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post #1 of 35 Old 09-08-2019, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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Miles till empty when full

2018 1000xt. When I fill up with gas it says 230 miles till empty. I swore it used to be around 300. What does yours read.
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That value is going to vary with how the bike is ridden. If you are experiencing headwinds or terrain changes where more throttle is needed the reading will be lower.
I'm going by what my old BMW used to read. But I'd imagine the algorithms are similar.
I used to love seeing the mpg reading jump 199 when coasting downhill.
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Mine usually reads about 230 range after fill up. The best MPG I've gotten was 43MPG average a tank. Total overall average since owner the bike is about 40MPG. I ride pretty aggressively. Like the other fella said though the range is calculated by your riding habits.
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The range is calculated in part by the fuel mileage over (roughly) the last 10 miles when you are going through the tank and when you fill the tank it only has the fuel mileage over those (roughly) last 10 miles to base the range on.

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The range is calculated in part by the fuel mileage over (roughly) the last 10 miles when you are going through the tank and when you fill the tank it only has the fuel mileage over those (roughly) last 10 miles to base the range on.

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Mine usually reads around 240+ when filled.

Tom, thanks for the SMIDSY links!!!

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Same here, about 230 miles if not ridden aggressively.

Mine was out of fuel at -12 miles. So (at least in my case) coming towards the end of the range and steady conditions the remaining range indication was pretty accurate.
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It’s a 5.3 gal tank. Multiply by your mpg and there you go. 300 miles until empty would mean 56mpg. If you are getting that you aren’t having any fun
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I must be flogging mine too hard... 230 miles = 368km. Never seen the range show that high... yet.

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Your weight and cargo will make a difference. Wind, humidity tire pressure all add (or subtract) moreso than in a 4 wheeler.
The shape of the tank makes a difference in distance to empty, too. With a full tank, there is fuel in the broad, upper portion and as it gets closer to empty, the remaining volume is in the narrower, more vertical portion, and the float will move farther relative to the volume of fuel consumed. Think of a glass of water with a straw. the glass representing the tank when full, the straw when it's near empty. As you sip through the straw the minute quantity the narrow straw rises and falls notceably, the water remaining in the wider glass moves much less.

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Those fat Shinko knobbies probably aren't helping.

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