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post #1 of 6 Old 11-25-2006, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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i have a 03 dl 1000 all stock . when the last fuel bar goes away ,how many miles can you get before you run out of gas? under easy throttle or into upper throttle. thanks scott.
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I gas up before I get to 230 miles. I've read you can get about 280 out of a tank, but why not fill up early than deal with pushing a bike around? If you think about it, the 650 gets up to 50(ish) mpg at holds 5.8gallons. That's 290 miles at 50 mpg and 232 miles at 40 mpg. Depending on where you are with fuel economy, that's the range you get. This also says you get max amount of fuel in the tank every time you fill up. I know I don't since I fill up while it's on the kick stand. I also average about 48 mpg so that helps out alot.

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post #3 of 6 Old 11-26-2006, 08:53 AM
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i have a 03 dl 1000 all stock . when the last fuel bar goes away ,how many miles can you get before you run out of gas? under easy throttle or into upper throttle. thanks scott.
You can always strap a one gallon gas can to the bike and test it for yourself. Everyone's riding style is different.

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i have a 03 dl 1000 all stock . when the last fuel bar goes away ,how many miles can you get before you run out of gas? under easy throttle or into upper throttle. thanks scott.
Well, my last bar begins blinking with about a gallon left in the tank, which, based on my mileage should easily get me another 40 miles or so, though I've never pushed it. Check your mileage and do the math. I've heard reports of inconsistency with the fuel gauges, though. You might want to verify how much you have left in your tank when your gauge starts blinking.

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post #5 of 6 Old 11-26-2006, 04:40 PM
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You're asking for trouble if you accept someone's "after final bar" range to be the same as yours. These gas gauges are anything but precison instruments and there is tremendous bike-to-bike variability.

Your best bet it to take it as low as you dare, noting how the gauge behaves, then fill it up to the brim. The amount you put in as compared to full capacity (probably 5.8 gallons) tells you how much you had left. For this, you should be able to infer pretty closely what it had at the last segment in the gas gauge. But even here you need to be somewhat conservative since advertised tank capacity and actual capacity may not be exactly the same and also may vary from bike to bike.

To really put a fine point on it, you probably need to carry some gas and run it to empty. But you'd really have to be into stretching the last drop to make this effort worth the trouble.

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It is also very hard on the fuel pump, when the level gets near the bottom. I always fill up around 200 miles when I am on a trip. I know that I can get much more, but I don't push it........cause I might just have to push it!!!:mrgreen:

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