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Having asked this question about the 2.1 gal tank, I figure some folks may be interested to see how far you can go on the 3.3 gal tank before you have to fill up?
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I go to 160 to 170 kilometers before refilling. The 91 octane sell for about 1.45 $ a liter. I spend 10$ on a refill = 6.7 liters. I average about 55 to 58 miles per US gallon. Not bad for a Lectron 1250 equip bike. The TC88A run with a nice Jester X map from Rico. Yes, the plug has a nice tan color so, no lean here, just well atomized fuel delivery. I've check the millage with google map itinerary and I run accurate millage.
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My light comes on around 107 or so. I can go around 130 or so before I would say I "have" to fill up. Recently, I tend to fill it on average at 125, but have had it in the 130's plenty of times. And a couple times in the 140's, but I start to get nervous.
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I gave my best answer, but to be honest I always fill up when my tripometer gets to 90 or so, then I start looking for a place to fill up. My light comes one no matter how much gas is in the tank so I just ignore it. When I do fill up I am only pumping in about 1.7 to 2.0 gallons of gas so I know I can go much farther ... but the idea of running out of gas doesn't appeal to me.
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My light comes on anywhere between 65 & 85 miles from full,depending on the type of ride I have been on,I do like to use the twist grip fairly hard when conditions are right,I think I have just over 1 1/2 gallons before my light comes on.
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I have never owned any bike with such a small fuel tank. When the low fuel light comes on, I look for a filling station ASAP. I know lots of folks have had issues with their lights, but mine has always lit up at about 2 gallons (US) down.

Right now, I'm getting a solid 48 to 50 miles per gallon.
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I know lots of folks have had issues with their lights, but mine has always lit up at about 2 gallons (US) down.
I'm sure there's a fix for my light issue, just too lazy to do anything about it. Besides, this is the first bike I ever owned that had any kind of fuel indicator on it ... all my other bikes had petcocks with a reserve.
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Come to think of it, they ought to develop an electronic "reserve" element into these EFI bikes. Something that mimics going into reserve when the fuel is low.
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There seems to be quite a few threads on this. I started one myself. I usually hit reserve around 65-75 miles. Takes around 2.2 US gallons. Which puts me at about 35-37mpg which sucks. But my driving is around town and in traffic. Mileage comes up to around 40-42 when out on the highway. I just did a 1250 conversion on mine and hoped the fuel economy would improve quite a bit, and it did some but not much. Fuel mileage will change depending on driving habits and driving conditions. I believe mine can be improved. My plugs have the correct color to them so I know its not running excessively rich. I may play with my stock carb some more but I plan on installing a mikuni in the near future.
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Seem to be concerned with the EFI bikes but my '02 1200 Sporty (carb equipped) has the same size tank.

Just a routine to fill at 100 miles. I know it'll need reserve around 120 miles so I use my trip odometer to let me know.

Why wait? I'll eventually need gas.
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