Hi Sammy:sammy7133 said:Hi, I'm a new proud owner of a 2009 shadow Aero. embrassing to ask but in the absence of a any fuel gauge, how do you know it's time to fill up with petrol during a ride? thanks,
Of course the other side of that mistake is to forget to set the petcock from reserve back to main after filling up - that's really out of gas.Glennrae said:I use the trip meter. Will fill at about 130 miles. I just don't like fiddlin with the reserve valve in traffic. One time I accidentally reset my trip miles....then forgot to refill. I was sitting at a light with my tunes playing. The light turned green.....and I turned red when I realized I had just run out of gas. I did switch to the reserve and rescued it. But don't need that to happen again!
Yep, that's another bad one. That's why I've made it a serious habit to turn the petcock off every time I turn off the bike. Every time. Even if I only go inside for a minute. It's automatic now, so I'm not likely to make this mistake, if I even ever hit reserve (which is rare, in and of itself).Cbjr said:Of course the other side of that mistake is to forget to set the petcock from reserve back to main after filling up - that's really out of gas.
Thank you, I am a proud owner of my first bike Honda 1100 saber and I dont have a fuel gauge and that information helps, I have a 4.5 gallon tank. Do you know how many miles you get on the reserve?Hi Sammy:
No, it isn't an embarrassing question at all. Fill up the fuel tank. Reset your trip meter. Drive about 75 miles and refill your fuel tank. How much fuel did it require? Now you can do some simple math and discover what kind of fuel economy you are getting. I am currently getting about 32 MPG and I have 4 gallons of fuel capacity.
Hope that helps!