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PostSubject: Fuel warning countdown   Fuel warning countdown Icon_minitime1Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:08 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?
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel warning countdown   Fuel warning countdown Icon_minitime1Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:17 am

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.
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel warning countdown   Fuel warning countdown Icon_minitime1Tue Jul 06, 2021 6:24 am

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.
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel warning countdown   Fuel warning countdown Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 07, 2021 4:50 am

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.
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel warning countdown   Fuel warning countdown Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 07, 2021 4:59 am

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.....
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel warning countdown   Fuel warning countdown Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:31 am

Don't reckon i can get more than 165 miles (264 km) before having to walk.

I really wish i had 23 litres hidden away lol
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel warning countdown   Fuel warning countdown Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:56 am

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.
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel warning countdown   Fuel warning countdown Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:00 am

I was in Stirling in May -
But only a brief overnight stop as we were off to the NC500
Brilliant countryside
Great roads and the fuel stations were close enough for the GRiSO
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel warning countdown   Fuel warning countdown Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 07, 2021 4:29 pm

Depending on how I am riding my low fuel light comes on at 230-250km and I am good for 60km after that.
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel warning countdown   Fuel warning countdown Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:30 pm

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.
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel warning countdown   Fuel warning countdown Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:18 pm

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
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel warning countdown   Fuel warning countdown Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:20 pm

Kiwi_Roy wrote:
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

Pretty consistent.
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel warning countdown   Fuel warning countdown Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:06 pm

Oz1200Guzzi wrote:
Kiwi_Roy wrote:
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

Pretty consistent.

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 Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel warning countdown   Fuel warning countdown Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:37 pm

WOW these fuel figures are blowing my mind! I'm returning 160 klms till light on/count down, Wouldn't dare push beyond 40 klms ono reserve.
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel warning countdown   Fuel warning countdown Icon_minitime1Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:56 pm

you also have GRiSO tank and not a Sport tank - therein lies a big difference - as Beetle calls them, supertankers
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel warning countdown   Fuel warning countdown Icon_minitime1Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:36 am

Oz1200Guzzi wrote:
you also have GRiSO tank and not a Sport tank - therein lies a big difference - as Beetle calls them, supertankers

Who are you talking to? Because Eire1400, Kiwi_Roy and myself all seem to have GRiSO tanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel warning countdown   Fuel warning countdown Icon_minitime1Thu Jul 08, 2021 2:18 am

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.
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel warning countdown   Fuel warning countdown Icon_minitime1Thu Jul 08, 2021 2:23 am

You want 'Heavy'? Try a big tank Stelvio with a full fuel load on board! They're an interesting thing to wrestle around! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel warning countdown   Fuel warning countdown Icon_minitime1Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:02 am

May I comment that the reserve light will flash when it gets really low; you could test this by draining your tank Very Happy

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