So, I've been exploring my gas mileage a bit on my 92 Yamaha Seca II. The manual says it has a 17.0 litre tank and a 3.5 litre reserve. If I were to guess at what that means, it'd mean that without switching to reserve, I have a total 13.5 litres before I need to switch to reserve to sketch out my last 3.5 litres.
I've been really nervous about running out of gas since last year when I was coming down Cypress on like...my first tank of gas on the bike and the bike stalled part way coming down (I didn't really think much of it and started the bike back up) and then it stalled again and wouldn't start so I coasted to the bottom and tried and tried to start it up (not even thinking I'd run out of gas because I was only at like 220 kms) and it wouldn't go. I eventually tried switching to reserve but that was a no-go.
I took it into Imperial and they said all was fine with the reserve and that it had basically probably just sucked all the gas out of the lines when it stalled and started back up so the reserve wouldn't pick up. I just accepted that and carried on with life and have been filling up with about 10 - 12 litres every 200 kms.
But now I want to know. When I was driving out to Mission on Sunday, I filled up with something like 250 kms and 13.7 litres and the bike still seemed to be going, so I figured "oh geez, it be 17 litres and an additional 3.5 of reserve, although that seems like a lot". So today, on my way home from work (luckily right beside a gas station), the bike starts to chug at about 240 kms and I flip it to reserve and after a few seconds and revs, it got a bit better, but still didn't seem to be running quite right, so zipped into the Mohawk and filled up with 13.42 litres.
Long and short, I want to know what kind of mileage I can plan on and when I should fill up and how big my gas tank really is.
If you've read this far, you're probably bored