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Offline Redrick

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Fuel range
« on: August 25, 2015, 07:33:19 AM »
On the GS the fuel range display would show a different range value when filled up depending on fuel consumption of the previous tank full i.e. it would be different each fill up.
The XR seems to have a default of 155 miles regardless

unless anyone knows different ?
You tell me how fast I was going Officer !

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Re: Fuel range
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2015, 08:43:55 AM »
Yep, they all do that. Seems like a glitch, as they never expected the bike to do more than 155 miles on a tank, but it will! :008:

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Re: Fuel range
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2015, 04:45:26 PM »
Only just on a recent trip to Europe i got 109 out of the tank before the fuel light came on. :151:

Well I was Averaging 130mph on a run from Rottenburg to Schwangau with Pillion and Luggage panniers and Topbox.  At that speed she was stable and when a pillion is disrupting the airflow around the luggage there is no head wag above 125mph.

Back in Blighty i get just shy of 200 miles to a tank riding like a saint.

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Re: Fuel range
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2015, 10:10:00 PM »
I believe the range displayed is the distance to the reserve; it does not add in the last gallon but reflects the distance remaining before the reserve light comes on.  In the U.S. it is pretty spot on as I am averaging about 38mpgs US.  It is interesting that it displays a constant 155 when full regardless of the actual average from your last fill up.

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Re: Fuel range
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2015, 08:02:51 AM »
I don't think that is the case with U.K. spec bikes as the fuel range just continues to countdown when the fuel light comes on.

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Re: Fuel range
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2015, 02:56:21 PM »
*Originally Posted by fgdriver [+]
Only just on a recent trip to Europe i got 109 out of the tank before the fuel light came on. :151:

Well I was Averaging 130mph on a run from Rottenburg to Schwangau with Pillion and Luggage panniers and Topbox.  At that speed she was stable and when a pillion is disrupting the airflow around the luggage there is no head wag above 125mph.

Back in Blighty i get just shy of 200 miles to a tank riding like a saint.

S.

Please tell me what your trick is for riding like a saint? My avg fuel consumption began to rise after purchase and has actually settled in lower at about 34 mpg, I am never going to see nearly 200 miles from a tank with this bike  :034:

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Re: Fuel range
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2015, 03:13:24 PM »
Trick to riding like a saint. = Imagine a police office sitting on the rear seat with a go pro for evidence.  Or in my case the wife with an active comms headset.  In Germany she was not too bad at high speed but in UK anything more than 10mph above indicated starts the litany against speed. 

But seriously my mpg is about 46 dropped to 44 during 5 days in Europe but doing 80 along motorways.  only slowed down when going up the Col's or Stelvio.

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Re: Fuel range
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2018, 10:54:10 PM »
My average is 36mpg although my commute is averaged at 20rides within city, so I’m not too disappointed with it, that means I get about 130/140 miles per tank,
When I did half tank on motorway at +/-90mph I went to 160miles on a tank so I see myself doing probably over 180miles on a single tank if only on motorways with cruise control on
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Re: Fuel range
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2018, 11:53:54 PM »
When I first got my bike I was having to fill up every 100 miles or so but now I have got more miles on it and given it many good spankings it's loosened up and I now get between 120 and 150 before the fuel light comes on. I'm sure with an open road and no police or on track I could get way less than 100 miles from the tank riding the wheels off it.

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Re: Fuel range
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2018, 01:19:18 AM »
Kind of the same story........ fuel light comes on anywhere from 130 to 150 miles, then shows remaining miles of approximately 30/ 50 miles to reserve/ empty, and depending on how fast/ slow I ride I'll go another 20 to 40 miles. I wish the XR's tank was a 1/2 gallon larger, however after approximately 2 hours +/ - of solid riding, I like to pull over and take a break, therefore the XR's fuel range works for me. If I was doing more touring/ want to sit in the saddle and crunch 200 ++ miles at a time, or in remote areas, the XR's fuel range could/ would be a bit of an annoyance.
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