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How to remove 1964 oil tank

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How to remove 1964 oil tank

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Post by 64duo » Mon Jan 31, 2005 12:46 am

I'm stuck. Taking everything off the bike to get to some needed small fixes, (ok, nothing ever stays small). I'm trying to remove the stock oil bag and I just can't figure how to get it out of the bike. Removed all the attachment bolts, and the battery hold down rods, but its just too tight, the seat post part of the frame, seems to be kinda holding things in place not allowing for an easy sideways slide out. Am I gonna have to remove rear fender to get alittlee extra room on the rear side? Neither the Clymer or HD service manuals even cover the oil tank, or maybe I need some glasses. Anyone been here before? I could use some help. Thanks in advance.
Jonathan



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Re: How to remove 1964 oil tank

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Post by stockPan » Mon Jan 31, 2005 12:53 pm

Hi Jonathan,

Not sure if you've made any progress, but you will have to remove the rear fender, or have someone pull it back just enough for clearance, as the tank to seat post brkt stops you from conveniently sliding the tank out, this will give you the needed room to shift the tank back, then you'll have to tilt the tank forward and then remove.

good luck
Andrew

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Re: How to remove 1964 oil tank

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Post by wheels » Tue Feb 01, 2005 7:07 am

i have a 65 and i know its different but i bent one of those tabs and got mine off without taking the rear fender off.

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