The problem is, the tank only holds 11 liters, which can take me about 200 miles max. After two trips to work and back, my gauge is at 1-2 bars. Most cars have a range of 300 miles or more.I know I'm new to this biking world, but why all the talk about running the tank until empty? Is it different than in my car where I start looking for a gas station when I get between 1/2 and 1/4 tank? Once you get to know your bike a little, won't you know about how many miles/kms you will get per tank and just monitor your trip odometer?
I hope this post doesn't sound snarky, I really am interested in understanding things if I am misunderstanding them.
Makes sense to me. You'd rather learn what your approximate miles/tank is without having to run it dry.The problem is, the tank only holds 11 liters, which can take me about 200 miles max. After two trips to work and back, my gauge is at 1-2 bars. Most cars have a range of 300 miles or more.
I cut the motor at the first hiccup so as to not do damage,Aufitt, how many seconds did it take to go from sputtering to dead when you ran out of fuel?
Next question: how likely is it that running out of fuel will kill your fuel pump?
Do you fill with the bike on the side stand? Try sitting on the bike to keep it more level while you fill to see if you get the sixth bar. My fuel gauge works perfect.I never get the six bars when I refuel, and the last bar starts flashing too early...
The bike uses 4.2l % km approximately, I am not a "slow" driver.