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Filling Up a Street 750

Hi all,

I own a 750 and mainly ride it around London. Whatever happens, I can either never get more than 60 miles out of a tank and/or get more than about 7 litres of petrol in the tank without over-filling it?

Any thoughts on what I'm doing wrong here? I keep seeing people on the threads with over 100+ miles range. It can't just be inner-city riding surely?

Sorry for the noob question, and thanks in advance for any help!
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At the point that you fill up is the gas light only coming on when accelerating or is it on when stopped as well?

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I can't say, exactly, what may be wrong but I can say that yesterday @ 100 miles (all urban riding around Denver) I filled my tank and it took 1.8 gallons which equates to 55.556 MPG, It should be noted that it's a 750 and I've gone as much as 120 miles without the gas warning light coming on. That said, I'd have it checked-out @ your dealer. GOOD LUCK, my friend.
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@JONBERG, thanks that's exactly what I thought, thanks for confirming!

@James, it's fine when I 'fill' it ... but like I said I only get like 60 miles range before it's back on again. 5 miles with the light on and I tend to get the juddering start.
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the most distance i've gone without a fill up was 190km (mostly highway), and it took 11 liters to to top it off. tell a Philippine gas attendant (no self service pumps) for a full tank and they will nearly overfill it.

i never pay attention to the get gas indicator. Harley is notorious for incorrect fuel display, i compare my trip meter for when to really go for a gas stop.

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"i never pay attention to the get gas indicator. Harley is notorious for incorrect fuel display"


Yes and I've never seen a MC gas gauge or warning light that was the least bit accurate in spite of the brand. The only thing I miss about carburetors is the reserve feature.
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Ive been getting 60 mpg lately, but I also ride it mostly to work and back on good sunny days.. 1 tank gets me roughly 180 miles give or take.
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I'm "averaging" 60 MPG ...............I've been as high as 70, and my most recent tank was 66. (That's converting to MPG's from Canadian litres and kilometers) www.Fuelly.com is what I use

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I am getting as low as 40 mpg in town and as much as 53 mpg on the highway with my 2016 750. The earliest the light has come on was at 100 miles, and the latest was about 135. Fill ups have been 2.8, 2.4, 2.7, and 2.5 gallons. I haven't yet seen how far I could go before it actually runs out but just picked up a couple of the MSR fuel bottles to carry extra gas. I am going to push it a little further on long rides with those along.
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Are you sticking the gas nozzle all the way down to the bottom of the tank ? Maybe your sticking too deep so it thinks the tank is full when it's really not?
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