Fuel tank capacity: not 5 gallons?

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Re: Fuel tank capacity: not 5 gallons?

Post by ogden » Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:55 am

kaivalagi wrote:Thirsty for fuel and for oil I've found! I've gotten through 8L of Motorex in just over 12K miles
Same here. I've taken to buying oil by the gallon now because I know I'll get through it between services, and I've got four one-litre bottles waiting to go in my luggage for the big trip in a few weeks' time.
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Re: Fuel tank capacity: not 5 gallons?

Post by kevxtx » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:21 am

My new one has not used a drop of oil in 4500kms, at the 1000kms service I used mineral oil so I can bed the motor in longer. My last 990 did use oil, started using less as the kms went up.

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Re: Fuel tank capacity: not 5 gallons?

Post by arg » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:35 am

Brought my 2010 model last September with 3000 on it, done another 3500 miles without need to top up the oil at all.

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Fuel tank capacity: not 5 gallons?

Post by LenFerguson » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:21 pm

Mine is thirsty for oil as well. I am tiring Crosspower oil this time to see how it goes.
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Re: Fuel tank capacity: not 5 gallons?

Post by Galef » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:52 pm

Mine hasn't used a drop in 1800 miles/3000 km. Used a Synthetic Blend at 1000 km service and was told by the dealer not to go to full synthetic until about 10k miles

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Fuel tank capacity: not 5 gallons?

Post by Duckman » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:14 pm

In the first 4000 miles mine used a little. Level in the site glass dropped about 1/4". But on fuel I only get about 130 miles on 4 gallons (US).
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Re: Fuel tank capacity: not 5 gallons?

Post by Tonny » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:32 am

Yesterday I tanked 19,91 liters after about 350km

We where traveling home from the Dolomites to the Netherlands on smouth 100km/h B roads in Schwarzwald Germany
We had passed a copple of clossed gasstations and one that did not accept any credit card
The last 8,7km where only hill down with little use of the throttle but the bike was still running at the gasstation
I couldn't beleave my eyes when the gauge went past 19 liters and eventualy stopped at 19,91 liters!

I can't recommend this to anyone, but luckily I had two friends with me who could have helped


Kind regards, Tom Voskuilen

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Re: Fuel tank capacity: not 5 gallons?

Post by adcolor » Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:49 pm

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Re: Fuel tank capacity: not 5 gallons?

Post by King Tut » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:08 pm

Tonny wrote:Yesterday I tanked 19,91 liters after about 350km

We where traveling home from the Dolomites to the Netherlands on smouth 100km/h B roads in Schwarzwald Germany
We had passed a copple of clossed gasstations and one that did not accept any credit card
The last 8,7km where only hill down with little use of the throttle but the bike was still running at the gasstation
I couldn't beleave my eyes when the gauge went past 19 liters and eventualy stopped at 19,91 liters!

I can't recommend this to anyone, but luckily I had two friends with me who could have helped


Kind regards, Tom Voskuilen
Wow, 5.2 gallons and still running.

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Re: Fuel tank capacity: not 5 gallons?

Post by Windblown » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:12 pm

Given the history of fuel pump issues on these bikes I try to get gas before the fuel light comes on. My theory is that avoiding running the bike near empty especially in hot weather may help extend the fuel pumps life.

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Re: Fuel tank capacity: not 5 gallons?

Post by falcon4 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:45 pm

Tonny wrote:Yesterday I tanked 19,91 liters after about 350km

Kind regards, Tom Voskuilen
And I thought I was going to be the champ here by putting in 5.1 US gals awhile back, :(
But didn't push it to brim either!
Tank swelling a bit?

Same deal of passing a couple of pumps right before hitting the low light and a bleak section
of highway.
I was lucky to make it without pushing, but was only at 150 mi on the odometer vs your 200+.
It was mixed driving on that tank with a bit of wheelies/short range miles and then starting
the trip at some pressing highway miles. I suppose 30mpg was not so bad for that mix.

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