fuel shutoff what is off and on?
Posted April 14, 2006 - 08:55 AM
Posted April 14, 2006 - 09:50 AM
Posted April 14, 2006 - 10:45 AM
Posted April 14, 2006 - 12:33 PM
Posted April 14, 2006 - 12:38 PM
look closely at the petcock. on a couple of my bikes there is an arrow on the lever. sometimes the long end of the lever points to the status. On my WR, the long end points towards on/off/reserve. It is opposite on the KTM.
That always pissed me off, why can't all bikes be the same set up. On older bikes you need a damn magnifying glass to see the arrow.
Posted April 15, 2006 - 02:47 AM
Then again just give a Yammie agent a call.
Posted April 15, 2006 - 04:38 AM
Long end down = ON
this is a dumb question but what is off and on my wr400? and should i be shutting it off after every ride? is crossways with the longer end of valve pointing towards off actually off? and where does the reserve fuel come from? i only have one tank.....sorry but im new to motorycles i come primarly from a snowmobile background.
Long end up = RESERVE
Long end toward off (on in middle) = OFF
Posted April 15, 2006 - 02:42 PM
Posted April 15, 2006 - 09:29 PM
You turn off the fuel petcock when transporting your WR, in case there is a fire and your fuel hose parts or melts through, you will supply your whole gas supply to the fire. Petcock turned off - no such problem. Old fashioned common sense.
All of the bikes I've ever owned had the lever crossways or sideways for off. In general though it should be on when it is running parrallel to the fuel tube. As far as turning it off after every ride, if I'm not going to be riding within the next few days I turn it off and run the fuel out of my carb. I don't think just turning it off by itself will accomplish much unless you drain the carb as well though. I'm not an expert on these matters but since no one else responded yet I thought I would offer my marginal advice.
Posted April 15, 2006 - 10:16 PM
Posted April 17, 2006 - 01:28 PM