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 Post subject: Low fuel display
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:16 am 
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Anyone able to give a (very) rough estimate how many miles a bog standard XB12ss should run for when the displays warns of low fuel? Bike has only done 5700 miles and runs fine. Had it 18months and love the thing, but never run the fuel down to the warning light so it would be nice to have a rough idea.


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 Post subject: Re: Low fuel display
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:19 am 
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5 - 50 mls, depending on speed.

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 Post subject: Re: Low fuel display
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:23 am 
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If you leave it until the low fuel light comes on you'd better be close to a petrol station. Best to use the trip meter and fill up asap after 100 miles :P


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 Post subject: Re: Low fuel display
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:05 pm 
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Bonzo wrote:
Best to use the trip meter and fill up asap after 100 miles :P

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 Post subject: Re: Low fuel display
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:13 pm 
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Mrs Adam got hers nearly 20 miles to a petrol station after a light went on, but was riding on a barely open throttle.

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 Post subject: Re: Low fuel display
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:17 pm 
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John J wrote:
Anyone able to give a (very) rough estimate how many miles a bog standard XB12ss should run for when the displays warns of low fuel? Bike has only done 5700 miles and runs fine. Had it 18months and love the thing, but never run the fuel down to the warning light so it would be nice to have a rough idea.

I've managed about 8 miles riding at 50mph without problems. The smell from my jeans wasn't very nice though.


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 Post subject: Re: Low fuel display
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:08 pm 
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I have ridden 30 miles with the fuel light on...but I can tend to be a thrifty rider!

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 Post subject: Re: Low fuel display
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:44 pm 
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Matron wrote:
I have ridden 30 miles with the fuel light on...but I can tend to be a thrifty rider!

I did the same on the Firebolt on the M25, wouldn't want to do it again...

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 Post subject: Re: Low fuel display
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:39 pm 
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Pleased that I couple of you like to live dangerously lOl 28 miles at about 60 mph on the Uly before running out in France!

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 Post subject: Re: Low fuel display
PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:45 pm 
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I normally get 130 to the tank before fuel light comes on....then I try and find fuel ASAP. I think the fuel trip has reached about 15 miles before I have found a petrol station to refill. Fortunately not had to find out the hard way as yet...!

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 Post subject: Re: Low fuel display
PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:22 pm 
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Thanks to all you folks who replied to my question........not sure about 5 miles minimum suggested by Gunter. Mine takes standard fuel not nitro !!


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 Post subject: Re: Low fuel display
PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:40 pm 
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Jill Brown wrote:
I normally get 130 to the tank before fuel light comes on....then I try and find fuel ASAP. I think the fuel trip has reached about 15 miles before I have found a petrol station to refill. Fortunately not had to find out the hard way as yet...!

do you switch off going downhill :ner: ;) ..........130............ :shock: or pushing the twat :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Low fuel display
PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:30 pm 
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WILLYBUELL wrote:
Jill Brown wrote:
I normally get 130 to the tank before fuel light comes on....then I try and find fuel ASAP. I think the fuel trip has reached about 15 miles before I have found a petrol station to refill. Fortunately not had to find out the hard way as yet...!

do you switch off going downhill :ner: ;) ..........130............ :shock: or pushing the twat :twisted:

Lol...just ride the bike normally. I don't pussy around but again don't ride on the limiter all the time. Remember, I am a relative lightweight when it comes to Buelligans . Xx

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