ed Posted May 4, 2015 Share Posted May 4, 2015 Okay, this has never happened to me in years of riding motorcycles, but it happened today on my FJ (feel free to laugh and ridicule at will, ): I ran out of friggin' gas!! Okay, here's the story: I last topped off awhile ago and reset one of the trip odometers like I've always done when I refuel. This morning on the way to work the gas thing starts blinking at me. Pish posh I think, I've only gone 110 miles since refilling and the gas mileage says I'm getting over 49 mpg! I'm still in the break-in period and taking it easy, so I must have TONS of gas left. Hell, I used to get over 200 miles per 4.5 gallon tank on my 1200 Sportster with exhaust and engine upgrades. WRONG, she dies half way home after work on a busy 4-laner, 120 miles on the trip odometer (I forget what "Trip F" said). Oh yeah, and it's starting to rain. Soooooo, here's all 5'7" 150 pounds of me pushing a 500 pound bike uphill (yeh, uphill) on the side of the road. I see a local motorcycle dealership, surely I can get a spot of gas from them. Nope, closed on Monday. A quarter mile farther I get her into a gas station after pushing the bike back across the 4-laner. Oh yeh, I'm in a super crappy part of town too. Get the bike fueled, she starts right up, I'm outta there.[span] [/span]So, does this thing really drink that much gas?? (or maybe I didn't reset the trip odometer when I think I did?) Thanks for your input guys. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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