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The US version of the 899 has a 17L/4.5 gal. tank, and the fuel light comes on when there are 5L (1.3 gal.) left. I tend to fill up soon after the light comes on to avoid getting stuck on the road, but usually it only takes about 2.5 gal. (9.46L). I fill to the bottom of the filler neck, so I don't think underfilling is my issue, but the math doesn't seem to work out.

1.3 + 2.5 = 3.8 gal (< 4.5)
5 + 9.46 = 14.46L (< 17)

My fuel light seems to be turning on sooner than it should by 0.7gal./2.5L., decreasing my estimate of range by 20-30 miles.

How much does it take for you guys to fill the tank? I'm wondering if there is an issue with the fuel sensor.
 

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Mines doing the same so would be interested to hear what others have to say.
 

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Teeny - just move to Oz. We ride all year round. ;)
 

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Or California. I think avoided riding a total of 5 days last year due to weather. Oz is also cool though. I miss Fraser Island.
 

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Full tank for me is usually 3 gallons, now if anyone is wondering just how far you can go after the fuel light comes on, you have a safe 20 miles more to go! How do I know!?! Cause it happened to me and I was in the middle of nowhere!
 

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Full tank for me is usually 3 gallons, now if anyone is wondering just how far you can go after the fuel light comes on, you have a safe 20 miles more to go! How do I know!?! Cause it happened to me and I was in the middle of nowhere!
How many times did the light go off and on before you did 20miles?
 

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Wa on a long ride over the weekend and ignored the light until the trip fuel hit about 10 miles. Filled up once when it was at 23 and still had a gallon left (it took 3.5). Your mileage may vary. I'm not really pleased about the flickering, but the easy solution is to wait until it commits. It's easy to tell by checking the trip fuel gauge, since it resets when the light goes off.
 

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At around 175km my fuel light has been coming on.

Have ran it out to about 250km. Haven't been game to go any further.

With my dash reflecting about 5l per 100km I'm safe to run it out to about 270-280km.

I'm religious about resetting my trip meter and use the average consumption for each tank to allow me to run it down.
 

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The US version of the 899 has a 17L/4.5 gal. tank, and the fuel light comes on when there are 5L (1.3 gal.) left. I tend to fill up soon after the light comes on to avoid getting stuck on the road, but usually it only takes about 2.5 gal. (9.46L). I fill to the bottom of the filler neck, so I don't think underfilling is my issue, but the math doesn't seem to work out.

1.3 + 2.5 = 3.8 gal (< 4.5)
5 + 9.46 = 14.46L (< 17)

My fuel light seems to be turning on sooner than it should by 0.7gal./2.5L., decreasing my estimate of range by 20-30 miles.

How much does it take for you guys to fill the tank? I'm wondering if there is an issue with the fuel sensor.
My fuel ligh has stared to come on and off at random; doesn't matter how full the tank is.
 

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Mine trips me out sometimes when I ride. Can't tell when the actual fuel light will come on and stay on. My issue is the fuel light likes to play Guess when I'm really staying on! It'll light up for a lil while than shut off, then it'll come back on and shut off once more. The third time it'll stay on, gets fustrating cause it'll give me hope the first two times it comes on and off thinking I'll be okay and I'll make it to a has station! I'm just gonna go by mileage now and not trust the fuel light. Now to test out how many miles before it dies!
 

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At around 175km my fuel light has been coming on.

Have ran it out to about 250km. Haven't been game to go any further.

With my dash reflecting about 5l per 100km I'm safe to run it out to about 270-280km.

I'm religious about resetting my trip meter and use the average consumption for each tank to allow me to run it down.
+1 for that. I find the low fuel light ridiculously unreliable (comes on way too early) so now tend to just use avg. fuel consumption and distance travelled on that tank of gas. The avg. fuel consumption is pretty accurate in my experience.
 

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107 miles from full tank to light coming on yesterday, the computer said I'd done an average of 49.something per gallon!! not sure if that was right
 

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Same deal, mine comes on at what should be half distance based on consumption. Seems dependent upon lean/pitch angle too. Is this a warranty sender issue? I haven't been game to run it dry to find out, it's a pain in the ass. Most places I like to ride are a while between drinks
 

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107 miles from full tank to light coming on yesterday, the computer said I'd done an average of 49.something per gallon!! not sure if that was right
i believe thats right I've done a 120 miles before the light came on and the average was 55.3 :D can't believe a supersport could actually hit this kind of mpg. obviously i was traveling on the highway the whole time ranging speeds from 60 to 80 depending on traffic, occasionally hit 95 cuz i couldn't help myself. lol
 

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Tbh the mpg reading doesn't seem to work and my fuel light goes on and off around 80 miles until permanent on around 100. In race mode I just got 113 miles from 13.2 litres so around 38 mpg ... bike dash showed 47 mpg lol .... I reckon 150 miles tops from a tank.

Maybe it works out the mpg as if your in wet mode :) lol
 

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At about 180km the fuel light comes on. I've refilled at 210, but with still about 5 litres in the tank. One day soon I'm going to see how long I can get on a tank, and have a 5 litre reserve in the tail bag.

Time to push some boundaries. Will running the tank dry ruin something, or make it impossible to start again?
 
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