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Has anyone ever run out of gas and have an idea of how high that F odom number can go before you're S.O.L.?

If nobody has done that (yet), who here can claim to have traveled the farthest after the low fuel count starts? I've only gone about 15 miles so far.
 

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Excellent question. I have wondered the same thing and I too have only gone about 15 miles.
 

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The other day my fuel light came on and I had only burnt 1.9 gals of fuel.... Does that sound right to anybody?
 

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If your really riding it hard, does the gas mileage really go down. I think mine is getting around 49 to 53 m.p.g.
 

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The other day my fuel light came on and I had only burnt 1.9 gals of fuel.... Does that sound right to anybody?
That sounds about right to me. I think I've filled up at least once and it was <2 gal.

10miles here. My gas light usually comes on around ~95-110miles.
Same for me. Been commuting about 110 +/- 20 miles per day recently and topping off every morning. Some days the light comes on right at the end of the day, others when I'm still about 15 miles from home.

If your really riding it hard, does the gas mileage really go down. I think mine is getting around 49 to 53 m.p.g.
I get in the neighborhood of 50 mpg. Riding very fast seems to have less of an effect than when traffic goes all accordion on me and I do more accel and decel cycles.
 

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The other day my fuel light came on and I had only burnt 1.9 gals of fuel.... Does that sound right to anybody?
same, it's when you take turns/bumps it will kick on early due to false positives. You can probably eek out another 50sih if needed
 

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Has anyone ever run out of gas.....
Yep, I have!! Always like to get an idea of how far I can get to a tank, so when I first pick up a bike, I make a note on my phone of the odo and amount I put in each time, for the first few fill-ups. Obviously, you guys will want to convert to gallons, I'm not doing it!! :


SCR Estimated Range (13 litre tank)

9/7/17
Odo reading: 126 miles.
Put in 8.95 litres.
Estimated range: 14.07 mi per litre = 182 miles.

12/7/17
Odo reading: 162.2 miles.
Put in 10.41 litres.
Estimated range: 15.5 mi per litre
= 202 miles.

5/8/17
Odo reading: 169.8 miles.
Put in 11.64 litres.
Estimated range: 14.6 mi per litre
= 190 miles.

13/8/17
Odo reading: 122.8 miles.
Put in 8.29 litres.
Estimated range: 14.8 mi per litre
= 192 miles.

13/8/17
Odo reading: 155 miles.
Put in 10.05 litres.
Estimated range: 15.4 mi per litre
= 200 miles.

23/9/17
Odo reading: 160.5 miles (EMPTY!)
Put in 11.64 litres.
Estimated range: 13.78 mi per litre
= 179 miles.

12/10/17
Odo reading: 126.4 miles.
Put in 10 litres (ish!!)
Estimated range: 12.64 mi per litre
= 164.3 miles.

27/10/17
Odo reading: 135.1 miles.
Put in 10.64 litres
Estimated range: 12.69 mi per litre
= 165 miles.


As you'll see - 23rd Sept was the inglorious day!! 😂 Fortunately, I only had to push it about half a mile. You'll also note the tank range dropping around that date. That was around the date I'd run it in, so was giving it a bit more. Some may say too much.....🙄(cough, ahem).
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@SCRBen

Did you happen to make a note of what the F odom reading was on the day you ran out of gas? Trying to get an impression of how far is too far to go once the light comes on.
 

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Did you happen to make a note of what the F odom reading was on the day you ran out of gas? Trying to get an impression of how far is too far to go once the light comes on.
I ran out at 160.5 miles. Couldn't tell you what the 'F Odom' reading was though, as I tend to click back to the trip reading when it comes on, so I know how far I've gone on that particular tank.
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Isn't running out of fuel bad for the fuel pump because it needs gas to keep it cooled and lubricated?
I've not heard of that specific issue before, and the tank wasn't empty empty as I still didnt put 13 litres back in, but I imagine it's not great for the bike, no. I didn't get that far though before it cut out. And I'm sure I'm not the first to ever do it.
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Well, if you need a little more range (and I mean a little more), you can get an extra 20 miles out of a set of MSR fuel bottles. One 30 oz and one 20 oz bottle fit perfectly under the seat. At 50mpg, that's 20 extra miles. There are lots of places I've ridden were fuel stops end up being a lot farther than anticipated...

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Well, if you need a little more range (and I mean a little more), you can get an extra 20 miles out of a set of MSR fuel bottles. One 30 oz and one 20 oz bottle fit perfectly under the seat. At 50mpg, that's 20 extra miles. There are lots of places I've ridden were fuel stops end up being a lot farther than anticipated...

Charles.
Ha - smart! Thanks for the tip. It's not so much of an issue in the UK tho - you're never that far from a station. Over there, on the other hand.......
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Well, if you need a little more range (and I mean a little more), you can get an extra 20 miles out of a set of MSR fuel bottles. One 30 oz and one 20 oz bottle fit perfectly under the seat. At 50mpg, that's 20 extra miles. There are lots of places I've ridden were fuel stops end up being a lot farther than anticipated...

Charles.
Your idea got me thinking.....what if that small space under the seat was used to mount a small 12v fuel transfer pump with a toggle switch and some tightly coiled hose. The outlet hose just long enough to reach the SCR tank and the inlet hose hose long enough to dip into someone's fuel tank on another bike or car. It's for an emergency right? You slip somebody $5 or $10 bucks and off you go.
 

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I was actually thinking of welding up a fuel tank that fits under the seat. I was thinking it'd be possible to mount an OEM fuel pump on it, and extend the harness from the existing tank connector. Then it's just some re-plumbing and a block-off plate for the original pump location, with a hose barb on it. Maaaaaybe eke out a gallon if I can expand into the side cover area. Still a gallon is 50 miles, and that's a decent bit of added range. Worth the effort? I dunno.

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I can confidently say that getting my F odom up to 30+ miles is safe to do. I think on this particular occasion the low fuel light came on unusually early, but this was not the first time I got it up to 30+. Judging by how much gas it took to refill this time, I probably could have gone at least another 30 miles. On another 30+ occasion, it took about 2.8 gallons, which would have left me at least 20 miles of range.

Edit: what the heck? Not sure why the photo of my odom reading turned itself upside-down...
 

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Most of the Bolt guys say they get between 18-30 miles after the fuel light comes on. One guy ran out at 32. I never push it that far.
 
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