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K, This is probably a stupid question... But how do I tell when I am running low on gasoline on my VTX 1300 Retro, 2003. On my previous bike I had an idiot light that told me I needed to switch to reserve... Other than watching the tripmeter on this bike is there something else ...

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Nope, nothing else. I run till I hit reserve.
 

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i run till i get to about 130 or so,then i'll either go fill up or take my cap off and see how much gas is swishing around in there.haven't hit reserve yet
 

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SKCM2006 said:
Other than watching the tripmeter on this bike is there something else ...
Nope...other than the "sput...put..ppppp...pop" when you run out the main. Works quite well.
 

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Poison said:
SKCM2006 said:
Other than watching the tripmeter on this bike is there something else ...
Nope...other than the "sput...put..ppppp...pop" when you run out the main. Works quite well.
what poison said
 

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I hit reserve quite regularly
 

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I run it until I hit reserve, usually between 142-150 miles
 

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SKCM2006 said:
K, This is probably a stupid question... But how do I tell when I am running low on gasoline on my VTX 1300 Retro, 2003. On my previous bike I had an idiot light that told me I needed to switch to reserve... Other than watching the tripmeter on this bike is there something else ...

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Yes, when the engine stalls while riding it, you need to switch to reserve. BUT BE WARNED. You have very little time when then engine starts to sputter, it dies quickly!
 

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I have to agree with Poison, sput, sput, cough lets me know really quickly that I need to switch to reserve. :lol: :lol:
 

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I used to wait until it ran out, then hit the reserve, but it seemed like that would happen mostly in the middle of a turn when you need both hands on the bars the most. So now I just make it a point to fill up around 120 miles, so I don't even think about running out anymore. The peace of mind is a big difference.
 
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