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post #111 of 158 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 08:01 PM
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You are correct...much ado about nothing!! Gotta un-subscribe from this thread..so silly.

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You are correct...much ado about nothing!! Gotta un-subscribe from this thread..so silly.
Me too. Let's go get a hot chocolate...my treat.

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I usually get 4.2 gallons in if I fill up right when the light comes on. Its about .4 gallons early per what the owners manual says it should be. I wish they would have made it come on with 1 gallon left and it was accurate each time. I wish they would lose the "Low Miles" warning and leave the miles till empty up. With the gauge on E and a orange light on, I get it the point.

I am figuring I can get close to 230 miles per tank. I use the trip meter, but it would be nice if they perfected these gauges and MPG.
same here....typically with good twists 0-60....does not really seem to change much - around town or on the road....with cruising around70 or so....

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Just use the low-fuel warning light as a reminder to keep an eye on your trip odometer.

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Good grief! What would some of you guys do if you encountered a REAL problem? These postings make me wonder.

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Good grief! What would some of you guys do if you encountered a REAL problem? These postings make me wonder.
Pull over, and write a letter to Victory, what else?

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Pull over, and write a letter to Victory, what else?
Don't know if the Victory folks would have the time to read such a long, tear stained letter.

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Typical of a Victory, from my experience. Inaccurate fuel gages and speedometers seem par for the course. Irritating but if it is built like a tank (mechanically speaking), I can deal with it.

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What have you noticed as inaccurate on speedometer, plus or minus reading?

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Recently tested mileage limit ;)

So, I recently tried to see if I could make it from the Talladega Speedway to my house in Nashville, TN without having to refill...and I found out a couple of interesting facts about my bike (your results may vary)

Google maps tells me that it is 240 miles from the gas station by the Speedway to my front door. I ran dry 13miles from my house (stuck on the side of the road dry, not limping in to a gas station). My odometer said I was already at 237miles when I ran out of gas.

Now on this ride, I was averaging about 85mph on the speedo (which my GPS tells me is actually 79mph) and hitting peak speedo readings of 95mph (gotta love Birmingham, AL traffic).

After my wife brought me my 1gal emergency gas can (which she was thrilled about), I limped into the gas station that was less than a mile away and put another 4.875 gallons into the bike.

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That's one way to learn, TN Rider. Inquiring minds want to know why you didn't pack that spare container of gas when running that "test?" You were averaging about 40 mpg - pretty good for the speeds you were doing. Thanks for doing that for us, now I don't have to.

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