One of the other inmates was after the procedure for removing the fuel tank so here it is. I have a 2010 R1200GSA, so the procedure might vary slightly for different years. I suppose I have to apologise for the dirty bike, but she aint a show pony! Too busy riding to give her a thorough clean. Remove the winglets, 2 screws on each. Remove the black shrouds, 3 screws on each. Underneath are two bolts on each side holding the beak to the tank and frame, remove both (on both sides) There is a plastic cover on the left side (as you sit on it), no bolts, it just comes off. Black knobs go through a rubber ring in a couple of places. Pull gently with increasing force and it comes off. On the right side is a plastic piece with one bolt, remove that and remove both silver plates on either side of the tank. Forgot to take shots of this, but its 2-3 bolts for each, very straight forward. Pay attention to how the plates hook into the top piece with a tongue and groove. Youll need to check this as you re-assemble. During re-assembly its important to lock these and the top piece of the tank together neatly to give a clean finish. I find some spare hands make this much easier. To remove the tank you dont have to remove the beak, but it must be slid forward, clear of the tank surround. Remove the single bolt on each side holding the black beak cover on, which also loosens the beak itself. Id also recommend unscrewing the indicators to give you some extra wiggle room for the beak. I simply unscrew and then I can move them around as required as they hang from the wire. On the inside of the beak is a tricky black plastic piece that runs all the way around the inside of the cockpit. It clips into the beak with 3 hooks on each side, that decrease in length as you move forward. To remove hook your finger underneath from the rear and slowly lift up and forward and the hooks will release. Release both sides. This will now allow the beak to be pulled forward, giving you a gap between the beak and tank. Squeeze your fingers into the tight space on the top of the tank, on both sides. The right side has one connection with a metal slide (fuel I believe). Push to the other side and pull the plug up, it will come off. The left side has another of the same and two electrical connectors. Pull them gently upward, making sure you have the whole plug, otherwise only some will come away, leaving some in the socket. The airbox intake tube must be removed before tank removal. There are 2 clips clamping the tube to the airbox. They will be tough to remove. Reach around the front and push the clip in the airbox direction and then pull the whole clip away from the bike. I find a small screwdriver or the like handy to give the right leverage. The tube is also held on with a plastic knob that will pull away. Handle gently as the knob can break off, which will allow the tube to flop around when riding. Note above the tube the 5 or 5.5mm hex head bolt. There is one each side that must be removed, they hold the tank on. There are two tubes that have to be disconnected, one each side, but both have quick disconnect sections in them. The left one is obvious running down the tank and disconnects just below the tank. The right one is underneath the airbox intake tube (which youve already removed, so its easy to see). Take the opportunity to clean your air filter if youve got a lifetime one I should have cleaned mine sooner, as I gained 0.5L/100km it was half clogged with the assortment of wildlife and dirt I didnt know I was collecting! You are now ready to remove the fuel tank. I hope you didnt just fill it, as it makes one hell of a difference in handling it. The tank is now resting on 2 big bolts either side with moulded hooks in the tank. They dont have to be loosened or anything. The tank has to be lifted back and up and it will clear the bike Job done! Reverse the above process when putting everything back and I hope you arent short of bolts or have any left over!! Take care when sliding the tank over the bike that you dont trap any of the cables or wires, especially on the left side make sure all the connectors are there. It may take a couple of goes to slide the tank on nicely. I find two people make the job much easier.