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Old 08-14-2010, 05:04 PM   #752
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Location: San Tan Valley, AZ
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Originally Posted by DakarNick
Installed a new bushing in the lower left tank mounting hole. Had to use a damn bottle jack to re-align the tank....
Funny you should mention that....I think everyone knows that the hardest part of an oil change is re-installing the crash bars/lower tank bolt. I've used a jack in the past but it usually just lifted the front front wheel off the ground and I had to fight the alignment of that lower bolt....this time I removed all the upper fairing bolts and loosened the upper tank bolt(by the fuse block)...that with the jack 'lift' made it alot easier...I mean I saved 20+ minutes of cursing, sweating and frustration...that just me, YMMV....
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