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KiwiNinja69
07-12-2013, 11:33 PM
OK, stupid I know, but today I ran out of fuel. This has now turned up some interesting figures. I had done 285Km since my last fill, mostly urban riding. The fuel light came on and the fuel trip meter said I had done 38.8km (not a lot of warning). The next lot of interesting information was that I got my wife to drive me to the gas station and bought a gas can and put 5.66 litres in it. The then rode about 2km the a gas station and put 16.2 litres in, dont think I could have got any more gas in. Add the two together and you get 21.86 litres.

So after all that, where did the other 2 litres go from the 24 litre tank?

Globalone
07-13-2013, 12:11 AM
Interesting, next time I have the tank off I was thinking having a look at the pickup mechanism, to get a better understanding. In the early days I ran out fuel 3 times whilst trying to get an understanding of the range from light on. A lot depends on throttle but anywhere between 20 & 40 miles with no shake and bit more when it stopped. Now when the light comes on its light throttle and a fill up within 20 miles.

dsgfh
07-13-2013, 09:23 AM
Out of curiosity, did you refuel with the bike on the side or centre stand?

KiwiNinja69
07-13-2013, 07:08 PM
I always refill on on the centre stand .

dsgfh
07-16-2013, 07:50 PM
Right, so clearly what we need you to do now is run out of fuel a few more times & fill up with the bike leaning in different directions. All for the sake of science you understand (& so we never have to find out ourselves)

DodgyGeezer
07-19-2013, 08:48 AM
Filled up today when I noticed fuel guage on 1 bar. Took 12.5 litres (on centre stand). So that means, if my brain's still working in this heat, there should have been 11.5 litres still left in tank.

Globalone
07-19-2013, 12:05 PM
Fill mine up bike upright on wheels
Today was the first 200 mile tank before the light came on :-)

N9921x
05-31-2014, 09:49 AM
Global.

you didn't finish this thread!

did you ever figure out how much useable fuel the tank holds?

Give us a number, please.

thanks!

urbandaddy
05-31-2014, 11:02 AM
At 320km my fuel light went on, mostly hard/fast highway riding. These were my first 320 km on the bike. We'll see if the good consumption keeps up!

fredaroony
05-31-2014, 03:14 PM
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KiwiNinja69
06-01-2014, 12:52 AM
I still believe there is somewhere between 1-2 litres of unusable fuel in each tank.

I'd guess you'd get a fraction more in the tank by taking it off the centre stand, but not that amount.

GlenT
06-02-2014, 11:24 AM
I still believe there is somewhere between 1-2 litres of unusable fuel in each tank. Or 1-2 litres of air space trapped in the tank.

dsgfh
06-02-2014, 03:37 PM
Speaking from personal experience, I got 23.13l in the tank after 240km city riding & running the bike dry during the first few weeks of owning it. Not sure if I could have dribbled in any more in, but it wasn't far off the quoted size.

BruceWayne
06-02-2014, 07:22 PM
I refuelled just after hitting the light over the weekend (did about 1km on the fuel light). 19.9 litres went in with the bike on the centre stand. Based on dsgfh's experience maybe there's more range once the fuel light goes on than I thought.

KiwiNinja69
06-02-2014, 07:56 PM
I refuelled just after hitting the light over the weekend (did about 1km on the fuel light). 19.9 litres went in with the bike on the centre stand. Based on dsgfh's experience maybe there's more range once the fuel light goes on than I thought.

Speaking from experience there is about 36.6km of city riding once the reserve is hit.

dsgfh
06-03-2014, 05:46 AM
Speaking from experience there is about 36.6km of city riding once the reserve is hit.
I'd have been within 2-3km of this when I ran dry so I'd call it an accurate measure. I'm looking pretty nervous by 25km into reserve under my lid if I don't know my next fuel station is just around the next corner.

ChrisHall
06-03-2014, 09:06 AM
Interesting - I have done 28 miles on reserve and only took 20 litres

foot_loose
06-03-2014, 01:56 PM
I got 172 miles till light came on on last tank. About 75 miles on motorway. Remainder short journeys.

fredaroony
07-09-2014, 07:54 PM
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KiwiNinja69
07-10-2014, 12:39 AM
Interesting, I might give it ago at the next fill

PeteZ
08-11-2014, 08:32 PM
I went 212 miles since my last fill up and 31 miles was showing after the fuel light was on, it took 5.5 gallons. If 6 gallons is usable, then I could have gone another 19 miles until coasting to a stop. How does this compare with other USA 2015 models?

Bryannagirl
08-12-2014, 02:01 AM
I went 212 miles since my last fill up and 31 miles was showing after the fuel light was on, it took 5.5 gallons. If 6 gallons is usable, then I could have gone another 19 miles until coasting to a stop. How does this compare with other USA 2015 models?
I rarely let it go till the light but it has been around 175 to 185 so Avg 180 if I add 31 miles that puts me at 211 so pretty close - but based on what I have read you may have been on fumes at 31 miles since light.

norcaltuono
08-12-2014, 02:12 AM
I rarely let it go till the light but it has been around 175 to 185 so Avg 180 if I add 31 miles that puts me at 211 so pretty close - but based on what I have read you may have been on fumes at 31 miles since light.
which bike do you get these numbers ? pretty good , unless you have a huge tank that is . Its not the tuono is it ?

Bryannagirl
08-13-2014, 10:25 PM
which bike do you get these numbers ? pretty good , unless you have a huge tank that is . Its not the tuono is it ?
No - have a Capo 1200 I get almost exactly the same fuel consumption as my Sisters Harley
If she fills up and needs 2 gal then I will need 2 gal so Capo get Harley fuel mileage so I see no reason to complain

urbandaddy
09-02-2014, 11:02 PM
When your bike is on the center stand, does it sit true to center or does it slightly lean? I have a Canadian model, is there a different stand in Europe?