Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Pelham, AL, United States
Re: Gas gauge calibration?
Realized that we didn't answer the actual question you asked - "How big is the tank in reality and how can I go about getting an accurate reading."
6.3 gallons is correct. Once you had the tank empty, completely filling it from a known source would have told you the true capacity.
The more I think about your situation, the more questions I have since your symptoms are backwards from my bent sending tube experience. Mine stopped moving at about 3/4 tank full since it collapsed below the float while full (after an overfill) and it was held high the tank showing more fuel available than there really was.
You stated that the fuel gauge shows under 1/2 tank when on the center stand, does the fuel gauge show a full tank while the bike is on the side stand?
Has the low fuel light ever come on? There should be about a gallon remaining when it does.
What values are you getting from the computer?
I would say that you should expect a 250 mile range and would watch the trip odo to keep from running out of gas until you figure it out.
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