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RIdgerunner

Fuel Gauge/Economy ‘98 GL1500 SE

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RIdgerunner

What kind of mileage do you guys get on a tankful of gas? My wife and I just rode a fundraiser and I wasn’t paying attention to miles and my fuel gauge was just over 1/4 tank and I ran out at 141 miles. I rarely let it get below 1/4 tank because I don’t trust gauges. I filled it up into the neck before we started the ride. I have been reading about guys riding 200+ miles on a tankful. I get 33-35mpg like most everyone else but have never got that kind of distance. When I pull my trailer I get around 27mpg. Are they riding alone on a flat road? Down hill? I got home and pulled the fuel pump out and siphoned most of the gas out and worked the float up and down a few times really slowly and started the bike with the gauge almost on empty and poured fuel back in and the gauge seems to be fine now. Any ideas?

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OnaWingandaPrayer

The fuel gauge on the 1500 is known to be inaccurate. Some folks will drain the tank, and make adjustments to the float. 

on my 94 I routinely would run to 200-212 miles before filling. I rode by the trip meter rather then the gauge.

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RIdgerunner

Most of the time I have my wife with me so I suppose that’s where the difference is. But, guess I’ll just have to keep an eye on it. Thanks!

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