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Old 04-13-2012, 11:06 PM   #991
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All good in theory ... and paying attention and getting to know your bike is certainly important and works 95% of the time. But I like to know ... FOR SURE ... how far until empty ... and how much "gravy" I've got! ..... Running the tank dry is the only true way to really know your range and to know how much is left in the tank that you can't use.
Unless you travel the same road, with the same load, same tire pressures, no head wind at exactly the same speed, etc, you will never know how much fuel is left.

At the moment my Tiger is doing 100km using 5lt of fuel.
Thats 20km to the litre.
If I get heavy on the throttle I can be 20km out in my calculations.

My option is to be vigilant & carry spare fuel on outback trips.
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:40 PM   #992
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why oh why are you asking this,just go out on your bike and run it dry,the way i or any other person rides his/her bike will not be the same as you,so just bloody ride your bike and have done with it,

now lets move on,
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:53 AM   #993
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why oh why are you asking this,just go out on your bike and run it dry,the way i or any other person rides his/her bike will not be the same as you,so just bloody ride your bike and have done with it,

now lets move on,
Was thinking the same! Ride it till empty, fill it up and ride!?!!??....
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Old 04-14-2012, 03:42 AM   #994
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I filled the tank with 18.901 litres or 4.9931 US Gallons or 4.1576 Imperial Gallons
Incidentally I went 335 kms or 208 miles with that tank , not my best fuel econmy after all

I wonder if anyone else has had a 'sticky bar'? On the fuel gauge I mean.
Thank you for this. 4.9gals is the answer I was looking for!

I have found the computers average mpg calculations to be reasonably accurate (always within 1-2% for me) but I needed a good number on usable fuel to calculate range more accurately.
I've had the sticky bar thing, but what does one bar count for anyway? The owners manual says the last 2 bars equal 1.2 gallons (US).
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:42 AM   #995
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Thank you for this. 4.9gals is the answer I was looking for!
Not being anal but 4.9931 filled sounds more like you can really calculate with 5 usable gallons, not just 4.9. Not that it makes much of a difference though.
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Old 04-14-2012, 09:03 AM   #996
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I suppose so, but I'm not interested in running mine dry. For critical planning, I'll probably use 4.8, and carry extra gas. ( now that's being anal!)
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:24 AM   #997
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why oh why are you asking this,just go out on your bike and run it dry,the way i or any other person rides his/her bike will not be the same as you,so just bloody ride your bike and have done with it,

now lets move on,
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:23 PM   #998
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why oh why are you asking this,just go out on your bike and run it dry,the way i or any other person rides his/her bike will not be the same as you,so just bloody ride your bike and have done with it,

now lets move on,
I do agree with you you, but it helps if your fuel gauge is reading true and not showing a remaining bar when you are really empty.

I hope this was just a fluke one time thing.
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:08 PM   #999
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As a soon to be new owner of an XC, does running the bike out of gas cause any problems with the fuel injection?
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:25 PM   #1000
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I have always heard that but with a fuel gauge right in front of you, it's kind of tough to run out.
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:26 PM   #1001
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As a soon to be new owner of an XC, does running the bike out of gas cause any problems with the fuel injection?
Not the injection, but most in-tank fuel pumps are lubricated by the gas, which makes me kind of apprehensive about running it dry.
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:57 PM   #1002
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As a soon to be new owner of an XC, does running the bike out of gas cause any problems with the fuel injection?
do it all the time maybe, once a year no.
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Old 04-14-2012, 09:17 PM   #1003
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Thanks guys. It's a PIA on a diesel.
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:36 AM   #1004
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Rear Brake Reservoir Guard

Spent the afternoon playing in the shed and fasioned my self a rear brake reservoir guard out of some stainless steel I picked up at the scrap yard, this is mark #1 might have a go at another one and refine it a bit, but I and happy with how the first one came up.




and here is the 'Shapes' packet pattern I made up!

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Old 04-15-2012, 06:49 AM   #1005
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Spent the afternoon playing in the shed and fasioned my self a rear brake reservoir guard out of some stainless steel I picked up at the scrap yard, this is mark #1 might have a go at another one and refine it a bit, but I and happy with how the first one came up.




and here is the 'Shapes' packet pattern I made up!

good work, your tiger still looks like its got the show room shine on it. go get that thing dirty!
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