Suzuki GT550 1972 fuel cock issue

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JohnC1
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Suzuki GT550 1972 fuel cock issue

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Hi there,

I am new to this forum so hello !! My father has a Suzuki GT550 1972 that he has owned for some years but not ridden.

We have now discovered that the fuel tap is leaking and when stripped the round seal with 4 holes in is perished etc... sadly Suzuki are listing this seal and the complete fuel tap as no longer available !!

When I look on the parts finder you can order the seal and complete fuel tap for the 1973 but looking at the tap its different as our 72 has 3 outlets and the 73 seems to show 1 outlet ?

Does anyone have any experience on fitting the newer fuel tap to the 1972 model or any ideas where I can get the correct parts !!

I love old bikes but so annoying when face problems like this.

Many thanks
John
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Re: Suzuki GT550 1972 fuel cock issue

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Welcome to the forum John,

One of our GT550 experts will be along shortly to answer your question.

Regards

Martin.
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Re: Suzuki GT550 1972 fuel cock issue

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Thanks Martin :-)
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Re: Suzuki GT550 1972 fuel cock issue

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Hi John

Welcome to you and your Dad

the seal is still available so you might not have to swap the tap out

it is part number 44341-33150

Here's one on ebay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUZUKI-GT750 ... 1816119711

It is listed as being L-B but I'm pretty sure (!) it fits earlier versions. Worth a punt for £6

Good luck with bringing the bike back to life

Kev
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Re: Suzuki GT550 1972 fuel cock issue

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canaletto5 wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:14 pm Hi John

Welcome to you and your Dad

the seal is still available so you might not have to swap the tap out

it is part number 44341-33150

Here's one on ebay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUZUKI-GT750 ... 1816119711

It is listed as being L-B but I'm pretty sure (!) it fits earlier versions. Worth a punt for £6

Good luck with bringing the bike back to life

Kev
I said a GT550 expert not a rattle can shaker. :D
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Re: Suzuki GT550 1972 fuel cock issue

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Admin!! :lol:
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Re: Suzuki GT550 1972 fuel cock issue

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Hi and welcome to the forum. The early taps have three exit feeds and have different gaskets. The one you require for the 1972 J model is https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161820624912
They have four holes not five.
You will find that a lot of parts suppliers miss out the J model. To be sure ask on here we have lots of previous experience :D
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Re: Suzuki GT550 1972 fuel cock issue

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barney01 wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:15 pm Hi and welcome to the forum. The early taps have three exit feeds and have different gaskets. The one you require for the 1972 J model is https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161820624912
They have four holes not five.
You will find that a lot of parts suppliers miss out the J model. To be sure ask on here we have lots of previous experience :D
Thanks for putting that straight Barney :D
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Re: Suzuki GT550 1972 fuel cock issue

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barney01 wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:15 pm Hi and welcome to the forum. The early taps have three exit feeds and have different gaskets. The one you require for the 1972 J model is https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161820624912
They have four holes not five.
You will find that a lot of parts suppliers miss out the J model. To be sure ask on here we have lots of previous experience :D
Thank you for your help and that is that part number I located for the 1972 model which sadly is showing no longer available !! not really sure what to do now as keep order ones I think will fit only to find they don't when hey arrive.

I would even buy a whole new fuel tap if anyone makes these ?

Great to know there is a forum like this for help with these old classics :-)
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Re: Suzuki GT550 1972 fuel cock issue

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barney01 wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:15 pm Hi and welcome to the forum. The early taps have three exit feeds and have different gaskets. The one you require for the 1972 J model is https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161820624912
They have four holes not five.
You will find that a lot of parts suppliers miss out the J model. To be sure ask on here we have lots of previous experience :D
Allegedly those are getting hard/expensive to come by :(
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