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Old Dec 23rd, 2006, 6:46 pm
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Fuel gauge shows "No Gas" when it has 1/2 tank?

Got on bike and fuel gauge LCD display shows no fuel. It should be at least half full I thought.

Go to station on empty (according to the gauge), no low fuel warning lamp lit. Only takes two gallons to fill it. Gauge now shows maybe 1 1./2 bars on LCD (maybe 25%) full.

Never budged off the 25% full mark in 100 miles as though it was stuck.

Anyone know if this is an indication that the '06 GT's 6.0 firmware is at fault before I bug the dealer, or is a fuel sensor problem?
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Old Dec 23rd, 2006, 8:59 pm
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Go to your dealership and have them re-calibrate the fuel gauge. Happened on my KRS as well, no big deal (although it should come properly calibrated to begin with). It's covered under warranty. Maybe you can just have them do it while your bike is in for the next service anyway.
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Old Dec 23rd, 2006, 11:06 pm
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Go to your dealership and have them re-calibrate the fuel gauge. Happened on my KRS as well, no big deal (although it should come properly calibrated to begin with). It's covered under warranty. Maybe you can just have them do it while your bike is in for the next service anyway.

Thanks.

I'm looking for lodging now as I write this. Dealer is far away (110-250+ miles one way depending on the dealer I go to) and I need to see if I can hotel it for a while. Unfortunately, it is too far from the next service and I may wear the tires out before then...although I may wait it out since I can always use the new Zumo's fuel indicator in the meantime as a gauge.

Don't know why it drifted so far off calibration as it was correct a week ago. No fuel shown to a full tank at only 1 1/2 bars is kind'a odd. Maybe a software glitch.
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Old Dec 24th, 2006, 12:51 am
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Hmmm...don't know about that one. I usually re-set my trip odometer and keep an eye on mileage. Maybe old school, but I never quite trust the fuel gauges completely-same goes for my cage. On the KRS I knew I could go to around 170 miles or so, then I still had about a gallon or a bit more left. Hope you can get it figured out and taken care of soon. Safe travels!
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Don't know why it drifted so far off calibration as it was correct a week ago. No fuel shown to a full tank at only 1 1/2 bars is kind'a odd. Maybe a software glitch.



it's HARDWARE-related, in that case

the float is stuck/gone bad
or the sending unit has gone BELLY UP

no big deal if you remember to reset your trip meter each time
but.....
get it fixed (under warranty, of course) as soon as is feasible
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I think it's the software version Greg. Miles' fuel gauge was all over the place until he had 7.1 installed and I think that's one of the issues on down-level software.

As I told you, mine is 'fairly' accurate, both in the computer miles-to-go column and the reading on the gauge and the most recent fill-up. The final countdown has lead me to believe that when it says empty, it's empty, but I believe there's still another 1/2 gallon left. But that would be typical BMW, right?
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Old Dec 27th, 2006, 12:26 pm
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My gauge reads full all the time, yes, I ran out once... I will have it fixed along with the bad brake pad sensor next year.
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I think it's the software version Greg. Miles' fuel gauge was all over the place until he had 7.1 installed and I think that's one of the issues on down-level software.

As I told you, mine is 'fairly' accurate, both in the computer miles-to-go column and the reading on the gauge and the most recent fill-up. The final countdown has lead me to believe that when it says empty, it's empty, but I believe there's still another 1/2 gallon left. But that would be typical BMW, right?


sounds good to me
i'm wondering if my Miles to empty will be more accurate when i finally get my software install done
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Speaking of fuel...the computer consistently estimates 200+ miles on a tank. I have
rarely gotten anything more than about 31 or so mpg. I'm definitely filling the tank
(4+ gallons). At this rate, the gixxer drivers are getting better mpg

Riding has been mixed. Some highway mostly backroads. Motor has ~700mi so far.
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Old Dec 28th, 2006, 5:30 pm
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reset and ride at 60

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Speaking of fuel...the computer consistently estimates 200+ miles on a tank. I have
rarely gotten anything more than about 31 or so mpg. I'm definitely filling the tank
(4+ gallons). At this rate, the gixxer drivers are getting better mpg

Riding has been mixed. Some highway mostly backroads. Motor has ~700mi so far.



after resetting my computer and riding at a constant 60mph on relativly flat road 50+mpg

back and forth to work average is 43 mpg. 25 mile round trip, several stop signs, lights, and corners.

My vmax was luck to get 30 no matter how I rode it.

I am happy......

Cheers.
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