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Default Tank lift and wire tuck

i am fixing to lift my tank and tuck my wires. i will be buying some lift brackets. do i need to extend anything else? undo anything(besides the obvious like fuel pump wiring, fuel line, and vent hose) before taking off the tank? also since im doing away the wiring loom do i need to space out the lift brackets? what bracket do i need to relocate my coil? i heard a horn bracket any thing else? p/n? really don't want to build my own since i want it look factory.
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i am fixing to lift my tank and tuck my wires. i will be buying some lift brackets. do i need to extend anything else? undo anything(besides the obvious like fuel pump wiring, fuel line, and vent hose) before taking off the tank? also since im doing away the wiring loom do i need to space out the lift brackets? what bracket do i need to relocate my coil? i heard a horn bracket any thing else? p/n? really don't want to build my own since i want it look factory.
You may not have to use lift brakets. I know on my '93 it was not necessary. Where are you relocating your coil to? Between the heads?

Make sure you drain the gas out of the tank before removing. It helps prevent dents in the tank when you remove it.
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Make sure you drain the gas out of the tank before removing.
I don't.

Takes me a few minutes to remove and replace my tank. Just be aware that there is liquid in the tank that will shift around and could pull the tank from your hand "IF" your not ready for it.
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Default Wire Tuck Without Coil Relocation?

Could one of ya'll please explain (in detail) the steps it takes to do a wire tuck?! Do I need to relocate the coil if I'm going to attempt this? I don't want to do a tank lift... in fact, I'd like to be able to perform this without removing the tank. I've looked closely and can't seem to figure out how to ditch the plastic panel/container that holds must of the mess. Zip ties I got, experience at this... not so much.
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Could one of ya'll please explain (in detail) the steps it takes to do a wire tuck?! Do I need to relocate the coil if I'm going to attempt this? I don't want to do a tank lift... in fact, I'd like to be able to perform this without removing the tank. I've looked closely and can't seem to figure out how to ditch the plastic panel/container that holds must of the mess. Zip ties I got, experience at this... not so much.
You don't have to relocate your coil but, you will need to remove the tank. I don't know how you could do it without removing the tank unless you want the wires to be easily seen.
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i just made my own tank lift brackets for my 09 sporty i raised it 3.5 inches and never had to remove the tank completely. i just removed the seat and took out the front bolt, and lifted it from the front and placed a small piece of wood under it to hold it up. all in all it took me about 4 hours. the wire tuck took the longest. i just unplugged everything and reconnected it and zip tied it down.
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Here's mine that I did without lifting the tank. You just have to shove the wires up as far as you can and situate the fat connectors so they tuck well. You can only really tell what I did when you get close up.

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