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Old 05-13-2011, 04:40 PM
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I want to replace my tank bib how do you get to the end that is under the dash console. I have an 09 deluxe. Just not sure how to remove the console housing.
 
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Just loosen the bolt that holds the console on. No need to remove it.

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Old 05-14-2011, 01:22 PM
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It just slides in and out after loosening the console nut a little,
 
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:11 PM
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First you have to get the bike on a jack and extend the front forks all the way, then you have to remove your seat, and remove your main fuse and disconnect the battery terminals. Once that is done, you have to disconnect your fuel line and make sure that there is absolutely no fuel in the tank. Follow this by removing your handlebars and grips and disconnecting all the wiring from the handlebars.

...not really.. just gotta loosen up the bolt that holds the console on, and if it's anything like my FatBoy, there's a Torx bolt under the seat that holds the bottom on..its something like a T25 or T27 sized Torx, and not even loc-tited on
 
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Dam.....could it be any simpler???? LOL!
 
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First you have to get the bike on a jack and extend the front forks all the way, then you have to remove your seat, and remove your main fuse and disconnect the battery terminals. Once that is done, you have to disconnect your fuel line and make sure that there is absolutely no fuel in the tank. Follow this by removing your handlebars and grips and disconnecting all the wiring from the handlebars.
Sometimes I feel like doing anything requires this much effort.
 
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Sgt_Jim View Post
First you have to get the bike on a jack and extend the front forks all the way, then you have to remove your seat, and remove your main fuse and disconnect the battery terminals. Once that is done, you have to disconnect your fuel line and make sure that there is absolutely no fuel in the tank. Follow this by removing your handlebars and grips and disconnecting all the wiring from the handlebars.

...not really.. just gotta loosen up the bolt that holds the console on, and if it's anything like my FatBoy, there's a Torx bolt under the seat that holds the bottom on..its something like a T25 or T27 sized Torx, and not even loc-tited on
I frikin spit my coffee!
 
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Yeah well, I did all those things and it still didn't come off. So I made my wife do it.
 
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Make sure the new one is good quality and has a felt backing or it will scratch your paint.
 
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You guys are so bad. You all know, especially you Jim, that you don't have to disconnect the battery and remove main fuse, just one or the other. Damn it Jim, you're not a surgeon!
 
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