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How low can you go (fuel)?

Aug 16, 2018
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UK
#1
Out running in the new 2018 AT (standard, manual) and this happened....

Dash1.jpg


Fuel gauge reads 1 bar - range reads 101 miles !!! What ???

So I carried on until the last bar sterted flashing and the light came on...

Dash2.jpg

Light was on and last bar was flashing. Range still reads 58 miles.

I love that this bike gets nervous when it only has 100 miles left. And panics with lights and flashes at 50.

It really does want to get out there in the wilderness! 😂

I bottled it at about 40 miles left and filled up.

Dash3.jpg

Full to the brim with an estimated range of 268 miles. I'll take that thank you! :D

Check out that screen glare though 😂
 
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Squily

Well-Known Member
Feb 23, 2016
148
103
103
Esperance Western Australia
#2
I found during short haul trips (stop-starting) when the bike is on reserve (i.e. Light flashing) the estimated remaining mileage can be way off. For the first few times starting, the bike will 'restart' the count down and at some point just quit altogether.
 
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BobSill

Active Member
Aug 4, 2017
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Edmonton, Alberta
#3
Out running in the new 2018 AT (standard, manual) and this happened....

View attachment 1611


Fuel gauge reads 1 bar - range reads 101 miles !!! What ???

So I carried on until the last bar starting flashing and the light came on...

View attachment 1612

Light was on and last bar was flashing. Range still reads 58 miles.

I love that this bike gets nervous when it only has 100 miles left. And panics with lights and flashes at 50.

It really does want to get out there in the wilderness!

I bottled it at about 40 miles left and filled up.

View attachment 1613

Full to the brim with an estimated range of 268 miles. I'll take that thank you! :D

Check out that screen glare though
2016 Manual Trans:
310 km to reserve, 375 km to empty (233 miles) back road and HWY riding.


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Aug 16, 2018
93
37
18
UK
#4
Nice photo Bob ;)

@Squily .. are we saying that down to 50 miles or so we are confident but any lower than that and its roll-the-dice guesswork? 😂
 

Graves

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Staff member
Aug 14, 2016
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So. Cal.
#5
Honestly I've never checked. When on an adventure ride we get gas whenever it's available. I do know that with one bar showing I have approx 2 gallons left.

Out running in the new 2018 AT (standard, manual) and this happened....

View attachment 1611


Fuel gauge reads 1 bar - range reads 101 miles !!! What ???

So I carried on until the last bar sterted flashing and the light came on...

View attachment 1612

Light was on and last bar was flashing. Range still reads 58 miles.

I love that this bike gets nervous when it only has 100 miles left. And panics with lights and flashes at 50.

It really does want to get out there in the wilderness! 😂

I bottled it at about 40 miles left and filled up.

View attachment 1613

Full to the brim with an estimated range of 268 miles. I'll take that thank you! :D

Check out that screen glare though 😂
 
Aug 16, 2018
93
37
18
UK
#6
I wouldn't know a gallon if you splashed me in the face with it @Graves - let alone know how far I could get with one! 😂

hang on..... Goooooogle...

Ah right. 4.5 litres... no hang on - that's an imperial gallon - you mean US right?

That's 3.7 litres.

Brain ache!
 

Graves

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Staff member
Aug 14, 2016
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271
123
So. Cal.
#7
Ha ha, yea US.

I remember when they tried to convert to the metric system when I was a kid, totally confusing, better to stay with both which is a lot less confusing. ;-)

I wouldn't know a gallon if you splashed me in the face with it @Graves - let alone know how far I could get with one! 😂

hang on..... Goooooogle...

Ah right. 4.5 litres... no hang on - that's an imperial gallon - you mean US right?

That's 3.7 litres.

Brain ache!
 
Aug 16, 2018
93
37
18
UK
#8
The funny thing is I'm really struggling with the AT telling me about consumption in miles per litre. That means nothing to me.

We track distance in miles not km, fill up using litres but we do consumption in mpg !!!! .. but hang on.. do we mean imperial or US 😂
 

Graves

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Staff member
Aug 14, 2016
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271
123
So. Cal.
#9
Whitworth.

The funny thing is I'm really struggling with the AT telling me about consumption in miles per litre. That means nothing to me.

We track distance in miles not km, fill up using litres but we do consumption in mpg !!!! .. but hang on.. do we mean imperial or US 😂
 

Squily

Well-Known Member
Feb 23, 2016
148
103
103
Esperance Western Australia
#10
Nice photo Bob ;)

@Squily .. are we saying that down to 50 miles or so we are confident but any lower than that and its roll-the-dice guesswork? 😂
I take note of the mileage when the light comes on 1st time and add 30miles /50km to my distance as my maximum. Or I use the B trip counter (i.e. Zero it as my reserve counter)

Only applicable in stop-go situations such as commuting or punting around town
 
Jan 12, 2017
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51
Westminster, CO
#11
I take note of the mileage when the light comes on 1st time and add 30miles /50km to my distance as my maximum. Or I use the B trip counter (i.e. Zero it as my reserve counter)

Only applicable in stop-go situations such as commuting or punting around town
Why not hack the countdown mile clock? I set mine on ~ 175.


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SHUMBA

Active Member
Oct 5, 2017
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ONTARIO, CANADA
#12
All said and done, fuel consumption depends on several factors.. A lot of cold starts, idling in traffic, and your cruising speed. I did a trip through Michigan this summer and wanted to make good time on I-75, so I locked onto a pickup truck in a hurry and just tailed them for a long while at 145 KPH or 95 MPH.
Got down in the Flint area and the amber fuel light came on. I found the first exit and gassed up and after only 317 K/M or about 200 miles I had about a litre of fuel remaining or 1/4 gallon. Ride fast and the AT swills gas.
 
Jan 12, 2017
13
8
33
51
Westminster, CO
#13
All said and done, fuel consumption depends on several factors.. A lot of cold starts, idling in traffic, and your cruising speed. I did a trip through Michigan this summer and wanted to make good time on I-75, so I locked onto a pickup truck in a hurry and just tailed them for a long while at 145 KPH or 95 MPH.
Got down in the Flint area and the amber fuel light came on. I found the first exit and gassed up and after only 317 K/M or about 200 miles I had about a litre of fuel remaining or 1/4 gallon. Ride fast and the AT swills gas.
Highway +/- headwind is a huge difference. (20%)


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