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Ok I tried to get an answer to this question nicely, but that did not work so heres is my ultimatum....

I want to know how far I can travel on this gas drinking 1800 after the fuel light comes on. It is driving me nuts. I had a 1300 that I could ride 150 miles before switching to reserve. Now at 100 miles I am held hostage.

My question is how far can I get going oh lets say 60mph on flat land after the cursed fuel light comes on. If someone does not answer me soon, I am going to strap a gallon of gas on my bike and ride the dang thing til it quits. Then I will have the answer for everyone. Surely this has already drove someone else to this. thanks
 

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F. Simpson said:
Ok I tried to get an answer to this question nicely, but that did not work so heres is my ultimatum....

I want to know how far I can travel on this gas drinking 1800 after the fuel light comes on. It is driving me nuts. I had a 1300 that I could ride 150 miles before switching to reserve. Now at 100 miles I am held hostage.

My question is how far can I get going oh lets say 60mph on flat land after the cursed fuel light comes on. If someone does not answer me soon, I am going to strap a gallon of gas on my bike and ride the dang thing til it quits. Then I will have the answer for everyone. Surely this has already drove someone else to this. thanks
It varies...but safe bet is 20 miles.

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Nicely....depends on variance with the reserve indication system, your driving styles/speed, head or tail wind, additional weight/equipment on bike affecting weight and drag, if you have lowered the rear a bit, etc.

Supposed to be a gallon or so left. I bet you get better mileage on highway than in town. At highway (60 or so) I bet you get at least 30 miles. YMMV
 

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I believe some have done what you threatened to do... run it out intentionally. And it varies by model and even from bike to bike.... on my Retro I can ocassionally (not always) get to about 140 miles before the light comes on. Never took it all the way down tho.....
 

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To answer this question we need to know what model 1800 you have. R? C? F? N? or ?????

My R model gets 140 to 160 before the light depending on riding coditions and then I have exactly 1 gallon left and on this I can get about 30 to 40 miles
 

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WOT..about 10 miles. riding responsibly about 35. The farthest I ever got out of a tank on my C was 140 mi.
 

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THERE IS NO HARD AND FAST ANSWER. Every bike differs because the fuel pickup arm might be at a slightly different angle for each bike. The only way to know for sure is...... find a clean plastic bottle of some kind - fill with gasoline and put in saddlebag. Get on bike and ride it till the low fuel light comes on - reset trip meter A or B and keep riding till it runs out of gas. Whatever the tripmeter on YOUR bike shows, that's how many miles YOU can get after YOUR light comes on.

Not trying to be a smart-a___, just the way these bikes are.
 

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you can use a simple formula to calculate the exact distance:

y = distance to next gas station
o = angle of hill which you have to push bike up
u = time gas station closed
r = probability you left your wallet at home
f = inches of rain falling
a = if f is sleet, snow or hail
c = amount of stuff on your bike
k = number of days since you last charged your cell phone
d = distinct probability no one will stop to help

therefore: y * o * u * r / f * a * c * k * d
 

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Exile said:
you can use a simple formula to calculate the exact distance:

y = distance to next gas station
o = angle of hill which you have to push bike up
u = time gas station closed
r = probability you left your wallet at home
f = inches of rain falling
a = if f is sleet, snow or hail
c = amount of stuff on your bike
k = number of days since you last charged your cell phone
d = distinct probability no one will stop to help

therefore: y * o * u * r / f * a * c * k * d

Now that's some good advice if I ever heard any...ROFLMAO
 

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Your mileage will vary...

With my 03 1800 C - riding as you describe, my warning light comes at around 120-125 miles. I have gone up to 155 miles before getting uneasy and filling up -- generally the tank takes 3.9 to 4.1 gallons. Note: this is filling the tank to the brim while bike is vertical. The specs say that the tank holds 4.5 -- but supposedly there is only 4.3 of usable gas due to the way the pickup is located in the tank.

If you fill while bike is on side stand, I have found that you limit how much gas you can put in by about .65 gallon.

Your mileage will vary...
 

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I had my wife standing by at home w/ the gas can, and did a loop through the neighborhood (3.6 miles) picked up Hwy 98 a mile down the road, came back by my house and did this loop to simulate cool in the neighborhood and a little spicy on the accel on the Hiway and went 32 miles from the light.

06 C Model, 'Shots/Hyper combo NO POWERCOMMANDER. it's there, still on stock map though -

Hope that helps

tjk
 

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F. Simpson said:
Ok I tried to get an answer to this question nicely, but that did not work so heres is my ultimatum....

I want to know how far I can travel on this gas drinking 1800 after the fuel light comes on. It is driving me nuts. I had a 1300 that I could ride 150 miles before switching to reserve. Now at 100 miles I am held hostage.

My question is how far can I get going oh lets say 60mph on flat land after the cursed fuel light comes on. If someone does not answer me soon, I am going to strap a gallon of gas on my bike and ride the dang thing til it quits. Then I will have the answer for everyone. Surely this has already drove someone else to this. thanks
It varies...but safe bet is 20 miles.

Bull
HAHAH SAFER bet is get your ass to the gas store when it comes on, and don't leave the house on a big ride if your trip meter showin over 40 miles since last fillup..... :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:
 

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Simple!

I ride steady but not "hard", 2 up most of the time. The "fuel" light usually comes on between 140 & 150 miles (+-5 mi.) on the tripometer, and when I hit the gas pump the tank usually drinks about 4 gallons (+- .5 gal.).

I've had the bike for 3 years, and this has been fairly consistent. If I ride harder, It drops a little & visa-versa.

Use your tripometers and you can get the same information/confidence.

I use "A" tripometer for total trip miles, as when I ride with a group to an attraction or event, and I always use "B" tripometer to track miles between fill-ups, and I reset "B" at each fill-up.

Hope this helps.

Good Luck!
 

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On my c the light comes on 125 to 130, once I went 174 and it held 4.1 At 140 I am looking for a station.
 

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I have a little over 22k on mine now and recently my bike has started getting considerably better mileage. I recently did a valve job and not long after that I switched to Amsoil. Last 2 tanks my bike has logged over 150 a tank, and I dont ride conservatively!!! I am not sure if it the Amsoil making the difference or a combination of, but I can deffinetely tell a big difference in how my bike runs since........
 

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I recently had to ride 26 miles after my light came on at 162 miles before I found a gas station. I think I put in just under 5 gallons to fill up (on the sidestand).
 

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Also, (I didn't see anyone mention or ask - besides what model you have) is do you have any mods, etc...If you've got a powercommander, Cobra Tri-pot, etc, that's not quite "dialed-in" properly i.e. running rich, it'll burn thru that last little bit of gas quicker..

For me, standard riding I can get about 140, with a heavy wrist, about 125...I've taken it out to about 155 of hard riding but at that point got paranoid about having to push this 800 lb. beast to a gas station....

Bottom line, it's just as coltergeist said, there's no hard and fast answer...
 

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Just goes to show that the only way to get your answer is to test for your self. My light comes on around 100mi, I have run 16 mi to the first gas with light on. Bikes vary, riders vary, only you can answer your question.
 
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