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    I ran out of gas the other day so I stopped and put it on reserve and it still wouldn't start. I thought since the reserve is probably at the bottom of the petcock it might have had something blocking it. I took off the petcock and the on side is just about a 1-1.5" tube/screenfilter sticking up from the petcock. The whole thing was a screen. Is this normal or is mine missing something. I just don't see why they put a reserve on the petcock if the on is basically the same as the reserve but with just a tube/screen sticking up.

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    Here's the TW 200 petcock. Does yours look like this?







    Image from Broken Veteran's petcock thread.



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    Huh huh! Now I know why i was out of gas! I'm a missing the big one "ON"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Small's View Post
    Huh huh! Now I know why i was out of gas! I'm a missing the big one "ON"


    Unless someone else took the petcock off, the tube should be rattling around in the tank somewhere.
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    I'm gonna check. The guy who had it before me was mechanically challenged and I think he had a local shop tune it up and put on an inline fuel filter. A few shops around here have a bad rep and I've seen first hand how bad a few have been. Anyways thanks for the pics. Now I just have to find the tube or get another one.

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