Fuel reserve switch

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by lauderdalecoaches, Jan 23, 2011.

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  1. Jan 23, 2011 #1

    lauderdalecoaches

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    Im new to this, so might sound quite dim. the fuel light came on so i moved the fuel reserve switch to on but 2 hundred yards later the bike ran out of petrol, could it be a relay or something else. The switch on the handlebars is nice and clean with no corrosion & the fuel light did come on?
     
  2. Jan 23, 2011 #2

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    you moved it the wrong way. on is normal position and the res is the reserve position
     
  3. Jan 23, 2011 #3

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    Lauderdalecoaches,
    same thing happened to me the first week I had my new ride :damn angry:
    After having to push the brute 2 blocks to the nearest gas station, :bang head:
    I learned very quickly as Sean noted: " on is normal position and the res is the reserve position !" When I got back home, I read the owners manuel from front to back ! :rofl_200:
     
  4. Jan 23, 2011 #4

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    Since Sean and Jeff have already answered your questions, I will just say welcome to the forum. If you have any questions no matter if you think it should be common knowledge but still need clarification ask away. We will try to give you a clear and complete answer as possible without judgment. You may even have a few Vmaxers in your area that can help you out or let you know when they go for a ride.
    Again, Welcome to Vmax Forum!
     
  5. Jan 23, 2011 #5

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    No worries man, the switch is a pretty common question. I think there may even be a sticky on it somewhere. Welcome
     
  6. Nov 20, 2018 #6

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    Hey guys!
    A newbie here! I bought a vmax just last week, without being fully aware off the fuel light and res switch going on! Soo i already ran out of gas the first time. My question might be a little stupid i would just prefer it not to run out again! Does the fuellight stay on even after you switch to reserve?
     
  7. Nov 20, 2018 #7

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    Welcome, and yes it does. there's about .8 gals. left when my 89 fuel light comes on. So, I know I've got to hit the gas station within 30 miles, while switched to RES or I'm walking.
    Steve-o
     
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