82 fuel tank

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82 fuel tank

Post by Plumber8939 »

I've only put a couple of tanks of fuel into this bike so far but looking at the gauge it seems like about 250km to a tank or 155 miles this has me down to reading just under 1/4 tank does this sound right?

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Re: 82 fuel tank

Post by newday777 »

That is about right depending on the traveling speeds and how much you twist the throttle.
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Re: 82 fuel tank

Post by DenverWinger »

Ya sounds about right.

The fuel gauges aren't linear on these things, once it reaches "E" on the gauge it will stay there for a while. You still have many miles left before the throttle starts becoming unresponsive (you are "running-out-of-gas") and need to reach down and switch the petcock to "reserve" fuel. The bike will come back to life. Your reserve is about a gallon of fuel or about 40 more miles until you are truly out of gas. The tank holds about 5.5 gallons, so when you fill up, subtract those gallons from 5.5 and you'll know how much fuel was still in the tank.
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