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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: 30
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?

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#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: 3125
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.
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#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
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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.
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