Bonneville 2004 fuel reserve


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Just went out on my 800 Bonny (full tank of fuel) and put the fuel tap on reserve by mistake. The bike stopped after about 15 miles - out of fuel. I turned the tap to the on position and it started and ran OK. Is this normal as I thought if you put it on to reserve it would empty the tank?
Anyone else noticed this?
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I have a 2008 Bonnie with the stock petcock and it does not work this way. It works as you would expect... as I ride and the full tank (4.2 gallons) lowers and gets to about 1 gallon, it starts to cough, and if I switch to reserve, it will continue until empty.