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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-23-2006, 02:05 AM Thread Starter
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ok while on my way home from work tonight...I knew I was extremly low on gas, she started to spudder so I reached down and switched over to reserve, still spuddeing then stalled. I figured ok its that dang vapor lock again. so as I sat on the shoulder I popped open the gas cap for a minute, then gave some choke and a twist of the throttle hit the switch and she fired, I got 200 feet and stalled again, so it was time for the honey I'm an ass that didn't bring $$ with him to work now I'm out of gas please bring me a gallon phone call. while waiting the 20 minutes for the wife to go 2 miles I tried to restart and still nothing....she brought gas I switched to main tank and fired right up.
NOW MY QUESTION IS THIS....WHERE THE HELL IS MY RESERVE??????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????
could it possibly be clocked from the rust in the tank?

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-23-2006, 02:13 AM
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i'd say it may be clogged. would it start on reserve with fuel?

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On the petcock, looking at the bike from the left side, twist the knob clockwise. That's reserve. If you go the other way (as per my old Honda), it turns the tank off. That is, unless you have an old bike that has a PRI (primary), then I don't know which way to turn it.

So, if that's what you did, then I'm with you - clogged?

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I put 150 miles on one trip before going to reserve.

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Tankist it started and I went 200 ft then died
Cegodsey clockwise you say...looking at the bike on the petcock, reserve is written on the front of the petcock so I turned it counterclockwise
hmmm sounds to me like maybe I was a dumbass
150 miles on main tank Rnewell? then your bike is running good..I get about 120 miles, but thats back and forth to work driving, so maybe a little more if it was just a str8 ride.

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The easiest way to remember it is: push the handle forward to keep going forward.
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Wow, 150 miles? 120 miles? I get 105 max before going to reserve. Hopefully this will improve a bit. The mufflers had the baffles removed before I bought it, and I have just put another set of stock mufflers on that I mentioned in another post. I hope that along with the improved performance that I'll get better mileage too.

Forward to go forward. I like that.

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ah-yuh...shouldah turn'd clockwise.

Mileage before reserve...mine went from 140 to 120 when I put on the bigger windshield.
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I look for a station when I hit 100, the bike is a lot easier to ride then push. It would be my luck that I would be running on reserve already when it starts sputtering.
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I normally fill up at around 100. I have got 120 with the wife on the back.

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