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Offline alan sh

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You tube video about fuel gauge
« on: 26 November, 2018, 08:59:27 PM »
There was someone on Youtube asking about their fuel gauge on a MK 2. His name appears to be Stumpy Pete and the vide is here:
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Well Pete,

the answer is: Think about the graduations/bars. You have 5 of them plus, when you get down to about 4 litres left, the last bar starts flashing. So, that is 6 of them.

Your video said you had used 9.6 litres out of a 20 litre tank. Let's assume you have half a tank left - so you have used up 3 out of the 6 graduations. So, for it to show 2 bars is absolutely correct (you have used up 3 bars and there are 3 left - 2 visible and one flashing).

Does that help?

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Re: You tube video about fuel gauge
« Reply #1 on: 26 November, 2018, 09:50:20 PM »
I’ve only taken my fuel down to ‘flashing’ one bar with count down, once. I did about 10 miles before finding a garage. I put in just over 16 litres, so there was about 4 litres left.

Haven’t got my Owners Handbook to hand, but it’s all well explained in there.   :028:

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Re: You tube video about fuel gauge
« Reply #2 on: 26 November, 2018, 11:37:14 PM »
Pages from MK2 manual below...
« Last Edit: 26 November, 2018, 11:48:19 PM by Shed »

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Re: You tube video about fuel gauge
« Reply #3 on: 27 November, 2018, 07:29:15 AM »
I don't trust the bars personally,I  prefer the read the litres read out, so I know approximately how many litres I have used out of the 20 litre tank. I find that quite accurate.

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Re: You tube video about fuel gauge
« Reply #4 on: 27 November, 2018, 08:44:29 AM »
Didn’t know there was a fuel counter.  :187: I know there’s an average use counter.

I usually fill up at 160 to 170 miles, or after a day out where I might not of done that far.  :028:


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Re: You tube video about fuel gauge
« Reply #5 on: 27 November, 2018, 10:05:34 AM »
That's weird, my Mark2 (2015 registered FA-C) manual has different page numbers to Shed's, his pages 24 and 25 are my pages 29 and 30 and are identical. Wonder what the difference is between the 2 manuals (and bikes?) that I would have 4 pages more in my manual up to page 29 than his.

Shed - I have 149 numbered pages in my manual , how many do you have?
« Last Edit: 27 November, 2018, 11:01:34 AM by davidjg »

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Re: You tube video about fuel gauge
« Reply #6 on: 27 November, 2018, 12:24:06 PM »
I always work on this basis on my mark 1....fuel capacity is 19 litres, so that's about 4.1 gallons, which at 45mpg is 188 miles maximum range and I set the trip meter rather than rely on the fuel gauge.

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Re: You tube video about fuel gauge
« Reply #7 on: 27 November, 2018, 01:12:42 PM »
*Originally Posted by davidjg [+]
That's weird, my Mark2 (2015 registered FA-C) manual has different page numbers to Shed's, his pages 24 and 25 are my pages 29 and 30 and are identical. Wonder what the difference is between the 2 manuals (and bikes?) that I would have 4 pages more in my manual up to page 29 than his.

Shed - I have 149 numbered pages in my manual , how many do you have?


Those pics are from a Honda CBF1000FA manual, dated 2011. There are 259 pages in it (243 numbered), so it looks like you're missing just a few pages in comparison!

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If you want this manual, it's the fourth one down in this list...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1ukwp6irqru2k12/CBF1000-All.zip?dl=0
« Last Edit: 27 November, 2018, 01:20:37 PM by Shed »

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Re: You tube video about fuel gauge
« Reply #8 on: 27 November, 2018, 01:16:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by Scott_rider [+]
I always work on this basis on my mark 1....fuel capacity is 19 litres, so that's about 4.1 gallons, which at 45mpg is 188 miles maximum range and I set the trip meter rather than rely on the fuel gauge.

Me too, I never rely on the fuel gauge, it goes from full to half fairly sensibly, then plummets to register the fumes left. Best way is simply pop the cap and slosh it about. That's what we did as kids on motocrossers. What's a fuel guage?!  :089: :495:
« Last Edit: 27 November, 2018, 01:26:34 PM by Shed »

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Re: You tube video about fuel gauge
« Reply #9 on: 27 November, 2018, 01:34:55 PM »
I always zero the tripmeter after filling up as well.