Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Kitchener Ontario
Fuel Pump Cooling
The biggest problem is in the title, you run low or empty, a good chance your fuel pump packs it in, since the days of carburetors, yes the petcock worked, however I remember pushing my Honda about a kilometer as I switched while riding with a buddy then thought I could make it to the downtown gas, I had passed a gas station 3 miles back , but would have needed to turn off the main road. Like my Dad use to say, if you don't have it upstairs you will need to have it downstairs, nothing like having to push the bike to make a point.
Yes I notice that I have traveled over 100 KM with the low fuel flashing, I note my KM reading when it starts flashing, depending on if I am heading home determines when I fuel up, my GPS gives me distance to home, if equal to or less than, I don't fuel up until home. If I am riding, most of my rides are over 250 KM to 900 KM, so heading away from home or over 200 KM from home, I fuel up even at 2 bars if I am approaching a gas station, and in northern Ontario, I fuel up at a half a tank if at a gas station, that way I can forget about where I ride, as sometimes I change my plans and add 150 KM more to my route, knowing that some routes are beyond 150 KM to the next gas.
I also use trip A for setting a count down for distance, Trip B is my chain lube distance, 500 KM .