petcock, G1 fuel 'pump', and 750 fork

Ted Temple lrrs52 at
Fri Sep 5 13:16:32 PDT 2008

I broke the petcock (actually just the tube piece that the hose goes onto) on my Gen1 SB in a crash.  I ended up buying a Pingle replacement from some kind of harley parts store online.  I pulled the OEM and fabricated a mount for the pingle out of flat aluminum stock.  That piece bolted to the tank and the pingle bolted to it.  Been using it for 4 or 5 years now.  

Ted Temple
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--- On Fri, 9/5/08, matthew patton <pattonme at> wrote:

> From: matthew patton <pattonme at>
> Subject: Re: petcock, G1 fuel 'pump', and 750 fork
> To: sv650 at
> Date: Friday, September 5, 2008, 3:35 PM
> > vent hole on petcock is clogged,take it apart and
> clean.
> right except I'm not interested in continuing to use
> Suzuki's fiddly/retarded tank pickup. I want positive
> fuel shutoff. I also want to by-pass the "pump".
> can anyone comment on the supposed 'need' for these
> parts if I don't care if it works when the fuel level is
> low?
> > 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.
> yes I know the G2 runs a WAY softer spring and is shorter.
> My guess was that if I used the G2 L-thingy and the G2 tie
> rods, everything would "just work". We'll see
> I guess. I have a SV-modded SRAD GSXR shock I can run or
> pull my G1 Penske from my street ride.
> > 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, I don't understand the above. if you left your
> G1 shock alone and just put on GSXR forks, shouldn't it
> steer quicker than stock since you've basically dropped
> the front something like 1/2" or more?
> Also with the K-series forks (600 or 750) I don't see
> why I'd need to make any changes to suspension bits
> except stiffer springs since the stock ones are way too soft
> for even street duty.


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