one liter can under the seat doesn't sound too good to me. I have several cans (8 oz, 11 oz, 16 oz & one liter) that I have bought over the years. I carry one of them UPRIGHT in a pocket on the back of my saddlebags on the side OPPOSITE of the muffler. The smallest one should be good for better than 3 miles. I've only used one twice when I deliberately tried to see how far I could go on reserve but there have been a couple of times I was getting close & it gave me comfort to know I could still go a bit further.
When I first got my Majesty, I wanted to know how much further I could go once the Flashing gas light count down started. I twice ran my Majesty completely out of gas to see. The first time, I got to 34 miles before the engine stopped, the second time I got to 33 miles. So, I have always known that once the Gas Countdown starts, I always have a safe 30 miles of travel distance before I absolutely need to refuel.
As best I recall I was able to go about 36 miles before the motor would stop if you stopped like at a red light but it would start again. Around 40 it would not start again. I average approx. 54 MPG so you can extrapolate from there.
With your fuel pump being located in the gas tank, that's something you don't want to do often, just for curiosity sake. The pump depends on being submerged in the fuel for cooling itself. By running the tank dry (or even very low) you're shortening the life of the fuel pump.
minimac wrote:With your fuel pump being located in the gas tank, that's something you don't want to do often, just for curiosity sake. The pump depends on being submerged in the fuel for cooling itself. By running the tank dry (or even very low) you're shortening the life of the fuel pump.
My VTX has an external fuel pump. The earlier years had internal, but now there is room for more gas. I wonder how much room the fuel pump is taking up on our scooters. But yeah, if you have internal pump it's not good to run it down that low if not necessary. I went 20 miles ONCE on "reserve" and I was sweating bullets because I just barely got it, and didn't know the accuracy of the fuel gauge. Turns out I had .25 gallons left. Too close for comfort, but I made it!
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I don't have mine here yet, but I plan on some led strip side lights, maybe blue to match the body color, for night use. Then besides new HID headlight bulbs, maybe a pair of HID low and up front mini lights for extra wide views of the "hidden deer" at night or early. How about a GPS mount from the factory with those extra plugs?? Last of all I think the often forgotten removable drink holder, holds my coffee at the ready.
More legroom and less weight! It could lose 100 lbs and add 2 inches of suspension travel. I recently purchased a Vespa gts 250 and the radiator vents are right in front of my knees. It is a bit warm in the summer but in winter it is wonderful to have heat under my thermoscud leg cover. My gf tells me the cover is large enough that she feels the warmth also.
Tony in Tn (The little Vespa is a hoot to ride, acceleration from a stop feels like the bike wants to run out from under you) The Vespa is about 300 lbs