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zx6r reserve problems!

I asked this question a while back but never got a good answer. My gas reserve worked fine but all the sudden it quit working. I ran out of gas again last night. I know the fuel was turned to on, it started spitting and sputtering so I switched it to reserve and nuh Does anyone know what can cause this and or how to fix it? It is a 00 zx6r. Thanks any help is appreciated!!!!
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I asked this question a while back but never got a good answer. My gas reserve worked fine but all the sudden it quit working. I ran out of gas again last night. I know the fuel was turned to on, it started spitting and sputtering so I switched it to reserve and nuh Does anyone know what can cause this and or how to fix it? It is a 00 zx6r. Thanks any help is appreciated!!!!
You might not have had enough of a vaccum built up from sucking air through 'on' when you switched to 'reserve'... I've kinda had that happen... Generally it's when I turn back to the 'on' position. I have had it take at least a few tries to get it started, then it sputters a little, and after a couple minutes it's all good.
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Might need to clean your fuel filter... Which is probly inside the tank on the petcock.



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Does the petcock have any kind of rubber gaskets or hose inside the tank? If there were a cut/leak somewhere, that might cause it. You wouldn't be pulling fuel from the correct level, and would empty the take at "on."
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Does the petcock have any kind of rubber gaskets or hose inside the tank? If there were a cut/leak somewhere, that might cause it. You wouldn't be pulling fuel from the correct level, and would empty the take at "on."
Petcock should have a rubber o-ring around the bottom.



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Ok.. a few dumb questions.

Are you sure you switched from ON to RESERVE?

How many miles did you ride on RESERVE?

it is common for the motor to die sometimes in the switch.




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I had this problem on a Honda. On my bike the petcock controlled the switching valve on the bottom of the tank. The switching valve determined which of two holes into the tank the gas came from. One hole lead to a small plastic dip tube and was the "On" position. The other lead to simply a hole, which was "Reserve". The length of the tube was the amount of reserve the tank had, therefore.

The trick was that both holes had a cylindrical filter covering them to prevent fines from getting into the fuel lines. And that's nice until one of those filters clogs I had to buy a new cylindrical filter for the petcock which is mounted INSIDE the tank and that, of course, meant I had to drain and air out the tank before I could discover and repair any of this.

The vacuum issue is easier to check first by simply opening the tank and then trying to restart the bike. If that fails I strongly suspect you have an internal filter that's clogged.

EDIT: This should go without saying, but if the inside of your tank is rusty, replacing the filter should not be done until you coat the inside of your tank to prevent the rust fines from occurring in the first place. I used POR-15.

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Ok.. a few dumb questions.

Are you sure you switched from ON to RESERVE?

How many miles did you ride on RESERVE?

it is common for the motor to die sometimes in the switch.
Yeah I am 100% sure it was turned from on to reserve. I didn't get any miles on reserve. Before I never had a problem with it dying during the switch. I am checking my hoses and everything wh
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clogged filter, most likely culprit



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no out of gas most likely culprit..

simple just make sure you have gas.....






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no out of gas most likely culprit..

simple just make sure you have gas.....






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just ask the honda team...
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just ask the honda team...
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I have the answer!! When I took my tank off for paint, I was sanding it and herd something ratteling around inside, I tired to get it out to no avail. Well I pulled the fuel selector out and it was missing the Level tube, or what ever you wish to call it. Basicly it sticks up from the bottom of the tank to run outa fuel before you really are (obvious) well any rate, it just fell off... and was ratteling around the inside of the tank. Im gunna take a wild guess yours did to, and it doesnt matter if you have it on norm or reserve it just runs out. Simple answer! Just get a new one.
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I have the answer!! When I took my tank off for paint, I was sanding it and herd something ratteling around inside, I tired to get it out to no avail. Well I pulled the fuel selector out and it was missing the Level tube, or what ever you wish to call it. Basicly it sticks up from the bottom of the tank to run outa fuel before you really are (obvious) well any rate, it just fell off... and was ratteling around the inside of the tank. Im gunna take a wild guess yours did to, and it doesnt matter if you have it on norm or reserve it just runs out. Simple answer! Just get a new one.
That would explain it
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I have the answer!! When I took my tank off for paint, I was sanding it and herd something ratteling around inside, I tired to get it out to no avail. Well I pulled the fuel selector out and it was missing the Level tube, or what ever you wish to call it. Basicly it sticks up from the bottom of the tank to run outa fuel before you really are (obvious) well any rate, it just fell off... and was ratteling around the inside of the tank. Im gunna take a wild guess yours did to, and it doesnt matter if you have it on norm or reserve it just runs out. Simple answer! Just get a new one.
Man i really appreciate it! I am going down to the dealership tomorrow and checking on one. Thanks alot
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Post up how much it is, I have put off buying one cuz im lazy and I just keep my tank full. But tell me what the damage is and I may consider getting one. I would be nice...
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