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Old 03-20-2011, 06:37 PM   #1
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Reserve

Do ya ride till you have to turn on your reserve? or fill up to avoid the reserve?
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:41 PM   #2
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I try to avoid reserve whenever possible while riding street or dual sporting.
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:37 PM   #3
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Im always topping off my tank.
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:43 PM   #4
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I top off at 130 on the odo. I know I've got at least 30 more miles to reserve, but I hate fiddling with the petcock while riding.
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:47 PM   #5
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I try to avoid the reserve.
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I used to ride till I hit reserve EVERYTIME. No worries but the sputtering can jump on you every once in a while. I do like them fuel guages nowadays.
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:21 AM   #7
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I have no reserve on my current bike.

Previous bike had a reserve. I ran out of gas half way to Galveston one day on that bike. I assumed that the engine would sputter before I had to switch to reserve, instead the engine cut out. I had to coast over to the side of the highway, switch to reserve, start up the bike and continued to Galveston.
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I just leave the selector on reserve and fill up every day, but I'm weird. I know I would hit reserve 50% of the time before I got to the gas station (depends on wind direction and how twist happy I was), but that I won't run out.

On longer trips or where I don't know where the next gas is I will try to keep the fuel level above the reserve and leave it on run.

Just my $0.02.
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:01 AM   #9
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I fill up at slightly more than half a tank.
No reserve on my bike , just a warning light comes on.
Seen that light only twice since I had my bike.
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:09 AM   #10
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I have ran out twice. I don't know, but I don't think my reserve function works on my petcock. I wouldn't recommend it
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:27 PM   #11
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Sometimes I wait for reserve to hit before stopping to fuel up, but usually if I know I'm getting close to the reserve I'll just stop and fill her up. Don't really do it to "avoid reserve"...but if I know I'm getting low and pass by a gas station I just stop and fill it up.
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:25 PM   #12
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I run to reserve and then go another 10-20 miles on reserve, because I am riding a 50 and an enduro and I'm generally in the woods.
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:28 PM   #13
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Would run the Motard to 75 miles or so. Never found out when it would run dry, didn't wanna do that test!

The Z1000 gets to about 120-130 pretty easily. When the fuel light starts blinking I'll stop for gas.
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:30 PM   #14
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I try to avoid reserve, but if my destination is close enough, I'll hit reserve and keep going. My bike is a pretty consistent 120 miles til sputter, sometimes more. I usually try to top off around 110 on the odo.
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Reserve...lol yall need to upgrade.....haha
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:48 PM   #17
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What reserve?
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