At first sight, it might seem difficult and you might be tempted to take it to the repair shop, but learning how to remove the gas tank on a Kawasaki snowmobile is actually rather simple. All you need to do is follow the easy steps below. If you want to clean it or do some maintenance on it, do so carefully.
To remove the gas tank on a Kawasaki snowmobile, you will need:
- Power Wrench
- Owner Manual
- Cleaning Rag
- Clean and ventilated area
- Get to know your Kawasaki snowmobile. Kawasaki is a reliable manufacturer that exports high quality snowmobiles worldwide. Few people complain about gas leakage or need a gas tank replacement but if you’re in this small group, don’t worry because you can call for free assistance if you have your customer invoice. Many people are selling their used snowmobiles on the Internet. If you go for this option, please make sure to conduct a complete inspection before the purchase. Take special care to analyze the gas tank in a used model. You will want to check its condition right away.
- Get to know the Kawasaki gas tank. Kawasaki models come with standard gas tanks so you don’t have to study your owner’s manual for the right steps to follow here. What you need to know is how to remove it as with some special cases, the gas tank is attached in different ways according to the year of production. As a preventative measure, always empty the gas tank first before removing it. Don’t ever work with some gas left in the tank because gas is flammable and toxic in a closed environment.
- Remove the Kawasaki gas tank. It’s time to begin with the process. Remove the seat by taking out every screw holding it in place. Then, remove the bolts below if your Kawasaki model has them. Now, you’ll see the storage compartment. Have a look under the tunnel. Here is where you should see the gas tank. All you have to do is unscrew it so that it can be easily removed. Once out, you can clean the gas tank, clean the interior of the compartment, or replace the tank with a new model. When you finish with the maintenance, be sure to screw everything back firmly in place so that the seat won’t budge from its place.
Removing the gas tank is a good personal project, but you must know that Kawasaki warranty doesn’t cover any kind of malfunction that you cause. They’ll tell you that it’s your responsibility in the end. Don’t forget to check your owner’s manual for special features not specified here.