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# How do you use the gas reserve on a motorcylce

It's a 1999 and digits on worn & I need to know how to use and what the use of it is.

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### Fuel tank reserve capacity

Hi Kumud:
On my KLR 650 the reserve is 0.9 US gallons.
There's really not much point in worrying about "non usable" amount.
What I would recommend, especially if you're going to do any remote riding, is to strap a spare gallon (or 2) to your bike, then go for a ride. When you run out of gas, reset the trip meter to zero, turn on your reserve, and ride until you run out of gas again.
You will now know how far you can go on your reserve. That's the first important part.
Now put you spare gas into the tank and ride off to find a fuel station. Fill the tank, set the trip meter to zero, make sure the fuel selector is set to "ON", and go for a ride until you run out of gas again.
You will now know how far you can go on a full tank before you have to rely on the reserve.
If you use this system it won't matter what machine you have, and depending on your riding technique, the distances will vary.
Gotta love riding!
cheers.

Nov 03, 2015 | Tank Motorcycles

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### How do you use the gas reserve on a motorcylce

Face the fuel valve 12 o'clock is ON, 9 o'clock is off, 3 o'clock is reserve.

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Apr 13, 2014 | 2000 Suzuki GZ 125 Marauder

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### I just want to know how many miles can you travel on your reserve tank of petrol

Make this simple: How much gas is only avaiable to the reserve: What's your "economy" MPG? (We ALWAYS slow down when we are running on reserve, don't we?) MPG x reserve = milel drivable until final sputter.

Jun 19, 2011 | 1999 Honda CB 500

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### 1999 nija zx6r. should the lever be in the reserve or on mode when riding on a full tank of gas.

hi best solution is to have the fuel tap on the "on" position as if your on a long
run out and forget to top up your tank the bike will splutter to a halt then all you have to do then is switch to reserve and find a gas station fast the idea is to buy you a bit of time, instead of riding on reserve which case you will just run out of gas and have to walk to the nearest gas station

Feb 16, 2011 | 1999 kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja

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### Reserve fuel does not work. Rand tank out of gas, switched over to reserve and could not start it. Had to refill gas tank and switch back to normal then it ran. Have to only run by mileage on main tank...

With the age of your machine , you should drain the tank and remove the petcock. If you can take it apart rebuild it. If you have no reserve , either the reserve tube is broken off or the petcock is plugged. It is possible the four hole washer the seals the the lever and diverts the fuel is damaged , worn , or broken. Depending on the over all condition of the petcock replacement of the entire unit may be the best option. At any rate an new fuel petcock would definitely fix this issue. Rebuilding your old petcock is only an option if all the parts you need for it are available.

Nov 10, 2010 | 1982 Suzuki Gs 550 L

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### I ran out of gas with my 1998 vt750. It is supposed to have a .9 gallon reserve. I usually run with the valve turned to 'on'. When I turned the valve to 'reserve' it was dry. Is something wrong or am I...

Either the intake tube on your fuel petcock has fallen off, Your petcock has worn out and is allowing fuel from the reserve position to leak into the on position hole , or you had the lever in the wrong position. If you had the petcock turned to the correct positions, the you may want to drain the tank and remove the pet **** for inspection. If the fuel inlet tube for the ON position has fallen off, you in effect, have no reserve. If the petcock is worn out you will need to replace it so it will work the way it is supposed to.

Sep 08, 2010 | 1999 Honda VT 750 CD Shadow A.C.E. Deluxe

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### Witch way do I turn fuel knob for gas on left or

prime fuel constant flow is to the right or 3 oclock fuel on down or 6 oclock reserve is on the left or 9 oclock

note prime is for when the bike as run out of fuel or been stood for some time and is used to fill carbs with fuel ounce engine is running turn to on or reserve position depending on amount of fuel in the tank

Jul 27, 2010 | 1989 Suzuki GSX 600 F (Katana)

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### How can I get old fuel out of the reserve tank on '82 Honda Magna 750? I hope to not need to remove tank.

Hi,
Just disconnect the main fuel hose from the carb rail. Ensure that you have switched the fuel **** to reserve and this will allow the reserve tank to empty. Not all the fuel is going to come out unless you blow air into the fuel tank filler, this will then get a large percentage of the fuel out. Hope this helps, let me know how you get on.

Jason

Apr 03, 2010 | 1994 Honda VF 750 C Magna

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### 1990 zxr 250. Markings worn on petcock switch. There is an arrow on the fairing pointing to the middle of the switch. The switch has a long/short side. Is on position long side down or to the arrow in the...

where ever the arrow is pointing is where the switch is at. if you don't know where on off or reserve is just unplug the hose from petcock and and turn the switch until no fuel comes out. you might want to catch the fuel with a bottle i'd recommend.

Jul 12, 2009 | 1999 kawasaki ZXR 400

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### 1999 Monte Carlo

sounds like a fuel management problem. the catalytic converter is getting to hot due to tryin to burn off the excess fuel not burned. causing the muffler to overheat get it scaned at autozone for free. sounds like a o2 sensor runnin lean dumpin more fuel. or a bad mass airflow sensor good luck

Sep 20, 2008 | 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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