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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Flushing, NY
tell me of the fickle fuel guage.
One of the things that turned me on to the VN750 was the instrumentation. Not only is there a tach to go with the speedo, all the idiot lights on the handlebars where they're easy to glance at (instead of over the gas tank as on many middle and low weight cruisers). And best of all, a fuel guage and trip counter! No guessing about the fuel mileage or level!
After one week of riding (mostly in 3rd gear and under), the fuel guage had dropped to just to the left of the "F", just shy of the red line, at only 90 miles on the trip counter. (I bought the bike with the counter reset and the tank ostensibly full.)
I went to the gas station for my first fill-up. And I filled it right up to the top of the tank... with just two (2) gallons!
I thought the tank was 3.5 gal? Or is a full gallon in reserve, and the guage exclusive of what's in the reserve tank?