Bike is only firing with choke up !

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The petcock is NOT see through... If you can blow through it?, it's clean. (but it's supposed to have a small screen filter)

Now please check that jet holder like I posted earlier & report back
 

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Most petcocks have a reserve like motorcycles do, there should be two openings on the petcock with one tube taller than the other.
Not on a CG M/B gas tank. It's only 1/2 gal to begin with.
If a M/B or M/C gas tank is 2 1/2 gal or bigger then it probably has a reserve petcock

Most Modern M/C and Scooters these days have a fuel gauge or a low on gas dash light, instead of a reserve petcock
 

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Not on a CG M/B gas tank. It's only 1/2 gal to begin with.
If a M/B or M/C gas tank is 2 1/2 gal or bigger then it probably has a reserve petcock

Most Modern M/C and Scooters these days have a fuel gauge or a low on gas dash light, instead of a reserve petcock
It all depends on who made it, mine does have a reserve. The little screens are a poor filter, that's why I remove them and run a inline filter.
 
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It all depends on who made it, mine does have a reserve. The little screens are a poor filter, that's why I remove them and run a inline filter.
Really, you got a 1/2 gal CG tank with a reserve petcock?
This would be the first time I've heard of that

How many oz would the reserve fuel be?
 
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Really, you got a 1/2 gal CG tank with a reserve petcock?
This would be the first time I've heard of that

How many oz would the reserve fuel be?
Its not much, mine came with a grubee bt2b kit manufactured in 2010. Its a little larger than the newer tanks, I've only had to use it once for about two blocks.
 
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Mine is closer to 3/4 gallon, the newest tank I have on the little mountain bike is the small style, it's a 2014 I think. It flows more fuel with the handle rotated with the pointer at the tank. I believe these petcocks were refitted for other mc or scooters, if not why does the handle rotate the way it does?