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    I was just thinking about this morning. I was down to the last two bars (so a quarter of a tank left, I guess?) and I got from home to work (about 12 miles) before the low fuel light came on. Thanks for all the info. I'll get gas on my way home just to be super safe.

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    Bicyclenut, my RDC is showing in BAR, do you know how to change it to PSI?
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    I had the dealer change mine from bar to psi on my 1000km inspection

    Quote Originally Posted by Gerardo View Post
    Bicyclenut, my RDC is showing in BAR, do you know how to change it to PSI?
    Thanks!
    Gerardo
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    So, on a related matter, I am new to CVT gearboxes, what is the optimal speed for efficiency purposes when one wants to ride the most economically? Like, just after the fuel light comes on and you are in the middle of nowhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim F View Post
    So, on a related matter, I am new to CVT gearboxes, what is the optimal speed for efficiency purposes when one wants to ride the most economically? Like, just after the fuel light comes on and you are in the middle of nowhere?
    If the fuel light comes on and you're truly in the middle of nowhere hopefully you have cel phone reception because you're gonna need it. Fuel capacity is about 4.2 gallons which at 50mpg should get you to 200 miles. But your fuel LCD will show zero long before that.

    I've got nearly 37,000 miles so I've had many opportunities to see what happens. No I've never run it dry. Going 60mph with a small windshield down or a bigger one down, I get about 50+mpg. That said, once the light comes on I try to get it fueled within 25 miles and filling to the very top it takes about 3.6 to 3.7 gallons. The longest I think I've gone is 35 miles and it may have taken 3.9 gallons. So that leaves a little wiggle room.

    I'd guess if you took it easy like 50mph on relatively flat area you might get another 50 miles after the light in an emergency but I'd sure hate to test it.
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