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I’ve noticed some gsxs models have a petrol tank stay that conveniently supports the tank when it’s hinged up. My bike is a 2018 F but doesn’t have it. Does anyone know if they are a standard part that will fit all models?
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I’ve noticed some gsxs models have a petrol tank stay that conveniently supports the tank when it’s hinged up. My bike is a 2018 F but doesn’t have it. Does anyone know if they are a standard part that will fit all models?
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Short length of wood at the base of the tank works great. I wrapped mine in an old towel to avoid marking anything. I had the stay for my SV1000S and the wood is a better solution.
 

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This is another forum users photo (not mine).
Last time i couldn't find timber i used my torque wrench inside its case, also worked great.
 

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Thanks Cainus83
I’ve sometimes wondered what else I could use my torque wrench for 😏. My micrometer cracks walnuts open no worries at all!
Seriously, sometimes you see something like that tank stay and you think, “gee I wish I had one one those.”
 

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The tool that Suzuki sell is overpriced for what it is but it's not a great deal of money especially when weighed against the value of the item it's holding up. It effectively locks in place by fitting over and into parts on the bike.
 

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I am cheap. So is scrap wood from my woodworking hobby.
 

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Here's what it looks like. It should work for all models.

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It's definitely overpriced for what it is but I've put it to good use. I haven't had to use anything else to prop up the fuel tank and it takes up very little space in my toolbox.

This was the best picture I could find of it in use.
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Here's what it looks like. It should work for all models.

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It's definitely overpriced for what it is but I've put it to good use. I haven't had to use anything else to prop up the fuel tank and it takes up very little space in my toolbox.

This was the best picture I could find of it in use.
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Thanks for the pics there motobc. I thought it was installed on the tank as a permanent fixture. Like others I’ve use bits of wood and whatnot but that looks cleaner and a bit more stable.
 

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A ratchet strap hooked to the passenger seat latch support is the best way I've found to support the tank, gives an unobstructed workspace below the tank and no worries about knocking the support out of place.
Great suggestion - thanks
I’m new to this hinged tank concept and the 2 times I’ve had to work underneath the tank I used a cord tied to one of the garage roof supports. This gave me unrestricted access but I have to move things around a bit to do that. Didn’t get a chance the other day to order a stay so before I do I’ll give this a shot. 👍🏻
 

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I’ve noticed some gsxs models have a petrol tank stay that conveniently supports the tank when it’s hinged up. My bike is a 2018 F but doesn’t have it. Does anyone know if they are a standard part that will fit all models?
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I short piece of PVC pipe works perfectly.
 
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