Re: Carb cleaning help for a first-timer
taking the tank off is quite simple.
1.) Remove seat.
2.) Loosen & remove bolt (12mm) that holds tank down.
3.) on each side of the tank, there is 1 bolt that attaches the tank & fairing, loosen & Remove.
4.) Gently pull tank up a little bit to expose lines that are on the petcock. Remove fuel line, remove vacuum line (petcock should be OFF). slowly pick up your tank. I would recommend setting it on something soft, like an old car seat, or old pillow, or something. I set mine in the grass.
when you pull the tank off, there is going to be two little bushing things under the tank, make sure they stay in place on the bike, else the tank may not go back on right.
1996 Kawsaki Ninja 500.