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post #441 of 612 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 09:32 AM
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Yeah, I understand that, I was just hoping it could be adjusted a bit to come on when I have about 1/2 to 3/4 of a gallon. That is 20+ miles, which is usually more than enough to find a station.

Well, with the gas gauge fix, at least the dial is accurate!

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You really don,t want to run the gas tank empty. The reason the light comes on so early, is to give you plenty of time to get more gas. The fuel pump is cooled by the extra gas in the tank , when the light comes on. Running completely out of fuel, can damage the fuel pump.
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Yeah, I understand that, I was just hoping it could be adjusted a bit to come on when I have about 1/2 to 3/4 of a gallon. That is 20+ miles, which is usually more than enough to find a station.

Well, with the gas gauge fix, at least the dial is accurate!

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I don't care about the light at all, I'm just happy that the gauge looks right. I'm never afraid to run well over 200 miles before even thinking about gas, but my butt usually stops me before that anyway!

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I don't care about the light at all, I'm just happy that the gauge looks right. I'm never afraid to run well over 200 miles before even thinking about gas, but my butt usually stops me before that anyway!
If I get to 200 ml I start getting very nervous about getting gas Pacomutt...
But again I am commuting, so less mileage but lot more gas stations on the way.

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Frenchy...I commute as well, and 200 miles is also pushing it a little for me..I watch the gauge, then the odomoter, and at 200 or so, I hit the station!

Highway riding, I'm good to 225 before getting nervous!
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Frenchy...I commute as well, and 200 miles is also pushing it a little for me..I watch the gauge, then the odomoter, and at 200 or so, I hit the station!

Highway riding, I'm good to 225 before getting nervous!
With my weight and size plus thanks to all the fuel (anti-smog) additives in gas, I doubt I could even hit 200 mark when commuting (street only) and even if I did, the tank would probably be almost completely empty.

My light comes on right around 120-130 miles range which means I have about 1.5 gallons left. On the freeway/highway rides, I can get around 145-155 when the light kicks in.

I have K&N Air filter and Cobra Fi2000 installed months ago and do SeaFoam every other 3rd fill up. I tried different octane gas, made no noticeable difference in mileage or the way it runs. How I ride made the biggest difference closely followed by these additional factors:
- Periodic SeamFoam treatment (3-5 floz.)
- Tire air pressure
- Oil type/condition

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Frenchy...I commute as well, and 200 miles is also pushing it a little for me..I watch the gauge, then the odomoter, and at 200 or so, I hit the station!

Highway riding, I'm good to 225 before getting nervous!
Same with me!
Hey Doubleddino, you commute to Denver from Aurora?
What's the distance every day?
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Same with me!
Hey Doubleddino, you commute to Denver from Aurora?
What's the distance every day?
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Frenchy, I commute 50 miles round trip.
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wow, I now need to check mine to see if last owner did this mod, this mod also required for the 06 LT model ?
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wow, I now need to check mine to see if last owner did this mod, this mod also required for the 06 LT model ?
The mod isn't required at all, but it will make your gauge indicate a lot more accurately. Older models especially, like the '06.

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wow, I have over 172,000 miles on my '08 900 and have never had a problem w/my gas gauge.......yet
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