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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-28-2008, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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I have an 85 700. If I run on the reserve setting, I run out of fuel at approx. 120 miles. On the run setting I get about 93 miles. problem is, I have NEVER put in more than 2.5 gallons after empty on "res". aren't these a 3.5 gallon tank? why would that last gallon be unuseable in my tank?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-28-2008, 11:36 AM
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You might want to pull the petcock and check the filter screen for blockage.

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I've only used the reserve twice and both times put in more than 3 gallons.
I can get 115 to 120 miles generally before switching to reserve if I run under65 mph and accelerate gradually. From 70 mph and up the MPG goes down a lot.
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Your new so we don't know alot if anything about your bike. For example, I'm shaved & I shimmed my tank higher (where it meets the seat) so the pod filters wouldn't hit. I've lost a bit of my reserve cause of this. So, is you bike modified in any way or stock. if stock, I'd deffinatly check your petcock.

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I'd deffinatly check your petcock.
It's only wrong if you call it by name

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LOL! Good thing the puppy we just got is a female.

So I shouldn't have any tank issues, right?
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This is a pet cock.

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LMAO...thanks for clearing that up for us.

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This is a pet cock.
Not according to my wife....but then , I can't show you a picture of her "pet cock"......


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the petcock is the same thing as the fuel tap in the manual?
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