How to Remove a Honda Gas Tank

Updated February 21, 2017

After an accident on your Honda motorcycle, one of the most likely things to become dented or damaged is the gas tank. Removing the gas tank isn't as hard as it looks. The gas tank has a gas pump with an electrical hook-up under the tank, and then the tank itself is bolted down to the frame of the Honda motorcycle at two locations. Wear safety glasses when doing this kind of work.

Unlatch the seat on your Honda motorcycle. Remove the seat from the bike.

Unscrew the battery cables from the battery.

Unscrew the gas cap. Insert the siphon bulb into the gas tank. Squeeze the siphon bulb to draw gas into it. Remove the bulb and squeeze it into the bucket. Continue this until the gas tank is empty.

Unscrew the clamp that holds the hose onto the gas pump on the base of the gas tank. Pull the hose off the nozzle on the gas pump under the gas tank.

Pinch the snap connection on the electrical wire connected to the gas pump under the gas tank. Pull the wire off.

Unscrew the bolt that connects the front base of the gas tank to the Honda frame. Then unscrew the two bolts that connect the rear of the gas tank to the Honda frame under the seat.

Pull the gas tank up and off the Honda motorcycle frame.

Things You'll Need

  • Wrench set
  • Siphon bulb
  • Bucket
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About the Author

Mark O'Brien started his professional writing career in 2000 at the "Newman Grove Reporter" newspaper. He was an English tutor while in school and earned an Associate of Arts in English from Northeast Community College. O'Brien indulges his mechanical side by fixing mowers part-time.