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Old 12-30-2012, 02:58 PM   #8531
Aussie Trev
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Originally Posted by emuooz View Post
It's a clear tank for F#$K sake put 30lts in it ride it till the fuel light comes on and you have got 5lts left which equates to about 50k's or when you can't see much fuel in it it's probley about to STOP don't worry about an extra 15 kilo's of fuel fill it up and ride it. I hope this has been of some help "Run out of Gasman" Cheers Emu
Originally Posted by Gasman_ADV View Post
Its my toy and I'll do what I like with it .......

short of putting food dye on the fuel, it is really quite hard to see what the fuel level is especially below 1/2 to 2/3rds
with the big tank when the fuel light comes on you still have at least about 100k's (which is the same as the average enduro bike from full)

Iam at least 20kg overweight (serious now) and that is about the same as 20 litres of fuel on top of 30 litres of fuel in the tank.............the thing just won't pull up with that kind of weight, let alone have any sort of fun with the bike.

Iam not used to having a working speedo on a bike let alone having to think about fuel range.......
On Jizza's ride I reset the trip meter by accident and on this last ride I couldn't seem to set it whilst riding so didn't bother.

If I was with a fussy crowd on either ride I would have paid more attention, its all part of the day out.
I had a spare litre of fuel in my backpack until we got to Goolwa then after talking with one of the blokes I decided it was a bit silly to be carrying the extra fuel on my back...................

ahh its all good
I feel really sorry for you Adrian, it's almost impossible, no - read impossible, to believe that you've run out of fuel three times in a row, even with 30 and 14 litres of capability.

In order to assist you in the future during any ride that you and I might both be on, I will stay behind you at all times (no choice really!) with spare fuel and a camera. Ride with your fingers crossed that you don't run out again should those circumstances occur - you will endure a thread of your own.

And finally, thankyou, because whilst you're the focus of attention the bastards are leaving everyone else alone, including me!!!!!
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