I know from long experience that I can do four trips into and out of Queanbeyan, our closest *Real* town before the low fuel light comes on as it always does, more or less, when I've done this regular drone. That is invariably with between 208 and 230 Km depending on ambient temperature and most of the trip will be at about 110 to 115 kph with about 8 km in a ridiculous 80 kph due to the heavily policed nature of that bit of road.
Every time I fill up I will put a bee's dick under 12 litres in. That means I'm getting 18.33 km to the litre but let's round it down to 18 to make things easy. (Averaging it out to 220 before the light comes on.)
Given the tank is supposed to hold 16.7 litres that, in theory, would mean that I'd have 4.7 litres left but let's say 4.2 because there will always be *Something* left in the tank. That would give a reserve range of 75 or so km before I would splutter to a halt.BUT
Here I will digress with a little tale. One time a few years ago I was at Mark's place in Wagga. I can't remember what for but I seem to remember there were a bunch of us left in the direction of Canberra and Sydney. Either just before or just after I'd left Mark's place in Mount Austin my fuel light had come on and I'd thought "Ah yes, I'll fill up on the Sturt Highway, there's a Caltex there." Unfortunately I'd mistaken the gas station's position on the highway and because we'd left by the 'Back route' we joined the highway after the fuel stop.
"No matter" thought I, " I'll fill up at GumlyGumly", (Yes, there is such a place!) a bit down the road but the gas station there was closed! Anyway I now knew that the next fuel would be at Gundagai and that was a fair way away and I was seriously having very nasty thoughts about having to leave the bike on the side of the Hume Highway, (An invitation to vandals!) while I went in search of fuel.
So I used every trick in the book and ended up chugging along at 80kph, coasting when I could downhill, making myself as small as possible to reduce wind resistance etc. and finally, with a sigh of relief I rolled into the Shell servo in South Gundagai!
When I filled up it took 15.85 litres! The distance from Mt. Austin to South Gundagai is, according to Google Maps, some 89km so somewhere around that is
possible but I can tell you I was shitting bricks by the time I rolled into sight of the bowser.