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#1 aviscomi

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 11:25 AM

Am I missing something or is there no type of reading/fuel gauge on the Diavel? I've read the manual twice and the only thing I see is that when the Fuel Reserve light comes on there where be a display of fuel remaining.

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#2 Guido

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 11:47 AM

there is no "fuel Remaining Display", there is only the Fuel Reserve Light that indicate 4 lt remaining...
but it's ok like that :badgerslayer I mean..I am not missing it :(

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 01:59 PM

There's no display of fuel remaining. It's a mileage counter 'since the bike went onto reserve'. You'll need fuel within the next 15 miles to be safe, you could be pushing it after 30.

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 05:24 PM

I hear you get 120 miles before reserve light comes on. Use one of your trip meters to monitor mileage. Reset after each tank refuel.

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 05:39 PM

View PostCaptain Scarlet, on 10 April 2011 - 01:59 PM, said:

There's no display of fuel remaining. It's a mileage counter 'since the bike went onto reserve'. You'll need fuel within the next 15 miles to be safe, you could be pushing it after 30.


That part I'm not sure about. My empty light comes after about 110-120 miles. Usually I fill 'er up witin 5-10 miles and it takes bit more than 3 gal (US) until it reaches the throat (like manual says). Which means either a) empty light is super-pessimistic and you have at least 40 miles until dry (considering tank is 4.5 US gal), or b) I can fill it another 1/2 gal.

What's the longest anybody went on 'reserve'?

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 07:06 PM

After my fuel light came on today, I was able to stretch another 36 miles before stopping for gas. Even after filling up, I still only put 3.8 gallons in the tank. Probably could have gone at least 50 miles before running on fumes. I think my reserve light comes on like clockwork around the 3 gallon mark (~1.2 gallons remaining) and generally fill up 3.5 gallons at the pump.

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 07:19 AM

View PostGeneral Lee, on 25 June 2011 - 07:06 PM, said:

After my fuel light came on today, I was able to stretch another 36 miles before stopping for gas. Even after filling up, I still only put 3.8 gallons in the tank. Probably could have gone at least 50 miles before running on fumes. I think my reserve light comes on like clockwork around the 3 gallon mark (~1.2 gallons remaining) and generally fill up 3.5 gallons at the pump.

This I can confirm. I have a 120-mile commute and depending on traffic the low fuel light goes on at about 110-120 miles. My average MPG based on actual miles and fuel used is almost 40mpg. The mileage has gone up from 33mpg to about 40mpg after the 600-mile service. I now have about 1500 miles on the bike.

So, in theory, I could have done another 50-miles before running dry. However, I usually top off anyway when the light goes on to get ready for the next day's ride. For me, the conservative fuel level to trigger the light is fine to give you enough time to look for a gas station. Better safe than sorry.

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 10:31 PM

How many trip meters are there on the DD??

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 10:55 PM

Per the manual there are 3. Two regular "trip modes" and a reserve mode that tracks mileage since warning light came on. I would take a good read though because it did spell out some unique functionality for Trip A vs Trip B that I don't recall.

Edited by smokein, 26 June 2011 - 10:56 PM.


#10 Craig

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 12:12 AM

What is it in kms for us metricised people, I pick it up on Friday and have a 300km ride home, I guess I will be stopping, but at 200 or 250 kms?

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 06:41 AM

I got 267 klms out of a tank today. The reserve light came on at 235 klms.

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 07:37 AM

View PostCraig, on 27 June 2011 - 12:12 AM, said:

What is it in kms for us metricised people, I pick it up on Friday and have a 300km ride home, I guess I will be stopping, but at 200 or 250 kms?



Conversions miles to km and back in simple terms: -

km to Miles divide by 1.609
Miles to kms multiply by 1.609
:mrgreen

#13 Alan

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 08:48 AM

Just like £ to $ then :mrgreen

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 10:46 AM

View PostAlan, on 27 June 2011 - 08:48 AM, said:

Just like £ to $ then :mrgreen


Only thing is, miles to km and back again formula shouldnt change, but hey, who knows what Brussels may do!

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 06:56 PM

View PostVulcan, on 27 June 2011 - 07:37 AM, said:

Conversions miles to km and back in simple terms: -

km to Miles divide by 1.609
Miles to kms multiply by 1.609
:poke


Or, just type it in Google, like so "235 km to mi" or "140 mi to km", it will convert it right there!

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 10:27 AM

View Postsem, on 27 June 2011 - 06:56 PM, said:

Or, just type it in Google, like so "235 km to mi" or "140 mi to km", it will convert it right there!


I say everyone just switches the settings on there bikes to mpg and save us all the confusion :bow

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 10:51 AM

View Postsmokein, on 28 June 2011 - 10:27 AM, said:

I say everyone just switches the settings on there bikes to mpg and save us all the confusion :bow

I reckon everyone should switch over to metric.
It makes much more sense than that ol' imperial stuff.
And there won't be any confusion about which size "gallon" you're talkin' 'bout! :)

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 11:09 AM

View PostCoop, on 28 June 2011 - 10:51 AM, said:

I reckon everyone should switch over to metric.
It makes much more sense than that ol' imperial stuff.
And there won't be any confusion about which size "gallon" you're talkin' 'bout! :bow

That makes too much sense so I say NO. ;)

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 03:09 PM

View PostjuicyBanana, on 28 June 2011 - 11:09 AM, said:

That makes too much sense so I say NO. ;)


What about Drams (as in 'wee dram') for our Scottish Brothers?

There are around 1230 drams to a Gallon (UK) or only 1024 drams to a gallon (US) ?
:bow

Edited by Vulcan, 28 June 2011 - 03:10 PM.


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Posted 28 June 2011 - 10:20 PM

View Postsmokein, on 26 June 2011 - 10:55 PM, said:

Per the manual there are 3. Two regular "trip modes" and a reserve mode that tracks mileage since warning light came on. I would take a good read though because it did spell out some unique functionality for Trip A vs Trip B that I don't recall.



When you reset Trip A/1 it also resets all your stats on the right side of the screen
Resetting Trip B/2 doesn't





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