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out of gas

Postby fuzzydog » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:01 pm



My 93 gl1500 run out of gas at 6.3 gal. The light didn't come on .I thank I should have 1 more gal.



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Re: out of gas

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:24 pm

The low fuel light depends on a thermistor inside the fuel tank that is a common failure item. Yours likely needs to be replaced.

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Re: out of gas

Postby brettchallenger » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:39 am

The gl1500 only holds 6.1 US gallons so at 6.3, I reckon you did quite well. You wouldn't have another gallon to come, the tank would be dry. But yes, the low fuel light should have come on.
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Re: out of gas

Postby landisr » Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:27 pm

I believe the 1500s are rated at 6.3 gallons.

Does the low fuel warning light come on briefly when you first turn on the key, ie maybe the bulb is burned out.. ??

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Re: out of gas

Postby bstig60 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:37 pm

According to my manual, 1500's have a 6.3 gallon tank capacity. Since I usually have room in the left saddle bag, I carry an extra gallon of fuel just in case. It's there for trips, but its a good thing to have anyway.
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Re: out of gas

Postby liquineer » Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:05 am

Hi,
Interesting you carry a gallon of fuel with you, I was thinking of doing the same, but my OH is worried that it would be dangerous- I don't have saddlebags any more as I'm triked, but there is room for some in the "boot" area at the back. Do other Goldwingers carry spare fuel without incident? It would be reassuring to know if others do as even in the UK, there are stretches of road that don't have any petrol stations for many miles, and I almost ran out a few weeks ago, but luckily made it to the outskirts of a small town and refilled the tank.
I always carry spare fuel for my car, and have done ever since when my kids were small, I ran out of fuel in the middle of the country and had to walk miles to the nearest house- luckily they carried fuel for a lawn mower which meant I could go back and get on the road again, insted of calling the rescue services to collect me.
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Re: out of gas

Postby brettchallenger » Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:45 am

bstig60 wrote:According to my manual, 1500's have a 6.3 gallon tank capacity. Since I usually have room in the left saddle bag, I carry an extra gallon of fuel just in case. It's there for trips, but its a good thing to have anyway.


You are absolutely correct, I converted litres to US gallons and got the arithmetic wrong.
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Re: out of gas

Postby bstig60 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:11 am

I use a 1 gallon plastic container made for carrying fuel and make sure it doesn't leak and it shouldn't be any more of a problem than it was in your car. Just a little bit of insurance.......... There are also containers available for carrying extra fuel on a motorcycle.


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