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09-25-2019 06:40 AM
chuck_VTX F
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Originally Posted by Jim Travis View Post
I remember leaving a Standard Oil gas station and going to a Shell because the Standard Oil station price was .39 cents per gallon of premium.
I was not going to pay that much. The Shell price was .33 cents a gallon.

Sunoco 260 used a lot of that back then.
Yup, those were my 1969 Corvette 4 speed 411 gear ratio days and still have the car.

M21 or M22 transmission


I was a Chevy Dealer Mechanic 1968-73.
09-24-2019 11:58 PM
Jim Travis
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Originally Posted by chuck_VTX F View Post
lets see, my 1965 Impala SS 409 ( 2 ) 4bbl ), 4 speed... 4.11 gears..


8 mpg in town, 13 on the highway. high test only... Sunoco 260...
I remember leaving a Standard Oil gas station and going to a Shell because the Standard Oil station price was .39 cents per gallon of premium.
I was not going to pay that much. The Shell price was .33 cents a gallon.

Sunoco 260 used a lot of that back then.
Yup, those were my 1969 Corvette 4 speed 411 gear ratio days and still have the car.
09-24-2019 09:13 PM
831Mark
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Originally Posted by chuck_VTX F View Post
you have been around people that know NOTHING about gasoline engines..


only thing that Might happen... is running out...you might pick up some crap sitting at the bottom of the gas tank.. but the filters will catch it... JUST LIKE A Car.


50 years of riding.... 392,000 motorcycle miles... I ran out once.. 100 feet from the gas station driveway.


it does no damage to fill up with 1/2 a tank.



Fuel Filter? I have looked for one and I have found none except for the petcock? Where might I find one on my '09 R? Also not sure why you guys are getting so low gas mileage I avg 41 per gal and get 150+ miles per tank before hitting the reserve...
09-22-2019 07:36 PM
07Blackcherry
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Originally Posted by PanHandler View Post
That’s a good idea.

I had a battery go dead one time and when it did, the trip-odometers reset. Didn’t remember that my tank was already low before the battery swap so I was cruising down the road when I looked down and saw I had traveled only 10 m8les on my full (I thought) tank. Moments later, the bike stalled, wouldn’t restart and I was thinking I had some serious engine issues. Then the realization set in and I remembered they were zero’d out. It happens!
and not just to you either!!!
09-21-2019 01:03 AM
PanHandler That’s a good idea.

I had a battery go dead one time and when it did, the trip-odometers reset. Didn’t remember that my tank was already low before the battery swap so I was cruising down the road when I looked down and saw I had traveled only 10 m8les on my full (I thought) tank. Moments later, the bike stalled, wouldn’t restart and I was thinking I had some serious engine issues. Then the realization set in and I remembered they were zero’d out. It happens!
09-20-2019 10:47 PM
pushrod
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Originally Posted by chuck_VTX F View Post
lets see, my 1965 Impala SS 409 ( 2 ) 4bbl ), 4 speed... 4.11 gears..


8 mpg in town, 13 on the highway. high test only... Sunoco 260...
Those were the days, weren't they ?
09-20-2019 07:43 PM
chuck_VTX F
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Originally Posted by chuck_VTX F View Post
time for the "Back in the old days ".... aka 1973-74...


the Gas Embargo .....

most gas stations were OUT of gas or not opened on weekends...


Quote:
Originally Posted by pushrod View Post
Look at those lines - nothing but gas hogs as far as you can see...



lets see, my 1965 Impala SS 409 ( 2 ) 4bbl ), 4 speed... 4.11 gears..


8 mpg in town, 13 on the highway. high test only... Sunoco 260...
09-20-2019 06:59 PM
pushrod
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Originally Posted by chuck_VTX F View Post
time for the "Back in the old days ".... aka 1973-74...


the Gas Embargo .....

most gas stations were OUT of gas or not opened on weekends...


Look at those lines - nothing but gas hogs as far as you can see...
09-20-2019 04:05 PM
10Ring Thanks everyone for the input. I suspected I was given faulty info, it didn't make sense but just wanted to make sure.

I am really good at resetting the trip meters, anything over 100 miles locally and it's time for a refill. On the open road, one has to be a little more careful. I would hate to walk more than 100 yds or so. lol. Unless I'm on the search for the elusive wapiti, that's a good excuse for a walk.
09-20-2019 02:24 PM
chuck_VTX F time for the "Back in the old days ".... aka 1973-74...


the Gas Embargo .....

most gas stations were OUT of gas or not opened on weekends...


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