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Which direction is which for the fuel petcock (afraid im riding with reserve on)???

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SOURCE: Fuel Reserve switch

Typically there are three positions to choose from. On means you are using the main tank. Reserve means reserve tank and off means no fuel available from either tank. the off setting is used when trailering your bike.

Posted on Aug 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Fuel petcock positions on my Yamaha XJ 600 Diversion S

hi jamie,, as your sat on the bike ,, push the tap down ,the fuel is on,, pull the tap up thats reserve,,turn the 3 quarters round thatl be prime if u have it,, if u do that is purely 4 morning starts,,
u must put tap to on when the bike starts,,if u look carefully mate on the edge of the tank,, there is a arrow head stamped in 2 it,,

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SOURCE: the markings on the petcock is gone, which

in the up position.

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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SOURCE: HD 1979 fatboy fuel petcock valve leaking

Replace the petcock. The rubber diaphragm is ruptured. I'd also bet your fuel mileage dropped cause the ruptured diaphragm is allowing raw fuel to be sucked into the intake manifold.

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SOURCE: What is the open position for the fuel

The petcock on your bike is supposed to be one of the vacuum operated type petcocks. When the engine is started, the vacuum from the engine is supplied to a diaphragm on the backside of the petcock open the fuel valve. It may have been changed since these valves were notorious for problems.

Your petcock should be labeled "ON", "OFF", and "RES" if it's a manual petcock. There should be and arrow on the lever on the petcock as well. This is the best advice I can give without being able to look at the petcock. I hope it helps. GOOD LUCK and ride safe.

Posted on Apr 04, 2010

Testimonial: "Thanks Guru...unfortunately, a cover was installed and even though I do see the arrow, there is no writing to point to...however I appreciate the help"

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I have a 93 klr 650 and the other day it acted like it was out of fuel, i hit the reserve and still acted like out of fuel. i had fuel. what can this be?


Screen dirty on your petcock.Pull the line off and turn it on.If fuel flows slowly,pull the petcock and clean that fine mesh screen.This happens a lot my friend.Part of riding.Be sure the line isn't kinked also.

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Hi, Alan always check fuel flow first to isolate the problem area otherwise the usual suspects are:
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4. Fuel valve/petcock not in the on or reserve position.
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Hi, my description is lengthy, but I tried to provide as much detail as possible for troubleshooting. I'm seeking technical input re: a continuing carb issue w/my '96 Magna, which would not turn...


Reserve tube is usually set at a 1 gallon level in the tank, if you only added a gallon to an empty tank,I would fill the tank at least half full, If that doesn't fix the issue then replace the petcock, It's not a carb issue if it runs fine in reserve.

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1981 yamaha 650 what position should the petcok b in? pri res oo on


Fuel petcock position depends entirely on what you're doing with your bike at the time.

In normal use, the fuel petcock should be set to the "on" position and left there. In that position, gasoline will be drawn from the tank only when the engine is running and generating vacuum. This prevents overfilling the carbs when the bike sits.

When you're riding the bike and it starts to sputter, it's time to move the petcock to the "reserve" position so that you can use the last few drops in the tank (on a 650 special, this was either .3 or .5 gallons--can't remember which off the top of my head) to nurse your bike to a gas station. Once you've filled the tank, move the petcock back to "on." The bike will still run fine if you keep the petcock in the reserve position, but when it starts to run low on gas--well, you won't have that emergency reserve to get yourself to the gas station.

If you've managed to run the bike out of gas completely, or if you are getting the bike ready for service after having drained the carbs for the winter, you'll need to move the petcock to the "prime" position for a few minutes. This by-passes the vacuum line cutoff mechanism and lets gasoline flow until the carb floats shut off the fuel valve (this is also how all older motorcycle fuel petcocks operated). A sticky float or poorly sealing float valve in the carb can, however, cause far too much gasoline to drain into the carbs (and into the crankcase, if you're particularly unlucky), which is why you should not leave the petcock in the prime position for an extended period of time.

Some Yamaha XS650 motorcycles (can't tell if that's the model you have) have a tank with two fuel petcocks, one on each side, to fuel each carb. If you have a tank with this setup, be aware that setting one fuel petcock to "prime" will affect both cylinders, as there's a crossover tube to equalize fuel levels between the carbs. Also, for reasons I could never figure out, on one XS650 I owned, moving either petcock to "prime" permitted fuel to flow on a gravity feed out of both petcocks simultaneously. I could never figure out exactly why it was doing that.

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Stupid rookie question from an experienced HD rider: I just bought a 2001 FXD Superglide...my 4th HD in my lifetime, but new model to me. I can't see what position is what on my fuel petcock...which...


It sounds like you have an aftermarket petcock on the bike. I am not familiar with a Harley petcock that has a round knob but then maybe just the knob is an add-on. In 1996, Harley went to a vacuum operated petcock, one that gives lots of problems. I cannot tell you which way is reserve on your petcock. The only way to tell for sure is to pull the petcock out. You'll see a plastic strainer on top of the petcock. Inside the strainer, there is a tube that runs approximately half way up the strainer. Select a position on the petcock valve and blow through the petcock. When you feel the air come out of this tube, this is the "ON" postilion. Right beside this tube inside the strainer is another hole directly into the petcock. Find the position that allows for air to pass through this hole and you've found the "reserve" position. The remaining position should be "off".

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My 1994 zxr750 has got a problem with fuel tap when in the run position after a few miles it feels like it is runing out of fuel but put it to reserve and it runs fine but the fuel tank is full? help


94 zx7s have separate hoses that sit at the very back end of the tank. They take a nice twisty course to get to the tank. Could be that the main line is kinked and the reserve is not.

Or you may need to rebuild the petcock. I've got 3 ZX7s, 93, 94, and a 01. None of them had petcock issues but I've had fuel line routing issues before. So I'd check the lines first before servicing the petcock.

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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.

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To see what is wrong you will have to drain the tank and take off the fuel tank outlet(filter assembly). What you should see is a tube sticking up with a fuel filter over it. The tube allows the fuel to enter the carburetor down to that level , when the fuel petcock is in the ON position. When you switch to RESERVE the rest of the fuel flows down through a hole at the base of the fuel petcock. If the tube is missing from the fuel tank outlet(filter assembly) or/and the actual fuel petcock switch (sometimes a separate part )you will not have RESERVE. Another way you have no RESERVE is if you have a leaking four hole washer in your fuel selector. This allows the fuel to flow from RESERVE to ON inside the selector valve(gas leaking in petcock but not escaping outside petcock). "Honda" has all sizes of 4 hole washers available, but , the assembly may not be designed to be taken apart and reassembled. In either case you may end up having to buy an assembly to fix your problem.

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The petcock on your bike is supposed to be one of the vacuum operated type petcocks. When the engine is started, the vacuum from the engine is supplied to a diaphragm on the backside of the petcock open the fuel valve. It may have been changed since these valves were notorious for problems.

Your petcock should be labeled "ON", "OFF", and "RES" if it's a manual petcock. There should be and arrow on the lever on the petcock as well. This is the best advice I can give without being able to look at the petcock. I hope it helps. GOOD LUCK and ride safe.

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The valve is open when the lever and valve are parallel. Generally that is down. When the lever is pointing across the valve it is closed. Think T vs. I. If the lever and valve cross it's closed, if they go the same way it's open.

That applies to a two position valve, if your Bayou has a reserve postion it could be different. That would be three positions and across one way would be open, down would be reserve, and across the other way would be closed. Should be marked on the petcock if that is the case.

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