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Sorry for the simple question, but I don't know this bike yet. I've a 2019 N1K and will need to tuck away some wires. After removing the fairings, I may find the need to tuck wires under the tank to reach the battery. Is it OK to just lift the tank up on the hinge? I know some bikes have a stand for this so you don't have to actually take the tank completely off to get underneath. Can I do same here or do I need to follow the procedure in the service manual?

Thanks ahead of time.
Ken
 

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No need to remove the tank, just remove the 2 bolts and lift the front of the tank.

I used an old bath towel rolled up into a "log" to hold the tank in place while I routed some wires under the right-hand side
 

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No need to remove the tank, just remove the 2 bolts and lift the front of the tank.

I used an old bath towel rolled up into a "log" to hold the tank in place while I routed some wires under the right-hand side
Got it. Thanks mate!
 

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I propped the tank up on a ruler but same difference. Easiest done if the tank is near empty. I ran my wiring up the clutch side.
 
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I did it by loosening the bolt at the rear of the tank where there is a hinge, then removed the two bolts at the front. The tank was lifted/rotated up and propped with a small board wedged on the tank and triple tree being careful about the rubber hoses that run along the bottom of the tank.
 

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I keep mine pulled back with a bungee cord to the rear seat latch. Have to use a polishing rag up on the tank to keep the bungee hook off of it.
 

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I propped the tank up on a ruler but same difference. Easiest done if the tank is near empty. I ran my wiring up the clutch side.
GSXR's come with a tank stand. I have a couple of them and use them often.
Thank you!
I did it by loosening the bolt at the rear of the tank where there is a hinge, then removed the two bolts at the front. The tank was lifted/rotated up and propped with a small board wedged on the tank and triple tree being careful about the rubber hoses that run along the bottom of the tank.
Thank you!
I keep mine pulled back with a bungee cord to the rear seat latch. Have to use a polishing rag up on the tank to keep the bungee hook off of it.
Thank you!
 

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I've had good luck using a half used roll of paper towels. Stuff it back near the pivot point. Much safer than when I end up bumping the rod, and knocking it across the garage. I've done that 20 or 30 times, no idea why
 

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Basically anything you can find in your garage to use as a wedge is fine. I typically use a piece of 2x4.
 
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