06-05-2012, 08:08 AM #1
How far will a VXR go on the buzzer?
Last week my fuel buzzer went off at the ramp and when I refueled it, it stopped around 9-10 gallons. If its got that 15 gallon tank that means theoretically there was another 5-6 gallons in there. I'm wondering how much farther will the VXR go after the fuel buzzer goes off?
06-05-2012, 08:14 AM #2
Probably a long-azz way, especially on the N/A engine...
we run our FZ's down to the beeper all the time, but we've never run out of fuel and we always get back to the dock!
06-05-2012, 08:28 AM #3
my '12 VXR will still have 5-6 gallons when it hits the last fuel mark (only one notch left). I've filled it up with 9.5gallons once it reaches this at the pump, so obviously that leaves ~5 gallons that were left.
Since the buzzer is about 45 minutes to an hour from hitting that notch for an average ride (at least for me)... I would assume at least ~3 gallons left, maybe just a bit less.
so likely another 30 minutes or more as long as your not WOT, lolol
06-05-2012, 09:17 AM #4
When the buzzer goes off the VXR is ready for Ludacris Speed!
06-05-2012, 10:18 AM #5
06-05-2012, 10:34 AM #6
I'm just wonder if those last 5-6 gallons are accessible or if the tube in the tank can't access them. I guess there is really one way to find out. Take a couple of gallons with me...
06-05-2012, 11:00 AM #7
I have been 85 miles on a tank of fuel with no fuel buzzer....I put 9.6 gallons of fuel back in......it was smooth water cruising around 40 mph with a few WOT runs.......another time I hit the fuel buzzer and had about 20 miles to get back to the ramp.....I made it and refueled with 13.5 gallons... I dont have mileage numbers from that day though and it was a bunch of hard riding on rough conditions.....
06-05-2012, 05:02 PM #8
On my SHO and FZR, I've hit the buzzer just as I was pulling in before and it only took 10 gallons to fill, so they still had 8 gallons left. Another time, one of them took 12 gallons, so had 6 left. We once rode the SHO about 10-12 miles on the buzzer (don't remember how much gas it took after that). I think part of when the buzzer comes on depends on how rough the conditions are. Seems to be set to leave you plenty in reserve, probably 1/3 tank (rule of 1/3's- 1/3 to get there, 1/3 to get back, 1/3 reserve). With that, it would make sense that you would have 5 gallons left in a 15 gallon tank.
06-06-2012, 01:10 AM #9
06-06-2012, 08:11 AM #10
If I'm going to run out and have to refill on the water, I'd rather it be down on the Brazos that out in the chop.
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