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Guys I can't find my reserve switch

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by Trinity, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. Trinity

    Trinity <font color=#FF909B><b>I go back like Aqua Net.</b

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    Well I just recently bought my first bike and well I did the walk of death because I ran out of gas. I called a couple buddies with bikes and they told me it should just be a switch on the side for the reserve and I never saw it. I eventually even had a bike guy stop to bring me gas and he couldn't find it either. So my question is where is the reserve switch on a 92 gsxr 600? I have googled most of my morning trying to find it and can't. Any help is greatly appreciated.

    - Trin
     
  2. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    there whould be a 3 way switch that allows you to go from "off", "on", "reserve".

    if you have a carbed bike and leave it open, you will flood it and can't start it.
     
  3. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    what you are looking for is a petcock :)

    should be attached directly to the tank.
     
  4. Trinity

    Trinity <font color=#FF909B><b>I go back like Aqua Net.</b

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    yeah thats awesome guys but WHERE is it. I've had 3 people try to find it but they can't so thats why i'm asking lol. Maybe a pic would be awesome.
     
  5. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    pm jeffie i know he has a newer one, he might be familiar with the old ones.

    also, check out the gixxer forums.
     
  6. Trinity

    Trinity <font color=#FF909B><b>I go back like Aqua Net.</b

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    its ok i just went to a cycle place and had them show me. The "cock" was broken off so thats why we couldn't see it. Than you tho for all the help guys.
     
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    how were you able to start it with it always "on"?

    on a carb'd bike, you are supposed to turn it off when you park.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    we never shut it off. even on my 79 it is always on.
     
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    really? on my 2006 i couldn't leave it on, it would be a pain in the ass to start.
     
  11. E_SolSi

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    i always left it on on my bike... never had an issue
     
  12. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    :werd: If the float is good it will only let enough fuel in to fill the bowl.
     
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    you had a sticky float or a bad seal
    i always leave mine in the on position on any of my machines
     
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    Z6CRX übber ɐɾuıu etarip

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    same here, even with my vf500 i just gt done with, I leave it on, no problems.
     
  15. Trinity

    Trinity <font color=#FF909B><b>I go back like Aqua Net.</b

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    Actually on my bike its a black plastic switch. The pic you showed resembles the switch thats on my quad more. Beacuse the piece was broken off it was jsut a screw holding on this little cover. I'll have to take a pic to really show you guys.
     
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