Re: k1200lt faulty fuel/milage gauge
The timing of this post is perfect! Last night around 1 a.m.on my trip home from visiting my folks and some friends who live about 3 1/2 hours away I was trying to make it to my normal gas stop off exit 105, on I-69 Perry,Michigan. At milemarker 92 my fuel light came on and I thought, no big deal, only 13 miles to go. Well about 3 miles later she started slowing down and sputtering. I coast to a stop, bike is still idling, and lean it over to the right and the idle speeds up just a bit. Now I"m cussing myself out for being so dumb as to have passed exit 94, which had a sign for gas but looked dark, so I keep heading towards Perry cossing my fingers. A little bit further, same thing, power loss, sputtering so I pull over and do the tip to the right thing again and it works, a little more gas made it over to the side with the fuel pump.
So, off we go again until coming up to an overpass at about milemarker 100 so I pull over along the cement wall, as the bikes sputtering along again, and using the wall of the overpass to brace my foot against, I leaned the bike over just as far as i thought I'd dare and still be able to pick it back up. Well, I went about 2" past my limit so there I sit stuck in a leaned over position with my bike trying to tip the rest of the way over and me not about to let that happen but without enough strength left to stand it back up!
I tried 2 more times with no luck then I decide to turn around and put my back to the bike and give it 1 last try and it works! So off we go trying to ride a gently as possible on towards Perry, and wouldn't you know it but we made it to the gas station with the bike still running.
So, I guess the purpose of this post is 2 fold, hopefully someone gets a laugh out of my stupidity, and to say that, when that fuel light comes on, get your ass to a gas station a.s.a.p.!!
F.Y.I.- it took 5.843 gallons to fill from that empty