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I'm and old/new member, been gone awhile due to illness and have been laid up and so has my GW GL 1100 Interstate. I had a rust problem before I was laid up and so it still needs to come out for a proper cleaning.

I have all the instructions for removing everything from the end of the drive shaft back, but I do not have any information on what else that needs to be done. I remember reading about the foot brake needing to be loosened or some sort, I know about the battery and its mounting box, the false tank and seat, but that's about all I remember.

Along with some of my memory, I misplaced my manual, so can someone help me locate the instructions, if on this sight or someplace else?

Your help and assistance is most appreciated,

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Basically everything on the rear end has to be taken off..wheel, brake caliper, battery box, fenders, shocks..and then it's still hard to get the tank out takes a lot of wiggling and prying carefully and it will pop loose at some point.
 

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PM: I have no idea what your post means or has to do with my needing information on removing my gas tank from within the GWs frame.

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if I recall..... remove rear wheel (rearend as well)... remove rear fender assembly and all parts
remove petcock

tank wiggles out the back end (sort of like delivering a baby) you will wonder how and the world it happens, then suddenly you will wiggle it just right and out it comes

when you put it back, it will not fit and not fit and then you will suddenly wiggle it right and in it goes

REAL tight fit
 

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I pulled one from my 82 1100 rebuildand it helped to use a little lube on the sides where it meets the frame. Once extracted used a power washer to rinse until all signs of rust were removed then rinsed with some lightweight oil and installed using some lube on the sides on the way back in. The baby description is pretty accurate.



It appears at first to be impossible and will appear as if the frame was assembled around the tank but patience will prevail.
 
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