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I am a long time wing rider but getting back into it with the recovery of an 84 Aspencade that has been sitting with gas in tank for 20 years. I need advice on how far to go in removing tank to get at filters, carbs, etc. There must be a better way but.... the manual talks about taking everything apart to remove tank including the rear shocks. Help!
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I think I probably just need to remove false tank and all will be exposed.
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Welcome Fusionenterprise. Your question needs to be in the Technical forum, but one of the moderators will move it there for you when they see it here.

If it's the plastic false tank you want to remove, saddle, side panels and the plastic trims at the steering head come out first. You can see it done in this timing belts article:

https://www.goldwingfacts.com/1200timingbelts.htm

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To get the actual gas tank out.... yeah, all that has to come off. Unfortunately, after 20 years, you may have to do just that because you may need to replace the tank. I've only worked on one vehicle that sat even close to that long (15 years) and after a month straight of trying every trick in the book it was no use, tank had to go.

The air cleaner and all that is under the false tank. Just pull the pockets on either side of the fairing andpull the rubber filler pieces right next to them, then the seat and side covers come off and you will see four bolts holding it on.

Gettin' the carbs out is a bit more work , but basically after taking off everything but the fairing itself and totally disconncting the carb assembly, the whole assembly comes out from the left side.

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Welcome to the forum Fusionenterprise
There is a way to derust the tank is it's rusted using baking soda, water, a long spike nail or long bolt and a battery charger.
Here are search results using the forum search bar under the menu on the main page.(try a search on any subject so you know how to do it)
I used rust removal baking soda.
https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/...amp;forum_id=1


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It almost seems as though the frame of the Goldwing was built around the tank. They did this I am sure to get the most miles as possible out of a tank of gas as it is a touring machine. Removing the tank is no small task, but after you are done you will be glad as many other things along the way get cleaned up in the process.

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It can be cleaned in place.

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