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So I generally record my mileage and gas when I fill up, and I've noticed that my fuel reserve light seems to be coming on pretty early. I've written it off as a quirk and am not really concerned by any means, but I was wondering if any of y'all had experienced this or what your MPG has been like.

Yamaha says it gets 50, which with a little over 3gal should have a 150mi range, right. And the manual says the Fuel light should come on at about .74 gal. Well my light has been coming on at about mile 80-90, then I'll ride for 30-40 more miles and fill up and still won't crack 2.5 gal on the pump. I'm getting about right on my MPG, but I ride with my fuel light looking at me for quite a while.
 

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My low fuel light has only come on twice and both were at 110 to 115 miles if I remember correctly.
 

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Mine is pretty consistent and lights up after 100 miles, sometimes farther if I really fill 'er up. I don't think that .74 gal quote can possibly be accurate given the fact that I've gotten the F_odo above 40 miles a few times and get 50(+/-1)mpg like clockwork. Perhaps you've just got an especially sensitive or poorly-calibrated sensor.
 

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Yeah, I’ve been having a similar experience.
From a full tank I’ve found that my reserve light will turn on as early as about 80miles from full?! And I really top her off when I fill up. 80miles happens really fast! So it kinda feels like a drag feeling like I need to pull in for fuel after just an hour of riding.
I usually let it go for about 20 miles so. When I do stop to add fuel I can barley fit 2.5gal in the tank?

According to my phone app that tracks my fuel economy I’ve been getting consistent results;
53.57mpg @ 65mph
49.2mpg @ 80mph

I’ve been filling up with right around 2.8gallons when I do stop.

I’ve also found that if I stop before running atleast 20 miles with the reserve light on that when I tip the bike over on the kickstand the reserve light turns its self off.
 

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Yeah, I’ve been having a similar experience.
From a full tank I’ve found that my reserve light will turn on as early as about 80miles from full?! And I really top her off when I fill up. 80miles happens really fast! So it kinda feels like a drag feeling like I need to pull in for fuel after just an hour of riding.
I usually let it go for about 20 miles so. When I do stop to add fuel I can barley fit 2.5gal in the tank?

According to my phone app that tracks my fuel economy I’ve been getting consistent results;
53.57mpg @ 65mph
49.2mpg @ 80mph

I’ve been filling up with right around 2.8gallons when I do stop.

I’ve also found that if I stop before running atleast 20 miles with the reserve light on that when I tip the bike over on the kickstand the reserve light turns its self off.
With all the traveling you do on your SCR, do you carry a small fuel siphon? I've been meaning to get one and just haven't done it yet. I want some small with a squeeze ball that will fit in my bag or under the seat. It would seem that a passerby would be more than willing to help if you could simply siphon a small amount from their vehicle.
 

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I’ve also found that if I stop before running atleast 20 miles with the reserve light on that when I tip the bike over on the kickstand the reserve light turns its self off.
My light will sometimes switch on and off, too. I've come to trust my trip odo above all else and not sweat anythng before about 130 miles if I know I topped up properly. I think 2.8 or 2.9 gal is the most I've ever managed to pump in a single visit to the station.
 

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I just want to add my 2 cents here. My light comes on almost always between 115 to 120 miles. But I also have not gotten fuel mileage below 60 mpg, and regularly get 64. Is this happening with anyone else? I drive a mix of city and highway so that can't be it. It's my comuter to work, 40 miles one way. Also have over 3000 miles on her now.
 
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