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post #1 of 29 Old 09-02-2014, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Cool Another Dumb Question

How many miles can I go on a tank of gas, once the low fuel light comes on??? Is there any type of reserve if I run out??? Thanks.

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I usually can get another good 40 miles. but I wouldnt go much more than that. Ive had mine die afew times just turning off the interstate, when I lean my bike over taking the nice off ramp turn. luckily it fired back up and I made it to the gas station.

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My light usually comes on after I've used around 14 litres of an [alleged] 19 litre tank, so I figure another 1/3 on top of what distance I've already done. I reset my trip meter to zero at every fill-up, so I can see how far I have travelled, which gives me an indication of gas mileage for that tank. If I've done 240km [which would be about normal for mixed use], then I've got another 80km left. Or in the Northern Hemisphere, 150mi travelled would leave me another 50mi in the tank.

I haven't tested this hypothesis to its very limit - warning lights make me nervous, so I look for fuel pretty quickly after the light comes on, but I know I've got a bit of a buffer there, if things don't go my way.

[J/k about the hemisphere; I know km and miles are all over the place]

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it depends. Do you have limited production 5.2 gallon tank?

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...that extra pint-and-a-half makes all the difference....

[loosemcg, this an old forum non-issue, dating back...search "5.2 gallon tank" if you have some time on your hands]

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...that extra pint-and-a-half makes all the difference....

[loosemcg, this an old forum non-issue, dating back...search "5.2 gallon tank" if you have some time on your hands]
What do you mean it's a non-issue???

I didn't ride in 28 degree F weather just to prove it!


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28F?

Well, no wonder it took 5.2 gallons! The gas was reduced in volume by the temperature.

Mystery solved. Everyone back to work...

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Thanks to all for the info. I usually reset my odo when I fill up, but I thought I might not have to with the low fuel light. I think I'll keep resetting just to be safe. Thanks again!

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28F?

Well, no wonder it took 5.2 gallons! The gas was reduced in volume by the temperature.

Mystery solved. Everyone back to work...
Except I did it twice again in the summer, as well as others on here who verified my claim

How do you explain that?

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How many miles can I go on a tank of gas, once the low fuel light comes on??? Is there any type of reserve if I run out??? Thanks.
I usually hit reserve anywhere between 167-203 miles depending upon how I ride. When the low fuel light comes on, I usually take 3.9 - 4 gallons to fill it up. I figure I have at least a gallon in reserve.



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28F?

Well, no wonder it took 5.2 gallons! The gas was reduced in volume by the temperature.

Mystery solved. Everyone back to work...
I would like to agree with you just to help harass g00gl3 , but sadly gas pumps are temp corrected.

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Except I did it twice again in the summer, as well as others on here who verified my claim

How do you explain that?
When Honda measured the tank capacity, they rounded down to the nearest whole litre, making it 19, without troubling to put in the extra 680ml capacity that you have discovered. [Being Honda, they didn't want to claim 20L, because they couldn't be sure, so went with 19, to be on the safe side...]

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When Honda measured the tank capacity, they rounded down to the nearest whole litre, making it 19, without troubling to put in the extra 680ml capacity that you have discovered. [Being Honda, they didn't want to claim 20L, because they couldn't be sure, so went with 19, to be on the safe side...]
wow, thank you for the explanation. Now we finally all know how exactly the 9er ended up wit 5.2 tank. You should request to add these facts to wiki pages, so there are no longer any disputes or heresy theories

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When Honda measured the tank capacity, they rounded down to the nearest whole litre, making it 19, without troubling to put in the extra 680ml capacity that you have discovered. [Being Honda, they didn't want to claim 20L, because they couldn't be sure, so went with 19, to be on the safe side...]
I'm sorry, what is all the ml/L talk? I only speak gallonese...

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wow, thank you for the explanation. Now we finally all know how exactly the 9er ended up wit 5.2 tank. You should request to add these facts to wiki pages, so there are no longer any disputes or heresy theories
What? And cut goog out of the never-ending fun?

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I'm sorry, what is all the ml/L talk? I only speak gallonese...
Mm.

[See what I did there?]

Unlike the bike's countries of origin, Japan and Italy, where they speak it fluently.

Along with their other languages, of course.

I'm not saying the metric system is the new Esperanto, that would be silly.

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I would actually prefer if the whole world moved to metric. It would be so much easier!!!

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When then light comes on jet for the nearest petrol station...

If I had a fuel tank it would hold 16.7 LITERS, but if I went with the Imperial scale would it be 19.9?

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So, help required with both maths and spelling, Whip?

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So, help required with both maths and spelling, Whip?
Oh jeez I'm running on about 30 hours no sleep cut me some slack I was just tryin to be a wiseass guess it didn't work...well only 4 more hours then it's a 113kph trip home and off to bed

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Oh jeez I'm running on about 30 hours no sleep cut me some slack I was just tryin to be a wiseass guess it didn't work...well only 4 more hours then it's a 113kph trip home and off to bed
Safe travels.

Don't wear no dark visor at night if you're heading into any 85mph corners...which of course would be about 136.79 km/h, if you were in France.

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Safe travels.

Don't wear no dark visor at night if you're heading into any 85mph corners...which of course would be about 136.79 km/h, if you were in France.
...but it wouldn't still be dark in France.

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...AND you would still have the advantage of being up the right way, unlike in Australia or New Zealand, where you would have to count in kilometres, measure in litres, ride upside down and on the wrong side of the road.

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...AND you would still have the advantage of being up the right way, unlike in Australia or New Zealand, where you would have to count in kilometres, measure in litres, ride upside down and on the wrong side of the road.
You guys are just all messed up down there

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You guys are just all messed up down there
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I never would have made a full tank fill up in that weather goog, that's crazy.

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You guys are just all messed up down there
And it all just seems normal to us, along with Spring in September, Christmas in Summer...

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And it all just seems normal to us, along with Spring in September, Christmas in Summer...
Makes for some awesome hunting seasons!! I might have to move

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