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on my 05 800ss the fuel light comes on with 1.7 gallons left in the tank. is this normal? as soon as it comes on it takes 2.5 gallons to fill it up again.
 

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mine comes on at around 110-120 miles on the tank. Leaving me with about .7 gallon left.

I wouldn't be too concerned with it honnestly!

Just know how far you can go on average before needing to fill up, but that should be the case no matter what you're riding...:D
 

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thanks for the replys

its just annoying really. i guess gas stations are far apart in italy!
 

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wad said:
on my 05 800ss the fuel light comes on with 1.7 gallons left in the tank. is this normal? as soon as it comes on it takes 2.5 gallons to fill it up again.
I am encountering the same thing on my 02 900sport. Is this normal for our bikes?
 

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1 gallon here, just like the book says. Not to change the subject but how far do you guys fill the tank to?? I pump mine full all the way up in the neck. I stop about half way between the bottom of the neck and that little drain hole in the side.
 

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I am encountering the same thing on my 02 900sport. Is this normal for our bikes?
I fill it up till the it stops pumping.
 

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You mean you stick the nozzle all the way in there, like you were filling a car??? I'm guessing you'd leave the top 20 or 30% of the tank empty doing that.
 

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You mean you stick the nozzle all the way in there, like you were filling a car??? I'm guessing you'd leave the top 20 or 30% of the tank empty doing that.
Yes, I stick in the nozzle like filling up the car. So when it stops, are saying that I should pull the nozzle higher and fill it up some more? Any chances of overflowing it? Please advise. Thanks.
 

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Fill right to the bottom of the filler neck - sometimes I let it go a half inch up into the neck, but just go slow and make sure you keep your eyes protected.
 

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You mean you stick the nozzle all the way in there, like you were filling a car??? I'm guessing you'd leave the top 20 or 30% of the tank empty doing that.
Can someone please confirm is the statement above is correct? I am asking this because when the fuel stops pumping, I can already see the gas coming up to below the neck. Thanks.
 

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You're in California so that stupid spring loaded sleeve get's in the way. You can pull it back with your hand and fill that way.

Yes if you stick the nozzle in you are not filling all the way. refer to first part of my post for solution.
 

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You're in California so that stupid spring loaded sleeve get's in the way. You can pull it back with your hand and fill that way.

Yes if you stick the nozzle in you are not filling all the way. refer to first part of my post for solution.
Good idea! I will try to do that!
 

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Yeah, I just hold the end of the nozzle an inch or so in the filler neck. When you get near the top of the tank, you have to ease up on it to reduce the flow. That is where you find out that some gas pumps are easy to modulate like that, and others seem to be 100% on or completely off - good way to splash gasoline all over your tank. I actually choose my gas station based partially on how well their nozzles work!
 

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ducati1982 said:
You're in California so that stupid spring loaded sleeve get's in the way. You can pull it back with your hand and fill that way.
Is that some kind of Vapour Recovery system? Can't wait till we get those rolled out across the UK........NOT!!!!!!

Anyway, back to topic, my light doesnt work at all but got a leaky tank aswell so hopefully will sort out both problems in one go.
 

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I actually choose my gas station based partially on how well their nozzles work!

Wheeeewww!!! Thank god. I thought I was the only one;-)
 

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Fill right to the bottom of the filler neck - sometimes I let it go a half inch up into the neck, but just go slow and make sure you keep your eyes protected.

Haha, that sounds funny.. But seriously, isn't it dangerous to fill it up to the neck? I've read that other bikes with a "full" tank will leak gas if it's completely full.

Also, how do you avoid sniffing the fumes when filling up? I just move back as far as possible but i still end up sniffing some fumes..
 

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If you read earlier in the thread, I fill mine up into the neck...about half way between the bottom of the neck and that little drain hole near the top. 22,000 combined miles and nar a problem...knock on wood. Never seen so much as a drip of fuel. FUmeS??? WhaT FUEMs....I Smeellll NEveR anY FUmes GASSss when I GeT GAss?

Ummmm...you're on a motorcycle dude...sitting on a gas tank. The only way I can think of to avoid fumes is let someone else pump your gas, if it's that bad for you.
 

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FE warning light.

Hi all,
I don't even know whether my FE has a low fuel or reserve warning light! I ended up counting the miles and filling up every 100 - 110 on the way down to Malaga. Basic maybe but my maths improved!
Actually, this method works well until you forget to look in your tank following a few weeks of not riding. Queue the bike not starting due to mainly no fuel in the tank and me dragging nearly every inch of crud through the fuel system. Queue a few more weeks of not riding!!!What a schmuck!

Richie.
 
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