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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-28-2009, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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how long can i ride with gas light blinking?

first off i have an 07 gsxr 750..

about how many miles do i have when my gas light is on to get gas? lol and does it turn solid when your really really low? i had to make a run from work to my house and back on my break with the light blinking the whole way. i coulda swore it was going to die.
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-28-2009, 05:09 PM
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I went about twenty miles once when I first got my bike, wife pissed me off and went to the back roads, got lost for awhile, died when I pulled in the drive way,
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Yeah the light will turn solid when your really really low. I've been about 38 mile while the light was blinking and another 15 while it was on solid. Thought i was gonna be pushing the last few feet.....by the way I ride a k7 750 as well.
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Yeah the light will turn solid when your really really low. I've been about 38 mile while the light was blinking and another 15 while it was on solid. Thought i was gonna be pushing the last few feet.....by the way I ride a k7 750 as well.
so r u talking about your k7 or your GSXR?
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K7 = year (2007)
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lol can you tell im new to the gsxr thing? lol
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hm i also wonder if the 600 is very differet
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ha ha its 4am i need to go to work no gas stations open. lights been blinking for 22 miles not solid yet and 11 miles to go to work lol. i thoguht i was pushing it this thread gives me hope lol. yea last time i forget to get gas th ngiht before i love this site

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supposed to be 30 miles from the point the light comes on, when the light comes on you can hit your selecter switch on the cluster and itll show res trip which is how long the light has been on, at 20 it goes solid light and you are supposed to have 10 miles left.
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supposed to be 30 miles from the point the light comes on, when the light comes on you can hit your selecter switch on the cluster and itll show res trip which is how long the light has been on, at 20 it goes solid light and you are supposed to have 10 miles left.
This is great info... does this apply to both 600, and 750s.

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This is great info... does this apply to both 600, and 750s.
it should, i never tried it on my 08 750 i had, i just know it works that way on my 1000, the mileage settings should be standard.so just try next time the light is on, see if you have a res trip mileage number.
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I am pretty sure you can find this in the manual but I have not looked. However I do know that the Light begins to blink when your tank drops below one gallon of gas. It stops blinking and turns on solid when its under a gallon of gas. How far you can go depends on what your gas mileage is, what type of air filter you have, the gas you use, how you ride and so on! I had to go to work, pick up my check, go cash it at the bank and then to the gas station once. Got about 37 miles out of that last gallon on my K6 600. I was glad I did not have to push it LOL.

+1 res trip mileage on your odometer will give you the distance since the light first came on.

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when it goes solid you have like 10-15 miles left. At least I didnt push the limit because I would always hit upa gas station a little after it goes solid. Applied to my k7 600 and k7 1000

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Ive tested this a few times on longer trips here recently. On trips I try to save time, i ride it like hell and at 115-120ish the light started blinking. I get about 15-20 miles on blinking light before solid, and pushed 10-12 on solid before I stopped for gas. I might have slowed it down once the light became solid.

On a gas saving trip, 145 miles on full tank before blinking, got to 175 before solid, and 195 before I stopped for gas. Once light started blinking, dropped speed to 55-60mph and tucked 80% after initial light blinkage.

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Till the engine stopps DUH!

You usually have about 10-15 miles. Basically if you see it on go get gas.

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Ive been wondering the same thing myself about how far i can go when seeing the blinking light. i also have a k7 750. right when i see the light blinking i always feel like i have to get gas right away. After reading this i feel more confident about riding a little ways on the reserve. Does anyone know how much of the 3.4 gallons are reserve?
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When your gas light flashes you have 1 or .9 gallon left and when the light is solid you have .5 or less gallons left. Either way get gas ASAP. Its better to pull over and put gas instead of burning out a fuel pump. All gsxr's do it at the same amount of gas.


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post #20 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-28-2010, 11:47 AM
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Well, mine came on yesterday while I was out riding in the backwoods. Figured I had at least 20 miles before she died so I made my way to a gas station.

Good info to have for just in case situations. I don't want to test it but still good to know.



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You all of course need to consider your RPM during this time of running on fumes. My GSXR1000K7 can get anywhere from 230km (143mi) per tank to 60km (37mi) per tank depending on how hard I'm riding. I have made it to 55km (34mi) on the reserve but have also run out at 30km (18mi). I am only going to guess how far I could have gone as that is something I hope to never find out. Maybe you should consider carrying an aluminum water bottle of gas with you if running on empty is something you tend to do! Our bikes are virtually unaffected by a full tank of gas so I keep mine topped up as much as possible.


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humm i didnt know they went that long kinda... i wouldnt chance it though... thanks for the tip... lol

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post #23 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-12-2010, 12:33 PM
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have always wanted to know this question, Glad i didnt have to post about it!
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post #24 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-12-2010, 07:48 PM
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Guys this is way more easy to figure out then your making it. In your manual it tells you how much of a "Reserve" you have. That is how much gas is left after this light comes on. You should all know about how much mpgs you get. The rest is easy. If you get 40mpgs and have 1 gal reserve do the math, its cake.



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