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post #1 of 17 Old 05-26-2007, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Fuel gauge let me down

I ran outta gas last night with 2 bars still indicated on the gauge of my '05 600RR. Anyone know what gives!?
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Re: Fuel gauge let me down

Least you got a fuel gauge.
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Re: Fuel gauge let me down

LOL. Yeah, my buddy has always been bitter bout that. But it was at his place I ran outta gas, so he figures he doesn't have to feel so bad if it doesn't actually work. And apparently Honda is rounding the amount of gas in the tank. It's not a true figure.
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Re: Fuel gauge let me down

Guess you gotta go by mileage like the rest of us.
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Re: Fuel gauge let me down

i don't know how it works on the rr but I'm guessing its pretty much the same as my F4i. the gauge tries to calculate how much fuel is left from the time that it dropped below the initial line then it takes your speed into account. in short its never accurate. Wind, hammer fist, going up hill many things will make it inaccurate, just a guide to say hey your getting low get your ass to the station. It did its part, you just didn't listen
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Re: Fuel gauge let me down

That sucks!!

Especially when your buddy knows about it and can give you crap...
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Re: Fuel gauge let me down

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i don't know how it works on the rr but I'm guessing its pretty much the same as my F4i. the gauge tries to calculate how much fuel is left from the time that it dropped below the initial line then it takes your speed into account. in short its never accurate. Wind, hammer fist, going up hill many things will make it inaccurate, just a guide to say hey your getting low get your ass to the station. It did its part, you just didn't listen
Not sure that's how it works on mine though. It's always been accurate. Just didn't know if anyone knew of anything I could do on my own. Looks like I'm taking it in though. Sucks!
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Re: Fuel gauge let me down

Ah you have a full fuel gauge don't you. I just have the little 5 bars start flashing at the end kind of thing... sorry bout your luck bud
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Re: Fuel gauge let me down

So far waiting for the low fuel light has been working for me.
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Re: Fuel gauge let me down

Yeah. Sucks. That used to work for me. Red light flashed; I got gas. But electronic crap always goes out. If it were a good ole float gauge it'd probably be fine.
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Re: Fuel gauge let me down

yeah I haven't ver had a problem with mine, just wait for the light
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Re: Fuel gauge let me down

If the float in the tank is mechanical it may have gotten stuck.
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Re: Fuel gauge let me down

Fuel gauge, whats that? I got me a little light thing!
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Re: Fuel gauge let me down

i wish i had a fuel gauge or a light think i know im running low when the engine starts stalling on the freeway and i have to click the reserve going 60mph
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Re: Fuel gauge let me down

You have a reserve?
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