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Low Fuel Incident during the 2021 Fall Colors Ride in the Mountains of Pennsylvania

Discussion in 'Victory General Discussion' started by Army Tanker, Oct 9, 2021.

  1. normthenomad

    normthenomad Well-Known Member

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    I believe the low boiling point of ethanol , (173 F), doesn't help either. I try to keep my fuel pump submerged whenever possible, any help I can give it I will. I also throw in a little Marvel Mystery oil every other tank or so, talking maybe half a teaspoon here.
     
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    There is always a Boardy with bags

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    When I am traveling in areas that I don't know I carry an extra gallon of fuel in my saddlebag. Doesn't take up much space. I have never needed it but guys I ride with have borrowed it a time or two. The little can I have is zero leak. I have never smelled fuel when I opened the saddlebag.
     
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    The million $ question is how much fuel did it take?
     
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    As much as the tank could hold. You're welcome. When do I get the $1M?
     
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    When I had my "LoFuel" warning text flash-up on the lower half of my dashboard, by the time that I made it to the gas station roughly 12 miles later, I put 4.8 gallons into my fuel tank, and I had traveled 204.5 miles since the previous time that I topped-off with gas, but I was aggressively yanking and banking and turning and burning through the mountain twisties when I noticedthat I was pretty low on gas. If I'm correct, my 2016 Victory Cross Country Tour has a 5.7 gallon gas tank. ⛽
     
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    Lol so you don't know how low you were.
     

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