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    Fuel Shutoff Game

    I know this is juvenile and not safe, but I do it anyway. For those of us that shut off our fuel after every ride, who tries to glide home with no fuel left?


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    Shucks, doing juvenile and not safe stuff is half the fun of motorcycling.
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    Hahaha!!! Plus one.
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    At least you know how far you can roll once it's out of gas. You also won't get stale gas in the carbs. Of course I wouldn't do that unless putting it up for storage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badgerflorida View Post
    I know this is juvenile and not safe, but I do it anyway. For those of us that shut off our fuel after every ride, who tries to glide home with no fuel left?
    You know exactly where to turn it off...don't you?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SportsterDoc View Post
    You know exactly where to turn it off...don't you?!
    Who me? From four different routes. This is after changing to a smaller fuel filter and having to relearn. Like I said, it’s juvenile. Lol

    I still come up short on occasion, never long.
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    I lay my over on the left side to get the fuel remaining in the right lobe of the tank to splash over to the left. Gets me between a pint and quart more worth of running depending on the bike. Pushing a bike to town sucks.
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    In the old BMW, we had 2 petcocks...soooo, when I hit reserve I would flip up one and get enough miles to the nearest gas, hopefully not have to flip the other one. With a sorta tall, narrow tank, there was quite a bit of fuel left.
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    Used to do this on an outboard powered boat. Unplug the fuel line as I came into the harbor and have just enough time to park in my slip before it quit.
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    I always shut off the petcock before I pull into the driveway though I don't always drain the float bowl. My brother-in-law took the TW for a ride and came back with a big smile. While going over the bike with him I noticed that I had the petcock on "off". He went 3 miles round-trip on what was left in the carb and fuel line. That's economy.

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