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post #16 of (permalink) Old 04-05-2019, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by bamaTrider View Post
Why push it so close to empty in the 1st place? I start looking for gas just below the 1/4 tank mark.

I've rode my wing for Commuting, more than leisure; typically 70 miles daily.

I had my fuel consumption so perfectly worked out, that I could fill up every 3-days rather than every 2... which I was able to do by Riding the Same Route, at the Same Speed (under 65mph) every day. I'd typically reach the gas station with under 10 miles remaining in the tank. That "extra day" of gas saved me ~4 gas stops a month, or about an Hour of Time... which was the carrot for me.

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GL1500, 1990SE, 220k miles
Front: Bridgestone Battlax BT45, 41psi
Rear: Austone 175R16, 50psi

GL1800, 2003, 60K miles [following virginity reconstruction]
Front: Bridgestone Battlax BT45, 41psi
Rear: Pirelli Winter Snowcontrol Series3, Run Flat, 41 psi
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