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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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anybody know of a way to put a fuel gage on a 85 vt700?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 03:31 PM
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You're going to find that you're pretty much SOL...

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Just use your trip-meter. Figure out how many miles you can go on a full tank of gas before you have to switch to reserve, then zero your trip-meter at every fill-up.

Next time, fill up at about 20 miles before you would have to switch to reserve. Much more dependable (and accurate) than a fuel gauge; and the best part, it's free since you already have a trip-meter on your motorcycle!
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A pilot friend of mine once said "A fuel gage is only accurate two times - once when the fuel tank is full, and once when it is empty". We never flew without having full fuel tanks!!!



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A pilot friend of mine once said "A fuel gage is only accurate two times - once when the fuel tank is full, and once when it is empty". We never flew without having full fuel tanks!!!
I heard that commercial planes only carry enough fuel for their particular flight. The reasoning is that on shorter flights, the additional weight of carrying more fuel than required increases fuel consumption........

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I heard that commercial planes only carry enough fuel for their particular flight. The reasoning is that on shorter flights, the additional weight of carrying more fuel than required increases fuel consumption........

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DRV is most likely referring to light aircraft, while you heard that bit about commercial aircraft. They're way more precise in the big world, and there's more to lose from carrying around dead weight.


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thanks for all the input, i was just wondering if it was possible.
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thanks for all the input, i was just wondering if it was possible.
Sure, it's possible. Scrounging up some hardware and making it fit + function is not all that challenging, especially if you can weld. Making it reliable is another matter altogether and more than likely not worth the effort.

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thanks, i think i'll stick to the trip meter!
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