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Gas tank never full.

10963 Views 48 Replies 25 Participants Last post by  Garouda
When I fill up i use a plastic gas can. I sit on the bike to keep it upright. I fill to the top of the bar in the hole as the manual says to... but still.... gas gauge never reads "Full"... always one bar missing. Is a full fill-up even possible?:confused:
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I found the best way to fill with the pump is to get off the bike and set it on its sidestand. Then I pump slowly to avoid the splashing, and I just rest the pump nozzle on the bar in the hole. I just fill until the pump automatically cuts off, usually when the fuel covers half of the plate. I have gotten 6 bars every time I have done this. Even pumping slowly, 3 gallons goes by quickly. :D
Given the range of this bike (200+ miles in between fill-ups) it just seems logical to fill from a gas can. Then you don't have to keep rags or paper towels under your seat. The splattering gas is prob eating off the wax, not to mention paper towel leave swirl marks. When ever I fill up my car I just take my gas can with me and fill it up after I fill my car. Just my $0.02 =]
It doesn't seem very logical if you ride 60 miles a day, every day. I find myself needing to fill up every 3 days or so, and considering that I would use a gallon of gas each time I need to drive the truck to a gas station to fill the can, the extra cost would start to add up.
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