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Old 11-25-2012, 02:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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2012 T100 ran out of gas

Was very curious about how many miles would it take to ran out of gas, I've got a 12 T100 black - 133 miles bike stalled & didn't start, added gas and back on the road. Wanted to share if anyone is wondering.


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Old 11-25-2012, 04:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds about right. How many miles do you have on your moto? Also, are you still breaking it in? And lastly do you mostly do surface streets or Freeway/Hwy riding? All of these factors dictate. I get about 130 - 145 depending on a lot of factors. By the way, what part of Los Angeles are you in? In in Whittier. Cheers.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm curious how many gallons of gas you put in the tank after running out at 133 miles? I ask because I had 135 miles on my clock the other day and when I topped off it took 3.2 gallons...this was after running with my buddies up in the hills in a very spirited fashion.

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Old 11-25-2012, 10:00 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've got 2,050 miles on my bike, on average 75% city - 25% freeway. when ran out of gas added about 1/2 gal, gas station was a mile away, took 3.6 gal to fill it up. i live off of laurel canyon up in the hills.


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Old 11-26-2012, 10:02 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Something ain't right. That comes to only 33 mpg. I reguarly get 45+ mpg on my 2009 T100 and have my low fuel light come on around 120 miles or so. When I get gas at around 130-140 I usually still have almost a gallon left, ehich means I should be good for at least 160-170 miles though I have only risked it to 150 a couple of times.

It is hard to ride when that yellow low fuel light is blazing in your eyes. LOL

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Old 11-26-2012, 10:24 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Yea, 33 MPG is very low. I have a 2010 and at a solid 80 mph on the highway I get 38-40 MPG, and I think I have a problem with my map.

I have a 2005, 904 with flat slides, and I get 44-48 under all riding conditions.

Our EFIs should be doing better than this.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:29 AM   #8 (permalink)
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1/2 gallon Trapped

If the FI models are like the carb'd bikes 0f 2001-2007/8, there's about a half gallon trapped on the side of the tank where it can't get over the tunnel.
If you run out of gasoline, tip the bike over - way over - to the side where the fuel hose exits the tank and you'll get another 20+ miles.

I'm not sure if this works on the Fuel Injected models but I don't see why it wouldn't. Anyone know for certain?
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I would agree he is getting poor fuel mileage based on his running out at 133 miles and putting in close to the rated capacity of 4.2 gallons. I consistently get 43-45 mpg with a mix of spirited city and canyon riding and on my road trips running top gear at speeds 80++ I will get 50-52 mpg.

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Old 11-26-2012, 12:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Lemme chime in on the Big booty side of the picture. I get about 33 mph on my T100. I do beleive that my buffness is a factor. being that I am about 245 of lovin. plus the fact that I dont let my tach drop under 3500 ever. conrtibutes heavily to my low mileage.
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