Subject: Fuel warning countdown Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:08 am
Getting near to an empty tank, my low fuel light comes on, and then a little later a "miles left" count-down seems to start on the screen (1200 Sport 4v). Except it starts to count UP. What's going on here, guys? Riversider
It's simply telling you how far you've gone since the light came on. It's not a countdown to 'Cough, splutter, fuck!'
If you want to know how far you can go once the light comes on? Fill up ASAP after the light comes on, see how many litres it takes and work out your Km per litre. Then subtract the litres from the tank capacity, (24?) so you know how many are left when the light comes on and multiply that by yer Km/litres.
Thanks Pete. —That makes sense, except the numbers were rising too quickly. But I realise there must have been a decimal point on the screen that I didn't notice? That would explain a mileage that rose to what looked like 80 in no time at all.
My excuse is that with 23 litres in the tank —over 200 miles— I rarely run that dry in any single trip.
Riversider, Yes the counter includes decimal points. I ran mine that low a couple of weeks ago. I figure I can go maybe 15 miles safely and probably further if necessary before I start pushing.... I see you are from Stirling. My wife and I visited the castle and the town a couple of years ago. What incredible history there and beautiful place.
In all honesty the light makes us paranoid. Mine comes on at about 200km but in summer it can be as high as 230! Thing is when I fill up just after the light has come on it rarely takes more than about 11 litres meaning it still has five to go before I'm walking. That is certainly good for 80km/50 miles and probably closer to 100!
I reckon in warm weather, if I'm sensible and am trying to be economical I'd probably be able to get very close to, if not a bit more than, 300km out of a tank. I should carry a fuel can and run it dry one day just to see how far I can get. At the moment though I couldn't be bothered.....
Pete is right —the fuel light specialises in VERY early warning. But since my fuel gauge has stopped showing anything more than three quarters, however fully brimmed, I use the trip counter, just like I always used to. Yes, you can see the Castle from our back garden, John, as we live by the river below. Great biking roads in the Highlands—and some petrol stations.
With the Sport tank, you should expect over 360 km before the light comes on (that's around 225 miles) - the best I got was 411 km. If your consumption figures are close to these and you still have 5 litres left, expect 70-80 km (45-50 miles) before you start pushing a bushpig up the road. All as Pete says - plenty of scope to find a fuel suppler in that distance.
I did a trip a couple of years back on my 06 1100. I was carrying extra gas cans. I ran out two times, firstly at 355.7 km and again at 355.5 km
Holy shit. Were you on flat land and cruising? My commute is ~80km with 1200m elevation changes (up and down) and I usually get 230km with my 07 1100 when the light comes on and top-up 12.5-13L. You getting almost 100km seems massive. I do like to wring the neck of my GRiSO thoug
My 1100 Sport injection was supposed to hold 19 litres, but was closer to 17 in practice, so I got used to being careful about fuelling up in the Highlands. (Especially –in the old days– before Sundays!) It's a whole different world in 2021 with 23 litres in the 1200 Sport. But I have to tell you that a fully tanked Sport is one heavy beastie.