Gas Tank Reserve

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Gas Tank Reserve

Post by SAILOR » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:12 am

I know there is no reserve on the 84 Aspencade, but what I am wonder is how many miles can I ride after the fuel gauge starts flashing at me. I've had my bike flashing at me a number of times. I've even rode a number of miles after it was flashing and the most gas I have ever put in my tank was 4.6 gallons. By looking at the specs I have a 5.8 gallon tank, I think. So I'm wondering how many gallons of gas are left in my tank when the fuel sensor start cause the gas gauge to start flashing at me. Does anyone know?

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Re: Gas Tank Reserve

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:27 pm

Remember there's always some unusable fuel left in the tank that cannot be picked up by either sump.

The easiest way to find out is to strap a small one or two gallon jerrycan of fuel onto your back seat, go out, and intentionally run out of gas. Then you'll know for sure.

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Re: Gas Tank Reserve

Post by tricky » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:51 am

approximately 6 liters

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