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Reserve trip meter
« on: March 08, 2016, 03:19:58 PM »
 My newish gsx1250 has a reserve trip meter, I have been riding different  bikes for a number of years ,but a reserve trip meter is a step into the unknown ,as you may have gathered I dont have a clew what its function is meant to be, Is there anyone in this sea of knowledge that can
enlighten me.


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Re: Reserve trip meter
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2016, 09:36:24 PM »
When the 1st fuel warning comes on the meter starts counting ,  on the GSX the warning is a bit premature as you'll have at least a gallon remaining,  but when the 2nd one comes on apparently there will only be about 10 miles worth left.

It has to be said,  I've never been brave enough to see that, I do what most do and start thinking about a refill when the 1st warning appears at about 140 -160 miles. from what I've read it should be possible to get upto 190 on a tank.


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Re: Reserve trip meter
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2016, 11:07:21 PM »
Thanks for the reply ,I am aware of the first and second warnings when the light flashes ,I cant get to grips with the count down trip that resets
 itself when the tank is refilled ,Sorry I know it sounds dumb but I cant see what purpose it can serve and what information can be gained from it.


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Re: Reserve trip meter
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2016, 08:21:53 AM »
When the reserve trip meter starts you have up to 50 - 60 miles worth of fuel left in the tank. I get fed up having to refuel on long trip when the first warning comes on. So, as soon as I see it flashing I switch to the reserve trip and then ride without worrying about refueling as I know I have got a least 50 miles to think about refuelling.
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Re: Reserve trip meter
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2017, 03:06:16 PM »
I have a 650F. After a longish trip at mostly 70-80 mph my first warning light (the flashing petrol pump and the single bar) came on at 150 miles. At 190 the second warning - flashing single bar - came on and I refilled at 202 on the clock. I got 18 litres in which indicates there was still a litre in the tank, so good for say another 10 miles. This would indicate when the first warning comes on that you certainly have 50 miles to go and possibly as much as 60 but I don't think I would push it that far.


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Re: Reserve trip meter
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2017, 08:28:04 PM »
When touring I tend to fill up at around 150 miles. Never know how far it is to next service station in Picos da Europa