How to Remove a CBR1000RR Tank Cover

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Honda's flagship sport bike, the CBR1000RR, has enjoyed a great deal of success over the years. Featuring a 998cc four-cylinder motor and a host of advanced technology that has trickled down from Honda's RC211-V Moto GP race bike. To aid in lowering the bike's center of gravity, Honda's engineers have mounted the fuel tank lower in the frame, covering it with a shell to maintain the lines of the motorcycle. Accessing the tank, however, requires removal of the cover, a process that can be done quickly with the right tools.

Things You'll Need

  • Allen head sockets
  • Socket wrench
  • Ignition key
  • Remove the seat by lifting the rear of the cushion upwards to access the mounting bolts. Unscrew the bolts with a 5mm Allen socket, then pull the seat upwards and to the rear to disengage the clips on the front of the seat from the catch tab on the frame.

  • Unlock the gas cap and remove three of the Allen head bolts from the gas cap ring, starting with the 12 o'clock bolt followed by the 5 and 7 o'clock bolts. Pull the entire gas cap and ring assembly upwards to remove it.

  • Locate and remove the tank side covers (on the sides of the tank cover near the handlebars) by removing the Allen head bolt. Pull the cover outwards slightly then towards to front of the motorcycle. Repeat to remove the cover on the other side of the tank.

  • Remove the Allen head bolts under the side covers to loosen the front of the tank cover.

  • Locate and remove the bolts that secure the tank cover to the frame. These bolts are located where the front of the seat rests on the frame.

  • Lift the entire tank cover off the frame.

Tips & Warnings

  • To prevent fuel contamination, replace and lock the gas cap and ring back over the filler neck of the inner fuel tank before leaving the motorcycle unattended for any length of time.
  • Refer to a Honda factory service manual for complete details regarding this task.
  • If you do not feel confident that you can complete this task, have the work done by a qualified technician.

References

  • The Professional Motorcycle Repair Program; Professional Career Development Institute; 1995
  • 2006 Honda CBR1000RR Streak Service Manual; Honda Motor Company
  • Photo Credit Bill Pugliano/Getty Images News/Getty Images
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