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i just rode my bike for the first time and i noticed there's no gas meter? how do u know if you're near empty? i did notice something beep before i filled up, but i couldn't tell if it was the bike, or if i was hearing things, or if it was something i passed by. is that beep the only indication that it's time to fill up? how much roughly is a full tank?.. btw it's a 2000 zx6r.
 

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Do you hear voices too? Just kiddin' man...but there's no beep! Ya have to set your trip meter and judge by that. Reset it each time you fill 'er up. I dunno what you guys get in miles, but in KM's anytime near 200 I gotta be ready to turn the dial.. +/- depending on riding style of the day.
 

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I ride mostly around town and pretty hard. I'd better be finding a gas station around 125 miles or I'm likely to have to push the beast. I think I ran out at about 140 miles once across the street from a gas station. This was when I first bought the bike.
 

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wait so how does the reserve work? if i have it on the "ON" position it will automatically use reserve when needed? or do i have to stop, turn the dam thing to reserve to use the reserve which is basically the bottom of the tank... why couldn't they just have one setting? what's so hard about that? what's the advantage of on, off, reserve. it seems like it's just saying tank is almost empty, tank is just about empty, get ur ass to a gas station now. same is possible if there was a gas level gauge... sorry this irks me. i was planning to use the zx6r for long trips where i would need precise gas indications to let me know to gas up in between towns that are in the middle of nowhere. guess i have to use the mileage meter, but it seems that it varies greatly from all the responses...hmmm... man that's a bummer.
 

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I use the trip meter like everyone else. You can use the bike for touring. This past summer I rode from MI to NJ, which is about 800 miles each way. I like to fill up every 100 miles, especially in unfamiliar areas, and I'm ready to stretch my legs anyway. Be careful about using secondary rodes late at night, when touring, as all the gas stations may be closed. I went 130 miles in PA before finding an open station.

You have to manually turn it to reserve, but you don't have to stop. Practice, just sit on your bike with your left foot on the peg, and get a feel for where it's at. Then when riding, and the bike starts to sputter, just reach down & turn it, and don't try looking for it when riding, just feel for it.

After you fill up don't forget to turn it back to the "On" position. If you run out of gas on "Res", you're done, turning it to "On" at that point, isn't gonna help.

Cheers, AL

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I fill it ever 100 to 140. don't let it get low. if it get to low you can't get good wheels on an empty tank (need the weight to balance you out) later <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>

"ON ONE WHEEL" :)
 
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