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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Sussex County NJ
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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.
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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