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Old 11-12-2012, 05:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I average appx 30 miles per gallon(premium).
At 140 miles out, you best start looking for a gas station cuz the T-bird Storm is too heavy to push!
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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200-220 miles to a fill-up. That is usually 5-5.1 gallons so I still have some wiggle room if needed. 250 is the farthest I pushed it and she took 5.7 gallons. Too close for comfort.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:25 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Like Deefer, I get about 200 miles riding in a group at 60-70MPH and about 130-140 when fooling around.

Related question: It freaks me out that the yellow light goes on when 4 remaining bars (good for, at least, a slow 35 miles) are left on the gas gauge. Does this happen to other Storms out there? Dealer, of course, says "yeah, that's normal". It really me makes nervous, not knowing for sure.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:57 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I have a 2010 TB and the gas gauge does the same and it freaks me out as well. The Triumph technician told me to carry a gallon of gas and let it run down to determine how far I can go once the light comes on. I just refill it as soon as possible after the light appears.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:42 PM   #15 (permalink)
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when I top off the trip computer says 200-212 miles on the count down and thats a pretty good mix of hwy & stop & go riding. thats running premium in my storm. ran reg once and noticed a loss of power.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:38 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Colombia,

I have a 2010 TB and the gas gauge does the same and it freaks me out as well. The Triumph technician told me to carry a gallon of gas and let it run down to determine how far I can go once the light comes on. I just refill it as soon as possible after the light appears.
I might do that Lennuti, carry a gallon of gas to see whether the yellow light is just an annoying thing or a real alert.
I do a lot of riding outside of major cities and in Colombia sometimes can't find a gas station for quite some distance, so I would really benefit from KNOWING how many miles I can still ride. Thanks for the idea.
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:40 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I might do that Lennuti, carry a gallon of gas to see whether the yellow light is just an annoying thing or a real alert.
I do a lot of riding outside of major cities and in Colombia sometimes can't find a gas station for quite some distance, so I would really benefit from KNOWING how many miles I can still ride. Thanks for the idea.
If I was in that situation, I'd fill up at somewhere between a quarter to half tank. If the light goes on reliably at say 30 miles remaining and you're 40 miles from the nearest pump, you're still in a world of hurt. I'm probably missing the point somewhere in here, but what's the problem with taking a few minutes to fill up more frequently?

Also, carry a siphon hose and collapsible plastic bladder. It's light, compact and if you do get stranded, some cager might take pity on you and let you suck a gallon from his tank ... Since you're out in the boonies frequently, this seems like a prudent tactic.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:11 PM   #18 (permalink)
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If I was in that situation, I'd fill up at somewhere between a quarter to half tank. If the light goes on reliably at say 30 miles remaining and you're 40 miles from the nearest pump, you're still in a world of hurt. I'm probably missing the point somewhere in here, but what's the problem with taking a few minutes to fill up more frequently?

Also, carry a siphon hose and collapsible plastic bladder. It's light, compact and if you do get stranded, some cager might take pity on you and let you suck a gallon from his tank ... Since you're out in the boonies frequently, this seems like a prudent tactic.
Thanks Big Guy. That's what I do, fill up when the &%@# yellow light comes on. The point is, I'd just to like to know for sure. Sometimes it comes on and the computer says I have 60 miles left and sometimes it comes on and it says I have 30 miles left. (Riding roughly the same as fast/hard)
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:12 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Cruising I get around the 5.5 litres /100km two up
When the light comes on I go another 100km and still have about 4-6 litres left?
Keep the big girl full and enjoy the ride.
They are too big to push
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:18 PM   #20 (permalink)
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'round town and such, I am getting BARELY over 100 miles per tank. It sucks. I really think I have a fuel issue. Of all the things I miss from my mommy van, it is the fuel gauge. I hate running out. I stare at the odometer/ trip
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