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thought i would ask who has pushed the reserve the furthest ?

i'm trying to find out just how far one can travel once the reserve starts to flash.

the furthest i have gone on reserve so far is 40km (about 25 miles).
has anyone gone further ?

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15 miles for me.. I usually fill at the same place every 4 days and it is normally about 7 miles into reserve, but must have went somewhere at work that time..
 

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Well, folks, if you're talking about the last segment as the reserve...I'm getting about 50mi. per segment, and I have gone over 40 on the last one.
 

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Not quite, I was counting from when it starts flashing & by the reserve
odometer reading which both happen a bit after the last segment is all that is showing.
 

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i guess i should have been more specific in my first question.

what i should have said was, how far have you gone from the point where the "tripF" starts from zero ?

the main reason i ask is that im going on a long trip in two months, and im gonna need to use the reserve regularly, as there are a few places on my trip that are a LONG way between fuel stops.

i might even have to carry a small can of fuel with me.

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Never seen it. I keep mine topped off. 1/2 tank and I'm heading for a pit stop.
 

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I never messed around with bikes and gas. The gas guage is never to be trusted . I filled at least every 125 miles.
 

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I'm planning a trip around [all] the Great Lakes this Easter, and I think I'll carry a bit of reserve/reserve fuel just in case...probably no more than a liter in an aluminum bottle.
 

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I'm like Larry, I like to carry an aluminum bottle "just in case" on a long road trip. I have yet to push the TripF reading and when I do, I'll make another posting.
 

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Just so you know, it is not a good idea to run the tank dry. Fuel injected bikes (and cars) usually use in-the-tank pumps (part 2)
http://yamaha.motogrid.com/pages/parts/default.aspx
These pumps use gasoline as their lubricant. Sounds strange but it's true.
So if you run the tank dry the gas pump has no lubricant and may fail.
 

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Well, I have now pushed mine into the reserve range. Yesterday, I left my debit card at home. I didn't know this until I was on the way home after work. With between a 1/2 and 1/4 tank of gas, and facing about a 60 mile trip still, I had a feeling I was going to be in trouble. Did I mention that I didn't have any cash?

Anyway, with about 20 miles to go, the gas gage started to flash, and the odometer started to count down. At 14 miles, I pulled into a convience store, and got 1.65 cents worth of gas. About .6 gallons. More than enough to get me home, then back to the station this morning.

You can bet I have both my debit card AND cash today. :D
 

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I once it reserve on my sold ZX9r sportbike at under 90 miles. Purr hell, I could have been run over if I didnt fill it up in time.
 

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CajunBass said:
Well, I have now pushed mine into the reserve range. Yesterday, I left my debit card at home. I didn't know this until I was on the way home after work. With between a 1/2 and 1/4 tank of gas, and facing about a 60 mile trip still, I had a feeling I was going to be in trouble. Did I mention that I didn't have any cash?

Anyway, with about 20 miles to go, the gas gage started to flash, and the odometer started to count down. At 14 miles, I pulled into a convience store, and got 1.65 cents worth of gas. About .6 gallons. More than enough to get me home, then back to the station this morning.

You can bet I have both my debit card AND cash today. :D
That's why I have included some cash in my emergency kit. Hide 5 dollars somewhere on your bike.
If you only had twenty miles to go when the guage started to flash you were in no trouble. I have run mine to fourty on two occasions just to see how far I could go. (Once it quit just shy of fourty & the other time just a bit over.) The engine may stop at traffic lights a few miles short of that but it will start again.
 

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I actually figured I could make it home, but went ahead and stopped anyway. The flashing gage was annoying.
 

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Here is a post about the reserve mileage from the Yahoo Majesty group:

Yesterday I took the Majesty out and put a 72 oz. of gas in a
container and straped it to the seat. I was able to get 37 miles on the
low fuel tripmeter before it ran out of gas. I put in the 72 oz. of gas
went .5 mile to the gas station and pumped in 3.33 gals which the tank
holds almost a full 4 gallons and a range of 200 miles.
That sounds about right to me but I hope I never have to verify it.
 
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