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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-21-2012, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb Petcock...which way is the right way?

I have a 2003 Honda Shadow 750ACE.

I now know that I have a fuel reserve switch (after running out of gas & having to push her to the gas station)
But I am confused as to what it is supposed to be set on for normal driving...RES, ON, or OFF.
Any help is appreciated!

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Sitting on the bike, rotating it back towards you is on, rotating it all the way forward is reserve, the middle position is off.

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For a 98 - 03 SA750
down is on
up is res
to the front of the bike is off.
On is for normal driving - fuel load about 3 gallons.
Res is your last .7 Gallons - so you can hopefully make it to the Gas station.

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Okay, so I want to have it in the "ON" position?

Thank you for your help!
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leave it on the "ON" position until you need to switch it to the reserve "RES" position.

if you just run it in the "RES" position you will simply run out of gas.

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General rule is that the lever points in the direction of flow. Down is on. fwd. is off and up is reserve.



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Ok first.. it's two words.. not one

and there is no right or wrong way.. just whatever works

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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-22-2012, 06:02 PM
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It's one word.

You're confusing it with a Pet Rock, which was two words

The two word version is what one imagines your Dominatrix might call you.

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