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GS1000 After market fuel tap

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Gents,

 

 

I'm after a new fuel tap for my GS1000, OEM = $$$$$$$$$$

I  found an aftermarket one, but it's pretty cheap, I don't trust that too much.

https://www.Eblag.com/itm/Fuel-Valve-Petcock-Assembly-For-Suzuki-GS550-GS750-EC-GS850G-GS1000G-44300-45011/263572018743?_trkparms=aid%3D555021%26algo%3DPL.SIMRVI%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20200603053518%26meid%3D1ce73ada46b4435092324ba005e1ce6a%26pid%3D101112%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D8%26mehot%3Dag%26sd%3D373075850159%26itm%3D263572018743%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2563228%26algv%3DSimplRVIAMLv5WebWithPLRVIOnTopCombiner&_trksid=p2563228.c101112.m1982

 

Anyone who has experience with aftermarket fuel taps?

 

I also found one for a GS1000G, but that doesn't fit mine, I moved my tap in between the head and the carbies.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

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I use a pattern fuel tap on an ancient non-Suzuki 2 stroke runabout and it's great. Fits well, good quality and doesn't leak, and looks the same as OEM. All for something like 7-99 brand new from Thailand or Indonesia (can't remember which).

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Am I correct that a pattern fuel tap is a tap without the vacuum thingy?

If not, what is it than?

 

I had the vacuum thingy on mine disabled already.

 

Do you have a partnumber or brand? All I can find is the one type aftermarket with vacuum.

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I ordered a cheap one, found one "close" to home.

I read different reviews about them, we'll see.

Can't go wrong for $26. It's more the hassle of putting it on, fragile stuff and chance of damaging tank

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No, 'pattern' in an automotive parts context just means a replica of the OEM item. And as we all know pattern parts can vary widely in quality from 'total shit, waste of money, what's the point of making something that is useless' to 'better than OEM.'

The tap I used was for a completely different bike. I just answered the OP on experience with aftermarket taps per se:)

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5 hours ago, Dezza said:

No, 'pattern' in an automotive parts context just means a replica of the OEM item. And as we all know pattern parts can vary widely in quality from 'total shit, waste of money, what's the point of making something that is useless' to 'better than OEM.'

The tap I used was for a completely different bike. I just answered the OP on experience with aftermarket taps per se:)

Ah thanks!

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On 6/17/2020 at 12:07 AM, Reinhoud said:

Am I correct that a pattern fuel tap is a tap without the vacuum thingy

I had the vacuum thingy on mine disabled already.

They all have a Vac, plus how did you disable yours?

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On 6/19/2020 at 5:30 PM, CockneyRick said:

They all have a Vac, plus how did you disable yours?

Took the rubber thingy with piston out, replaced that with rubber, and put a bolt in one of the holes, if I remember correctly..

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The tap came in today, it's actually not a bad tap.

I made from 2 taps 1, it's not leaking anymore :)

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On 6/19/2020 at 5:30 PM, CockneyRick said:

They all have a Vac, plus how did you disable yours?

Had a look today, put a screw in the center bottom hole, and take the vacuum thingy out and replace that with some rubber.

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On 6/22/2020 at 9:36 AM, Reinhoud said:

Had a look today, put a screw in the center bottom hole, and take the vacuum thingy out and replace that with some rubber.

I spose the downside to doing this, is there's no off position?

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3 hours ago, CockneyRick said:

I spose the downside to doing this, is there's no off position?

Yes there is. It works like a normal tap, just without the vacuum.

 

I must say, like a normal tap if you do it properly, mine drips when on the off postion...

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22 hours ago, Reinhoud said:

I must say, like a normal tap if you do it properly, mine drips when on the off postion...

No, more correct to say - 'like a knackered tap with a fubar'd washer - it drips when off.' A good tap with a good seal don't drip - eg. no Pingle i've had / used has ever dripped . . . . . . . . leaked at the tank joint - yes, dripped no! LOL!

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