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Old 03-31-2015, 02:44 PM
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I spend a lot of time in stop and go traffic and I get about 110 miles per tank (I ran out of gas last week so I know for a fact that 110 was the limit). If I weren't in stop and go traffic id expect to get about 140.

My fuel light also comes on at 60 miles, then comes on and off intermittently. For me, my new rule is no more than 30 miles after the fuel light is constantly on.

you might wanna get your bike checked out bro...that sounds way off

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Old 03-31-2015, 02:54 PM
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you might wanna get your bike checked out bro...that sounds way off
Checked for what?

When I was in for the 600 mile service, I had them look at the fuel light. They reset the adaptations but it didn't make much of a difference. From what I read on the forum, the fuel indicator is a common problem.

If you are referring to the fuel mileage, i thought the avg per tank miles was something around 140? I'm not dismissing the fact that something may be wrong, but when I say im in stop and go traffic. I mean there will be a good minute where im idling before traffic will move 20 feet. Because of that it seems reasonable to expect a reduction in mileage. On the weekends when I get out of the city, the on board computer tells me I get in the 40+ mpg. Oh, and when I fill the tank I don't stand the bike up straight. Perhaps the combination explains it? Curious to hear your thoughts, sorry to thread jack.
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I'm doing 3 miles to work, then back twice a day and my light starts coming on at 79 miles. Average is 36 mpg. I don't know how many miles I might get out of the tank but I don't want to risk running it dry.
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Old 04-01-2015, 10:46 PM
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A proper gas gauge would remove a lot of guesswork.
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Old 04-02-2015, 12:49 PM
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Think my light usually comes on initially around 120-130 miles, but then will cycle on/off until about 140-150 miles.
Same here. Usually half highway(80-90mph)/half city(40-50mph).

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Old 04-02-2015, 03:21 PM
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Think my light usually comes on initially around 120-130 miles, but then will cycle on/off until about 140-150 miles.

Thats a load of BS... You must be running you bike of a treadmill if your fuel light doesnt come on perminantly until 150miles.. sure you dont mean Km?
Not BS. My bike has about 1200 miles on the odometer and I generally keep RPMs under 6k and I get the same milage per tank before the fuel light starts coming on. I also ride like a bitch and pull in the clutch when approaching a red light or stop sign, so that helps save gas too.
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Last night I believe I found the reason for my low amount of miles per tank.

In my area, nearly all of the gas stations have the the accordion style sleeve on the gas nozzle at the pump. This makes it difficult to completely fill. Initially i figured this was no big deal. But when I checked last night, the difference between topping off the tank, and just sticking the nozzle in and letting it stop on its own was 0.85 gallons.

So, we have a 4.5 gallon tank, and I've only been filling it to 3.65 gal. Considering my stop and go (under 15 mph) commute gives me 30-35mpg. Makes sense why I only got 110 miles on a tank.
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yeah, it's best to stand on the bike to keep it upright and hold the nozzle right at edge of the tank, when it starts to get full...

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So a week's worth of town riding to work and back and I've averaged 36mpg or 7.9miles per litre. If the tank holds 17 litres my maximum range is 134 miles.

If i could average 40mpg, which is 8.8mpl i'd make 149 miles, but that's using every drop of fuel.
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My filling technique is to get off the bike, pull the accordion sleeve all the way back, and fill until it just about tops off. Then when you get on the bike and it's upright, it's down to just below the filler neck, which the manual says not to go above. Works perfect every time.


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