petcock, G1 fuel 'pump', and 750 fork angle

Randy Grein randygrein at
Thu Sep 4 18:14:03 PDT 2008

The forks will NOT make it unstable. You may want to tweak things a  
bit - preload, shock length, etc - but that's the case for any major  
suspension change. Oh, and you'll want to send the shock to Z so he  
can fit it for a gen 1; the two are rather different. FWIW I assumed  
the same thing with my gen 1, and wound up leaving my (correct gen 1  
length) shock at the same settings when I went to GSXR forks. Shorter  
and it steered like a truck.

Randy Grein, WMRRA #41

On Sep 4, 2008, at 1:39 PM, matthew patton wrote:

> Does anyone know which Pingel or other aftermarket one will work on  
> a G1 tank?
> I have one malfunctioning fuel 'pump' (it stays open even with no  
> vacuum) and I'm rather tired of the silly hose routing and vacuum  
> pickups. assuming my tank isn't almost empty I can't think of a  
> reason why gravity feed won't work. what am I missing?
> I am putting gsxr750 K1-3 forks on the front of a G1 for a racebike  
> setup. this steepens rake and drops the front a bit. My racing  
> partner is all up in arms about how unstable it will be. Is it  
> really that twitchy?
> I have a G2 length Penske, I figure using that will drop the rear to  
> even things out. no? Has anyone compared G1 and G2 shock rockers  
> (the 3-hole L-looking piece that's part of the linkage) and whether  
> or not I should just mount up the G2 rocker and tie rods with a G2  
> shock and things will be back to ~stock G1 height?
> I've wondered about canting 41mm forks (mounted in 50/54mm 750  
> triples) at up to 2deg more/less steep than the stock GSXR750  
> triples. anyone have some thoughts? I need to measure relative  
> offsets and hole-spacing of G1 stock vs GSXR750 too. somebody  
> already do this I think?

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