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Can someone explain the gas gauge on a 1000rr?

I read the book to my 2006 CBR1000rr and can't find anything. Bad eyes...who knows. Anyhow, the indicator came on solid amber. Based on mileage, I'm guessing I have 2 gallons left. Does the indicator blink as you get lower or turn red etc? So far, I've been filling it up whenever the amber gas light goes on but that too becomes a pain. Just need the run down on this thing. Thanks.
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Re: Can someone explain the gas guage on a 1000rr?

You have about 1 gallon left, it doesn't blink or change color and you'll know your real low when the engine shuts off with no input from you.

If you keep track of your gas mileage over the course of a couple of tanks, you can estimate how much range you can get when the light comes on.

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I read the book to my 2006 CBR1000rr and can't find anything. Bad eyes...who knows. Anyhow, the indicator came on solid amber. Based on mileage, I'm guessing I have 2 gallons left. Does the indicator blink as you get lower or turn red etc? So far, I've been filling it up whenever the amber gas light goes on but that too becomes a pain. Just need the run down on this thing. Thanks.
Nope, it just comes on and stays on when there's 1.06 gallons remaining.
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You have about 1 gallon left, it doesn't blink or change color and you'll now your real low when the engine shuts off with no input from you.

If you keep track of your gas mileage over the course of a couple of tanks, you can estimate how much range you can get when the light comes on.
Ok. Now I at least know there are no other warning signs, so 40 miles and a stop is in order. I just rode to work and back with it on. So, I'd better fill up.

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Re: Can someone explain the gas guage on a 1000rr?

I can get about 140 miles before the light comes on, and about 170 before i really feel like i need to fill up.
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Re: Can someone explain the gas guage on a 1000rr?

i get about 130 miles before the light comes on and ill usualy stop at the next station to fill up but iam also in the country and the next station could be 20 miles if on the hwy, i dont like to run it to the bottom of the tank, but that is just me.

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i get about 130 miles before the light comes on and ill usualy stop at the next station to fill up but iam also in the country and the next station could be 20 miles if on the hwy, i dont like to run it to the bottom of the tank, but that is just me.
I'm not out in the middle of nowhere but you never know what will happen. I usually drive another 15 miles then stop at the first station I see.

But I only average about 30mpg. My light is coming on around 120mi. I don't know why though
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one time i had the idea that i would drive no faster than 75 and take it easy at onramps - even shift at the recommend shift points - to see what kind of mpg i could get. I didn't make it more than a few miles
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Re: Can someone explain the gas guage on a 1000rr?

Yeh forgot about that blasted light on the 929. My viffer has a bar guage.. I feel spoiled
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Yeh forgot about that blasted light on the 929. My viffer has a bar guage.. I feel spoiled
Yeah, my 600rr had a digital bar gauge. They should have left that part alone.
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Re: Can someone explain the gas guage on a 1000rr?

The 1000 must have a bigger tank than the 954. I only get about 100 miles before the light comes on.

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Re: Can someone explain the gas guage on a 1000rr?

I get about 220 or 240km before my light comes on my 00' Japanese Spec 929....
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Re: Can someone explain the gas guage on a 1000rr?

Yeah, but you can't really go anywhere on Okinawa...

I got somewhere around 182 miles when the light came on. There's gotta be something wrong with that. Maybe my husband is messing with my brain by adding some fuel w/o resetting the tripmeter...
The second tank came on @ 165, but I wasn't being gentle.

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I get about 220 or 240km before my light comes on my 00' Japanese Spec 929....
Get out. Oh, yeah. That's 136-148 mi.

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Yeah, but you can't really go anywhere on Okinawa...

I got somewhere around 182 miles when the light came on. There's gotta be something wrong with that. Maybe my husband is messing with my brain by adding some fuel w/o resetting the tripmeter...
The second tank came on @ 165, but I wasn't being gentle.
Well that's true you are limited to where you ride MSgt. We usually ride the length of the island every Friday night we go from Naha to Hedo Point.....
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