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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-17-2010, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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I have been storing my bike in my friend's garage for the winter (thank god since the snow was nasty in DC this year). I went in to start it up a couple times and last time I went in the gas light came on. I didn't realize I didn't fill it up before I put it away.

Unfortunately the nearest gas station is a couple miles away. Any guesses on how far I can get with the light on? I am trying to find a gas can but am not having any luck...

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Gas light comes on with approx .8 gallons left, so its up to you to figure out your mpg and guess. I'd say you'd be safe with 20, 30 would probabaly be streching it. I normally just hit the trip and look to refill around the 120ish mark to be safe
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Open the gas cap. Look in, if you see gas you are in good shape.

If you don't see gas, rock the bike side to side. If you can see the gas splash you have plenty to get to the gas station.
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Gas light comes on with approx .8 gallons left, so its up to you to figure out your mpg and guess. I'd say you'd be safe with 20, 30 would probabaly be streching it. I normally just hit the trip and look to refill around the 120ish mark to be safe
Yep, cball is right on point. If the light came on while the bike was on the kickstand, it will probably go off once you get it upright, but be sure to fill it up within 20 miles or so just to be safe (walking to the gas station sucks).
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I have gone over 20 miles and made it ok Would not push it much over that.

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I have been storing my bike in my friend's garage for the winter (thank god since the snow was nasty in DC this year). I went in to start it up a couple times and last time I went in the gas light came on. I didn't realize I didn't fill it up before I put it away.

Unfortunately the nearest gas station is a couple miles away. Any guesses on how far I can get with the light on? I am trying to find a gas can but am not having any luck...

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If it just came on you have at least 30 miles, depends on your mileage.
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If it just came on you have at least 30 miles, depends on your mileage.
Also, that number and your miles/gallon can be affected if you are riding two up.

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I took her out and had no problems. I filled her up. She wavered on the light as I rode - probably due to the gas sloshing around.

Now I just need to stick a rag in my coat to ensure she doesn't get any gas splashback when filling her up!
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~40 miles
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