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post #1 of 28 Old 09-06-2013, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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I just returned from a trip. On the last day I ran out of gas. I drove past a gas station when I shouldn't have, ended up pushing a headwind 2-up that destroyed my mpgs, I knew it was going to be close so I did some quick math and slowed down and figured I could make it. I didn't. I sputtered to a stop less than half a mile from the station so no big deal. It took 5.07 gallons up to the bottom of the baffle. My calculations assumed 5.3 gal. So just a warning to anybody who likes to push the envelope. I'm guessing that if I filled it up to the tippy top it would be 5.3 gal. -al
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Are you going to let it run that low on a cross country trip again? Two up means there's a witness to your madness, lol.
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It's spec'd at 5.3 gallons.

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And 5.3 gal. capacity does not necessarily mean 5.3 gal available.
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300k, time to stop and fill it, been out of gas before, don't want to do it again. Never plan to run it to the bottom of the tank. Besides after 3 hours in the saddle my butt needs a break

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I just returned from a trip. On the last day I ran out of gas. I drove past a gas station when I shouldn't have, ended up pushing a headwind 2-up that destroyed my mpgs, I knew it was going to be close so I did some quick math and slowed down and figured I could make it. I didn't. I sputtered to a stop less than half a mile from the station so no big deal. It took 5.07 gallons up to the bottom of the baffle. My calculations assumed 5.3 gal. So just a warning to anybody who likes to push the envelope. I'm guessing that if I filled it up to the tippy top it would be 5.3 gal. -al

Same think here
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Fueling up on the side stand, or center stand?

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Once I get to one flasting bar, I find a gas station. Most of the time it only takes 4 gal. But then again I don't do any interstates, so I don't have to worry about making it to the next exit.

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Once I get to one flasting bar, I find a gas station. Most of the time it only takes 4 gal. But then again I don't do any interstates, so I don't have to worry about making it to the next exit.
Last night 225 miles on the clock, my last bar started blinking. I went to a petrol station and it took 4.350 gallon on center stand. What's beyond flashing bar? transparent flashing bar? or empty tank? I always ride until last bar flashes, because I don't want to be pushing the bike. One does not look cool pushing a bike.
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