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Old 04-26-2012, 06:04 PM   #63451
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So my Acerbis tank should be here today or tomorrow. I am a little confuzzled and was trying to work it out reading through the thread but couldn't piece it together. Soo the tank comes with the supplied petcock facing the wrong way(forward)? I will have to have Acerbis ship me a different petcock then? I understand what you 2 petcock guys are going for but I am not going that route yet. I just want to throw it on there and go. (Dont mind tipping the bike to get the last drops if needed) Thanks guys.
Rinse it out a few times, I put some gas in it shook it up down and around drained it found small white plastic bits and did it again.
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:13 PM   #63452
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I don't need a second petcock if I'm willing to to lay the bike on it's side to slosh to the left hand side, correct?

Will the stock locking gas cap work on the acerbis tank?
I'm not even sure you will need a second petcock regardless. Sounds like they put a lot of R&D into this to run on one petcock. I bought the locking Acerbis gas cap and it fits and works great. It's self venting and you can use it with or without locking it. The stock Suzuki cap will not fit this tank.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:14 PM   #63453
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Is this normal ? I have done an 07' and an 09' NSU screw locktite job. Both were typical jap philips head type screws.
Today I opened up a 2012 with only 200 miles on it and saw these screws.
Unheard of or no fellas ?
I would be curious enough to remove the lower allen bolt and see if the NSU has a metal insert/sleeve in it now. That would likely keep them tight. If there is no metal insert/sleeve that the bolt passes through I would still remove one bolt at a time and either apply loctite or drill the bolts and safety wire them. It's hard to tell from the pic...are those allen flange style bolts or allen bolts with washers or maybe allen bolts with captive washers?

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Old 04-26-2012, 08:24 PM   #63454
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Went for a spin down to the river and took this one. It's like the bike absorbs light and just looks "meh" no matter where it is.


I'll see how well the white version looks when they arrive.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:35 PM   #63455
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On another post I remember someone saying they went into Autozone with the part#/sku and the counter guy disappeared into the back and returned with the plug. Probably the last guy to ever try to help.

Procycle has them for $11.95. That won't help you today though.

Edit: Maybe O'Rielly(sic?), Pep Boys, etc may show something locally.
From my personal experience, I was able to locate the proper size and thread pitch oil drain plug from and auto parts store. Sorry I can't remember which auto parts store it was. First off the magnet was very weak. The magnet would barely support the weight of the drain plug when I stuck it to the side of my tool box, the plug slid right down the side of the box. Also the plug threaded in half way and got tight like it was a tapered pipe thread. The threads looked fine?! I didn't want to risk wiping out the the threads in the crankcase so I put the stock drain plug back in it. I returned the plug to the auto parts store for a refund and ordered one from Pro Cycle. I believe it was a bike master brand magnetic drain plug. It fit properly and had a much stronger magnet on it. Also using PC's oil filter magnet.

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Old 04-26-2012, 10:11 PM   #63456
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It is easier than it seems, Like msanna said, start from the front and then go towards the back with staples about 8-10 inches apart and then you can come back and put some staples in between. It helps if you have somebody to hold the seat when you try to pull and staple the cover. A good stapler helps too.

I did it in about half hour.
Finally got it all done. It started out as a nightmare as neither the heavy hand stapler or my buddies electric would do the job! Had the wife giving me a hand and a little way into it she got tired of me swearing at the SOB crappy staplers and told me just to run over to Harbor Freight and buy the air powered one! So with about 20 mangled staples sticking out all over my little project it was a trip to Harbor! 20min's after getting the right tool the job was done and looks great!
Two words of advice I would give to anyone else going to do this job. Either get an air stapler right away and save yourself some headaches and a crappy stapling job. Or have your wife help you and swear up a storm until she tells you to go buy one! Thanks for all the ideas and help from everyone on here!
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:28 PM   #63457
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Finally got it all done. It started out as a nightmare as neither the heavy hand stapler or my buddies electric would do the job! Had the wife giving me a hand and a little way into it she got tired of me swearing at the SOB crappy staplers and told me just to run over to Harbor Freight and buy the air powered one! So with about 20 mangled staples sticking out all over my little project it was a trip to Harbor! 20min's after getting the right tool the job was done and looks great!
Two words of advice I would give to anyone else going to do this job. Either get an air stapler right away and save yourself some headaches and a crappy stapling job. Or have your wife help you and swear up a storm until she tells you to go buy one! Thanks for all the ideas and help from everyone on here!
Good advise, I've tried manual staple guns and even an electric stapler, neither one would sink the staple all the way home into the plastic seat pan. The electric gun would on occasion sink a staple properly but it took way too many attempts on each and every staple. That was one reason I sent my seat out. I would have no use for an air stapler with a manual staple gun and an electric staple gun around the house. Having the right tool makes all the difference.

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Old 04-27-2012, 03:59 AM   #63458
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to me..... It sounds like they put a lot of b&s into this to run one petcock. I reckon (based on nothing but the smell of it ) that this tank was originally engineered to be sold with dual petcocks, but that they bottled out and deleted the rhs petcock so they couldnt be dragged thru the courts if some buffoon allowed the rhs fuel line to leak/contact the exhaust header and .

"we only have one petcok coz we went to so much clever design effort to leave it out" (even though the internal boss for the second petcock is still moulded in - by all accounts).

I smell spin .


Regardless, if the acerbis was 6.6 gal as originally thought, i'd have me one in a heartbeat.
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:04 AM   #63459
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Spin or not, its still a decent tank, looks good and holds alot of fuel. As with all the other plastic tanks, its going to stretch and will hold more than 5.3 gallons anyway.
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:23 AM   #63460
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No joke. Brand new bike. Last time that saw daylight was in Japan.
Im not sure if they are locktited in or not as I stopped after removing the cover. Worked all night so Im beat. But I guess Ill try and remove the closest one 1st to see what I find. I didnt even look to see if its a allen or torx yet. Cant quite tell from my pic. Also look at what appears to be an aluminum ring under the screw. I dont recall that either.
my aussie 2010 model had the allen head screws, when i checked trhem one was finger tight, i would be removing them and loctiting them if i was in your shoes.

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Old 04-27-2012, 06:29 AM   #63461
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I don't need a second petcock if I'm willing to to lay the bike on it's side to slosh to the left hand side, correct?
That is my understanding as well, however the stock petcock will not fit the new tank without modifications to the tank.
Been waiting a week now for the new petcock to get to me and no sign of it yet...getting a little frustrated.
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:40 AM   #63462
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I would be curious enough to remove the lower allen bolt and see if the NSU has a metal insert/sleeve in it now. That would likely keep them tight. If there is no metal insert/sleeve that the bolt passes through I would still remove one bolt at a time and either apply loctite or drill the bolts and safety wire them. It's hard to tell from the pic...are those allen flange style bolts or allen bolts with washers or maybe allen bolts with captive washers?

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I picked up a 2000 with only about 5,500 miles on it. Thought I should check this out some time. How long of a job is it and are there any little tricks or things to watch out for when doing it?
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:58 AM   #63463
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absolutley. i will so that today and report back.


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I would be curious enough to remove the lower allen bolt and see if the NSU has a metal insert/sleeve in it now. That would likely keep them tight. If there is no metal insert/sleeve that the bolt passes through I would still remove one bolt at a time and either apply loctite or drill the bolts and safety wire them. It's hard to tell from the pic...are those allen flange style bolts or allen bolts with washers or maybe allen bolts with captive washers?

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Old 04-27-2012, 07:16 AM   #63464
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Spin or not, its still a decent tank, looks good and holds alot of fuel. As with all the other plastic tanks, its going to stretch and will hold more than 5.3 gallons anyway.
It looks very nice! Is that a Corbin seat? How is the fit? How about a side shot.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:18 AM   #63465
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If I didn't already have the IMS tank, which has been flawless, I'd have that Acerbis in a second.
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