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Re: New Bike, Same Old Confusing Gauge Settings.
Reply #10 on: August 05, 2020, 05:16:49 PM
you know the mpg you average
use a trip meter reset to zero every time you fill up
when you see the miles get close to what you know as your range-get gas
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Re: New Bike, Same Old Confusing Gauge Settings.
Reply #11 on: August 05, 2020, 06:11:50 PM
*Originally Posted by nbsdave [+]
you know the mpg you average
use a trip meter reset to zero every time you fill up
when you see the miles get close to what you know as your range-get gas
simple

That's the problem , cannot figure out how to reset the trip meters .
I have read the manual several times , followed the instructions , got the screen brightness where I wanted, got the clock to set, display shows MPG , but the trip meters have me stumped. That's why I'm trusting the fuel gauge at this point.
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Re: New Bike, Same Old Confusing Gauge Settings.
Reply #12 on: August 05, 2020, 06:39:51 PM
*Originally Posted by DandyDoug [+]
That's the problem , cannot figure out how to reset the trip meters .
I have read the manual several times , followed the instructions , got the screen brightness where I wanted, got the clock to set, display shows MPG , but the trip meters have me stumped. That's why I'm trusting the fuel gauge at this point.

This is for  2018; maybe 2020 is different, maybe not.   Turn on ignition.  For a 2018 to reset a trip odometer to 0: repeatedly press SEL until the trip meter is displayed.  Press and hold SET until the trip meter resets to 0 (it takes just a few seconds).

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Re: New Bike, Same Old Confusing Gauge Settings.
Reply #13 on: August 05, 2020, 06:52:50 PM
I reset my trip meter by pushing the black rubber button on the right side of the instrument panel while the key is on.
Works on the trip meter selected.
To get trip meter to show, push the black rubber button on the left side until the trip meter shows, first you get A, then B. Reset both or just one.

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Re: New Bike, Same Old Confusing Gauge Settings.
Reply #14 on: August 05, 2020, 07:12:45 PM

On the 2019 up you use the button marked set-push short taps to bring up which trip you want than push again but this time hold set button down till the trip resets itself
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Re: New Bike, Same Old Confusing Gauge Settings.
Reply #15 on: August 05, 2020, 10:08:58 PM
*Originally Posted by JMo [+]
When the reserve light starts flashing you basically have one gallon left in the tank, and the counter starts counting up the amount you’ve used - 0.1 gallon, 0.2 gallon etc.
 

That's good to know. Thanks I'm ok for another 75 miles then  :002:

How many gallons does it hold in total?
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Re: New Bike, Same Old Confusing Gauge Settings.
Reply #16 on: August 05, 2020, 10:15:52 PM
the idea of depending on a warning light intrigues me.
How many use the low fuel light in their car as an indicator of when it's time to refuel?

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Re: New Bike, Same Old Confusing Gauge Settings.
Reply #17 on: August 05, 2020, 10:17:58 PM
*Originally Posted by Swanny [+]
That's good to know. Thanks I'm ok for another 75 miles then  :002:

How many gallons does it hold in total?

Hi Swanny - you'd need to double check your fuel-gauge calibration between UK and US gallons, but basically the tank hold 17.5 litres, which is approximately 3.8 UK gallons (at 4.5l an imperial gallon) or 4.6 US gallons (at 3.8l a US gallon)...

Certainly when my reserve light has started to flash on my US bike, it turns out I've got around 4 litres left in the tank - ie. just over a US gallon.

If you want to check whether your reserve is a full UK gallon or rather 4 litres like the US bikes, I would fill your tank, ride it until the light starts flashing, then fill it up again and see what the volume is - the balance being your reserve of course.

Hope that helps!

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Re: New Bike, Same Old Confusing Gauge Settings.
Reply #18 on: August 05, 2020, 11:14:50 PM
So every bike might be a little different when the fuel light starts blinking. I just went on reserve yesterday and there was a fuel station within 5 km of the light coming on. I took 14.45 liters so I had 3 liters left which for me would be about 75 km remaining only if all the fuel remaining is available to the fuel pump.

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Re: New Bike, Same Old Confusing Gauge Settings.
Reply #19 on: August 06, 2020, 11:44:43 AM
I made a spreadsheet for tracking my MPGs, and specifically how much range I have after the fuel light starts to flash. The samples I've managed to capture show that I've typically got slightly less than my average MPG for that tank once the light starts to flash. So for example, my recent fill-up on 24 July shows I averaged 55.3 MPG for that tank, and had about 49 miles of range left in the tank once the light started to flash.

 



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