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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-27-2019, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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Reserve fuel ?

canít find anything in the manual about a reserve fuel setting on the fuel tap, in fact canít even find anything about a fuel tap.

So where is the fuel tap located and is there a reserve fuel setting ?

Should have said versys 650 grand tourer 2018.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-27-2019, 03:06 PM
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There is no fuel tap, it's fuel injection, so whatch your fuel gauge that all you have now.
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The reserve would be your cell phone or extended thumb as an alternate.
I've used both with great success and amusement of others.
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Thatís a great answer lol.
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Thatís a great answer lol.
good sense of humor. Your last two bar on the fuel gauge is your reserve-as an indication.
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On my 2013 gen II the last bar on the gauge flashes when you get low that is your reserve. Not sure if it is the same on the gen. III. I never let it get that low I reset trip 1 at every fill up and go 175 to 200 miles depending on if I know where fuel stops are.

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Experience on my 2015 Versys 650, when the fuel gauge starts flashing, you have approximately 100 KM total to find fuel, I have noted the mileage when flashing starts then filled to the neck of the tank, approximately 4 to 5 liters of fuel is left at the start of the fuel gauge flashing. One very important thing to note, the fuel pump uses fuel to cool it, running out of fuel may cost you a tow and new fuel pump. There are after market fuel pumps, but making sure you don't run out could save you $$$ and the temporary loss of a working bike.
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One thing, or is it two? The pump is cooled & lubricated by the fuel; so running low too often may not be the best thing for the pump.
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Thanks for your replyís, some great advice.

One more question,

If I need to remove the tank for a air filter change does the fuel line have quick release fitting so fuel doesnít piss out all over your feet ?

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Yes it does

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Thanks for your replyís, some great advice.

One more question,

If I need to remove the tank for a air filter change does the fuel line have quick release fitting so fuel doesnít piss out all over your feet ?

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Yes it does and be extra careful and gentle when removing the quick lock on the fuel line.
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Thanks again guys.

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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-28-2019, 05:08 AM
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Reserve is when it's flashing. About 5 litres.
Fuel line has quick release but will drip about 10ml, enough to stink up the place; get a rag.
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