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Is the long end or the short end of the "gas on" lever the "on/off" side on my 1997 Yamaha V-Star

It's actually a 1997 650, can't tell if the gas switch is "on" or on "reserve", which end of the lever is the right end? The long arm side or the short nub side?

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Hi, Anonymous the long end of the lever dictates fuel valve operation for this scenario you will need your service/owners manual if you can't find the first and best tool you ever bought for your Yamaha, despair not, for a mere $0 you can download another one. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have a nice day.
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