Remove Gas Tank on Honda Rebel 250

First I removed the passenger and the main seat. Described here:

http://www.motohowto.com/content/removing-seats-honda-rebel-250

 

Then I disconnected the fuel line from the petcock ...

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After disconnecting the fuel line from petcock I used a spare fuel line (1/4" fuel hose) to drain the the tank in to a gas container.

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Once the tank was empty (it took at least 10 minutes to drain all the gas via the 1/4" line), I removed the rear bolt that  attaches the tank to the frame ...

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and then proceeded to remove the front, right and left bolts.

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With all 3 bolts removed I carefully lifted the tank and disconnected the the gas overflow hose. Below is the picture of what the bottom of the gas tank looks like with overflow hose attached..

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Close up pic of where the overflow hoe is attached to the bottom of the gas tank.

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With hose disconnected, I could lift the tank and place it aside.

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