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Offline Fireman73163

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Fuel warning light
« on: November 04, 2013, 09:13:49 AM »
Just wondering if there is an adjustment that can be done for the fuel warning light ? Mine is coming on when I have used 4.5 gallons , thats 2.4 gallons left ! The manual says it should come on with 1.1 gallons left. When I go to fill up the pump is right on with what is said to have been used.

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Re: Fuel warning light
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2013, 10:46:38 AM »
The Owners Manual does indeed say that,
So that's what it should do ....

 I would ask the dealer about it,
especially in view of the fuel tank recalls on some models -
have you had your tank changed ?

If so then maybe something didn't get put back together correctly,
or if not, but it is on the recall list - ask them to sort it at the same time  :028:


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Re: Fuel warning light
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2013, 11:52:56 AM »
Mine does the same.  It's fairly irritating.  I ended up playing chicken with it this weekend and rode it until it said I only had 1 mile left till empty.  Still only put 5.9 gallons in it.

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Re: Fuel warning light
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2013, 01:37:08 PM »
The light on my bike comes on at 1.5 gallons, but I have never put more than 5 gallons in the tank even after riding 40 miles on the light.  It's irritating when things don't work like they should.

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Re: Fuel warning light
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2013, 02:05:22 PM »
Mine comes on a bit early too. However I know I get a consistent 45 mpg and I know the tank holds 6.6 gallons. So I used the odometer go judge when I really need fuel. Still I don't know that I've gone beyond 250 miles before  I chickened out and bought fuel.
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Re: Fuel warning light
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2013, 02:27:46 PM »
I'd like to know the real range of the bike , but the part of the state I ride in isn't especially populated so running out of gas could be an ordeal involving a 30 mile walk. I've been reluctant to run the tank down to fumes .

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Re: Fuel warning light
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2013, 04:03:11 PM »
I don't think that the light is tied to the actual number of gallons used or sensed to be left. It appears to be tied to the level meter on the left of the display. When it gets down to two blocks, my light turns on. This was the same as on my Thunderbird.
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Re: Fuel warning light
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2013, 08:44:29 PM »
I'm getting 56mpg or better.  My lowfuel lamp also comes on when the computer thinks about 4.5 gals have been used.

I've ridden 285 miles or so on a tank, still had plenty to spare IF the 6.6gal figure is correct...  I usually ride with guys with 140 mile max range, and I fill up every second fill for them...  Solo, I gas up at 265 miles normally.
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