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Offline Sulina_77

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Re: Last bar on fuel gauge
Reply #30 on: July 02, 2019, 08:34:45 AM
Mine seems to be off, it starts flashing after using 11 Ltrs with 6 Ltrs still left on reserve. Very conservative in my opinion but I will not bother go for warranty, I can live with it

Offline Shaky6

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Re: Last bar on fuel gauge
Reply #31 on: July 15, 2019, 06:07:16 PM
I filled up after the bar started flashing and it only took 3.6 gal(US).  I should have had a whole gallon left in the tank. 
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Offline Britchris

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Re: Last bar on fuel gauge
Reply #32 on: July 15, 2019, 07:27:43 PM
I have a '13.
Last bar = c1.5 US gallons.
Flashing red = c0.6 US gallons.
It's not a sport unless you can suffer massive internal injuries.

Offline Shaky6

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Re: Last bar on fuel gauge
Reply #33 on: July 19, 2019, 04:21:57 AM
The 2019 gives you 1 gallon reserve.  Once you hit reserve the dash starts counting fuel usage up in tenths of a gallon.  Calculating my fill up yesterday, I can run just over 300 miles on a tank of gas.  That's better than my KLR.
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Offline vanderbale

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Re: Last bar on fuel gauge
Reply #34 on: July 19, 2019, 12:15:15 PM
*Originally Posted by Sulina_77 [+]
Mine seems to be off, it starts flashing after using 11 Ltrs with 6 Ltrs still left on reserve. Very conservative in my opinion but I will not bother go for warranty, I can live with it

My 2016 is also the same. I think it started behaving this way after a long journey where I did use some of the reserve tank before I filled up, I'm hoping it'll fix itself someday.

Offline Bubbagazoo

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Re: Last bar on fuel gauge
Reply #35 on: August 02, 2019, 10:37:49 AM
Did my own "experiment" with my 2018. My bike used (according to the on board computer) 1.6 litres of fuel after the bar started flashing. I topped up the bike with 15.72 litres of fuel. Thus, according to my math (and Honda's info stating a 17.5 litre fuel capacity), I had approximately 1.8ish litres of fuel left in the tank before the fill up. I traveled approximately 58 km on that 1.6 litres. The total amount of fuel in my reserve would seem to be about 3.5 litres (just shy of 1 US gallon).

The total amount traveled on that 15.72 litres of fuel was 461 km. Am I going to do that again. Only if desperate. I use my 500X to commute to work in the summer. I usually fill up after 3 days and put in just over 12 litres of fuel. If I use my truck to come to work, I use that much fuel in one round trip. Personally, I'm quite happy with my fuel economy.
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Offline MacDoc

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Re: Last bar on fuel gauge
Reply #36 on: August 02, 2019, 04:17:30 PM
That's very good info ...I was astounded how far I could and did go on "reserve" when traveling outwest. Highest I put in was 16.75 litres ...I thought it was a 17 litre tank.
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