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post #1 of 18 Old 08-24-2018, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Suzuki Fuel Tank "Stay"

I feel like a sucker, purchased the official $32 optional "fuel tank stay", while a wooden dowl has been working fine all along.

Can anyone explain how this thing works? A metal rod with a "halo" at one end (rests around the steering stem nut), then a hinged section at the other end of the rod. For the life of me, I don't see how this thing works. The only holes to insert the hinged end of the rod are the tank bolt holes, but they are on either side, not centered, so obviously the "Stay" isn't supposed to go there.

Hopefully someone here can enlighten me. Pictures even better. Thanks.
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Is yours more different to this typical Suzuki prop that used to be given away for free with some Suzi bikes that I once owned?

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Hey Rapido 1,
Is yours more different to this typical Suzuki prop that used to be given away for free with some Suzi bikes that I once owned?

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I use one of these. Nice and soft, works great. between tank and handlebar center
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I've owned several bikes over time and for some reason the stays always end up in my tool box and never find their way back to the bike. That has come in quite handy for those bikes that don't come with them. And yes, use the tank bolt holes, it doesn't line up perfect but it works fine.

FYI, cut a 2x4 to the right length and it works and is usually free for that size.

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FYI, cut a 2x4 to the right length and it works and is usually free for that size.
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Is yours more different to this typical Suzuki prop that used to be given away for free with some Suzi bikes that I once owned?

Rob
Yeah, it looks similar to that one, only where the slight bend is in yours, this one has a joint or hinge. If I put the rod in one of the tank bolt holes, the tank wants to fall to one side as the hole is way off center.
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Yeah, it looks similar to that one, only where the slight bend is in yours, this one has a joint or hinge. If I put the rod in one of the tank bolt holes, the tank wants to fall to one side as the hole is way off center.
Dano can fix it...
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Dano can fix it...
is that sarcasm I detect?

Still no one has answered my initial question ...
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is that sarcasm I detect?

Still no one has answered my initial question ...

I wonder if hes making fun of me since I recommended it to so many people, I admit I stopped but it made my bike so enjoyable that it was hard to not want to have everyone do it, and I think that your flash came not perfect since he forgot that setting.


I think that stick thing is overpriced, but you know. When you need it, it'll come in handy. My Scotts paper towel thing is bulky and does get in my way. (I just moved it around) so who knows maybe il grab one off ebay one day. I am surprised though that they aren't pretty much all the same size/shape

Just saw the 2x4 pic, that, is ingenious, you have nothing but open room. I'd prob put a rubber layer so the metal has some cushion.
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is that sarcasm I detect?

Still no one has answered my initial question ...
ya a little...was very impressed how members here help other members out with problems,,,great group of guys
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