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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-31-2011, 02:36 AM Thread Starter
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I tried my new bagger gas can today on purpose. I like to know how far i can really go with all my vehicles and how they react. I was watching the miles remaining and the last i saw was 11 miles left. Then it read R LO ( reserve low). I checked the odometer and 22 miles later i ran out of fuel. Tried the new one gallon can. No leaks while pouring and my 2011 RGU started right up.


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I tried my new bagger gas can today on purpose. I like to know how far i can really go with all my vehicles and how they react. I was watching the miles remaining and the last i saw was 11 miles left. Then it read R LO ( reserve low). I checked the odometer and 22 miles later i ran out of fuel. Tried the new one gallon can. No leaks while pouring and my 2011 RGU started right up.
so how many gallons did it take to fill it from empty? So after it read R LO you got 22 more miles? I got mine down to 18 miles to go and filled right to the brim and it only took 5.4 gallons I just like to know too.
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I lost track of those figures. I know it was over 6 gallons at the first click of the gas pump. I'm thinking 6.something. I filled the gas can up first and that was .95 gallons. The tank had the .95 gallons that I poured in it to get the bike running again. So I guess really close to 6 gallons. The main thing for me was once it says R LO you have 22 miles left. That was in town city driving and I wasn't trying to conserve gas. I kept the R's up. You probably get more on the highway and you would be keeping the R's down in a real world situation. The way I'm going to look at it is when R Lo comes up 20 more miles max


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I've been thinking of doing the same. I just tried it on my Big Dog. My reserve is about 1 cup of gas and I wanted to see how far I could go before getting stranded. I made it 8 miles before running dry.

Just a note about the Harley gas can.....
I recently ran out of gas. I pulled my trusty Harley gas can out of my saddle bag. The locking mechanism on the nozzle wouldn't budge and I had no way to get the gas out of the can and into my tank. I pushed my bike about 1/2 mile t a gas station. Now I carry a small funnel on my bike. Just some food for thought.

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Yeah I had to learn that gas can. I twisted the green plastic lock over but gas wouldn't come out. I found that when you put pressure down on the spout with the green lock twisted that it started to flow. Yeah I failed to mention I spent 5 min just in the operation of a gas can. Lol


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Keep trying that little experiment and you will be pushing your bike to the neared dealer for a new fuel pump. In-tank electric fuel pumps can burnout in a matter of seconds when run dry.
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Keep trying that little experiment and you will be pushing your bike to the neared dealer for a new fuel pump. In-tank electric fuel pumps can burnout in a matter of seconds when run dry.

I thought the same thing but I talked to a factory engineer at Sturgis a few years ago and he laughed and said that they literally can run for ever without fuel. Not necessarliy want to try but it made me feel better.
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they will run for ever

but the imp..eller will be toast and it will not pump. Electricc in tank pumps are in a sense cooled by the fuel they are sitting in. . just keep fuel in it. 2010 rgc gets 240 miles br resevre light comes on. i believe the resrse is one gallon.
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