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I've gone as far as 175 miles on my 2009 C50 before fueling up. I've never run it dry so I really don't know what point I'm in the danger zone.

With touring season coming up, I'm curious to know that if I'm riding down and endless highway in a remote area and that last gas station I expected to top off at was boarded up (it happens/has happened) how many miles I might be able to wring out of a tank.

A follow up: My C50 is the first fuel-injected bike I've owned. Is there any special method with restarting if it runs dry...Or just gas 'n go?
 

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The range of a C-50 is classified information.

Sorry. :)
 

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If you got 175 out of the tank, you were on fumes. Most C50/Vol owners will fill up between 125 and 150 miles. I rarely pushed it past 160, just out of an abundance of caution.
 

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Another precaution. Because it is injected, the fuel pump NEEDS to remain submerged in fuel to stay cool. If you run the tank dry, you will damage the pump.
 

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Thanks for the help. Those were the answers I needed.

I always carry a bit of spare gas in a fuel bottle on long trips just in case, but I still wanted to get a handle on how many miles I might get from a tankfull.

I didn't even think to ask how many miles I might get when the light goes on. Good to know.

I think the fuel gauge gives more of a rough guess than an accurate measurement. I still use the trip odometer as a gauge since my last bike had no gauge at all...I'm still in the habit.

In practice, I usually start looking for gas stations around 120 miles...Sooner if I'm in a remote area.
 

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The range of a C-50 is classified information.

Sorry.
Not just the C50.
I've asked salespeople about the range of bikes I've been looking at and they look at me like I just asked them what type of apple does one need to jump start a fish.

I guess they don't get asked questions about range very often. 🙂
 

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I don't trust the tripmeter either. I open the tank and use a cigarette lighter to see how much is in there.
You guys are so lame.

I don't use the gauge, nor the trip meter to figure how much fuel I have.
I just ask Siri.:grin2:
 

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Fuel gauges on the motorcycle are merely a suggestion of what you have left in the tank. I ALWAYS reset the odometer at each fuel stop and start looking for gas at a given distance traveled. On the CTX, that is 200 miles. On the C50 that was 120 miles.
 

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I kid, but using the tripmeter is a good idea. The fuel gauge isn't known for being very accurate. Try not to push it unless you have some spare gas with you.
 

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Typical 120-150 miles before the light comes on. Sometimes more if at a slow and steady pace, sometimes less if 80+ MPH a lot of the time. YMMV depending on your weight, bike maintenance, tyre pressure etc
 

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I averaged around 37 MPG in Florida for fuel economy so 37 * 4 = 141 Max on a tank of gas. It was more like 32MPG Interstate riding and 42MPG tooling around country roads. I usually filled up at the 110-120-mile mark when the fuel light would typically turn on.
 

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Want the ironic side, my rearend needs a break about 175 miles, so that's when I fill up, get a drink, etc.


However, I did want to now the MPG on my01 Volusia really was. Found on the road get 56-58 mpg, and in town 52 mpg. I know my rearend won't last that long before a fill up..... comfortable seat, with gel, etc. so that's not the issue..... .
 
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