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Old 09-02-2010, 12:56 AM   #41
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Re: How far can you go after the gas light comes on?

This might vary between different bikes. In my case, the light comes on right at 3.475 U.S. gallons used (4.344 Imperial gallons; 13.153 liters). I know for sure because a couple times I filled up at a station only 1/5 +/- mile after the light came on.

Since the tank (on the '07 anyway) holds 4.6 gallons, 4.6 minus 3.475 leaves 1.125 gallons. I average just slightly under 40 mpg, so I could go roughly 45 miles before the tank goes totally dry.

My rule of thumb is to fill up at somewhere between 20 to 25 miles after the low fuel light is on. With that light illuminating with over 1 gallon left, it gives plenty of warning.
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Old 09-02-2010, 01:24 AM   #42
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lol, I had my first fuel light yesterday and I was going 1.7 miles and I was already paranoid, cuz I was still thinking how my car could only go for .8 miles after the fuel light is on.
Nice to know I can go further than that... xD
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:58 AM   #43
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lol, I had my first fuel light yesterday and I was going 1.7 miles and I was already paranoid, cuz I was still thinking how my car could only go for .8 miles after the fuel light is on.
Nice to know I can go further than that... xD
damn what kinda car do you have lol.
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:51 AM   #44
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Old 09-03-2010, 01:30 AM   #45
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my car could only go for .8 miles after the fuel light is on. Nice to know I can go further than that... xD
I remember reading something about as cars age that fuel deposits, etc., can throw the low fuel warning way off. Maybe bikes too? My R6 has been consistent, but then again it's been run on a steady diet of the better quality (i.e., detergent levels above government-mandated minimums) top tier fuels (toptiergas.com), plus every so often I put B-12 Chemtool in the fuel.

My friend's '98 Civic with 239,000 miles will go only a few miles once the low fuel light is on. I doubt Honda designed it this way. But for the life of the car he's usually filled up with cheap off-brand gasolines....
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Old 09-05-2010, 05:01 PM   #46
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Re: How far can you go after the gas light comes on?

the tank holds about 4.5 gal and I filled up .9 miles after my light came on and it only took 3.3gal to fill up, but I dont fill it ALL the way to the top, so I figure i had about a gal or just under when it came on. I get about 42mpg so my math says I could do about another 40 miles or so.
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