Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Williamsburg, VA, USA
2008 Fuel Strip
I have searched every forum (using fuel strip, fuel, gauge, etc.) and am looking for the person that responded to a post within the last 30 days about the procedure he used that he said helped calibrate his fuel strip. He said that he reset his onboard computer before and after filling up his RT and it helped with the accuracy of the gauge. I have tried this and do not know if I am doing it correctly. I can only reset the miles per gallon, and miles per hour. I cannot reset the miles left to go before the next fill up. I am using the "BC" button on the handlebar to reset everything.
I have had my last strip replaced about least three years ago and it is not accurate. I guess I should be happy it is working at all and do not have the blinking yellow light. I did use my GS 911 to recalibrate it one time, but it still is not accurate. If I want to get this replaced again I have until March 2020 until I am no longer able to get a free replacement.
In the attached photo you will see that I have approximately 300 miles on my tank of fuel and the gauge is reading between half and quarter full. The onboard computer tells me that I can go another 130 miles, which I know is incorrect. When I get to 280 miles, I start looking for gas. The RT's tank size is approximately 7 gallons, and at 50 miles per gallon, I figure I could go a max of 350 miles on a tank of gas, but only once did I go 320 miles. When I get to 300 miles I am starting to panic!
Just FYI, after filling up, and driving 80 miles, the gauge went down to the first mark, and at approx. 170 miles went down to the half way mark, and then goes extremely slow towards empty. I seem to remember that the original fuel strip, when I traveled approximately 80, 160, 240 miles, it would read at each mark on the gauge. The light would come on at about 260 to 280 miles, but that was so long ago.
So, if this person is reading this, or if someone else remembers and can find this post, please send me a pm or a email to mtrevelino @ hotmail.com.
Any other thoughts on if I should go ahead and have it replaced next March or just live with it?????
2000 LT - Totaled at 99,960 miles
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