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OfflineTimg

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    How many Litres .....
    « on: 2013-06-11 23:50:25 »
    .....  have you put into your k1600  ?
    Twice now with a stated 13 miles left in the instrument panel I put in 25.54 into a supposed 24L tank. The first time I had around this amount I the GT I thought the small old fashioned garage must have had faulty gauges. But now I am wondering how much fellow GT riders have squeezed into them & is it normal ?

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      Re: How many Litres .....
      « Reply #1 on: 2013-06-12 00:03:10 »
      .....  have you put into your k1600  ?
      Twice now with a stated 13 miles left in the instrument panel I put in 25.54 into a supposed 24L tank. The first time I had around this amount I the GT I thought the small old fashioned garage must have had faulty gauges. But now I am wondering how much fellow GT riders have squeezed into them & is it normal ?
      I have managed close to 26 litres in my 24 litre GT tank on a number of occasions.
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        Re: How many Litres .....
        « Reply #2 on: 2013-06-12 01:24:33 »
        Yes, I have fitted 24.5L of fuel in the bike but I didn't expect anyone to squeeze 26L in.

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          Re: How many Litres .....
          « Reply #3 on: 2013-06-12 12:16:50 »
          There are many GT's which have been fitted with a GTL fueltank.

          At nearly every tankstop I noticed that I put in between 25 and 26 liters of fuel. One time I even managed to squeeze in 26,38 liters. So last september at the 10K service I asked my dealer to check which tank my GT had been fitted with. He confirmed that my GT has the 26,5 liter fueltank instead of the 24 liter.
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            Re: How many Litres .....
            « Reply #4 on: 2013-06-12 20:01:11 »
            So odd but related question. How many km do you have left before reaching 0 when you fuel? I typically try to fuel up with 50 or 60km left in terms of range. However, I can top it off with 22 to 23 litters max. Maybe I'm not really topping it off and I should go further?
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              Re: How many Litres .....
              « Reply #5 on: 2013-06-12 20:48:41 »
              The early GT's had a 24 litres fuel tank; the GTL 26.5 litres. In the USA apparently all K1600 have 26.5 litres fuel tanks and now all the newer GT's as well. Most I've put in it is 23.7 lires, but I never ride it down to 0 kms. I always try to keep a safe margin.
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                Re: How many Litres .....
                « Reply #6 on: 2013-06-12 22:22:55 »
                The tank on my GT is marked as a 24 litre tank, but it holds more than that.
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                  Re: How many Litres .....
                  « Reply #7 on: 2013-06-13 00:30:12 »
                  In my experience the range indicated by the BC is very accurate.

                  When I'm familiar with the area I'm riding in I usually make a fuel stop with a range left of about 15Km.

                  When in an area I'm not familiar with I tend to take in fuel with a range left between 30-40 Km's. Better to be safe than sorry.
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