How does the reserve gas work on an atv or m/c? i know you flip a switch of knob to change on/off/res but how does it work? i know the off/on part is just that, closes off the line stopping flow.
you run out of gas;; so you switch it to reserve.. that gives you a few miles, or so. reserve, before ya become stranded.. now ya got time to fill the tank.. when ya run out the reserve, its a pain in the bass to get restarted.. been there, done it.. i cant remember how many miles you can put on the honda.ok i was wondering, a guy at work has an 02 recon and was out riding and it quit on him way out in the woods. looked in tank and saw gas and was like WTFlip, dinked with it for a while, then changed it to reserve and wammo, it started. that got me to wondering how it works.
the petcock is old alien tech recovered from an Area 51 crash...forget what these guys are telling you..when you flip the lever the bike is able to actually pull amonia from the atmosphere left behind by urine from deer and other animals and it condenses it in the carb intake bowl section. it then uses the photosynthesis from the light providede by the spark plug igniting to generate amonianoxide. The process can continue usually for up to about 10 miles of running before the chemical reaction simply overwhelms itself and the gases are exhausted. We're not sure why this reaction fails after a point but assume this is what happened to the alilen ship, hence the crash in the desert....anyway...good riding..stay safe, and always remember, if you have to stop a take a leak in the woods during a ride, well, you might just be helping to proide the reserve fuel some other rider will need to make it home ! ETok i was wondering, a guy at work has an 02 recon and was out riding and it quit on him way out in the woods. looked in tank and saw gas and was like WTFlip, dinked with it for a while, then changed it to reserve and wammo, it started. that got me to wondering how it works.