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Mileage after the fuel gauge starts flashing???

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fastfredyb
Mileage after the fuel gauge starts flashing???  I can't find a general number anywhere online.  It would be nice to know. I've only driven a couple miles after it flashes but was wondering what others have experienced.  Thanks all... Ride on
 

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effzee07
Sorry I can't answer your exact question, as i have yet to get it to the flashing point...but kind of on the same topic, i can't go very far on a full tank, so i wouldn't imagine it would be very long. I have just over 300 miles, and need to fill up for the 3rd time already. (one bar left on gauge)

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mjh937
I fill up when the last segment starts flashing and it takes about 2.7 gallons, which means I have about a gallon left. I think a rule of thumb would be you have as many miles left as your mpg. Of course this assumes that there is 3.7 gallons usable fuel. I expect there is some unusable fuel, so it is probably a bit less.

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aeisan
It starts flashing with 1 gallon left, but as mjh937 mentions, that entire gallon is not usable (nor do most people actually get a full 3.7 gallons total in the tank when refueling). My rule of thumb is about 30 miles on F-trip, and I think that's a hair conservative.
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fastfredyb
Thanks everybody, I commute and I don't want to freak out every time when I the gauge starts flashing. I've consistently heard the flashing starts when you have a gallon left and it would be safe to assume that about 25-35 miles on the highway would be good. Thanks again for the feedback

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vi5a
If you're the type that gets freaked out about running out of fuel, just carry extra fuel in a backpack. I do this all the time riding my Honda Grom. It only has a 1.2 gallon tank so I use an empty 2 liter bottle in my backpack when I need it.

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Guest Ralph
When it starts to flash change up to 6th and cruise about 45/50 mph and you
will do about 40 miles, a slow 40 miles is lots better than a push of any
distance, second class riding is better than first class pushing any day.
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phyciocc
This seems to be a Yamaha feature. My old 2009 1300 vstar tourer had the same feature. When the main gauge goes empty, a "Reserve gauge" starts ( it behaves like a third trip odometer). 30 miles of reserve is a good rule of thumb, and I suspect more is possible, but why risk it?
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I did a Cramer run and at 155 miles (30 of which the light was flashing) I gassed up putting in 3.1 gal giving spot on 50mpg, which was exactly what the onboard computer displayed. I would dare not go further than 175 miles without my hiking boots on.

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