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kuksul08 June 18th, 2015 02:17 PM

My light usually comes on around 100-110 miles and have pushed it as far as 160mi. But I usually fill up around 130 to be safe.

hetrida June 19th, 2015 02:52 PM

Thanks to everyone who responded to my query about the low fuel light coming on at approximately 65 miles. I'll definitely tell the service department at Duc Pond about the issue when I take the bike in for the 600 mile service. In the interim, I'll refuel at around 120 miles (and maybe sooner) just to be on the safe side.

pazzo June 19th, 2015 07:14 PM

Last 5 fuel stops w/avg mpg (calculated mi / gal) and when the low fuel light came on.

45.3mpg - 135.5mi low fuel light
43.98 mpg
47.65 mpg
45.31 mpg -120mi low fuel light
46.33 mpg -128 low fuel light

Jokeshopbeard June 19th, 2015 08:30 PM

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Originally Posted by pazzo (Post 16594)
Last 5 fuel stops w/avg mpg (calculated mi / gal) and when the low fuel light came on.

45.3mpg - 135.5mi low fuel light
43.98 mpg
47.65 mpg
45.31 mpg -120mi low fuel light
46.33 mpg -128 low fuel light

Which power mode are you in to achieve those figures pazzo?

I use Sport 90% of the time and usually get the fuel light at ~105miles

Joecati June 19th, 2015 09:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pazzo (Post 16594)
Last 5 fuel stops w/avg mpg (calculated mi / gal) and when the low fuel light came on.

45.3mpg - 135.5mi low fuel light
43.98 mpg
47.65 mpg
45.31 mpg -120mi low fuel light
46.33 mpg -128 low fuel light

That information tells us there was a 15 mile difference when the low fuel light appeared while you were getting the same mpg. That's partially why no fuel gage, because it wouldn't be accurate. Though I was reading about floatless fuel gages that use pressure. If the technology exists, why wouldn't they put it on the bikes?

pazzo June 20th, 2015 06:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jokeshopbeard (Post 16598)
Which power mode are you in to achieve those figures pazzo?

I use Sport 90% of the time and usually get the fuel light at ~105miles

98% Sport. Tried touring and urban when I first bought it to set diff DTC parameters, but that was it.

pazzo June 20th, 2015 06:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joecati (Post 16601)
That information tells us there was a 15 mile difference when the low fuel light appeared while you were getting the same mpg. That's partially why no fuel gage, because it wouldn't be accurate. Though I was reading about floatless fuel gages that use pressure. If the technology exists, why wouldn't they put it on the bikes?

Correct.

Oh, one note on the above figures. the 135 mi to low fuel light included no urban areas, so it was all back country stuff with speeds from 40-90mph.
It likely has something to do with variances in the fuel blends also. Not all stops were at the same station. It's something that I like to track just to see if I get better mpg averages over time.

Joecati June 20th, 2015 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by pazzo (Post 16624)
Correct.

Oh, one note on the above figures. the 135 mi to low fuel light included no urban areas, so it was all back country stuff with speeds from 40-90mph.
It likely has something to do with variances in the fuel blends also. Not all stops were at the same station. It's something that I like to track just to see if I get better mpg averages over time.

I get that it might not be linear and that you're calculating an average and that you may have filled the tank a bit more on one of the fill ups. My question is how accurate is the low fuel indicator? If it's accurate then an accurate fuel gage wouldn't be a far leap. They basically do the same thing. If low fuel indicator is not accurate then how inaccurate is it?
It's important because if the strada is setup for touring, stopping every 100 miles for gas to error on the safe side is almost worse than running out in BFE! IMO.
So I carry extra fuel, not a big problem. I mean I've seen BMW gs bikes with extra fuel stored and those have +10 gallon tanks.
It leads me to think it not unusal to see a Ducati hyper carrying fuel as if it's going off road adventure riding with a GS! And when I'm not knee dragging passing a CBR, I might even ride standing up.

gatdammit June 20th, 2015 11:57 AM

What I do is judge range by style of riding I'm doing, bouncing off what the somewhat accurate avg mpg display says. Long, calm hwy rides and the gauge usually reports low 50's (which is just not possible...nobody has gone 200 miles on this forum). This means an easy 150 miles, probably low fuel around 130-140. I once rode over 40 miles past low fuel light and finally stopped around 175 miles.

Only other style I have nets low to mid 40's on the gauge- low fuel around 100 miles and wouldn't chance over 130.

pazzo June 21st, 2015 07:50 AM

My low fuel indicator has been fairly accurate so far. I'd still rather have a fuel gauge because I don't want to have to reset the trip meter every time I fill up. I'm forced into do that with the HS, or opening the cap to look. It's a PITA either way, so I agree if you're gonna tour on it, you almost need to carry extra gas. If you want to go 200 miles between stops, your also gonna have to use the spare gas carried and stop anyway. For those reasons, I don't use it for long range touring.


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