Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Upper Bucks County Pennsylvania (east side of state)
Maybe this question should be a new thread, but has anyone added an extra fuel tap on the right side of the tank to get access to (some of) the "secret reserve"? I do like to keep things simple, but I can think of two scenarios where one would be handy:
1. On a trip with the bike fully loaded and discover you had a brain fart and forgot to switch from reserve to run at your last fill up.
2. Failure of the stock vacuum petcock.
My BMW airhead has a high tunnel under the tank, so there is a fuel tap with reserve on each side. When needed, I would turn only the one tap to a generous reserve. Supposedly, the "last resort" of the second reserve would give you a few more miles.
It looks like the "wings" of my KLR (gen 2) tank seem to be at the level of the carb float bowel, so I assume that would be too low a tap point (without getting involved with some type of pump). Just wondering if anyone has done this.