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Offline TowerMan

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Re: My bike tells me fibs ....
« Reply #10 on: Nov 14, 2017, 06:33 PM »
*Originally Posted by Craigasaki [+]
It's always worth one journey with a gallon can bungeed to the back (with petrol in it of course).

If you do do that make sure you put a little 2T oil (300:1) in the tank beforehand, so that when you run the tank down the pressurising fuel pump has a little pre lub before it runs dry.

The fuel pump in the tank is cooled / lubricated by the fuel going through it and can easily fail very quickly if run dry  :138:

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Re: My bike tells me fibs ....
« Reply #11 on: Nov 14, 2017, 07:25 PM »
*Originally Posted by 78 Bravo [+]
How did you manage that? Drill holes either side of the filler cap to expel the air??!  :028: :028:
I have now, but you can fill it right up by shaking it a bit to "burp" the tank.
The 20.8ltrs indicates that I was on fumes when I filled up, I didn't get anymore than that in when I ran dry and pushed it back!

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Re: My bike tells me fibs ....
« Reply #12 on: Nov 14, 2017, 07:29 PM »
B careful lads once had as low as 165 after an absolute 3/figure caning my mk 1/into a head/ cross wind on the Mway with a top box and as much as 225 hooning up and down the box like Fred Astaire around Wales. Both would be a true reflection of my riding.
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Re: My bike tells me fibs ....
« Reply #13 on: Nov 14, 2017, 09:14 PM »
208 miles before the light came on.  5 more miles to the petrol station, 16.2l put in the tank.

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Re: My bike tells me fibs ....
« Reply #14 on: Nov 18, 2017, 12:02 AM »
Oh yeah ..... Owners manual ... I knew I should have read something before hopping on and riding ...!
Well I was so excited at picking it up i just .. Well you know how it is ..!!

I do reset the trip at full ups but it's good to know I can get at least 200 before filling up again

Cheers fellers :)