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  • Offline Phil   gb

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    Fuel to empty display
    on: Jul 04, 2017, 12.58 pm
    Jul 04, 2017, 12.58 pm
    I have just completed a short trip to Wales, returning home on Sunday.  The run home was mainly on motorway at 70 mph, occasionally slower through roadworks (50 mph)  and / or about 20 mph filtering stationary traffic. 

    When I set out I had four bars showing on the fuel gauge and it also showed 175 miles "to Empty".   As I had only 130 miles to go I thought I would have plenty to make it home without the need to stop and fill up.   

    I continued to checked the fuel to empty and was confident that I had sufficient fuel to make it home without the need for a fuel stop.   

    Five miles from home I pulled off the motorway to start the last leg of the journey on urban roads when I noticed the fuel to empty had suddenly dropped to show "0", zero.   I continued, expecting the engine to choke and die at any time.  Strangle, I managed to make the last five miles home with apparently no fuel in the tank. Miraculous.   :005:

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    Re: Fuel to empty display
    Reply #1 on: Jul 04, 2017, 04.08 pm
    Jul 04, 2017, 04.08 pm
    Phil,

    I have always found the Trophy computer to be very optimistic.  This is especially true when you have more fuel in the tank.  As you approach empty it gets closer to reality, however, I think that is where the lines on the graph (reality vs Triumph computer) would meet at zero.  At 200 miles from full tank, I start looking for gas.  The last thing I want to do is call my wife or friends and admit that I ran out of gas.   :125: 

    Have a good day,

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    Re: Fuel to empty display
    Reply #2 on: Jul 05, 2017, 12.40 am
    Jul 05, 2017, 12.40 am
    Zshyster I detect a lack of faith in your fine machines ability to limp home on the smell of an oily rag. :164: :164:
    HACKLE     I'm too young to be this old.

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    Re: Fuel to empty display
    Reply #3 on: Jul 05, 2017, 05.59 pm
    Jul 05, 2017, 05.59 pm
    Hackle,

    You are right.  :745:

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    Re: Fuel to empty display
    Reply #4 on: Jul 05, 2017, 10.57 pm
    Jul 05, 2017, 10.57 pm
    If i am out group riding, i never pass up an opportunity to gas up no matter how much gas i have.If i am on my own,i don't let the tank run past a 1/4 tank left as i don't like pushing a 660 lb machine without getting compensated for it.

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    Re: Fuel to empty display
    Reply #5 on: Jul 06, 2017, 12.40 am
    Jul 06, 2017, 12.40 am
    The fuel remaining function seems a bit erratic at times. I always fill up in the 230 to 250 mile range if not sooner. I've never had less than a gallon of fuel in the tank no matter how bad the situation appears.
    My mother asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. I said "a biker". She said I'd have to choose one or the other.

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    Re: Fuel to empty display
    Reply #6 on: Jul 06, 2017, 04.25 am
    Jul 06, 2017, 04.25 am
    Saw a fellow riding a silver Trophy around Elmhurst during one of my last trips to the area a couple of years back...

    *Originally Posted by ZShyster [+]
    Phil,

    I have always found the Trophy computer to be very optimistic.  This is especially true when you have more fuel in the tank.  As you approach empty it gets closer to reality, however, I think that is where the lines on the graph (reality vs Triumph computer) would meet at zero.  At 200 miles from full tank, I start looking for gas.  The last thing I want to do is call my wife or friends and admit that I ran out of gas.   :125: 

    Have a good day,

    ZShyster

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    Re: Fuel to empty display
    Reply #7 on: Jul 06, 2017, 06.51 am
    Jul 06, 2017, 06.51 am
    A question from one who has as yet only filled the tank four times: How reliable is the reserve warning light as an indicator of fuel left?
    I believe

     



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