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Online Deso_70

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Re: Fuel Gauge.
Reply #10 on: August 10, 2021, 09:53:08 PM
You don’t need to faff about resetting the trip as you can toggle to the range setting. It tells you how many miles left.
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Re: Fuel Gauge.
Reply #11 on: August 10, 2021, 10:34:45 PM
I just ride it till the fuel light comes on then fill it up ,remember the days of no gauge

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Re: Fuel Gauge.
Reply #12 on: August 10, 2021, 10:43:47 PM
*Originally Posted by Kaw [+]
I just ride it till the fuel light comes on then fill it up ,remember the days of no gauge

Indeed I do! I also remember rocking the bike from side to side, and gauging how much fuel was left by the sound and feeling of it sloshing around in the tank. Surprisingly acccurate.

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Re: Fuel Gauge.
Reply #13 on: August 11, 2021, 03:04:38 AM
I don't know what the concern is. Sure it's a bit wonky, but I have had 3 metric bikes and they have all been the same. I just reset the trip meter and I know I can safely ride at least 300 km.

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Re: Fuel Gauge.
Reply #14 on: August 26, 2021, 12:14:30 PM
I was coming back from the middle of nowhere recently and in about an hour ran the indicator down to 1 bar from half way while my distance setting was telling me 91 miles until empty that whole time. When I found a gas station the bike took 4.5 gallons. Neither of those tools are accurate, just fill up often.

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Re: Fuel Gauge.
Reply #15 on: August 26, 2021, 01:33:13 PM
A motorbike rider "NEVER PASSES GAS", tops up at every gas station on route.
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Re: Fuel Gauge.
Reply #16 on: September 17, 2021, 01:36:07 PM
I haven't had this problem on other bikes to this extent.  Mine worked fine when I first got it, perhaps took a bit longer to come off the full mark, but did work.  ON last weeks' trip, it now takes about 200 kms to move the first bar.  I know the bike will go about 375 km on a full tank, maybe more.  Going on a week-long trip this week and I'll gather more intel.... then I'll likely remove the tank and see what's up inside.  There has to be a fix....
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Re: Fuel Gauge.
Reply #17 on: September 18, 2021, 12:09:11 AM
Looks like the fuel gauge get gets its input from a float on top of the fuel pump. My guess is the gauge repeats the position of the float. When the float is straight up there is still some distance from it to the top of the tank.  Looking at the tank most of the volume is in the top third or less. My rough guess would say that equates to the top bar accounting for much more volume than the bottom 5 bars. And as the tank narrows towards the bottom each successive bar will account for less volume than the one above it. That could explain the “inaccuracy” of the gauge some are experiencing.

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Re: Fuel Gauge.
Reply #18 on: September 18, 2021, 12:22:56 AM
*Originally Posted by Deso_70 [+]
You don’t need to faff about resetting the trip as you can toggle to the range setting. It tells you how many miles left.





 :762:    And that is pretty darn close to being better , than any fuel gauge  setting the trip is another way and Num Bum is the best .
Last Edit: September 18, 2021, 12:26:56 AM by Keener

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Re: Fuel Gauge.
Reply #19 on: September 18, 2021, 01:24:21 PM
 My fix is to always go on long rides with at least one buddy who gets significantly less mileage out of a tank them my Versys.  One of my current riding buddies has a Buell Ulysses (no fuel gauge) with a tank range of 175 miles, on a good day. :028:

 



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