Is it necessary to empty your tank before doing this? Obviously, it would make a weight difference but DO I HAVE TO? I certainly don't want 3+ gallons of gas running all over the place!FYI, when I pulled my fuel line, it only dripped the tiniest little bit...neat connector
Here is the procedure to remove the tank
1. Remove seat
2. Remove both front side panels. One Allen head, and push in the two inner push pins
3. Remove center front cover. 4 push pins.
4. Remove 2 front trim pieces slide forward and unhook from the side panels.
5. Remove front tank mount Allen head.
6. Remove two back tank bolts. 10mm.
7. Carefully lift tank from center sliding forward so as not to scratch the rear of the tank on the mount.
8. Place rag on rear tank bracket and let tank rest on top of back bracket.
You have two choices at this point. Remove everything connected to the bottom of the tank or lift the tank and use objects to support the tank and reach in to disconnect the ECU. Have a baggie handy if you pull the gas line. It is the orange connector, which requires that you slide the connector back and push the tab to release.
No need to disconnect the battery for this job!
"Congratulations" ---> Sarcasm is "a sharp, bitter, or cutting expression or remark; a bitter gibe or taunt." Wikipedia .... In sarcasm, ridicule or mockery is used harshly, often crudely and contemptuously, for destructive purposes. Dictionary.comCongratulations.....you had your first computer class 8 years after I became a Journeyman Electrician. If it makes you feel better/safer to disconnect the battery for ECU removal, then I say...go for it! It really isn't necessary though.