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2002 Honda 919 dash lights

I bought a sweet 2002 919 on tuesday with only 8400 miles in near mint condition. I got it all legal today, Topped it up with fuel and went for a good ride. Everything is perfect but im wondering if the low gas light is working. I rode 198 miles without the light coming on before i chickened out and stopped for gas on my way home so im wondering if the fuel light is supposed to come on when you turn the key on before you start the bike?
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post #2 of 22 Old 07-05-2018, 08:54 PM
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I guess i just got good mileage. Everything else works and the previous owner said it did work.

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My low fuel light can come on as early as 167 miles and a late as 203 depending upon conditions.



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post #6 of 22 Old 07-06-2018, 06:49 PM
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Very nice ride. My low fuel fuel light comes on whenever the hell it feels like after 200 kms. So over 200 miles seems like really good mileage.

What bars and risers are those? I want that set up!

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Very nice near stock 919. So clean for its age. They're still out there, low mileage in mint condition.

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My low fuel light can come on as early as 167 miles and a late as 203 depending upon conditions.
+1, it all depends on how hard you ride.

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Very nice ride. My low fuel fuel light comes on whenever the hell it feels like after 200 kms. So over 200 miles seems like really good mileage.

What bars and risers are those? I want that set up!
They're ProTaper bars and risers. I'll get a close up of them for ya.

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Here ya go Quadiak
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Thanks that's a sweet set up

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I started tracking again. Mine has come on between 167, 170, 174. The last three times. I seem to get about 48 mpg consistently. So 200 miles would be cutting it pretty close the way I ride. Probably good you stopped.

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My low fuel light came on at 230 kms today(roughly 144 miles).

I seem to be getting much worse mileage than some of you, does my average speed of 75 mph make it that bad? Or is it just my bike?

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My low fuel light came on at 230 kms today(roughly 144 miles).

I seem to be getting much worse mileage than some of you, does my average speed of 75 mph make it that bad? Or is it just my bike?
mine comes on between 135 and 185 depending on how I've been riding... Usually in the 140 to 160 range though

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The low fuel sensor is on the end of a wire in the fuel tank. This wire can be bent up or down changing the level at which the light comes on. I think.

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The low fuel sensor is on the end of a wire in the fuel tank. This wire can be bent up or down changing the level at which the light comes on. I think.
I would think the sensor to be stationary though, not floating. That said, I worked out 37 mpg(US. gal) on my current fill up.

I am definitely getting less mileage than what I have seen on here.

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Could your Fuel pressure regulator be on its way out?

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My low fuel light came on at 230 kms today(roughly 144 miles).

I seem to be getting much worse mileage than some of you, does my average speed of 75 mph make it that bad? Or is it just my bike?
And that's just around town I suspect.

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I would think the sensor to be stationary though, not floating. That said, I worked out 37 mpg(US. gal) on my current fill up.

I am definitely getting less mileage than what I have seen on here.
My average fuel economy since I've started tracking it a couple years ago has been 37.9 MPG, with a high tank of 44 MPG... sounds like you're right in the ballpark... This is primarily commuting around 70-75 MPH

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Could your Fuel pressure regulator be on its way out?
I was thinking about this, this morning. I don't think it is the regulator. I have no exhaust stink, and the plugs were not black when I changed them.


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I would think the sensor to be stationary though, not floating. That said, I worked out 37 mpg(US. gal) on my current fill up.

I am definitely getting less mileage than what I have seen on here.
My average fuel economy since I've started tracking it a couple years ago has been 37.9 MPG, with a high tank of 44 MPG... sounds like you're right in the ballpark... This is primarily commuting around 70-75 MPH
That is a bit more reassuring. Thanks

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So a few days ago i rode the bike around my town after going out for a ride to make sure the gas light did work and it came on at 192 miles. That was with regular gas and a mostly stock bike aside from a k&n filter but since then i installed a delkevic exhaust and switched to ethanol free super. Will be interesting to see how much it changes now. Loving this bike.
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Ethenol free didn't make a huge difference for me. Maybe like an extra 7 miles for a whole tank. On my highway trip from Tennessee to NY, loaded up with an extra 100 pounds, I averaged about 46 mpg. If I fill up to the point where the fuel first touches the rim, while on the side stand, it's 3.7 gallons from the fuel light. That gets me about 180 miles to the light. You can "overfill" the bike like 6-7 10ths of a gallon from the point where you think it's full. If you just slowly drain it in, it just keeps on going in... That gets me another 20-30 miles before the light, and then you can get about 40 more miles after the light, which then it starts to stall out, and then you got like 3 more miles after a couple shakes and it'll stall going downhill...

That was the time I couldn't find a gas station after my track day and coasted down a hill into a station. Filled 5.2 gallons that time.

There's so many variables that go into gas mpg and I feel like a problem with the bike is the LAST thing that would be causing a low mpg

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