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post #1 of 19 Old 05-13-2013, 02:22 AM Thread Starter
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Does the 919 have a reserve fuel switch?

Without a gas gauge, I would think there would at least be a reserve switch, but with EFI, getting air in the fuel line can cause problems, so maybe they just don't have one.

Also, is there an air bleeder on the fuel system?

This is the 06 so the carbed ones would probably be different.

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No fuel switch, the low fuel light will turn on when there's around one gallon left in the tank. No bleeder either. All 919's are fuel injected.

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There are no carbed 919s. There's a fuel light for when you hit the reserve. No air valve either. If you run out of fuel, no worries, it fires right up like it never ran out.

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COOL! Thanks!

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Also if you run out of fuel and you're close to a gas station, while sitting on the bike tilt the bike to the left as far as you can hold it for a minute or two, and then while the bike is at that angle, crank it over. It'll give you those last few ounces you need to cover as much as 5 additional miles.

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LDH, I can't see what you posted.

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Also if you run out of fuel and you're close to a gas station, while sitting on the bike tilt the bike to the left as far as you can hold it for a minute or two, and then while the bike is at that angle, crank it over. It'll give you those last few ounces you need to cover as much as 5 additional miles.
Good to know.
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Good to know.
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Is suppose the lean-your-bike-to-the-left post could count as experience, if experience is defined as something you get just after you need it...

Do I need to stress that lat Friday I ran out of gas 500m downhill from a petrol station? Luckily it was near my place of work and a colleague came over with a gas can.

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I've ran out many times and never got mine to start again without adding fuel. Even on the side stand, no go. Once mine runs out, she's done.

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When it comes to running out of gas in a vehicle I did not have to make the same mistake twice. Others learn a little bit slower

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When it comes to running out of gas in a vehicle I did not have to make the same mistake twice. Others learn a little bit slower
I'm very slow. I think I've run out at least 10 times in the last 8 years. On trips I carry a one liter pop bottle full of gas now. I'm also an AAA member.

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I've ran out many times and never got mine to start again without adding fuel. Even on the side stand, no go. Once mine runs out, she's done.
Perhaps you're not doing it right. Did you let it rest first before trying to go again?


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Perhaps you're not doing it right. Did you let it rest first before trying to go again?
I don't think it needs to rest. Nm these other guys. Their perverts. :P

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*knocks on wood* never ran out of fuel before.... i am always quite conscious of that on my moto... i did get a little worried at one point last summer when i was about halfway through the tioga pass from the 395 to Yosemite. i hit that point of... ok half my tank is used from where i last stopped... do i turn around, or go for broke and hope there is a gas station where im going. Turns out there is a gas station at the end of the pass thank god.

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