.


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I got this far but couldn't get the fuel hoses unclipped.


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This is going to be a common problem as Ducati changed the fuel tank connector style on this bike, it is no longer a dry break fitting, and to make it even more complicated it is an internal spring design so a special tool is needed and once removed if there is any trace amounts of fuel it is going to come pouring out of the bottom. I made some plugs on the lathe after getting the connectors off, though there was the first half gallon of fuel that spilled out before I figured this out since no one else has wrote anything yet.


A look at the internal connector
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A look at the machined plugs for storing the tank without pissing fuel
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I designed a tool and 3D printed one for myself so I could get my tank off, but if a bunch of people needed them I could make a small run for people, 3D printed plastic worked for me but if they were being sold they should be made out of delrin or aluminum in my opinion for use for years to come.

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I'll definitely buy one from you. It looks similar to the 'fuel filter tools' you use on modern cars to remove the connections.
 

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I'll definitely buy one from you. It looks similar to the 'fuel filter tools' you use on modern cars to remove the connections.
exaxtly like those connector tools but unfortunately this one is metric so good ol american tools dont work...:(

believe me I would much rather buy a tool and move on to more fun parts on the bike.
 

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I'm also seriously considering repainting the tank and wouldn't thought it was this complicated. I would also need one of these tools then, although i did not understand how practically this would come into use. Can somebody post a picture or something?
 

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I'm also seriously considering repainting the tank and wouldn't thought it was this complicated. I would also need one of these tools then, although i did not understand how practically this would come into use. Can somebody post a picture or something?
You slip it over the fuel hose right angled QC and use the narrower end to push in the four plastic fingers on the FP QC to extract the plastic right angled QC. If you try to remove the right angle item by force (as some Duc shops seem to be) you'll damage or break the QC fingers.
 

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I designed a tool and 3D printed one for myself so I could get my tank off, but if a bunch of people needed them I could make a small run for people, 3D printed plastic worked for me but if they were being sold they should be made out of delrin or aluminum in my opinion for use for years to come.

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this would help a lot of people, would you post the dimensioned drawing?
 

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Hello


Having read on many forums that the tank removal was complex and dangerous for the gasoline hose connection, I would advise those who remove their tank to install on the hose those instant connectors that can be disconnected without any tools.


You just need to cut the hose to install both parts of the connector and then reconnect the OEM connector in the tank, but when the tank is not already mounted on the bike, which is certainly easier. Maybe, you can even cut the hose during the first removal of the tank, so you don't have at all to disconnect the OEM connector from the tank.


I already had two pairs of such connectors on my Ducati ST2 and it doesn't create any problems in the injection system.


They look like this :
 
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