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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-18-2013, 06:23 AM Thread Starter
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Where did my petrol go?

I recently purchase an '07 Brutale 910S.

I filled my tank up not too long ago for the first time and reset my trip metre to zero to measure my fuel consumption.

I only ride around the block and on side streets once a week as my license is still on restrictions, and I really shouldn't be riding the bike yet. So, I'm basically riding in 1st or 2nd gear and only getting up to about 60km's p/hr max on short stretches.

It did sit for about 4 weeks while I was too busy to ride.

Today my petrol light came on after only 42km's.

I'm assuming the light came on at the right time (although, it did come on when I got off the bike and put it on it's side stand while I opened the garage door), however I looked into the tank, and there's not much left. I was expecting to still see a full tank of gas considering how little it's been ridden.

Can this even be possible? How could I be getting only 42km's before the petrol light coming on?

The first thing I'll do is get anther full tank and reset my trip metre, but if it is, what is causing the issue and would this be a serious issue to fix?

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-18-2013, 06:29 AM
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you should get about 250klms to a tank

i have a form of dislexia as i have said plenty of time and it dont bother me .................. but im not stupid or a tard so dont try it on


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you should get about 250klms to a tank
I know what I should get...but how could I possibly get only 42 km's for almost a full tank?

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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-18-2013, 11:12 AM
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250km to a tank..........In my dreams. I normally get 170 to a max of 200km until the light comes on!!
MV's don't do well on slow running, and drink a lot more fuel, although I've never heard of such a high fuel consumption.
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Yeah they 'drink it like a thirsty alcoholic with a dry throat on a jog through the desert wearing a lambswool jumper and an overcoat'....at least mine does anyway!!
Mine is harder on it than my 3000cc 6 cylinder Toyota supra.
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MV's don't do well on slow running, and drink a lot more fuel, although I've never heard of such a high fuel consumption.
I had mine dynoed & mapped. In low rpms the ignition was much too late, so you have all that excessive heat you feel.

In some RPMs the fuel/air ratio was down to 11,5/1 with the MV Corse kit installed.

Luigi must have had a very bad day in Varese when doing the mapping .May be bad luck with the girls around .
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250km to a tank..........In my dreams. I normally get 170 to a max of 200km until the light comes on!!
MV's don't do well on slow running, and drink a lot more fuel, although I've never heard of such a high fuel consumption.
that's full to empty dry

i have a form of dislexia as i have said plenty of time and it dont bother me .................. but im not stupid or a tard so dont try it on


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