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#144800 - 04/01/19 12:25 AM Aftermarket petcock only gets 8 miles on reserve
Craig1 Offline
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Registered: 01/18/17
Posts: 33
Loc: GlenAllen, VA
Unfortunately the gas station was 8.1 miles away. Fortunately its a light bike and I didn't have to push far. This happened 2 weeks ago.
Today while patching a pin hole leak in my gas tank, I pulled the petcock. On this aftermarket petcock the run filter screen is 1.75" higher than the reserve filter screen.
What is the height difference on a stock petcock?
How many miles does an XT225 typicality get on reserve?
I did't think of laying the bike on the left side to see if there was extra gas trapped in the right side of the tank.
Is there a hidden reserve there?

#144801 - 04/01/19 12:34 AM Re: Aftermarket petcock only gets 8 miles on reserve [Re: Craig1]
peejman Offline
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Registered: 06/03/13
Posts: 3196
Loc: East TN USA
I don't know the height difference, but mine goes at least 30 miles on reserve when ridden moderately. It does take a little sloshing back and forth to get the last little bit out.
This shall pass, be still and know.
2006 XT225, UNI filter, ProTaper bars, MSR handguards, SS front brake line, Shinko 241's.

#144808 - 04/01/19 06:50 AM Re: Aftermarket petcock only gets 8 miles on reserve [Re: Craig1]
ThumperStorm Offline
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Registered: 06/13/18
Posts: 29
Loc: St. Cloud, MN
I didn't measure the difference between the tubes with the filters on them when I took off my stock petcock to put onto my Clarke tank but the difference was a lot more than 1.75", I'm guessing 3-3.5". When I emptied my OEM gas tank before I took it off, I got a half gallon of gas out after I turned the petcock to reserve. After the gas stopped coming out and I took off the tank I did get a little more gas out. Not that much though.
"Maybe you ain't in a rut, maybe you're in a ditch, way over your head." Don Marshall


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