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The fuel consumption indicator on the bike is too optimistic. It has been showing 3-4 MPG average better than what my manual calculations show. Are all of you experiencing the same thing?
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The fuel consumption indicator on the bike is too optimistic. It has been showing 3-4 MPG average better than what my manual calculations show. Are all of you experiencing the same thing?

Mine lies the other way. It shows average consumption of 40.7 mpg, but when I do the math (miles divided by gallons), it has been coming out at 43-44. I like that math.... I just wish the fuel indicator was more accurate. I hate that when the low fuel light comes on, it will usually only take 4.5 gallons to fill a 5.8 gallon tank. I don't get why Vic does it that way....it would be an easy fix. I know that I can ride another 40+ miles after the light comes on, but it freaks you out needlessly.

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My Vision lies too. I've seen as much as 8 MPG on high side. Bummer really.

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Always 3-4 high on the readout. Same with the cars too. Part of it i think goes along with the speedometers being off, they show your speed being faster so your odometer is putting on more miles then you actually are, which would increase your fuel mileage, but its false.

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It's sucks. Mine shows 40-43 ave, but I'm really only getting about 36-38.. I'm no hyper miler tho.. i do run red line 5-10 time a tank...

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I just wish the fuel indicator was more accurate. I hate that when the low fuel light comes on, it will usually only take 4.5 gallons to fill a 5.8 gallon tank. I don't get why Vic does it that way....it would be an easy fix.
I know that I can ride another 40+ miles after the light comes on, but it freaks you out needlessly.
Bothered me too. I have gotten in a habit of resetting the trip control 2 as soon as the low fuel light comes on. Then I know I have at least 40 miles (more like 60-70) before I need to fuel. If I park the bike for a day or two, I don't have to remember when the light came on

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This is no good for my blood pressure.

Is there no one that actually gets reliable information from their fuel measurement system?

I don't care that it doesn't work right on a Harley either, or a Honda or a Bourget. I don't care that it's easy to do the math on the back of a gas slip and ignore the false data the bike is telling me. I didn't buy a hawg, a Honda or a fat tire. I carry a pad and pen like I always have and I use it just like I would use it on a rat with no gauges or a Ural or a Royal Enfield, but this ain't a Ural is it?

It's all BS letting a manufacturer off the hook for a demonstrably lousy POS system that interfaces directly with the end user.

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i must have gotten a good one. speedo, odo,and computer
have all been pretty close. have checked by gps and radar
too. close on outside temp indicator too.

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i must have gotten a good one. speedo, odo,and computer
have all been pretty close. have checked by gps and radar
too. close on outside temp indicator too.
Mine's all close too although after reading this thread I'm almost embarrassed to admit it... The only thing I don't care for much is the low fuel indicator which activates a bit early imho--the good part is that it is very consistent....

I have run my ST1300 dry when the indicator said I had 19 miles left--much worse problem than anything I have experienced so far on my XC...


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