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View Poll Results: How far CAN you go before you HAVE to refill your (EFI) 4.5 gal tank?
Less than 120 miles 7 2.72%
120 - 124 miles 11 4.28%
125 - 129 miles 11 4.28%
130 - 134 miles 14 5.45%
135 - 139 miles 14 5.45%
140 - 144 miles 15 5.84%
145 - 149 miles 10 3.89%
150 - 154 miles 28 10.89%
155 - 159 miles 15 5.84%
160 miles + 132 51.36%
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And to complete the set: how far can you go on the 4.5 gal tank before you have to fill up?
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idiot light comes on at 115, fill up at 126

i can safely cruise to 135-140 before i cant hard accelerate from a stop light because of fuel surges, thats when i know its time for its dinner. i almost always end up filling 3.6 to 4.0 at the pump

i got bad mileage
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idiot light comes on at 115, fill up at 126

i can safely cruise to 135-140 before i cant hard accelerate from a stop light because of fuel surges, thats when i know its time for its dinner. i almost always end up filling 3.6 to 4.0 at the pump

i got bad mileage

I could say the same about my Sporty! Same mileage exactly. When it was new, I recall getting about 165 ,iles per tank so the mileage has gone down. But who really cares when your getting almost 50 MPG???
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I'm getting between 240-260 kms (150-160 m) before I switch to reserve..

But I'm really easy on the throttle for the most part..
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That was the wrong question. Tank doesn't "have to" be filled filled til almost empty, but most put when they actually do fill.

The proper question is what is your mpg, using trip meter to count miles between each fill.

Unless, of course, you were wondering if acceleration or something else was effected by low fuel.
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I'm so sorry for asking the wrong question.

The trouble with just knowing what fuel mileage people are getting, is no one seems to know the actual capacity of the EFI tanks: less than the nominal capacity, due to the fuel pump, but how much less?
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Most of my riding is a 10 mile round trip from home to work and back. I'd estimate I average 15 minutes to go 5 miles, so my average speed is about 20 MPH (even with a short burst up to 55 or so). I'd say that's probably a worst case scenario for getting decent gas mileage and I fill the tank on my 1200 when the idiot light comes on at or just over 100 miles per tank.

Over the past nearly 3 years I've averaged 33.8 MPG. The bike is stone stock.
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I voted for 150-155 Miles.. HAVE to fill up is subjective.. I never run my tank dry. I don't like to run it till it starts stuttering. I get about 50 MPG no matter how and where I ride. In Colorado... going from Colorado Springs to Loveland and back.... it took 1 tank.. All interstate. It worked out to a bit over 200 miles.. I was getting 60+ MPG. I chalk it up to not stopping and being consistent on the interstate.
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That was the wrong question. Tank doesn't "have to" be filled filled til almost empty, but most put when they actually do fill.

The proper question is what is your mpg, using trip meter to count miles between each fill.

Unless, of course, you were wondering if acceleration or something else was effected by low fuel.
OK, I was re-thinking this and I get right at 50 MPG. So, if I had to use the entire tank, I would be right at 190-200 miles for the tank. But I don't like to take it down that far.
Made that mistake some years back when I was riding into the Redwood Run....Misgauged my gas and ended up having to shut it down when on a down hill portion of the road and then did quite a bit of coasting whenev I could. Finally made it to the gas station and it took right at 4.1 gallons to fill....Whew! It was a close one!!!
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