If you are relaying that there is not much range left after the warning starts blinking- not sure.
I often roam alone, and it's funny how fast the gas gauge on my '08 can go from a couple blips down to one....
I wish sometimes the V had the same size tank as my old KLR, that would make it dandy. But I suppose it would also make it more top heavy.
Sometimes I find myself staring at that single bar-blip mark on the empty end of the fuel gauge, and wondered if I would make it to civilization or a town with fuel.
A couple years ago, I started carrying a large PRIMUS bottle, it's rated for carrying gas. It's 1.5 L I believe (or biggest one of this design), about $25-27 bucks.
I can fuel/fill it in-place without having to remove it, plus it accepts a gas-station size pump nozzle.
It fits nicely on the one side behind my SW Motech side rack-- just opposite a tool tube. Math not being my thing, and I am not great with the metric system, I am thinking this might take me 15-18 miles as a reserve. I have not had to use it, but I do keep it full of non-oxy premium, and rotate the contents with fresh once in awhile. Even if I never need it, maybe I will rescue some maiden on the Harley that's broke down and my KARMA will suddenly change?
I have it on a bottle-rack from Twisted Throttle with a hose clamp. It's actually smaller/shorter somewhat in contrast with the tool tube on the opposite rack.
Naw, it's not a gallon or anything, it's just an appetizer sized amount I can easily carry and forget about for the most part, until maybe I need it.