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Ran out of fuel-should have had gas left???

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  1. wdvinpop
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    Well, took it in for the 600 mile service and the techs were not much help. My 950 is only the second one to come in for any type of service (the other was also the 600 mile).They did mention (and I forgot completely) that the fuel pump is in the tank and it can displace as much as half a gallon(and judging by the fuel pump I pulled from my Yamaha FZ6 I can certainly see that). But, still leaves about 1 gallon "missing". They said to run it again to empty and fill it up again and see what I come up with. He did say, also, that Yamaha generally lists actual fuel capacity rather than tank capacity, so that's no help.

    well here's a thought, could your fuel pump be off a little inside your tank?? like up to high. are not adjusted right, making your reserve light come on before your really that low. that would explain why it does not figure right. the gas would be there but below the pump. and that could be the missing gallon. i guess the pump and fuel gauge are all in one, like on a car. so you might just have a bad gauge, ya never know, but something not right for sure. what made me think of this was my truck had a new fuel pump put on and the gas gauge was not right i ran out showing a 1/4 tank, so they replaced it.

  2. dveag29
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    well here's a thought, could your fuel pump be off a little inside your tank?? like up to high. are not adjusted right, making your reserve light come on before your really that low. that would explain why it does not figure right. the gas would be there but below the pump. and that could be the missing gallon. i guess.the pump and fuel gauge are all in one, like on a car. so you might just have a bad gauge, ya never know, but something not right for sure.
    The fuel pump is bolted in from/to the bottom of the tank so it can't be off in the tank. I don't think it's a fuel delivery problem though, as I the tank was pretty much dry.

    I went over some figures in my head and I really think Yamaha screwed up on the capacity figure.

    According to fellow 950 riders, their reserve light comes on about the same time mine does (125-140 miles) and they fill up with a similar amount 2-2.4 gallons. That can't be a coincidence.

    Like I said, if that's how it' supposed to be, that's fine. Seems odd that you would even build a tourer model with such a short travel distance between fill ups. 145 miles is what my GT650 gets, and that's riding it like a bat out of hell. Darn those reviews touting a 200 mile range!!!!

  3. wdvinpop
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    The fuel pump is bolted in from/to the bottom of the tank so it can't be off in the tank. I don't think it's a fuel delivery problem though, as I the tank was pretty much dry. I went over some figures in my head and I really think Yamaha screwed up on the capacity figure.According to fellow 950 riders, their reserve light comes on about the same time mine does (125-140 miles) and they fill up with a similar amount 2-2.4 gallons. That can't be a coincidence. Like I said, if that's how it' supposed to be, that's fine. Seems odd that you would even build a tourer model with such a short travel distance between fill ups. 145 miles is what my GT650 gets, and that's riding it like a bat out of hell. Darn those reviews touting a 200 mile range!!!!

    i know how ya feel!!!! my start does the same thing i start looking at 130 miles. but my old butts about ready for a break by then

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