Range indicator ... lol

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  1. PileOParts

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    What Sam said in his first contribution. My take is that range is computed on instantaneous fuel level reading and fuel flow, with, I suspect, some fuel flow averaging over a brief time span. MPG is simply a measure of fuel used, not remaining, and distance traveled. Thus, for example, an unvaried 60 mph on flat ground, still air, will produce a much lower fuel flow than ripping it in constant stop-and-go traffic. Do that for awhile at half a tank and you're liable to get a range of 60 to 65 miles, then see 80 or more after a few miles at that steady 60. (I accelerate gently, generally stay below 3,000, and average better than 40 mpg. in about 2/3 to 3/4 highway mileage at between 70 and 7, windshield down, which makes a difference.)
     
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    I reset odometer when I fuel and fuel at 180 miles. Lol I ignore all the lights numbers and gauges. I sure miss when I could flip the valve and put my bike on reserve when the fuel ran out best system ever
     
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    I bet your bike has a manual transmission, roll up windows, and no seat belts or air bags, either.
     
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    Not my indian buy yeah my old Harley does :D and carburetor ;)
     
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    Zipperhead Frankenberry Bronze Member

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    Oh! How I miss points and condensers!

    No ... wait ...
     
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    Right ! Ok maybe not go that far :D
     
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    Couple things I still don't like on modern bikes---throttle by wire, GIVE ME BACK A PETCOCK!!!!!
     
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    Ditto!,......although my Intruder has the reserve switch,.....
    Alpal
     
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    Shizen Bru!,.......What happened to your pet????:cool::p:D:rolleyes:;):rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
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    Glad you backed up there Buddy,....points and condensers really do need to be driven over twice to make sure they're dead!:p:p:p
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    Lol I gotta agree with that
     
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    Everyone should always carry two sets of points/condensers: one to shit on and the other to cover it up with.
     
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