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Post  Mauser on Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:10 pm

Yesterday my bike started back firing....nothing unusual there as she was low on fuel but still on main tank....when I got home I removed the fuel tap completly and only drained off 500ml of fuel....question is the other 1.5 litres which should be there wasn't lol. I know a lot of fuel sits on the left side of the tank and looking at the size it does seem possible that it would hold about 1.5 litres but under normal conditions and without having to lean the bike over how would the bike obtain the fuel from the left side ?.

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Re: Reserve Tank

Post  Focker on Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:48 am

Mauser wrote:...how would the bike obtain the fuel from the left side ?
Install another petcock and connect the 2 lines with a "Y" or "T" out to the carb input.

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Re: Reserve Tank

Post  AURORA on Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:26 am

Focker wrote:
Mauser wrote:...how would the bike obtain the fuel from the left side ?
Install another petcock and connect the 2 lines with a "Y" or "T" out to the carb input.
How did you attach the secondary petcock to the fuel tank?
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Post  Focker on Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:38 am

AURORA wrote:How did you attach the secondary petcock to the fuel tank?
I didn't...But I know it can be done. BRP smile

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Re: Reserve Tank

Post  Mauser on Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:06 am

Your missing the point, the book says 2 litres for reserve and it seems to me that you don't get a normal 2 litres without leaning the bike over to get the fuel from the left side over to the right side......nothing in the book reflects this ?.

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Post  Focker on Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:29 pm

Mauser wrote:Your missing the point...
You're right about that...I didn't know we were discussing theory. Next you'll want to know, "if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it still make a sound?".
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Post  Mauser on Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:32 pm

Focker wrote:
Mauser wrote:Your missing the point...
You're right about that...I didn't know we were discussing theory. Next you'll want to know, "if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it still make a sound?".
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Ahhh come on give me answer before Burp gets here plz Bump

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Re: Reserve Tank

Post  Mad Frosty on Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:31 pm

Reading books is bad for ya mate , stop it razz
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Re: Reserve Tank

Post  MA$TER_E on Wed May 01, 2013 3:02 pm

Careful drilling holes in your tank for a second petcock. I've got a perfectly good OEM tank with three holes in the bottom I'm trying to figure out how to fix because I had the great idea of installing a second petcock. The idea was to do it on the OEM tank before I drilled holes in my IMS. Good thing I did...
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