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Old 05-03-2011, 02:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2005 Shadow Aero 750. Would anyone know how many miles per gallon I should get on a full tank? Also when I need gas, what will happen before I switch to reserve. I dont wanna be going down the street 50 mph and my bike locks up. Help.....
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Wont lock up will start spitting and sputtering before it dies.
Most on here seem to be getting between 50 and 60 mpg on the 750's
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Practice switching the fuel petcock on the go so when your bike does start to sputter, there's no need to pull over and fumble with it.
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Easy to find out. Fill the tank, zero trip meter, Go for a ride. When the motor sputters, switch to reserve and note miles traveled. Now each time you fill up you zero the trip meter and start looking for a filling station when you reach the mile from that first ride.
For me I just look for gas station at 100 miles or so, reserve kicks in at about 110 miles and I plan to walk after 150 miles.
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I have an 1100 so it's apples to oranges but usually switch at 126 miles around town, 142 on the freeway, but as mentioned above, I usually just gas up around 100 miles to avoid the issue.

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I had a 2006 750 Aero, I could go 156.6 miles before it ran out...Guess how I know, like the others said switch to reserve and find a gas station. Now I would not trust the 156.6 mile marker, I was a careful serious Newb riding and starting slow. I went 120-130 and filled up after that. Normally got 55-62 mpg.
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I wish I had a reserve, I hate this gas gauge
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Find an empty road turn your petcock to off and see what happens in a few minutes. Thats what I did it also give you practice reaching for the petcock while driving. You can also experience the symptoms first hand.
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Thanks for all the tips....very helpful. I will be applying all of this from now on.
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