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Fuel Reserve ?

What is the farthest have you have gone once the fuel light illuminates?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old May 22nd, 2012, 7:44 pm
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I done ca max 10 km, now it depends on the ride style, but a good idea is to put the tacho on zero when fuel light comes on... and find the next fuel station, enjoy the ride.
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I've done roughly 50kms (30 miles) post fuel light coming on. Haven't pushed it passed that!

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old May 22nd, 2012, 8:37 pm
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actually i never let this happen ,and the one time it did ,i found one rite away!!!,i'm on a newer kgt so i do have a gauge ,but even when i had the r1150r ,i alway's fuel's up around 200 mile's

i've spent most my money on bike's boat's and broad's the rest i've wasted..
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Fuel reserve is set at 4 litres. If average consumption is worked out - in my case 5.5 litres per 100kms, then reserve distance is nearly 73km or 45 miles. Fuel reserve levels are computer set, so it is straight forward to reset this level to suit yourself. Personally I can't be bothered with the annoying yellow reserve light so I had my reserve level re calibrated to two litres as I rely on my trip meter and gauge level to let me know when I need fuel.
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Not too far if holding highway speeds and above. I usually put 17.5 Liters in when the light comes on. Bike is rated at 20.5 L useable capacity, so 2.5 to 3 or so of reserve, run out in about 35-40 Kms at highway speeds.

Because the fuel pump is somewhat cooled by the gasoline surrounding it, I don't like to run it low all that much.

I carry a 1.5 L fuel bottle, gas is often a long way when you ride in the west.

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What is the farthest have you have gone once the fuel light illuminates?
Way too far, a really nervous 80 miles. Found myself in the middle of nowhere in northern AZ and missed the last gas station for many miles. Don't try this unless you're willing to go really slow and coast downhill. I am much more careful now and travel with a 4.4 gal auxilary fuel cell.
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Because the fuel pump is somewhar cooled by the gasoline surrounding it, I don't like to run it low all that much.
Good point about the fuel pump. I had some trouble with my DL1000 VStrom 'cause I was stretching the mileage out post fuel warning light. Fuel pump eventually overheated... bad news.

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Thanks all the replies will help me calculate.
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