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Old 03-17-2018, 09:45 AM
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Am I right in thinking when this comes on with all four blocks flashing I have approx 3.5 liters of fuel left ? And every time one block goes out I have just used under a liter of fuel ? and so forth till I run out...
 
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Old 03-17-2018, 10:18 AM
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your numbers make a bit of sense, but it doesn't work like that

the fuel sender is just a switch, after the fuel is 'low' it just activates a timer.
it has no idea how much fuel is left past the 'low' point, the bars are just a timer

if you take it easy, you can be running past the last bar by 20 minutes or more.
if you rev it hard, you could be out by the second bar

it's a pretty stupid system, they should have just put a low fuel light there. that's basically all it is, the bar graph itself is not to be trusted.
 
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Old 03-17-2018, 10:44 AM
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Ok thanks. So its not desperate then once the fuel indicator comes on. Should be alright for a good few Kilometers till I run out. Plenty of time to find a garage...
 
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Old 03-17-2018, 03:53 PM
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Your the first person to ever mention the bar graph is timer based. We've discussed it numerous times on here. How do you know this?
But to be sure, you cannot trust the bar graph. It is not accurate.
 
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Old 03-17-2018, 06:05 PM
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Both the user manual and service manual say that the bars go down in sequence by distance travelled and not by a timer



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never noticed that in the manual ; you might be right

i was just basing it on rough observations about how long it takes to go down, it always seemed to be pretty much the same time remaining whether i was idling through town slowly or ripping down the highway at high speed.

it's possible that it's just incrementing a timer when speed > 0 or something?

i'm going to test it for fun when i have a chance. i have a signal generator that can fake the gauge out as far as speed goes, and i'll just jumper the fuel level switch
 
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Old 03-18-2018, 12:13 AM
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Yeah i usually fill up when the reserve indicator comes on and if that happen's while I'm out for a ride i know how hard i can still ride depending on far I'm off from a petrol station. I rode around for a couple of days the other week - just cruising round the Beaches and watched it tick down slowly - whereas if I'm out for a ride i know i've got to fill up in 30-40 km's and they drop down pretty quick.
 
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Is that what you reckon 30 to 40k once the indicator comes on. Would have hoped it was more then that.
 
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Old 03-19-2018, 07:01 AM
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I only get about 200 km's from full to reserve - so 30-40 is about all i'd get - although thats riding pretty hard - i would imagine 50 - 70+ taking it easy.
 
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Old 03-19-2018, 01:09 PM
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I've ridden until the bars were all gone. Still only took 4.0 gallons of fuel in what is supposed to be a 4.9gallon tank. I've ridden a good 20miles past the bars being out, getting ready to grab my buddys backpack for a tow into town haha. I just figure once the bar shows up, I have 40-50miles left.
 
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