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Old November 22nd, 2010, 12:30 AM   #1
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1098S Low Fuel Warning Light Not Working

Hi All,

The gas light on my duc does not turn on when it is supposed to. I have run out of gas 2 times already in the past 3 weeks.

The gas warning lightbulb works. It only turns on when my bike is actually out of gas and it does not stay on.

I had a previous problem with fueling with my bike before. My bike would not start and I had to blow compressed air into the rubber breather hole right inside the gas cap to get it running again

What do you guys think is happening?

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Old November 22nd, 2010, 01:17 AM   #2
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get use to it,its a dUC,THEY NEVER work
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 10:08 PM   #3
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What kind of fuel level limit gauge do the 1098s have?
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Reset the trip meter and every 100 miles head to the gas station until the gas sending unit gets fixed, or at least until you can figure out what it is.
100 miles is pretty much what you'd expect before the light goes on.
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Reset the trip meter and every 100 miles head to the gas station until the gas sending unit gets fixed, or at least until you can figure out what it is.
100 miles is pretty much what you'd expect before the light goes on.
Really? I thought they had a 4 gal tank + reserve..that would say you are only getting 25-30mpg?? That seems aweful low
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My light comes on at 120 miles. Takes 2.5 gals to fill. Every time.
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My light comes on at 120 miles. Takes 2.5 gals to fill. Every time.
The 1198 and 1098 are both 4.1 gal...so you still have a good 40+ miles before you run out.
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 07:33 AM   #8
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But, Bad Boy has the gas guzzling "S" model that gets about 27 MPG.
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But, Bad Boy has the gas guzzling "S" model that gets about 27 MPG.
The S really gets that much worse fuel mileage?
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 09:14 AM   #10
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I've found I usually get 100 miles out of my 848 before the light comes on. Last time I only got 85 because I was riding above 8000rpm the majority of the time, with some short-burst accelerations thrown in for good measure. I've never tested out how far I can get after the light comes on.

I make it standard practice to never trust low fuel lights on motorcycles; I always reset the trip when I fill up and I suggest you do the same.
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My 1098s's fuel light has always come on OK at about 85 - 95 miles on the trip, and I, too, usually need about 2.0+ galleons. I get the feeling I could double that but what's the odds I'll be right at a station, and it's feaky witht that little light staring at me.

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Really? I thought they had a 4 gal tank + reserve..that would say you are only getting 25-30mpg?? That seems aweful low
I guess I forgot to mention that I also have the Corse edition, the tank is supposed to be even bigger than standard 1198 plastic tank. Still, about 100 miles, you've got to feed the horses.......
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I guess I forgot to mention that I also have the Corse edition, the tank is supposed to be even bigger than standard 1198 plastic tank. Still, about 100 miles, you've got to feed the horses.......
I hear that...
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looks like there would be a market for a better therister if that is what it is called-mine acted up and then quit -ATTENTION ELECTRONICS PEOPLE -HELP US OUT
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I've been riding my 1098 for three years now and my light consistently comes on between 90 and 100 miles. And I consistently get between 25 and 30 MPG. At a 4.1 gallon tank that's 123 miles before it goes dry BEST CASE! No two bikes will get exactly the same mileage and no two tank fullís will get exactly the same mileage depending on how you ride that particular day will dictate the MPG you get. There have been a LOT of gas mileage discussions on this forum over the years I've been on it and I don't remember anyone saying they got 40MPG. Who knows? Maybe someone out there can prove me wrong but I'd say they would have to be going down hill a LOT with a constant tail wind.

Anyway you slice it..........I wouldn't push ANY tank of gas on ANY 1098 past 120 miles before I filled it back up. Unless you want to be pushing your BIKE yet again.

Get the light fixed, do MPG tests for YOUR bike and refill it when you are down to a gallon would be my advice.

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One more thing. The 1098 manual, in the "Electrical System" section, sub section 7, says that the "Low Fuel" light SHOULD lite at approximately 3 liters (approx 3/4 gallon) left in the tank. Based on what people in this thread have said......The "Approximately" in the manual must be WAY approximate if all some people can put in the tank when the light comes on is 2-2.5 gallons! That would mean their low fuel light was going on with 1.6 - 2.1 gallons left in the tank instead of the specified .79 gallons!!!!

Lee! You win the Best Gas Mileage contest brother! If your light is coming on @ 120 and you consistently put in 2.5 gallons that implies you're getting 48MPG!!! That my friend is without a doubt the HIGHEST mileage 1098/1198 I have ever heard of! With that mileage you could go almost 200 miles before you run empty! I couldn't even come CLOSE to that mileage on one tank! I WISH I could!

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