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Re: Tank Range
« Reply #130 on: Nov 19, 2019, 10:14 PM »
Do not let the tank run dry.
The pump is cooled by the petrol.
It can then overheat and fail If not cooled.
Says this in Service manual
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Re: Tank Range
« Reply #131 on: Nov 19, 2019, 11:38 PM »
*Originally Posted by TowerMan [+]
Do not let the tank run dry.
The pump is cooled by the petrol.
It can then overheat and fail If not cooled.
Says this in Service manual

I appreciate the heads up but I haven't got a service manual.

I have read the owners manual though and in Appendix 154 it states 'All the fuel in the tank cannot be consumed...' ( I assumed to prevent idiots like me from damaging it by inadvertently or deliberately forgetting to put petrol in it )

Seems to me Kawasaki would know this would sometimes happen and 'engineer out' damage from something that is bound to happen from time to time; and also tomorrow morning at about 8.15 between Wakefield and York...  :5: 
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Re: Tank Range
« Reply #132 on: Nov 20, 2019, 08:52 AM »
MK3 owners manual says that there is about 5.6 liters of usable fuel in the tank when the indicator starts flashing. I think the longest trip I have done between filling up was 420 km which would be 260 of your look-we-are-so-special-that-we-have-our-own-units miles. As I usually fill and ride, as opposed to fill and park it, I tend to overfill it because I will immediately consume it anyway, not worrying about the necessary expansion room. This is why my tank range may be a bit on the longer side. Also I ride conservatively so the fuel consumption is about 4.2l/100km. Anyway, the real shitty thing is that Kawasakis don't have the "trip fuel" feature. The fuel indicator flashing does not give me any useful information if I don't know when did it start flashing. So as all this always ends, the best way to know where you're at is knowing your fuel consumption, filling it to the brim and resetting the trip meter. I use trip A for fuel and trip B for chain lube intervals.

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Re: Tank Range
« Reply #133 on: Nov 20, 2019, 06:28 PM »
Well, I expected to run out on the way in to work but no, it just kept plodding along. I was a bit tight for time so continued past the petrol station and hoped I'd make it all the way to work.  I did, so that was 78 miles of flashing empty and still going.

I finished work, got on the bike intending to go straight for petrol but I looked at the odometer and just had to know how much further she could go.

I confess I bottled it as it was dark and busy on the A64 and I pulled in at the services. Probably on fumes and the odometer reading 369.2 miles !

I brimmed again and crammed 22.04 liters in.
I'll work out the mpg when I get back from walking the dog but I'm guessing it will be quite reasonable... :goggle:

I make that 76.2 mpg ( rounded up ).
« Last Edit: Nov 20, 2019, 07:03 PM by penry »
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Re: Tank Range
« Reply #134 on: Nov 20, 2019, 10:49 PM »
Good grief, I thought the tank only held 21 litres.

I think the most that I've ever put in was 18 litres, and it had been showing empty for quite some time (it was very late evening in the middle of Wales so petrol stations were quite scarce)

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Re: Tank Range
« Reply #135 on: Nov 20, 2019, 11:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by penry [+]
Well, I expected to run out on the way in to work but no, it just kept plodding along. I was a bit tight for time so continued past the petrol station and hoped I'd make it all the way to work.  I did, so that was 78 miles of flashing empty and still going.

I finished work, got on the bike intending to go straight for petrol but I looked at the odometer and just had to know how much further she could go.

I confess I bottled it as it was dark and busy on the A64 and I pulled in at the services. Probably on fumes and the odometer reading 369.2 miles !

I brimmed again and crammed 22.04 liters in.
I'll work out the mpg when I get back from walking the dog but I'm guessing it will be quite reasonable... :goggle:

I make that 76.2 mpg ( rounded up ).
No surprise at all, mine regularly does over 300 to a tank full.
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Re: Tank Range
« Reply #136 on: Nov 26, 2019, 05:34 PM »
*Originally Posted by 100milesaway [+]
No surprise at all, mine regularly does over 300 to a tank full.

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Re: Tank Range
« Reply #137 on: Nov 26, 2019, 09:14 PM »
Now ya known that's not true Alan.  :008:  :015:
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Re: Tank Range
« Reply #138 on: Nov 26, 2019, 09:31 PM »
*Originally Posted by 100milesaway [+]
Now ya known that's not true Alan.  :008:  :015:


True. Only plodding during sheepgate.

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Re: Tank Range
« Reply #139 on: Nov 26, 2019, 10:17 PM »
*Originally Posted by 100milesaway [+]
No surprise at all, mine regularly does over 300 to a tank full.

Obviously, that range does not apply when you're leading a rideout on a Versys Weekend!   :whistle: :whistle:

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