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post #16 of 26 Old 05-14-2017, 05:27 AM
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I ride 35 miles one way to work, I can make it all the way if it just turned on when leaving but if it comes on before I make it to work I fill up before I head home. It's been completely accurate for me. But I would also like a gauge but I'll take my sweet ride how I can get it lol.
37 miles one way, for me.... and I can complete two round trips during the sumer months without the low fuel indicator coming on. Winter months with the change in formulation, I get less MPG. I comes on during the second trip about 5 miles before the station I typically fuel up at.

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Our bikes are basically dedicated race machines with only what DOT and EPA requires to be street legal added on. Trip odometer is more accurate anyhow.
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Just picked up my 2017 ZX6R non abs, and I'm looking for a little indicator on the instrument cluster telling me if the dealer filled the tank upon delivery.... looking.... looking.... it doesn't exist. only that it will blink "FUEL" once the level reaches 0.9Gal of gas.... wow. a 12,000 bike and it cant tell you how much gas you really got left?

whats everyone else's opinion here? I'm kinda floored and annoyed. I assumed it had one as every other vehicle I've operated for the last 21 years I've been driving, has had a fuel gauge.
2017,, seems it's a warranty item. Should be completly covered.

Once fixed use one of the trip meters to get used to your MPG and range. Even if it works perfectly now, most likely won't stay that way.
Also keep in mind, fuel pump sits IN fuel. Fuel keeps it cool.
IMO, never ever let the bike run that low.
Hot pump since the fuel is gone, meets cold fuel during fill up.
Equals real termal shock on the pump, many die at the gas station.
When I have no choice, i've run the tank way low. But not by choice.

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I've never owned a motorcycle with a gas gauge. lol. As has been said, the trip meter works nicely.

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If you open the gas cap you will see if they topped it off lol. On the street I start looking for gas around 100 miles or so.
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I'm with you on the gas gauge. I'd like to have one but resort to using the trip odometer. My CBR600RR does have a gas gauge but it's not linear so have to know how many miles are left at the different points on the scale. Many days I commute to work its an unpleasant surprise when the fuel light goes on - always happens when I forget to check the trip odometer. Haven't taken the ZX6R out on a long road rip yet but did many 300 mile days and some 600 mile days on the CBR and I really like having a gas gauge.
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Some bikes have gas gauges but they are not necessity . I do like having one if I have the choice. Why not? My Fjr1300 has one and it works great. Once the gauge stop reading increments, it counts the miles. Pretty cool. Plus a 6.5 gal tank makes for a 260 mile range. I could never use the total range without a break but it is cool nuntheless.
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Oh and good work for jumping this guys shit right off the bat. Ha Ha. Welcome newb.
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Ya don't take the ribbing to hard.

The louder the bark, the slower they ride. LOL.


My Tiger has a gas gauge, next to worthless. From full to half full takes forever.
Half to empty it's real quick.

Get it fixed under warranty, just keep an eye on your trip odometer.
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Get it fixed under warranty, just keep an eye on your trip odometer.
Get what fixed under warranty?? Pretty sure warranty doesn't cover "adding a fuel gauge to a bike that doesn't come with one"

Did you read the first post/topic of this thread?

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Get what fixed under warranty?? Pretty sure warranty doesn't cover "adding a fuel gauge to a bike that doesn't come with one"

Did you read the first post/topic of this thread?
Yes,, just not well enough.

SO it doesn't come with one and the post is a bitch session.. LOL..

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