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Okay, so I have an 07 ZX6R as most probably already know. The tank size on my bike according to my manual is 4.5 gallons. When I get low on fuel (supposed to be when .9 gallons are left in tank, my Fuel Indicator Warning Light will come on and flash "FUEL". When I go to fuel up, usually right after I notice the light has come one, it will only take 2.5 gallons (3 gallons maximum if I top it off a little extra). Now I'm not a mathematician or anything but my numbers just aren't adding up. Can anyone please explain this cause I don't understand it?
 

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Thanks earl...ha
Now if i remember right.....:whistling:
If you disconnect the positive wire from the muffler bearing first..
Then turn the key on n off 3 times....:facepalm:
Then reconnect that wire......
Lift the rear tire off the ground.....:dance:
Rotate it backwards 2.768 rotations.
Put it back down n start the bike, but....
Kill it soon as it starts.....:banghead:
U should be alright....

Ur welcome....now take it apart n change that sensor.....:thumb::thumb:








 

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When you fill up, take the hose out of the fill neck and manually top it off. If you leave the nozzle in it will cut off before it reaches full capacity. You should see fuel touching or covering the bottom of the fill neck.

The tank will never be able to be filled to it's full capacity because it has to allow some room for air/expansion. So if you tank is 4.5 gal, you may be able to out 4.2-4.3 gal in when it's completely empty.
 

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Blue Ghost said:
When you fill up, take the hose out of the fill neck and manually top it off. If you leave the nozzle in it will cut off before it reaches full capacity. You should see fuel touching or covering the bottom of the fill neck.
I have done that, that's usually when I fit closer to 3 gallons in it.
 

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Blue Ghost said:
Usually you can squeeze a little more in the tank with it sitting straight up. I do it every now and then when I'm riding long distance. I want as much fuel in the tank as possible.
So do I, but even if I am fitting 3 gallons into it and say I still have close to .9 gallons left in tank before filling up, where's the extra .6 gallons since the tank capacity is 4.5 gallons?
 

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So do I, but even if I am fitting 3 gallons into it and say I still have close to .9 gallons left in tank before filling up, where's the extra .6 gallons since the tank capacity is 4.5 gallons?
A little bit will be air space (for fuel vapor expansion). If it's anything like the 250, the gauge is always off, but close. I would guess to say you've probably have closer to 1.2 gal at the time the fuel light goes on. Why? Because manufacturers know people will push the limit and doing so will damage the bike if the pump runs completely dry. Better to error on the side of caution than have pump damage. Keep in mind, we're talking ounces of fuel.
4.5 is the tank's capacity if it were able to be completely full.
 

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A little bit will be air space (for fuel vapor expansion). If it's anything like the 250, the gauge is always off, but close. I would guess to say you've probably have closer to 1.2 gal at the time the fuel light goes on. Why? Because manufacturers know people will push the limit and doing so will damage the bike if the pump runs completely dry. Better to error on the side of caution than have pump damage. Keep in mind, we're talking ounces of fuel.
4.5 is the tank's capacity if it were able to be completely full.
I always fill back up when i get down to having 2 bars or about 1/4-1/3 tank left








 

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earlthepearl said:
I always fill back up when i get down to having 2 bars or about 1/4-1/3 tank left
There are no bars indicating how much gas you left on a zx6r. I wish it had a constant fuel gauge, but it only has a light that comes on when you have "0.9" gallons left.

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There are no bars indicating how much gas you left on a zx6r. I wish it had a constant fuel gauge, but it only has a light that comes on when you have "0.9" gallons left.

And thanks Blue Ghost
OOOooooooooo.....that sucks then.....
U must have an idea tho how long u can ride on a certain amount of fuel.......








 

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There are no bars indicating how much gas you left on a zx6r. I wish it had a constant fuel gauge, but it only has a light that comes on when you have "0.9" gallons left.
Before the 2008 Ninja 250, the pre gens had that fuel light as well. What most of those riders do is calculate how many miles they can go on a tank and set the odo to zero at every fill up. The other thing that also helps them is, they have a reserve. So when the bike starts sputtering, they switch to reserve. Reserve is something EFI bikes don't have.
 

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Before the 2008 Ninja 250, the pre gens had that fuel light as well. What most of those riders do is calculate how many miles they can go on a tank and set the odo to zero at every fill up. The other thing that also helps them is, they have a reserve. So when the bike starts sputtering, they switch to reserve. Reserve is something EFI bikes don't have.
I guess that why the light that comes on to remind our ass.....LOL

None of my other bikes or atvs had a gauge or light either....:nonono:
Was always estimating miles/fuel, but they did have the reserve lever.
My on n offs....I always carried a 2 quart gas container on the sissybar back rack when going very far off road...:thumb:
Atv i carried a 2 gallon can, but never needed it...:thumb:
This bike is always onroad so i pass enough gas stations.....:dance:








 

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earlthepearl said:
I guess that why the light that comes on to remind our ass.....LOL

None of my other bikes or atvs had a gauge or light either....:nonono:
Was always estimating miles/fuel, but they did have the reserve lever.
My on n offs....I always carried a 2 quart gas container on the sissybar back rack when going very far off road...:thumb:
Atv i carried a 2 gallon can, but never needed it...:thumb:
This bike is always onroad so i pass enough gas stations.....:dance:
On my 2.5 gallons ill get around 85-100 miles depending on how I'm riding
 
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