Main Motorcycle: Bonneville T100 SMQ SE
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Vancouver, Canada
"switched to reserve"? Don't think even the Carb'd bikes have traditional reserve tank that needs switching to. There is a fuel warning light that comes on at around 12 liters gone (out of 16.6 liter for EFI, or 16.0 Carb = about 4 gal tank). The warning light works via a temp sensor in the tank...as fuel level drops below level of sensor, its temp changes and this gives the warning. Note it will flicker on and off for a good while after it initially turns on...level is just at the sensor and as you go around corners/up/down hills, fuel will be sloshing on the sensor.
Once my light is on constantly, I figure (have verified over and over again at fill ups) I'm about 4 liters left in the tank...which is about 80 km or roughly 40 miles.
To get better mileage on carb bikes, I understand the jets and carb's can need to be cleaned, assuming you've also done the air filter/plugs. Also consider the fuel filter if it has not been done.
2013 T100 Steve McQueen; +NH Togas; -SAI; -O2; +Breathe; +TTP#3; +Avon RoadRiders; +Iron&Resin Sidebag; +Kisan Auto-Off Indicators & BrakeLight Flasher; +MatchlessClueless LED Brake & Indicators; +LED 3000 Lumens Headlamp; +DeCosse Keyless system
Last edited by Tornado99; 04-22-2017 at 08:39 PM.