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I saw the 250r that im getting in march and instead of the petrol gauge like the american 250r it still has the tempetature guage..

Just an observation and this may well be deleted but i thought it was going to be the same all over the world XD
 

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You see the station sign under the FI?
When that light comes up(yellow) you will have enough juice for another 60 miles.
 

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Yeah that's right, mine's the same. I think the light comes on when the tank gets down to 4 litres. All you gotta do is a bit of math, when the light comes on check your miles, divide by 13, times it by 4, and that's roughly how many miles you got left to go!
 

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yeh it must be the FI bikes that dont have the fuel gauge then. eh well i keep my bikes full like all the time anyways!
 

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how so?
considering in england its never warm enough to know if the engine if going to overheat or not anyways
 

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When your temperature meter suddenly is going up quite fast, you know something's wrong before it's bad for the engine. You could still have an idiot light like the carbed bikes, but I prefer a precise gauge. Even now, when it's just 2 degrees C here, I can still get the water temp meter fairly high by just riding.
Also helps me to see if the engine is warmed up after starting. I don't put it in gear untill the water temp is up.

After riding for 20 kilometers, I know the oil temp is up as well and can start using the full rpm range ;)
 

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mrdaf said:
Yeah that's right, mine's the same. I think the light comes on when the tank gets down to 4 litres. All you gotta do is a bit of math, when the light comes on check your miles, divide by 13, times it by 4, and that's roughly how many miles you got left to go!
Keep your mind on the road.Dont wast it on a head breaking calculation.Do that at home when the bike is in the garage.When the warning light comes on and stay on it's time to look for a gas station n fill her up.


TekkaBlade said:
When your temperature meter suddenly is going up quite fast, you know something's wrong before it's bad for the engine.But I prefer a precise gauge. Even now, when it's just 2 degrees C here, I can still get the water temp meter fairly high by just riding.
Same on me.The temp gauge is very precise.The white safety zone is just 6'c from minimum to maximum.
 

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fair enough. i see how that can be more useful now than a fuel gauge!
 

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yeh. i love the mpg on these things! :)
 

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Yea, I'd much prefer have a temp gauge. I've always had to count my miles and made fill ups based on my trip meter... I want a temp gauge for the same reason Tekka said, so I know when the bike is warmed up and I can go APE. Besides, the other day I rolled into a gas station with the needle just touching the "E" mark and ended up putting in 4.7 gal. of gas. The factory manual states I have a 4.8 gal. tank.... :D
 

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4.7 gallons?! wow lol.
do you fill it to the top of the tank? or just until the gas stops.
i was told that filling to top is not the smartest thing to do.

when ive been filling up, its always around 1.4 gallons or so..
but am starting to think im being to conservative.
 

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Do you fill up with the bike on the stand? Or do you do it sat on it holding it level? That makes quite a big difference.
 

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i fill it up on the stand..
you sit on it, while filling up? .. hmm.. i see.
is it safe?

yah.. im not liking any of the gauges..
 

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I never even get off the bike when I fill up. Swipe the card, open the tank, fill 'er up, and go... And I usually fill to just above the filler neck. I don't fill ALL the way to the top...
 

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As long as the engine's off, you'll be fine. Just don't spill any on your crotch, and spark up straight after....
 
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