Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Wisconsin, 25 miles north of Milwaukee
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There is a simpler way to go about this - This is what I do - I know how far I can ride on a full tank of gas (+ or - 10%). I reset my trip odometer each time I fill my tank. I only use the fuel gage when I see it flashing empty. The flashing gets we to look at the trip odometer. It usually reads 195 to 200 miles at that point. I then plan to stop for gas within 20 to 30 miles. I have never run out of gas, ever, on my 2008 V that I purchased new.
The few times that I forgot to reset the odometer when filling up, I waited for the flashing, reset the trip at that point, on the fly, then stopped for fuel within 20 or 30 miles.
I have never had the need to know if my tank was 3/4 full or 1/2 full or 1/4 full, etc. Why complicate life? It's complex enough as it is.