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Hey all,
Just a quick question here for those of you who have done a tank lift.

When you hid your wires under the now lift tank, did you remove all the connectors and just splice them together?

If you DIDNT (which is what Im hoping to do, I hate soldering) what size lift did you do so they would fit under?
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I did a 2" tank lift on my O4 R and all the plugs fit, under the tank.
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You want to keep it at 2 1/2" or less anyway because over that and you'll start creating a noticeable gap between the frame backbone and the rear tank bracket which kinda looks off. Makes the lines not flow. You may notice that the rear tank bracket is not exactly horizontal with the bottom edge of the tank itself. The bracket sits at a slightly downward angle. That's what creates that gap. I mean, it's your bike, do what your want of course, but if you keep it under 3", it'll look a little smoother. Just throwin' in my 2ó for what it's worth.


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Made mine fit with factory conectors and a 1.5"
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Hey Tyler, got some pics of what your scoot looks like with the lift?

Hows that rear fender treating ya?
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Rear fender is great really glad i did it. Needs painted again but so does tank. Not sure what color on either yet.
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I didn't do any lift and still was able to fit all of my wires under the tank and along the backbone. Solder and shrink tubing. Stagger the solder points (so you don't get a big ball of connections), mark all your wires, and take your time.

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