Low fuel warning light, and option?!

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Re: Low fuel warning light, and option?!

Post by BRod990 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:09 pm

One more question regarding fuel. Is there a fuel gauge somewhere on this thing do you all rely on the trip meters to keep track of fuel consumption and mileage?

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Re: Low fuel warning light, and option?!

Post by ogden » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:21 pm

Trip meter, for the most part.

I know that under normal circumstances, I'll consistently get 120 miles to the light, give or take two or three miles. Once the light comes on, I've got 25 miles or so to find somewhere to fill up. Mileage goes up if I ride like a nun, down if I'm solely riding through heavy traffic in town (and London's not short of that).

All a gauge would do is tell me what I already know from the trip meter. And, even at motorway speeds, 120 miles is more than enough for my arse to need a rest anyway.
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Re: Low fuel warning light, and option?!

Post by Ktkeith » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:30 pm

Yep trip meter, do the same in my cars. Never trust a fuel gauge.

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Re: Low fuel warning light, and option?!

Post by BRod990 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:06 am

Good point guys. Thank you very much. I am going to fill up and ride tomorrow to see what my range is with both peacocks open.

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Re: Low fuel warning light, and option?!

Post by adcolor » Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:18 am

I presume you know that there is a mileage counter that pops up when the low fuel lamp comes on?
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Re: Low fuel warning light, and option?!

Post by Ktkeith » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:52 am

adcolor wrote:I presume you know that there is a mileage counter that pops up when the low fuel lamp comes on?
yeah but would you trust it :roll: ....................................I wouldn't :lol:

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Re: Low fuel warning light, and option?!

Post by ogden » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:07 am

adcolor wrote:I presume you know that there is a mileage counter that pops up when the low fuel lamp comes on?
The countdown of doom.
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Re: Low fuel warning light, and option?!

Post by adcolor » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:21 pm

:o
Now that's funny!
When mine comes on I have a decision to make, based on where I am: cool my jets, and take it easy till I can see the station. Or keep on keeping on. I CAN get decent mileage, if I have to, I guess....
That and I use the trip meter too. Enough that I have an idea when I am under my average (about 42-3 at this time) or over it. 40 mpg is 160 miles when the light comes on. Maybe that's the easy part: 4 gallons is pretty simple math for how far I can go given the way I have been driving.

It gives you something to do on the straightaways. :idea:
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