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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 08-20-2012, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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Tank range to empty

OK I did a search and can't find any thread on this.

I've refilled 3 times as soon as the fuel light comes on and each time it has taken spot on 12 litres. Magazine tests state the F3 tank holds 16L but my Owners manual states 17 litres?

I now want to find out is the manual accurate in stating you have 4 litres remaining from the warning light. And does the uptake actually let you use those last few drops?

So far running in I got 230km until the light. More recently I get about 200 under harder riding obviously.

So lets hear how far people have gone on a tank and how many litres it's taken from empty
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Glad you asked the question, MV. I was paranoid after a hard ride yesterday about mileage and getting to a gas station. So far I have gotten about 40 MPG...is that about 62 km/liter? - not sure if my math is right on that.

I've run to the warning light two times now and went another 10 miles (6.2 km) both times but didn't push it any further than that.

When the warning light comes on, it looks like some "fuel range" display comes up - but I see nothing in the manual about it. Yesterday the number increased as I rode more on the yellow, which confused me.
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Glad you asked the question, MV. I was paranoid after a hard ride yesterday about mileage and getting to a gas station. So far I have gotten about 40 MPG...is that about 62 km/liter? - not sure if my math is right on that.

I've run to the warning light two times now and went another 10 miles (6.2 km) both times but didn't push it any further than that.

When the warning light comes on, it looks like some "fuel range" display comes up - but I see nothing in the manual about it. Yesterday the number increased as I rode more on the yellow, which confused me.
Hi MVNoob.
Yes a fuel counter starts when the orange 'low fuel' light comes on and counts up from there. Personally I prefer that. My Tiger and before that my Daytona 675 countered down once the fuel warning kicked in. Triumph's count down to zero estimate was too conservative by about 50km (30 miles). The D675 would go warning at about 220km and I could get another 60km from there = total range of 280km normal road riding, Ok quite fast riding. Track days was a different story of course.

You getting 40pmg (US gallons, not imperial I assume) equals 17 km/litre. I got 19km/l when running in below 6,000 revs but now it's done the 1,000km I got it down to 14 km/l

I hope the F3 will also give me at least 250km (156 miles) a tank as I do regular long trips away over summer and gas stations are few in remote places in New Zealand's deep south.

I'm going to carry a bottle and run it dry I think to find out exactly how much useable fuel there is.

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I got about 35miles/gallon (14.88kpl) when riding hard (10k-14k rpm in 2nd gear).

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Hi MVNoob.
Yes a fuel counter starts when the orange 'low fuel' light comes on and counts up from there. Personally I prefer that. My Tiger and before that my Daytona 675 countered down once the fuel warning kicked in. Triumph's count down to zero estimate was too conservative by about 50km (30 miles). The D675 would go warning at about 220km and I could get another 60km from there = total range of 280km normal road riding, Ok quite fast riding. Track days was a different story of course.

You getting 40pmg (US gallons, not imperial I assume) equals 17 km/litre. I got 19km/l when running in below 6,000 revs but now it's done the 1,000km I got it down to 14 km/l

I hope the F3 will also give me at least 250km (156 miles) a tank as I do regular long trips away over summer and gas stations are few in remote places in New Zealand's deep south.

I'm going to carry a bottle and run it dry I think to find out exactly how much useable fuel there is.
I'm thinking the counter might be an estimate of fuel used, as it increases while riding. Not sure what the units might be, but maybe still metric even though the rest of the dash is English. I'll have to watch it closely next time and see if the math makes sense. One note of caution for you MV in NZ: Running the tank dry may not be a good idea for the fuel pump as most injection pumps depend on the fuel for cooling. Run the fuel too low and you might heat-damage the pump - not good.

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i've never bothered to check accurately my consumption figures , but within about 10 miles or so of the fuel warning light coming on i fill to the brim and from then i get about 100 miles on average .
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...So far running in I got 230km until the light. More recently I get about 200 under harder riding obviously.

So lets hear how far people have gone on a tank and how many litres it's taken from empty
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Holly crap on a cracker, 230 klmís? The first time I saw my light Iíd only gone approximately 170 klmís. The second time I had tried to be more conservative but traveled only 186 klmís. I have noticed something though, my bike doesnít roll down hills. This past weekend I pulled the clutch in at the top of a long, steep hill to see how fast Iíd pick up speed but to my amazement I began to slow down, rather quickly too. I tried it several times and each time the same result. Almost as if I was lightly dragging one of the brakes.
Itís hard to tell just by spinning the wheels, the rear has so much drag due to the chain. However, the front doesnít spin as easily as Iíd like. It doesn't appear to be due to brake drag, I donít think. Maybe it just needs more break in time? I have had to clean up a lot of excess grease from the front bearings. Maybe they over packed mine?

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One note of caution for you MV in NZ: Running the tank dry may not be a good idea for the fuel pump as most injection pumps depend on the fuel for cooling. Run the fuel too low and you might heat-damage the pump - not good.
Are you serious. We run minimum fuel in our bikes all the time, especially when just testing something, sometimes just 3 or 4 litres, never had any problems.
I cut the low fuel light wire, because it will come on during a race and irritate me.
I can respect what your saying but I honestly don't think running low on fuel, now and again, will damage anything, after-all, how long can you go on a low fuel level.

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