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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-29-2018, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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Petrol gauge almost useless?

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At least on my bobber the petrol gauge is next to useless. It shows a full tank up until 90 kms ridden then drops two bars and again another two bars after 30kms more after 150 kms total it drops again two bars, showing the empty tank lamp. It then drops one bar (for the first time just one!) and this bar stays for quite some time.


So my question: is this the same with your gauge, especially that it drops two bars down as described above? or is something wrong with my gauge or the bit in the tank which measures the content?

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Mine gets excellent gas mileage.......until the last 20 miles. According to the gauge anyhow........ Learned to adapt to it.

So far behind , I think I'm in first place.
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Mine drops two bars at a time too.

I have not gotten out of the habit of using the trip meter as a fuel gauge...

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I have not gotten out of the habit of using the trip meter as a fuel gauge...

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yeah that's what I do and so far was not stopped by an empty tank, so the behaviour of my fuel gauge seems to be normal... so why did they put one in if it is not of any use...

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Interesting, my Speedmaster drops 1 bar at a time and seems pretty accurate. I've just ridden to Hideout Leathers to try new helmets, 79 mile round trip. Had already ridden 66 miles on the tank, and got to fill up at 142.2 miles. 9.11 litres to the top equating to 70.95 mpUKg… Amazing... and just taken it over the 500 miles to be ready for first service a week today. Loving it increasingly, and getting used to the different riding technique - namely changing down more than I used to with the Stelvio, as the Speedy is very much higher geared... I'm now using the "guidance" always in first even if rolling slowly to pull away, 30mph=3rd gear, 40=4th, 6th in excess of 60.

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Mine drops two bars at a time until the gas light comes on as well.

Still have the habit of looking at mileage as a gauge and not the gauge itself...

I believe the use case for the gauge and gas light is a nice reminder. Kind of like a fail safe for when you forget before going out for a ride. I like having it to remind me if I forget about the mileage I put on it the day before.
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Interesting, my Speedmaster drops 1 bar at a time and seems pretty accurate. .
different tank that's why I guess

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I do miss all the old 'mechanical' bits as I find all these 'electronics' don't inspire confidence.

On an evening ride I filled up from near empty, it took around 30 miles before the milage gage climbed back up to over 100. I watched it slowly limp up one mile at a time. I thought electronics were supposed to be fast.

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well that's it then, my petrol seems to be working like Triumph thinks it should work. And yes as almost everyone I do not really rely on the gauge or mileage it shows. I have almost 4,000 kms on the bobber since February and only realised the strange behaviour recently, guess that shows how "important" that is to me

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I think the bar gauge is rather accurate. The thing that does not work is remaining mileagle, at least over a half full tank. I get 100-105 km remaining mileage for almost the first half of the tank, only then does it stop to go down.
That seems accurate, however. When I fill up after the light goes on, remaining mileage ca. 30 km, I have about 2 liters left in the tank (out of 9.1).

I also use Trip1 to monitor mileage since last refill, but the reserve lamp seems to do its job. The rest not so much.

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