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    1980 GS550L petcock alternatives?

    I just purchased a 1980 GS550L. the Fuel gauge does not work. I am wondering if anyone has replaced the stock fuel petcock with one that has a manual RES setting in addition to PRI and ON?

    #2
    Fuel gauge has nothing to do with the petcock. Lots or folks have installed a Pingel petcock. AFAIK, they are on or off, no Prime, no reserve. They are not Vacuum operated. I could be wrong. Do a search.
    Last edited by Rich82GS750TZ; 05-08-2022, 08:12 PM.

    Rich -1982 GS 750TZ
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      #3
      The 1980 550L has the leverless petcock. I'm not sure, but on many GS bikes Suzuki went to that petcock because of carb clearance. In other words, you might not have room for any other petcock. I hope I'm wrong but I'd check before spending money
      Ed

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        #4
        Fuel gauge working or not, I want a res.. Hope you find a way...Oh, forgot to mention, Welcome.
        Last edited by rphillips; 05-08-2022, 09:25 PM.
        1983 GS1100E, 1983 CB1100F, 1991 GSX1100G, 1996 Kaw. ZL600 Eliminator, 1999 Bandit 1200S, 2005 Bandit 1200S, 2000 Kaw. ZRX 1100

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