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How much fuel can it take?

What's the most fuel you've added to your Versys in a single fill up? I'm curious what the useable volume is. But not curious enough to actually measure (e.g. run dry then fill up). If you have though, please post the results.

Bonus if it's a California model--we might be the only ones with the warning sticker that says not to let the fuel rise into the filler neck? I imagine owners of other models get a bit more fuel in their tanks?

Ive added slightly over 5 US gallons (19l) in the past. Usually less, since I try not to let it get too low. Don't really know what "too low" is though.

I'm also curious how far you've gone with the fuel warning on.
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Not good for the fuel pump which is in the tank to run dry, I have filled 18.5 litre
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Not good for the fuel pump which is in the tank to run dry,
That's what I understand, which is why I try to avoid it.
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Bar 1 disappears at 50 miles (80.4672)
Bar 2 disappears at 83 miles (133.576)
Bar 3 disappears at 116 miles ( 186.684)
Bar 4 disappears at 150 miles (241.402)
Bar 5 disappears at 183 miles (294.51)
Bar 6 disappears at 233 miles (374.911)

Flashing = 45 miles

Total 446 km per tank of 19 litres

446 km /19 litres = 23 km/litres.

Read this in the forum sometime ago, so not sure on the figures but its somewhere close.

Hope its of some use.

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I struggle to get 400k out of a tank for some strange reason.
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I have filled up a tank w. 19.3 liters after having run out of gas completely. I had to walk the V to the station.
European model.
Checked the gas invoice tonite: must have been 19,69 liters...

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...Bonus if it's a California model--we might be the only ones with the warning sticker that says not to let the fuel rise into the filler neck? I imagine owners of other models get a bit more fuel in their tanks?...
You CAN fill into the neck IF you remove the charcoal cannister and re-route the undertank lines.

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