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Offline Gazk

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Ran out fo fuel!
on: June 23, 2022, 11:00:16 AM
OMG 27c and have just ran out of fuel for the first time in 30 years!!!

Yep a two-mile push to the petrol station, good job I’m a little bit fit.

They say the fitter you are the quicker you recover, should be good a week Thursday LOL!

I guess the R80\7 cafe racer I have does not have a reserve or it does not work.
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Re: Ran out fo fuel!
Reply #1 on: June 23, 2022, 10:12:11 PM
*Originally Posted by Gazk [+]
OMG 27c and have just ran out of fuel for the first time in 30 years!!!

Yep a two-mile push to the petrol station, good job I’m a little bit fit.

They say the fitter you are the quicker you recover, should be good a week Thursday LOL!

I guess the R80\7 cafe racer I have does not have a reserve or it does not work.

I struggle pushing this bike around the drive way let alone 2 miles on the side of the road... ouch.... Not sure how you managed it thought with the 7 bazillion flashing lights and mile per mile range counter telling you about your fuel situation  :745:

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Re: Ran out fo fuel!
Reply #2 on: June 23, 2022, 10:22:15 PM
*Originally Posted by Antares [+]
Not sure how you managed it thought with the 7 bazillion flashing lights and mile per mile range counter telling you about your fuel situation  :745:

I doubt an old R80/7 has many lights or range counter to warn of much..

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Re: Ran out fo fuel!
Reply #3 on: June 23, 2022, 10:23:11 PM
*Originally Posted by smithy [+]
I doubt an old R80/7 has many lights or range counter to warn of much..

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My bad, i thought it was on the XR ignore my comment haha

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Re: Ran out fo fuel!
Reply #4 on: June 24, 2022, 06:48:28 AM
I’ve an1100s(23 years)not sure if the 80/7 has a similar set up but if the tank is unfinished alloy same as the 1100 it’s possible to graft(weld)an extra piece on the bottom which gives the bike an extra gallon.

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Re: Ran out fo fuel!
Reply #5 on: June 24, 2022, 11:06:08 AM
*Originally Posted by smithy [+]
I doubt an old R80/7 has many lights or range counter to warn of much..

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Dead on the worning was pop-pop burrrrrr stop :745:

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Re: Ran out fo fuel!
Reply #6 on: June 24, 2022, 02:02:05 PM
*Originally Posted by Gazk [+]
Dead on the worning was pop-pop burrrrrr stop :745:

Had that happen to me on the XT600, on the throttle accelerating about 65-70mph, fuel suddenly runs out i almost went over the handlebars with the amount of engine braking that thing has... Fortunately still rolling I realised what was going on, put it over to reserve and managed to get some fuel.

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Re: Ran out fo fuel!
Reply #7 on: June 24, 2022, 04:33:06 PM
Not the best of photo's but you can see the extra bit grafted on underneath


 



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