Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Denver CO
Model: GL1500 Aspencade 1980 GL1100 STD Vetter
Can't read the trip meter without glasses anymore, but after the fuel needle has been a quarter inch past empty for about 30 miles or so you kinda start seeing the Low Fuel light (if it's a cloudy day or at night). Can't rely on the low fuel light (too dim to see in daytime) so I just consider the 1/4" past empty point a good time to get fuel. That's usually a 5 to 5.5 gal fillup.
One of these days when I have the tupperware off I'll get into the tank and bend the float arm so the gauge reading makes more sense.. Thinking I'll also convert the low fuel thermister to a float (there's a thread on that here or on 'Docs, somewhere).
Of course, the 1100 is (and my other past bikes, too, for that matter) much less ambiguous about low fuel. Its gauge stays on empty a long time, too, but when you're down to reserve there is absolutely no doubt. (Except for one time when I reached down and discovered "That WAS Reserve!")
1972 CL-350 (1980-1988) sold
1978 Suzuki GS-550 (1985-2005) sold
1977 GL1000 (2002-2006) sold
1980 GL1100 STD Vetter (2005-)
1993 GL1500 Aspencade (2017-)
1983 Trav-Lite Camper (2010-)