Information 2014 NC700X Run of of gas test (0.7 on the dash, 56.7 miles)

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I decided to run a test and see how far I could go when I get the low fuel flashing indication and see if there would be any issues starting the bike after running out of fuel.
This is something I always like to do with my motorcycles, get a rough idea how many miles I can truly drive before "It's dead Jim".

I took the bike out for a 150 mile drive and get lost ride.
The previous night I had installed a mount for a 5L external fuel can (see pics), and I wanted to verify that the mount was secure and see what happens when I run out of gas.
When I finally got the flashing indicator that I was low on fuel, I reset the "B" Trip odometer so I could see how far I would go. The indicator started flashing 0.0 As I rode the indicator started to increase to 0.1, 0.2, 0.3....
Around 0.5 I was very careful to make sure that if I had to cross a road, I could push the bike if it happen to pick that spot to die.

I hit 0.7, then about 8 miles later (1 mile from home), it happened, I ran out of fuel on a lonely gravel road. The bike just died and and the oil light came on.
I removed my external gas can, put in 1.1 gallons of fuel, remounted the gas can, hit the start button and the bike started right away, I was impressed, well done Honda.


The fuel container I purchased off of ebay: 5L Motorcycle Car Fuel Petrol Gas Gasolin Oil Tank Can Container About $36.00




-andy
 

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Good report, and nice to know it all works as it should. I ran out once, poured gas in from the RotopaX, started the bike and rode away.
 

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Looking at the owner's manual, it says, there should be 0.87 gals of reserve fuel. I'm guessing that I was just about to hit 0.8 before running out.
Glad this information was helpful.
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oops, I haven't run out of fuel yet and don't carry extra on my commute but a few months ago I ran it up to 0.7 and have run it to 0.6 several times. I figured I had at least another 15 miles before I ran out but maybe I was more on the edge than I thought. Thanks Andy, I will be more careful now.
 
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