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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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Old 25th August 2018
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In the end nursing it into the fuel station the bike surging. 17.5 litres to fill it.
You’re good! 17.5 litres (4.62 gallons) into a nominally 4.5G tank? if my ‘15 CP is at just the right angle, I might be able squeeze in 4.125G
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I love it when the noises are normal!
175 miles is usually easily attained on mine, but for some reason I have run out at 175 miles too. I only had to push a half mile.
OTG I suppose. Its nice to romp for 100+ miles on a Sportster...
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Basically it was about to quit when I stopped by the bowser.
Never run anything dry before except my mower!
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nettshubby,,

In 2016, I bought an MSR bottle and ran the nominal 4.5G tank on my ‘15 XL1200CP dry.

The short version of the test results:
- Ran dry at 160 miles
- Maximum real capacity of the 4.5G tank is about 4.0G
- YMMV

For the long version of test results, see post #97 of this thread at this link: http://xlforum.net/forums/showthread...ght=dry&page=5
I wonder if the fuel pump for efi takes up some of the space because my carby '06 has taken a little over 4.4 gals and I was on reserve nearing fumes. I've gotten 184 miles before hitting reserve as my best. Usually make it to 160-170 miles before I hit reserve. I've also had to hit reserve at 110 miles.
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My ride to work since moving is right at 50 miles one way. I ran a full tank for two round trips just to check, I made it home, but it sputtered on takeoff the last 12 miles, 202~204 miles and just over 4 gallons to fill it when I went to the gas station. Still ran fine once going, unless I gave a hard twist.

The light comes on usually around 110 miles to 120 miles usually.
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Burnin' last years tank out, got me 42mpg. 2nd tank, this year, got me 45mpg. 3rd tank got me 46mpg. 4th tank was up to 49mpg, with a fresh oil change. We'll see what this one gets.
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