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Offline Gavroom

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Cruising range mode- accuracy
« on: Dec 06, 2018, 01:01 PM »
Hi Folks
The ‘cruising range’ mode on the display seems a bit temperamental. The cruising range will often show a much higher mileage than indicated by the fuel level. When the engine is switched off/ on the cruising range can ‘drop’ up to 90 miles. This is quite concerning when I stop for a cuppa- thinking I’ve got plenty of fuel to get home, then realise I need to find a garage. I passed my test 3 months ago and the bike is now due its second service, so is this something that can be fixed under the warranty or do I have to live with a wonky cruising range indicator. Other that this gripe, the bike is great.
Cheers
Gavin

Offline kwacky

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Re: Cruising range mode- accuracy
« Reply #1 on: Dec 06, 2018, 01:58 PM »
No.  It's crap.  I never use it.

Stick to resetting trip A each time you fuel up.

Or rely on the low fuel warning.  You've got about 25 miles left in the tank before you run out. 

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Re: Cruising range mode- accuracy
« Reply #2 on: Dec 06, 2018, 02:33 PM »
How about using the range indicator and then keeping an eye on how much fuel you can put in? The first time I ran mine down to no miles left, I put in 17 litres the next morning. Coming back from Normandy it was only showing about 50k (or less) and I put in 18 litres.

Also, if it drops after you stop, once you've been moving for a little bit does the range increase back to somewhere close to what it was showing before?

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Re: Cruising range mode- accuracy
« Reply #3 on: Dec 06, 2018, 02:38 PM »
*Originally Posted by kwacky [+]


Stick to resetting trip A each time you fuel up.


Done that with all my bikes.  :028:
If you want a really sh*te fuel gauge  ….buy a Tracer 900.  :008:

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Re: Cruising range mode- accuracy
« Reply #4 on: Dec 06, 2018, 05:34 PM »


  ...... or a V1K  :157: .

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Re: Cruising range mode- accuracy
« Reply #5 on: Dec 06, 2018, 10:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by uralrob [+]

  ...... or a V1K  :157: .

 Rob.

Nothing much wrong with the fuel gauge on my V1k Mk1 - The gauge shows full for the 1st 100 miles (first half of tank) then reasonably accurately reduces with the  level of fuel in the second 100 miles.(2nd half of tank)  :027: :027:

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Re: Cruising range mode- accuracy
« Reply #6 on: Dec 07, 2018, 03:04 AM »


  I guess that's where we differ, Dave  :008:.

 My gauge behaves in exactly the same way as, I believe, do most other V1K gauges. But if the bike has a range of 300 km and the gauge has 6 blocks ideally I'd expect to lose a block every 50 km ... more or less. It makes it more difficult to estimate the range under any particular set of conditions if the gauge doesn't start registering until the tank is half empty.

 I've not had any vehicle, 2 or 4 wheeled, with a gauge that behaves like the V1K's.

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Re: Cruising range mode- accuracy
« Reply #7 on: Dec 07, 2018, 08:29 AM »
Buy a new Triumph.  They show an empty fuel tank when you ride away from the petrol station.  It takes a while for it to reset.

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Re: Cruising range mode- accuracy
« Reply #8 on: Dec 07, 2018, 08:57 AM »
My GSX shows a full tank until around 50 miles and then  drops like a stone.
The range indication is generally spot on though.

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Re: Cruising range mode- accuracy
« Reply #9 on: Dec 07, 2018, 09:30 AM »
Thanks for the replies. I’ll reset trip A each time I fill up. Given the amount of electrical stuff that is on some bikes nowadays, I’d have thought that an accurate fuel gauge should be relatively straightforward.
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Gavin