A few years ago I tracked 10 tanks of fuel and compared it to the average computed by the bike. If you reset the bike at every fill up it doesn't track well with calculated at the pump mileage. Of course there are also variances with calculating at the pump.Mile will improve some as the miles add up. I was getting 33-35 when new, riding easy. After 3-4000 miles it has gone up to around 37-39 most times. Dont believe the readout on the dash, actual is usually lower if you figure it at the pumps.
That darn flashing is annoying, isn't it.I have a 2013 Voyager 1700. Still in the breakin period. I calculated 34 mpg Thursday on a 160 mile ride. Used 4.7 gallons. I was doing my best to follow the book on breakin rpms. Darn low fuel flashed like crazy the last 15 or 20 miles.
That's a good idea. Hadn't thought about that. Thanks.That darn flashing is annoying, isn't it.
When my low fuel starts flashing, I scroll through the odo readout to one of the trip meters, and reset it to zero. I know I have 50km at least until it runs dry.
If it starts flashing again (that'll happen if it reassesses the remaining distance up over the threshold for setting off the flashing)... just scroll through the odo's again to show the distance since you reset.
My 09 does exactly as yours Bubba. She really does well in the Smokies at 40-55 MPH. 45 MPG two up. Hell it still does 40 MPG with the 350 lbs of trailer behind if You run her 55 MPH. 75-80 on the interstates drops her down to 28 MPG real quick. We avoid interstates anyway. 43,000 miles and I don't think 1000 of them are interstate. No sights on them interstates.Freeway (70-75 mph) 32 - 34 One tollway is 85 mph - I got 32
Back roads (50-55 mph) 45- 53
Other roads 60 mph 42
I have gone 73 miles after the "need gas" starts flashing.... but it was 176 miles between gas stations where I was at the time. (Central Nevada)