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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-08-2017, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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Running on Empty!!!

Today, after being so sure I would find a petrol station just a few kilometres along my route, I rode way past the --- (zero rest kilometres) sign in the display; albeit softly softly; for an extra 9 kilometres!!

Of course, your mileage may vary; as they say; but I thought I would mention it here, in case you unintentionally go that far, like I did, there should be a bit left to get you an extra mile or two.

I made it to a petrol station, and put in 9.1 litres to full
I guess I was lucky.

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Just wait to Triumph sicks an electric powertrain in one of these and sells it to us, then we will wish we had gasoline to depend on
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I got -21 miles out of my Diavel which is similarly fuel-challenged.
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Tank capacity is stated at 9.1 litres - so that was close. I managed a 9 litre uplift once so far.
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back in the day we had a reserve tap, just an idea !
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Regardless of how careful I was I have been close tot he same sometimes, its the 15, 14, 13.....2 that sometimes gets me (Steady riding over to commuting and bang consumption goes thru the roof), a bag with even just a 1L fuel Bottle may be a lifesaver out in the sticks.

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Regardless of how careful I was I have been close tot he same sometimes, its the 15, 14, 13.....2 that sometimes gets me (Steady riding over to commuting and bang consumption goes thru the roof), a bag with even just a 1L fuel Bottle may be a lifesaver out in the sticks.
I do the small fuel bottle too. Unfortunately once we went to EFI we lost the reserve gravity bung.
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I do the small fuel bottle too. Unfortunately once we went to EFI we lost the reserve gravity bung.
Sure we did! But at least these days we have a little light in the dash reminding us we're getting low...

Happened to me a couple o' times in the old days, that I would go on reserve on the way home late at night from the pub; get home on reserve, then ride to work the next day, not thinking about the fact that I'm still on reserve; head in the clouds etc.; bike would stutter, I would go to grab the tap and NOOOOOOOOOO....

My boss nearly fired me on a couple of occasions, but I got away with it.

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BTW, I'm talking about petrol..... not whiskey ;-)
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back in the day we had a reserve tap, just an idea !
When I first got mine home from the dealers I spent 10 minutes trying to find the fuel off/ on tap and the headlight switch! Iíd still be looking if it werenít for the handbook
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Been there, done that. Sweaty moments.
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