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Old 04-14-2008, 12:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got a Shadow Aero 750 and managed to run out of gas. Does anyone know if there are any aftermarket gas gaps with Fuel Gauges? I could only find them for Harley's. Thanks.
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I just got a Shadow Aero 750 and managed to run out of gas. Does anyone know if there are any aftermarket gas gaps with Fuel Gauges? I could only find them for Harley's. Thanks.
I haven't seen one. You would have to take one of the Harley ones and modify it to your gas cap...or you could weld a Harley neck into your tank.

Out of curiosity...did you flip the bike to reserve when it ran out or where you running on reserve already? Reserve should get you 20-30 miles when you flip to it. If you are running on reserve, give yourself a good smack to the forehead while repeating DOH!!!!

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Use your trip odometer, when your getting to that must hit reserve miles, time to fill up. Remeber to reset the odo to zero after filling up.
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I did flip it to reserve but to no avail. I guess the dealer did not fill the reserve tank. I am now keeping a gas log and using the tripodometer too. thanks for your help.
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The reserve is part of the main tank. It is just the position of the petcock that determines if you are pulling from the "reserve" part of the tank.

AAHH...this is your first tank of gas through the bike? The dealer should have told you how far the bike can go on a tank of gas. Give it another tank (with the reserve turned off) and when the bike starts to sputter, flip to reserve and see if it still runs out of fuel. Again, you only have 20-30 miles until the tank is dry. If it still doesn't run right after you turn it to reserve, take it back to the dealer and ask them to fix the problem with the petcock.

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The reserve is part of the main tank. It is just the position of the petcock that determines if you are pulling from the "reserve" part of the tank.

AAHH...this is your first tank of gas through the bike? The dealer should have told you how far the bike can go on a tank of gas. Give it another tank (with the reserve turned off) and when the bike starts to sputter, flip to reserve and see if it still runs out of fuel. Again, you only have 20-30 miles until the tank is dry. If it still doesn't run right after you turn it to reserve, take it back to the dealer and ask them to fix the problem with the petcock.

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The petcocks on the 06 & 07 (IIRC) are on a recall anyway...

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I just got a Shadow Aero 750 and managed to run out of gas. Does anyone know if there are any aftermarket gas gaps with Fuel Gauges? I could only find them for Harley's. Thanks.
The best fuel guage is you trip odometer (as mentioned), reset it to zero when you fill it up then look for a refill around 100 miles and you should always be ok, also a good thing to practice is, while riding just reach down and flip the the petcock from on to reserve and see how things work, it is good to know/practice this move as you have mentioned sometimes it become"s necessary.
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hey,
My petcock is faulty in my 04 aero. Anyone I can complain to?
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Yes it is a good idea to practice locating the petcock I must have looked nuts trying to find mine on the interstate.Once I pulled of and found it it took some cranking to get the thing to fire again. I also try to refuel at 100 miles.
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It's also a good idea to test your reserve valve every so often by just flipping to reserve as you tool down the road to be sure it is functioning and then flipping it back to main after 5 or so miles.
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