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13th February 2005, 11:23
Got the big winter project started, and need to pull the tank to run wires for the guages. The line clamp from the petcock appears to be a crimp on, do I just cut it off and replace it with a stainless hose clamp? Any helpfull hints would be appreciated.
Do you guys think HD could have found a more difficult spot for the ground lug? Jeeez...
13th February 2005, 12:57
Musta missed your intro, so, first, welcome to the Forum!!! Lotsa cool riding near you, so I know you'll enjoy spring!
The fuel line clamp is a pain the butt. The smallish tab seems to fold down once you've crimped it tightly enough. A small hose clamp would probably do just as well though is is a bit larger and could be a bit unsightly.
Since you mention the ground lug, I'm assuming you're going to remove the battery. I couldn't get ahold of the lug either, but I found that I could pull the battery out just enough to remove the negative from the battery (before the positive, following H-D instructions). Then I could easily remove the remaining wires from the + and free the battery.
Gotta see some pix of your ride, and, if you haven't already, head over to the intro section so everyone can welcome you properly!!!
13th February 2005, 17:47
I dunno about the OH-FISH-L harley manuals, but the cheezy manuals tell you to cut off the stock clamp and replace it with a regular ol' standard issue hose clamp. (which is exactly what I did.)
14th February 2005, 02:16
I prefer the ring type clamps to the screw/worm style, but yes, you're right.
14th February 2005, 02:28
Don't forget about the breather hose on the other side. You don't want to snap that off when you remove the tank.
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