Flashing E Realy Means One Gallon Left!!

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Flashing E Realy Means One Gallon Left!!

Post by GaryCulb » Mon May 21, 2018 4:10 pm

The spec’s on the KTM SDSGT indicate a fuel tank capacity of 6.1 gallons of gas ( http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/ ... _GT_16.htm ). Would always fill when the Flashing Empty on the Fuel Gauge Came On. Rarely would I put 5 gallons in the bike. Called the KTM dealer. Service said the KTM gauges are notorious for being inaccurate. Well that was a bit off. While riding back home I unfortunately let the bike go completely empty. Pushed it to a gas station & filled up. Only could get 5.6 gallons in there even when level. Learned something the hard way?? When the E starts flashing on the KTM SDGT you really have just about one gallon left!!

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Post by Superdave99 » Mon May 21, 2018 7:47 pm

Dont feel too bad did the same thing. Ran out of gas about 1/2 mile away from gas station. Sdgt is still pretty light till u have to push it..... now dont wait too long after the warning..... live n learn.....

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Re: Flashing E Realy Means One Gallon Left!!

Post by Rock » Wed May 23, 2018 11:06 pm

I sort of made that assumption today when it started flashing and the miles to empty said 30. I cut that in half as my experience has been on all my vehicles that the trip computer can't be trusted. After about 10 miles of riding it still said 30 and I pulled into the first gas station I could find. Good thing I did by the sound of it.

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Post by jfink » Wed May 23, 2018 11:37 pm

One of the errors that my SDGT had after it was rebuilt was that with 3/4 of a tank the reserve light was still on. The dealer said they removed the sender and then "carefully" replaced it. After that it started reading correctly. He said it should be ok, just don't run it completely empty. I said that the remaining fuel indication wasn't right since I got it, so he ordered me another fuel level sender. I stopped in last week after waiting at least a couple weeks. He said that it was on back order and would be another month.

That says to me that there are issues with the sending unit and that KTM has either used up their supply of extra sending units OR they are waiting for units that will be new and improved.
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Re: Flashing E Realy Means One Gallon Left!!

Post by jjscsix » Thu May 24, 2018 11:57 am

Rock wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 11:06 pm
I sort of made that assumption today when it started flashing and the miles to empty said 30. I cut that in half as my experience has been on all my vehicles that the trip computer can't be trusted. After about 10 miles of riding it still said 30 and I pulled into the first gas station I could find. Good thing I did by the sound of it.
It only reads in ten mile increments. So if you start riding more conservatively you range will go up, which is why you can actually go more than ten miles before the miles to empty changes.

I must be one of the lucky ones. My average fuel mileage and range are pretty accurate. My average is within 1 mpg of being accurate and I usually get a little better mileage than it shows.
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Re: Flashing E Realy Means One Gallon Left!!

Post by Rock » Thu May 24, 2018 5:09 pm

jjscsix wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 11:57 am
Rock wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 11:06 pm
I sort of made that assumption today when it started flashing and the miles to empty said 30. I cut that in half as my experience has been on all my vehicles that the trip computer can't be trusted. After about 10 miles of riding it still said 30 and I pulled into the first gas station I could find. Good thing I did by the sound of it.
It only reads in ten mile increments. So if you start riding more conservatively you range will go up, which is why you can actually go more than ten miles before the miles to empty changes.

I must be one of the lucky ones. My average fuel mileage and range are pretty accurate. My average is within 1 mpg of being accurate and I usually get a little better mileage than it shows.
Yeah, it ,like all my beemers, will adjust the miles to empty based on usage, but when you're doing the same speed and it's not budging it is as you say, a jump away from 20 (assuming you were at 30).

My fuel consumption has acutally been pretty good thus far. I'd like to run out, near a gass station of course, to get an accurate read on the guage.

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Post by dasjefe » Thu May 24, 2018 5:31 pm

If I pull into the station when the last bar on the fuel gauge is blinking I get 5 gallons in it. I drained the tank completely to do some work and re-filled it... it does not seem to hold a full 6.1 gallons it was closer to 5.7 or thereabouts.

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Re: Flashing E Realy Means One Gallon Left!!

Post by DaveNZ » Fri May 25, 2018 12:44 am

It states the GT holds 23 litres, i once did 70Kms after the warning light started flashing, i put 22.5 litres in, so i must have been near to fumes. On my 1290R it stated 18 litres, i ran it dry and it took 18.8 litres, so KTMs seem to hold more than whats stated, which is a good thing, my last V4 Tuono was meant to hold 17 litres, on 4 occasions i ran it bone dry (165kms) and i could only get in 15.8 litres. hence the move to KTM.
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Re: Flashing E Realy Means One Gallon Left!!

Post by Rock » Fri May 25, 2018 3:42 am

I got 95 miles on a tank on my Tuono. I didn't need a gauge. An hour and a half tops and I was done.

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Re: Flashing E Realy Means One Gallon Left!!

Post by Aussie Dave » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:49 am

Hi from the other end of the horse ;)

We of the never never (that's Aus) have to be careful when you northener's talk gallon's.... I US Gallon = 3.78 Litres but 1 UK Gallon = 4.54 Litres .......... From memory (as I have been laid up for 2 months) I suspected my 17GT had 3 Litres reserve for sure..... but not much more, so I'd agree with the US riders saying 1 US Gal then you walk. I also manage to fill mine up 'to the brim' by holding the fuel pump nozzle up so I can see the fuel flowing into the narrow filler neck and mixing to make a visible level ....... I can see when fuel touches the bottom of the filler neck which is about as full as it will go (the air gap that can't be filled is maybe 0.5-1 litre....??) so fuel doesn't siphon out onto the pavement while I go and pay.

I also ease off when the fuel bar flashes, and watch my consumption readout and DTE estimate...... I recall seeing it down to 10kms but I had just turned a corner near a gas station so that may have been a false reading due to fuel sloshing away from the sender and not resetting in time..... gave me a fright :lol:

22.3 Litres (5.9US gallons) is pretty much a regular fill for me, though I haven't had the chance to test it to max yet (add the un-fillable air gap around the filler cap (say .2 US Galls) and there would be the 6.1 US gallon capacity).

So I get around the 400km (250mls) range unless I'm in the twisties and being silly. :lol:.... then it drops to 375kms or so .......
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