Fuel Remnants ?

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Phil K
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Fuel Remnants ?

Postby Phil K » Sat May 16, 2020 1:58 pm

Last year I managed to ride past the last filling station on the motorway and by the time I found fuel the range on my GS showed 7miles :shock:

Yesterday I decided to blow the cobwebs off and went for a bimble.
After 80 miles parked the bike up to have a swift coffee (from flask) then headed towards home.
Range showed 55miles, note to self fill up soon!
Bike started coughing and popping and refused to go above 40, then the 'General Warning' triangle appeared.

Anyway, spluttered and wheezed (bike not me) for 20 miles thinking it would expire somewhere in the back of beyond, and wondering if I have the AA card in my pocket.
With 35 still showing I filled the tank and rode home without a problem, no fault, nothing, so:

Do I remove the tank and give it a clean? Or take it to stealer and read the fault code ?

Phil
R11s + Val Singleton Power filter - Lennies induct - Y Piece - Wilbers - PC111
1974 Honda CB750 1974 Triumph Trident T150 Oh and a GS-LC

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Re: Fuel Remnants ?

Postby Phlam » Thu May 21, 2020 1:29 pm

If avoiding the removal of the the tank is part of the immediate mission, I would try draining it from the crossover hose. Yeah, you will have to remove the Tupperware, but you can keep the tank in place. Once it is drained, you can poke around in the tank with a pipe cleaner or simular via the vacant tube opening. You might be able to flush it out the crud with some hot water. I've never had your issue before but I have been inside my tank for a filter swap. If there is crud in there, I would suggest you do the same and do it soon. Clean the sock, swap the filter and clean your injectors.

Good Luck
SF

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Re: Fuel Remnants ?

Postby Phil K » Sat May 23, 2020 5:45 pm

I’ll give it a go, cheers
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1974 Honda CB750 1974 Triumph Trident T150 Oh and a GS-LC

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Re: Fuel Remnants ?

Postby simon » Sat May 23, 2020 9:29 pm

Hello Phil,
Is it possible that there just wasn't as much in the tank as indicated?
Simon, now with a third
Yellow '98 R1100S
(..a bit more gimpy tho' [smilie=crutch.gif])


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