The instructions (which I finally decided to read) say to loosen the Allen screw holding the tank down. They say you can then access the petcock electrical lines to unplug them, and that you can then remove the vent line. Then the tank comes off.
Problem: the tank doesn't come off.
It only lifts a fraction of an inch, and then it sticks. I assume there is something up front that holds it on?
I am wondering if the fuel filter really needs to come out. The bike has less than 7000 miles on it. On the other hand, I have probably run some old gas through it from time to time.
As noted in earlier posts, there is a hum coming from the bike after the motor is started, and I have been trying to clean up the fuel system to make sure it's not obstructed. I took the mesh filter out and cleaned it today. It did have some fine rust around the base of it, but it didn't appear to be obstructed.