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Offline The Inspector

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Re: Cruising range mode- accuracy
« Reply #10 on: Dec 07, 2018, 10:13 AM »
Hi
     I have renamed my fuel gauge as the guess o meter  :008: 

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Re: Cruising range mode- accuracy
« Reply #11 on: Dec 07, 2018, 10:29 AM »
*Originally Posted by Gavroom [+]
Thanks for the replies. Ill reset trip A each time I fill up. Given the amount of electrical stuff that is on some bikes nowadays, Id have thought that an accurate fuel gauge should be relatively straightforward.


The Versys is still very basic compared to most modern bikes.

The gauge and readings from my Africa Twin are spot on.  The petrol gauge goes down in a steady fashion and the range is very accurate. 

But some of the auld buggers on here will only believe their dabbing stick with notches on it  :008:

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Re: Cruising range mode- accuracy
« Reply #12 on: Dec 07, 2018, 12:42 PM »


   Damn right,
   and marked gas at that, so we can see the colour  :211:

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Re: Cruising range mode- accuracy
« Reply #13 on: Dec 07, 2018, 12:46 PM »


  "Id have thought that an accurate fuel gauge should be relatively straightforward."   :4: :4:

  Whatever next?  :015:

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Re: Cruising range mode- accuracy
« Reply #14 on: Dec 07, 2018, 01:24 PM »
If you have 2 trip meters, you don't even need a fuel gauge.   Even someone with half a brain should know how many miles their bike will do on a tankful.   When you get near that figure, fill the tank. How much easier could it possibly be  :question: 
« Last Edit: Dec 07, 2018, 01:25 PM by 100milesaway »
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Re: Cruising range mode- accuracy
« Reply #15 on: Dec 07, 2018, 01:46 PM »
*Originally Posted by 100milesaway [+]
If you have 2 trip meters, you don't even need a fuel gauge.   Even someone with half a brain should know how many miles their bike will do on a tankful.   When you get near that figure, fill the tank. How much easier could it possibly be  :question:

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Re: Cruising range mode- accuracy
« Reply #16 on: Dec 07, 2018, 01:58 PM »
After a full day of riding around Northumberland, Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales my still running in MK3, and whilst not being revved above 7 thousand RPM , managed 304 miles , and used 19 and a half litres.
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Re: Cruising range mode- accuracy
« Reply #17 on: Dec 07, 2018, 02:08 PM »
My fuel light seems to come on after I've used 16 litres.  On my commute that's about 225 miles. 

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Re: Cruising range mode- accuracy
« Reply #18 on: Dec 07, 2018, 02:10 PM »
*Originally Posted by kwacky [+]
The Versys is still very basic compared to most modern bikes.

The gauge and readings from my Africa Twin are spot on.  The petrol gauge goes down in a steady fashion and the range is very accurate. 

But some of the auld buggers on here will only believe their dabbing stick with notches on it  :008:
   True, the little Versys is a basic bike.   And it is for that very reason that I have just bought one.  BUT, it is far better equipped in it's quality of components ( especially suspension and brakes) ,than far more gadget, and gizmo laden bikes in it's class. 
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Re: Cruising range mode- accuracy
« Reply #19 on: Dec 07, 2018, 02:42 PM »
You're joking.  The brakes are shocking on the V650 and the suspension is way too soft.  I've upgraded the rear shock and I'm tempted to do the same at the front.  The bike will be getting braided lines at some point. 

I do love my Mk3 but it's not perfect.