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I have been working on the gas tank on my GL650. It is my understanding that there should be a stem and a screen that inserts up in the gas tank, but my bike doesn't have either so I assume that with that arrangement I won't have reserve fuel capacity.



What are your suggestions? I can't just get a new stem, I have to get the whole assembly which is somewhat expensive. Does anyone have used parts they would be willing to sell or does anyone know of a good aftermarket solution?



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Go to your local "breaker", I'm sure they would sell you the little pipe that pushes into the petcock - which will give you back your reserve....as for the screen - put in another inline fuel filter after the petcock...
 

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I don't think you have a big problem. Just remove the petcock and see if there is a bit of a stub left on the stem. If so, take the petcock along with you to the hardware store and get a brass tube that fits snugly over the old stub. I'm not sure of the exact length needed, I think about 2". The longer the tube, the more reserve you will have. Then mix some JB Weld and fasten it on. If there is no stub, try to drill out the old stub (maybe it has been pulled out already) and fit a tube in the recess. JB Weld as before. Don't overdue the Weld, you don't want to get it into the petcock itself.



Test after things set up that you can blow air (with your mouth) thru the stem with the petcock on "ON". You may need a helper to draw vacuum on the petcock front hose to allow the diaphragm to open. Then try it on the "OFF" position. You shouldn't be able to blow air thru.



Add a in-line fuel filter when everything is done, and you should be good to go.
 

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I don't think you have a big problem. Just remove the petcock and see if there is a bit of a stub left on the stem. If so, take the petcock along with you to the hardware store and get a brass tube that fits snugly over the old stub. I'm not sure of the exact length needed, I think about 2". The longer the tube, the more reserve you will have. Then mix some JB Weld and fasten it on. If there is no stub, try to drill out the old stub (maybe it has been pulled out already) and fit a tube in the recess. JB Weld as before. Don't overdue the Weld, you don't want to get it into the petcock itself.



Test after things set up that you can blow air (with your mouth) thru the stem with the petcock on "ON". You may need a helper to draw vacuum on the petcock front hose to allow the diaphragm to open. Then try it on the "OFF" position. You shouldn't be able to blow air thru.



Add a in-line fuel filter when everything is done, and you should be good to go.


Thanks Blue Fox, That makes sense. I wasn't sure how it all fit together, but I think I'm starting to understand.
 

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I hate to show my ignorance, but I don't know what a "breaker" is.


Wreckers = Breakers = Junk Yard



In this case you would want a bike junk yard
 

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Thanks, must be Canadian speak....


Nope,,but I did stay at a holiday Inn last night.



I think it may be a Brit thing????
 

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Wreckers = Breakers = Junk Yard



In this case you would want a bike junk yard


Aaaaah! I see. Still does me no good. We don't have a local bike junk yard. But my vocabulary has been expanded, so I still feel like a winner.
 

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Aaaaah! I see. Still does me no good. We don't have a local bike junk yard. But my vocabulary has been expanded, so I still feel like a winner.


Sorry, I'm an AUSSIE, I thought you yanks called "wreckers" = "breakers", now I'll remember to call them

"junk yards"



cheers
 
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