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Aussie Factory
02-07-2010, 11:11 PM
I hate the fuel economy thread. I'm sure it has been done on here before.

But my new Tuono's fuel light seems to come on early. It comes on at 150km(or 94miles) of mixed riding. I have kept riding for another 50k and it only takes about 13 litres to fill. So the 4lt reserve seems out. With 5lts to go and 200km's on the clock it seems good on fuel.:)

What is the average K's(or miles) to a tank of juice and at what stage does your fuel light come on?

Lanie
02-07-2010, 11:49 PM
I fill up at 200-220km, I've ran out at 230km.. I did the 2009 South African Fuel Economy run, it was very gay. Out of about 50 bikes, I came last, used the most fuel of everybody :) but I didn't ride economical at all, I was racing up and down the twisty passes and popping wheelies..
My final score was 6.406 l/100km and the winner did 3.203 l/100km. Thirsty!
http://www.econorun.co.za/results/econorun_results.htm

Aussie Factory
02-08-2010, 03:19 AM
I fill up at 200-220km, I've ran out at 230km.. I did the 2009 South African Fuel Economy run, it was very gay. Out of about 50 bikes, I came last, used the most fuel of everybody :) but I didn't ride economical at all, I was racing up and down the twisty passes and popping wheelies..
My final score was 6.406 l/100km and the winner did 3.203 l/100km. Thirsty!
http://www.econorun.co.za/results/econorun_results.htm

"It was very gay":funnypost:funnypost:funnypost Coming last is even funnier. 220km it is, cheers.

speedtoyz1
02-09-2010, 05:05 PM
these thing suck in fuel mileage but the bike rocks

Shovelstrokeed
02-09-2010, 05:51 PM
230 kilometer = 142.9 miles and that's a lot further than mine will run now that I have the Akra exhaust and map2 enabled.

Aussie Factory
02-09-2010, 06:23 PM
230 kilometer = 142.9 miles and that's a lot further than mine will run now that I have the Akra exhaust and map2 enabled.


I just put the Akra's on and I get map2 tomorrow. The fuel range will probably drop now. Its never been an issue for me. Just fill it up and ride.

nooner818
02-11-2010, 11:02 PM
Aussie Factory,

I had the same issue until I realized that I wasn't completely filling the tank. When the fuel level reached the bottom of the neck in the filler, I stopped fueling. When the fuel light came on at around 90 miles, I figured that the low level sensor was mis-adjusted. Then I "broke the code" and realized that the tank would accept more fuel than I was originally putting in. Now the bike goes around 140 miles before the fuel light comes on.

I hope this helps.

Aussie Factory
02-11-2010, 11:18 PM
Aussie Factory,

I had the same issue until I realized that I wasn't completely filling the tank. When the fuel level reached the bottom of the neck in the filler, I stopped fueling. When the fuel light came on at around 90 miles, I figured that the low level sensor was mis-adjusted. Then I "broke the code" and realized that the tank would accept more fuel than I was originally putting in. Now the bike goes around 140 miles before the fuel light comes on.

I hope this helps.

Thanks for that, I will check it out. I did 230km last tank and it took 16lts. Thats not bad at all for such a fun bike.

LowFlyer
02-12-2010, 12:30 PM
90-100 miles is consistent with what everybody here has been saying for years....mine comes up around same range depending on temperament of the ride....

TroyBoy30
02-14-2010, 09:12 AM
my light usually comes on around 100 miles and I can go an easy 40 - 50 more miles with it on. I've got leos and map 2

Gone_Ape
02-15-2010, 07:20 PM
Lights on @ ~75-82 miles....then takes 2.8 -3.2 gallons....so with a 4 point 5 something tank capacity, my light clearly comes on early..but I don't let it bug me too much, unless I'm riding with my BMW buds....they never stop for fuel!!
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