Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Forrestfield, Western Australia, Australia
That is the same as what I have found. I fill up several km past the zero point, usually at between 350 and 360km on the trip meter and I have never put in more than 22.5l, with a capacity according to BMW of 24l.
I had the dealer look at my gauge when the bike was in for the brake pad warning light a week or two ago and they said that the problem is that the plastic strip that measures the fuel doesn't extend to the bottom of the tank, which is quite skinny and difficult to get to. They couldn't even tell me how much fuel was left when the computer says it is empty.
If you did 60km after empty that translates to about 3.8l, just less than the theoretical reserve of 4l, when the gauge says you have zero km to go before empty. This is exactly what I have been assuming is the case and I only start thinking about fuel after it tells me I have ---- to go.
The other annoying thing is the BC says that I am getting around 5.4l/100km. In fact I am getting much worse consumption of around 6.2 to 6.4l/100km. So the BC is pretty well useless all round!
Sorry about the km and litres. I could convert to mpg in imperial gallons but I have no idea what a US gallon is except that it is different to every other gallon in the world!!
2007 K1200GT Graphite
Ex 1986 Kawasaki GTR1000