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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.

..Tom
Mine usually reads around 240+ when filled.

Tom, thanks for the SMIDSY links!!!

Dave
 

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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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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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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.
How do you see "- 12" miles? Mine goes to a "--" display after "1 mile remaining" blinks off.
 

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Update: rode mine yesterday on the way back from the gym until it read "---" miles til empty. 225.6 miles total out off that tank. Got scared to push it any farther and stopped for fuel. 😂 Filled up with 5.05gal for the 5.3gal tank. All my riding on this tank was done back and forth to the gym maybe 20miles around trip speeds 55-65mph open 4 lane hwy. No weight with the exception of a top case empty. Range read 252miles til E upon refill. Only made 225.6 mile on that tank. I think the gauge is more accurate the closer you get to empty which I'm fine with!
 

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How do you see "- 12" miles? Mine goes to a "--" display after "1 mile remaining" blinks off.
Mine also does not show negative but with the gps its easy to see how many miles further until it stops running. Not recommended for normal riding but in remote routes when you try to get to the next gas station you watch every additional mile.
 

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Mine also does not show negative but with the gps its easy to see how many miles further until it stops running. Not recommended for normal riding but in remote routes when you try to get to the next gas station you watch every additional mile.
Ah gotcha!!!
 

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Got this recently on a chill 55-60mph back road drive last night... closer to what y'all are stating. Notice the 46km on the trip already with a range of 390km. Guess if I don't flog her she gets decent mileage.
 

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Mine is 2014 but I'm pretty sure the instruments are the same. Over the years I have run it flat out od gas twice. Both times I knew there was no hope of getting to gas. I went into hyper-miles mode. After I got to the "--" it went 13 more miles the first time and 17 miles the next time.
 

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Mine is 2014 but I'm pretty sure the instruments are the same. Over the years I have run it flat out od gas twice. Both times I knew there was no hope of getting to gas. I went into hyper-miles mode. After I got to the "--" it went 13 more miles the first time and 17 miles the next time.
Mine went 10 miles and was dry and 12 miles and was not dry but very closed to it. But I did not ride it to maximize mileage. The gas station was at the 12 mile spot, made it one way but not coming back ;-)
 

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I have never paid to much attention to the fuel monitoring system on my 2014 V2, each time I fill up I would do a quick calculation in my head as to how far I will safely get from a tank of fuel as it changes so much depending on how I'm pushing it or the load I'm carrying.

I have just got back from a 1500 kilometre trip with a lot of mixed riding conditions and decided to test it out over that trip and was very surprised to find the displayed "range" was spot on every time.

As my GPS told me I was closer to my destination the range measure would also drop by a the same amount.

From now on I will be far more trusting of my display.

Next I will work on the actual range left when the bike displays a range of zero.
 

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I must ride like an old woman. Never less that 440k's on the 650 and I've managed a nominal 600k's a few times. (Nominal because I filled up before I got to that distance).
 

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Tip #!: Always Ride Downhill.

I must ride like an old woman. Never less that 440k's on the 650 and I've managed a nominal 600k's a few times. (Nominal because I filled up before I got to that distance).
My '17 DL650 will have a "positive attitude" after a fill-up through the first 60-70 mi/96-112km. Immediately after filling, it will show a range of 260-275 mi/416-442 km. for the first 60-70 mi, the bars show Full and the range drops less than the actual distance travelled, even gaining range, so that at 70 mi/96km it can be displaying 315mi/506km. Adding the actual distance travelled yields 385mi/620km for the full tank. As the fuel gets used and the bars disappear, the range gets more and more accurate again until the last bar is blinking or gone, and the range displayed is quite close to what it originally was at fill-up.
I think this has to do with the shape of the tank. When full, the float is measuring the fuel in the wider part of the tank, so it is lowering at a slower rate than when it is measuring in the narrower, deeper rear portion of the tank, and going lower at a faster rate.
Yeah, I know:nerd:
 
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