This should be a stickyWell, we're not sure we can say just exactly how we did it, but the tank is off. We think it might be helpful to push in on the elbow at the same time you push in on the collar (push in meaning push toward the pump) in order to help the spring-loaded fingers release their grip on the elbow. Once you've got the whole mess pushed in, hold the pressure on the collar and pull straight down on the elbow, this first go round took a pretty good pull to get the elbows loose. I stood on the left side of the bike and wrapped my arms on either side of the tank as if to give it a bear hug and used both hands to push in on the collar while Doug made sure to pull straight down on the elbow. View attachment 6722
The bear hug comes in handy, as it allows your body to hold down the tank while your fingers are pushing hard on the collar. Doug was on a shop stool eye-level with the under side of the tank making sure he was pulling straight down without stressing the elbow. We never did use the Moto tool, it's tight up under there and since we didn't know what we were doing, we were afraid to use the pressure needed to wedge it in and snap it on to the elbow. Hope the picture helps folks see what they're dealing with; let me say that it's not nearly the flimsy outfit we'd feared, but it does take some technique. Still fairly scary when you're in the midst of it. Thanks so much for all the help, everybody.
Thanks Sarah, exact same result, not certain I can do it easily next time but two people makes it possible at least
Our hoses didn't pop out, was a gently bently push and pull affair
But this picture has me confused, there is open hole on your breather box in this picture (just above ring finger)
Mine has no hole or slight mark where it would be
Is US v Australian versions but NFI what goes in hole