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Offline Noggie

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Re: German math
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2018, 08:26:31 PM »
My old BMW car is the same, full tank indicated 90 liters, and I can drive a while before it starts to drop, I can easily do 30-40km before it starts dropping.

I guess it's the same on the bike, the gauge is topped out and "overfilled".

I do find that the fuel warning light come on a fair bit early, typically i fill up then, and with 60km to go I should have about 4 liters left (6.3l/100km average). I expect to fill 13 liters, and typically get 10 in or so, then I'm able to squeeze in a bit more maybe 12 liters.
When I run it more or less empty, like 10km left I get maybe 14 liters in, think I was able to squeeze in 15 liters once, by holding the bike upright and slowly filling until I reached the cap.
When I put the bike on the stand, fuel started running out from the drain hose under the bike.
Not sure what they use to calculate the fuel warning, but it seems that even at zero range, you still have at least one liter left in the tank.

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Re: German math
« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2018, 03:55:56 PM »
My 2015  Nissan Patrol, that costs approx $87,000 states 0 km left right at 70km.

So, it'll say 70km left

Then suddenly, 0 km left.

I've found, with experience, that not only do I have 70km, I have another 175km (approx 25 liters of fuel) left.

So, Nissan decided that my 'contingency' fuel is a whopping 25 to 30 liters.
That's half of some mid size car fuel tanks.
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