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Offline Jimbosimbo

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Last bar on fuel gauge
« on: March 29, 2018, 08:59:12 PM »
Hi All. First fill up today. The last bar on the fuel gauge was flashing red. I was wondering how many miles do I have left when this happens? The user manual says 2.8ltr I know how many miles from this amount will vary from rider to rider but on average?

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Re: Last bar on fuel gauge
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2018, 10:02:19 PM »
Multiply that amount by the average mileage you are getting.  That will give you your answer.

I doubt anyone has run their CB500X all the way to empty, so its likely nobody can really give you a reliable answer.  When the last bar starts blinking it means you are on reserve and need to find a gas station as soon as is practical.
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Re: Last bar on fuel gauge
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2018, 10:48:26 PM »
In my X it was more or less 1 gallon of fuel when the bar started to flash. Depending on your fuel mileage you would get anywhere from 40 to 60 miles with that.

The most I got was about 30 miles in the middle of nowhere in Montana, and those were 30 very stressful miles :)


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Re: Last bar on fuel gauge
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2018, 07:23:48 AM »
I read you reply Snowowl and though it bound to have happened to someone. I'm sure most people would'nt deliberately go that far but lots of folk must have been caught out or maybe carried some fuel to test their tank range. I'll be doing it again to see if I can get close to the mystical 235 mile per tank promised by MCN review. Or I might chicken out 😅
« Last Edit: March 30, 2018, 07:26:46 AM by Jimbosimbo »

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Re: Last bar on fuel gauge
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2018, 07:48:19 AM »
I've calculated a few fill ups and the amount left in the tank when it flashes is pretty consistent, it is quite near the stated 2.8 litres. In my experience I would expect to get at least 30 miles, probably more like 40 but I wouldn't risk trying it out.
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Re: Last bar on fuel gauge
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2018, 07:54:29 AM »
*Originally Posted by Jimbosimbo [+]
I'll be doing it again to see if I can get close to the mystical 235 mile per tank promised by MCN review. Or I might chicken out 😅

I get 235 miles at about the time the low fuel gauge starts to flash, plus another 30-40 on reserve. There's nothing mystical about it, folk on here get even more than that due to their type of riding. I mostly do short commutes so I don't get the best possible mpg.

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Re: Last bar on fuel gauge
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2018, 07:56:10 AM »
for info. once the last bar starts flashing, the trip meter starts to count (up) - 0.1, 0.2 etc. - and I can only imagine that is gallons used.

In Canada last year I saw as high as 0.6 - ie. just over half a gallon - which would equate to 2+ litres as mentioned above already.



It was tight, put it that way (I have managed as many as 278 miles on this bike before I finally managed to find a pump, but in Canada this was only around 250 as I'd been riding at higher speeds), although according to the pump I still only got 16 litres into the purported 17.5 litre tank.

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Re: Last bar on fuel gauge
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2018, 08:04:10 AM »
*Originally Posted by JMo [+]
for info. once the last bar starts flashing, the trip meter starts to count (up) - 0.1, 0.2 etc. - and I can only imagine that is gallons used.

That is correct, also can be changed to litres I think.

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Re: Last bar on fuel gauge
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2018, 09:02:39 AM »
That's good to know. I got this bike because it had good fuel economy but I honestly thought 235 was a best case scenario. Cheers all.

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Re: Last bar on fuel gauge
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2018, 09:23:31 AM »
Yes it's really good on fuel, even when you're aggressive on the throttle.

 


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