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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-18-2010, 05:26 AM Thread Starter
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Fuel capacity question

Ok, so i just got my 07 F4 here in Hawaii and as I was reading through the manual it says that the fuel cap is 5.54 gal and 1.04 gal reserve. So call me stupid with this question, but does that mean that it's 6.58 gal total or after 4.5 gal is up you have the 1.04 gal left?

Reason I'm asking this question is because after riding about 85 miles, I get the amber light (which I would assume means I have the 1.04 gal left), BUT after refueling I only end up putting in about 3.6 gal in.....where's the other gallon of fuel?? (or could I possibly have a indicator malfunction?)

If it helps, I've only put 330 miles on the bike, which came with only 1 mile. So i'm not sure if it's possible a malfunction could already be occuring....
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-18-2010, 06:57 AM
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The total fuel capacity is 5.5 gls, and from that number , 1.04 gl is the reserve. A full tank should last about 100 to 130 miles, to empty ,depending of your riding.
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the bikes are thirsty! you may be running rich ( a tuneup could help) and you mileage in general should improve as the bike breaks in. Also, I've found that the reserve light is a little conservative, meaning you often have a little more than that last gallon remaining when the light comes on.
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I am pretty much in agreement with jomarti1. I get the same distance on a full tank o the premium stuff.

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Hmmm, well i only put the highest grade we got here (92 octane), so i'll keep my eye on it and if things don't get any better i'll have it looked at.
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it running way rich....85mi/3.6gal=23mpg ouch
you can get more fuel in the tank if you remove the charcoal cannister, its inside the tank!

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This is very frustrating, I don't run the bike over 7k rpm while i'm still breaking her in and the fuel mileage seems to be all over the place. I just recently got the fuel light at 90 miles, filled her up and a few days later of just going to and from work, i get 64 miles in when the light comes on.... W....T....F??!!?!?!?!?!
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Very small tank...lol

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it running way rich....85mi/3.6gal=23mpg ouch
you can get more fuel in the tank if you remove the charcoal cannister, its inside the tank!

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I remember my last trip on the road, I did 85km and when I refueled I put 19 litres in. Must be something to do with the shift light that kept flashing but I was already in 6th. : }

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This is very frustrating, I don't run the bike over 7k rpm while i'm still breaking her in and the fuel mileage seems to be all over the place. I just recently got the fuel light at 90 miles, filled her up and a few days later of just going to and from work, i get 64 miles in when the light comes on.... W....T....F??!!?!?!?!?!
Give yourself and the bike some time to settle, start checking after the first service.

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Are you talking little gallons or big gallons.

Lets standardise on litres/100km. Then we all understand.


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