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bheff April 20th, 2013 06:21 PM

I have a 115mile group ride coming up. No doubt the cruisers will be able to make it to the turn around without fuel. I guess Ill have to take the lead at some point and haul ass, get fuel and get back with the group.

brazeagle April 21st, 2013 05:23 PM

That really sucks!

smooth_caramel April 24th, 2013 11:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brazeagle (Post 687735)
:confused:
Can you tell us how many miles you had it on the ODOMETER when you ran out of gas?

Thanks, that will be helpful.
Safe ride,
LCL

...at the time, somewhere between 6800 and 6900mi

brazeagle April 25th, 2013 04:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smooth_caramel (Post 688924)
...at the time, somewhere between 6800 and 6900mi

I guess it is not only with new bikes!
I got 350 miles on it and it goes to about 105 miles on a tank!

I never yet rev over 7K and still.

Safe ride,
LCL

Mary#17 April 29th, 2013 08:50 AM

Ran out of gas on Saturday. No warning. We filled up with gas we had at home so I didn't reset my odometer because it wasn't "full". I'll have to see if it was just a quirk and if it works again or if something has failed. I guess we will see. 11,000 miles on the bike.

Mary

fastrob691 April 30th, 2013 09:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by soulvoid (Post 687750)
The culprit responsible for the Fuel light is the Thermistor. It's bolted to the fuel pump assembly. It is user replaceable and approx $5X.00 from Ducati. I forgot the part #. The fuel cools the thermistor and keeps the light off. When the level drops the unit heats up and triggers the light. Mine stopped working about 1000 miles ago @ 12k. I was in the HOV lane doing 85 when the bike just died. Now I just watch the ODO trip and always fill up before 85 miles. I have the redesigned tank FYI.


What's the capacity on the new tank????? I have it as well, but just got it and have yet to fill mine.

I've read somewhere around 4.0 gallons, but it looks a decent amount shorter than the stocker.

zubydafa April 30th, 2013 03:13 PM

yuppp

had this happen to me once and i made a thread about it immediately after. i ran out of gas without warning and in the middle of heavy traffic.

for reference, it happened about 1/10th of a mile back from where this pic was taken...so you can imagine that i panicked. luckily i was able to hop over the median and coast down into a shopping center that had a sheetz gas station.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...3DA51E1E0F.jpg

Andrew848 December 29th, 2013 09:27 AM

Again
 
So evidently the fucking fuel warning light doesn't work on my new 1098. Anyone want to tell me how I rectify this light not functioning? It always worked on my 848 so I'm used to having it.

Stranded again..

http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps1afc9114.jpg

soulvoid December 29th, 2013 09:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Andrew848 (Post 729208)
So evidently the fucking fuel warning light doesn't work on my new 1098. Anyone want to tell me how I rectify this light not functioning? It always worked on my 848 so I'm used to having it.

Stranded again..

http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps1afc9114.jpg

Thermistor

55240482A

Thats the low level switch. Its a heating element that when the fuel drops below it; it heats itself up and triggers the light. When submersed in fuel, it stays cool; no light. Part goes bad apparently. Drain the tank, drop the sump, swap, reverse. Haven't done mine yet. I just trip out the fuel every time i fill up and never go over 100 miles.

Andrew848 December 29th, 2013 11:48 AM

Got it, thanks!


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