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Old 28th August 2012
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Don't the 48s have a 2.1 tank? I have a 2011 48 and I could have sworn that is the figure.

Anyway, I get like 65-70 miles by the time the light comes on and usually still have a half gallon left. This is with V&H short shots, Screamin Eagle Heavy Breather and Power Commander V.

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I get around 60-75 miles on my 48 tank before the gas light comes on. 60ish around the mountains here and 75 on highway rides. that's with a 4 inch tank lift, short shots, v&h v02 intake, and v&h fuel pack. Used to get around 80 in town with my old 3.3 and as much as 120 on long highway rides.
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I get 55-60 miles out of my tank. That's with shorty pipes; no baffles or O2's; PC-V, RSD air cleaner, and a full dyno(84 horsepower). No tank lift.
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I usually get the fuel light on at around 55-60 miles. I just fill up around 50 using my second trip meter as a fuel gauge, the first is set to zero at the start of every season.
I am not sure what I would get, but a guess would be between 70-85 miles.
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on my 72 the fuel light comes on around 63 miles,the furthest i've got is 91 miles & when i filled her to the brim i put 6.7 litres in the tank,wouldn't really want to push it any further though.
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Default How far on the 2.1 48 tank?

I am sure this has been covered before plenty of times but so far my fuel light comes on always around 50 miles in to the ride. Is this pretty normal for most of you guys I always thought most guys were getting 80ish miles with their full tank or does these bikes lights just come on early and I should be able to get 15-20 more miles out of the tank? Bike is still being broke in don't know if maybe it will get better with more of a break in?
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Ok a 2012 48 that is bone stock with a 2.1 fuel tank should be getting around 35 mpg. So you're right about 50-55 miles light comes on. Then you should have about 15-20 miles on the light. If you ride it in-town a lot it more then likely will down your mpg to around 20-25. I hope this helps.
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Ok a 2012 48 that is bone stock with a 2.1 fuel tank should be getting around 35 mpg. So you're right about 50-55 miles light comes on. Then you should have about 15-20 miles on the light. If you ride it in-town a lot it more then likely will down your mpg to around 20-25. I hope this helps.
35? Seems a bit low...
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Nice looking bike but the 2.1 gallon tank won't take you far.
Good for a lot of stops at gas stations.

I had a 2.1 gal. tank on my '75 Sporty.
I drove my car to California and as you leave Green River, Utah, there's a sign that states
"No Services For The Next 106 Miles".
Green River to Salina!
Nothing there except the road.

Brought to mind my old '75 and if I still had it, I'd have to carry extra gas to make it across.
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