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Hi there, just getting my way to my recently bought Versys. Question Is it true you need to take off the gas from the tank to dismount?? Is there a stopcock or something similar?
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You do not have to remove the petrol from the tank when you want to remove it.

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Hi there, just getting my way to my recently bought Versys. Question Is it true you need to take off the gas from the tank to dismount?? Is there a stopcock or something similar?
Thanks for all your help!!!
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There is no stop-**** for the fuel tank. It's easier to siphon out most of the fuel so you don't have to manage the extra weight. For changing spark plugs, cleaning the intake-air filter, you can just raise the tank enough to do the job (tie it up, turn it and set it on a bench) without complete removal and disconnecting the various lines.
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I just unhooked the 2 lines and sat the tank over the seat area and strapped it to the bike.



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I've disconnected all the lines and removed the tank a few times. For me, it's important to have less fuel in it to reduce its weight. Some listers are rather intimidated in removing the fuel line, because - do it wrong and you break the fitting. If you read up on how it's done a few times before doing it, it'll become relatively simple.

Don't do it from this post - READ the manual. What you do is pull back a 'gate' that locks the fitting by using a slot screwdriver (around 1/4" blade) that JUST fits. Insert it, then turn it 90 degrees aprox. and the gate moves out and the fitting is apart. Wrap a rag around it as it WILL leak some gas once it's apart.

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No, you don't have to drain the tank to remove it. It just makes moving it around easier. The fuel line is super easy to release. Plus - everything is easier with the tank off and safely away from the bike. You don't have to worry about dinging it with a tool or accidently having it drop to the ground.
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