Yes it should be there. It prevents the tank from coming in contact with metal, which will eventually damage the tank with all the vibrations. They just pop in/out. It happens from time to time. Could have gotten partially popped out last time the tank was up. Just remove the nut at the top of the tank right behind the top triple clamp, and the tank will pivot up. These bikes come with a little prop rod to hold the tank and with its age, it is likely missing. Find something to prop the tank open with and wiggle the plug back into place.
I'm interested to learn what is most owners city street cruising rpm? I try to keep mine under 5k. I don't think the GS becomes the GSXR until 8k+ after which in gears 2+ hyperspace is entered. Below which in normal traffic the GSXR is just a sexy looking race bike.
I need some help with my gixser 600. it has 20000 miles on it. But for some reason from past few weeks I noticed few things which are
1. Fuel light is on always - Even when the tank is full.
2. When the bike is on neutral. The neutral light will not glow.
3. On the display it does not show...
Is a minute, tiny film of fork oil OK, or must the forks be bone dry? With the recent discovery that its simply dirt and not blown seals in the vast majority of leaking seals that a $5 tool can easily fix.
So the original issue upon start up/prime up started about a month ago. When I would prime the bike it would make a weird almost electrical humming/computing sound from around the airbox. Since I have my rectifier in the airbox I figured that's what it was and it was probably making noise about...