Posted January 16, 2002 - 05:15 AM
i noticed the stock wr "on" hose goes about 1/2 way up into the tank, and the reserve hose only goes about an inch or so into it.
Posted January 17, 2002 - 10:47 PM
Posted January 18, 2002 - 06:01 AM
I have the Clarke tank/SDG seat combo...but didnt notice any issue with the fuel petcock and hoses (but then again, I didnt look!). Actually, maybe you do have a different tank than I...as mine has a 3.3 gal capacity...0.1 gal more than the stock tank. Is this the same tank we're talking about?
Also, I rode most of the kokapelli trail using this tank and the "on" setting and never had a problem (100 miles approx.). Maybe I was lucky...
[ January 18, 2002: Message edited by: LarryCO ]
Posted January 18, 2002 - 06:27 AM
Posted January 18, 2002 - 03:25 PM
I got a stock YZ tank (thanks Hillclimb) and using the the stock WR petcock in the "on" position would run out at something like 1/2 tank.
I pulled out the longer hose filter thingy (technical term) off of the petcock. Stock it had the pick up about 3" from the bottom of the tank. I cut it down so that the pick up is more like an inch from the bottom of the tank. This way I get most of the gas out in the on position and I still get some reserve.
Since I do the dual-sport thing occasionally, it is nice to have some reserve to get you to a gas station when a brain fart occurs.
In a racing situation, I would put it in the reserve from the get go.
Posted January 22, 2002 - 10:36 PM
i wouldn't do anything that stupid, but i imagine that if the gas got to half tank in a long moto, and went below half tank, the results would be similar.
heywood> thanks , this is what i was planning on doing, i just wanted to see if it worked alright for anyone else before i tried and biffed it up.
dan lorenze> i thought about this as a "duh" option, but i think i will just cut the stock length petcock line off in case i should forget sometime and suffer the consequences.
Posted January 22, 2002 - 10:44 PM
Thanks for the info. Guess there's no need on my part to empty my tank and check it out...
Posted January 23, 2002 - 04:50 AM
go figure,... i don't mind hammering a tree in third gear, but won't sky out over a canyon of a double..... what a chicken i am.....
Posted January 23, 2002 - 06:01 AM
...but if you start early enough (before the "sense" kicks in), you're able to still do that stuff. Soft of like skiing in my world...I have no reservations of skiing thru the tightest of trees and jumping off 30 ft. cornices/cliffs...but I cant freekin' get myself to even attempt more than a 10 ft. jump on my bike. Funny how that works...
Posted January 23, 2002 - 01:08 PM