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I got the digital speedo with analog tach. it has the fuel gage on it. it works much better.
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Hex that's weird, you haven't played with the tank mounting or changed the way the bike sits too much have you?

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The Bonneville was the only EFI bike I've had. The low fuel light was very predictable.
I still reset the trip odometer every fill-up.
To be honest I can't really think about a single EFI bike I've owned where the low fuel light was inconsistent.

My V7 came on WAY EARLY at first, but while replacing the fuel filter I moved the fuel level sensor and it changed from 3.5G to 4.0G (which is much better on a bike that can use up to 5.0something of it's 5.5G capacity). Now it comes on at or after 200 miles.
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No I haven't. Every thing sets as it should. Since I got the digital speedo and put in a new fuel sender it is working much better.
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I got the digital speedo with analog tach. it has the fuel gage on it. it works much better.
I had the same issue as mentioned at the start of the thread.
New bike, trying to get a feeling for MPG.
The owners manual says the light comes on when 'less than a gallon' is left.
Once I filled it and added 2.5 gal. Another time 2.7.
I asked about it at the dealership. Got a 'hum' sort of reply.

I wanted an analog tach anyway so opted to go the same route as hexnut.
It will be installed at the 1000 mi service.
Hope I get the same results.

Forgot to mention I have a 4.5 gal tank on the 2017 XL1200C

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I had the same issue as mentioned at the start of the thread.
New bike, trying to get a feeling for MPG.
The owners manual says the light comes on when 'less than a gallon' is left.
Once I filled it and added 2.5 gal. Another time 2.7.
Well, 2.5 or 2.7 is a little different than 2.0 vs 2.8 no?

I would think 2.5 or 2.7 could be the difference between a long incline or not? Or a lot of lean to the right and not much to the left for a while.

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I don't know that leaning makes any difference (it might, just never noticed it), but going up a steepish hill certainly makes 'it' think the fuel level is lower than it is.
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