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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-15-2016, 02:30 AM Thread Starter
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tank range

2009 xvs950 tank range please

I know mine will be slightly less with the performance mods but i need some rough idea whats normal


full to fuel light on = ?
fuel light to empty = ?

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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-15-2016, 05:23 AM
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How aggressively do you ride?
Is most of your riding cruising or, riding the Twisties?
At what speeds do you cruise?
Do you have after market holes punched in your fuel filler neck?
What performance mods have you installed?
And more

There are so many variables to consider that even on unmodified bikes the numbers vary.

Additionally. Fuel sensors are like snowflakes, every one is slightly different.

I'm always working very diligently to discover the obvious.

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Most of it town and cruising on motorway, few twisties but not much. so average rider not heavy on the throttle

average 25 mph town 75 mph cruising

I dont need it down to the last few hundred yards or even the last mile lol just a figure i can use as a guide

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Keith, don't take this as gospel, but on my 2012 950T the low fuel light comes on around 160 miles and then I figure I've got about another 40 or so miles left. My range is about 200 miles on mostly back roads and some interstate cruising about 75 mph. YMMV
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I have several performance mods, run 45 around town and mostly backroads on the highway (75 and under and I get about 160 in town and 200-250 on the road.


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What is this filler mod you talk about?

Anyway after what looked like a fill to brim ( filling is a bitch as it fills goes down n fills again etc lol)
i got 120 miles on full to light on then 30 more to empty

running cobra slashdowns, cobra air intake and cobra fi2000, town riding at around 35mph not high revs and cruising around 80mph a lot of the cruising was done fully loaded with tent etc on. I am lead to believe its a 17l tank ( 3.7 gall) so this equates to an average around 41mpg.

If this is below what it should be and running rich, then do i turn down dial on fi200 which one as i think from left to right its
idle ; mid jets; main jets

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Actually that sounds about right for running 80mph fully loaded with camp gear. I get around 200-250 miles running 60-65 with no gear weighing it down. I have the Cobra fi2000, BAK, and Cobra slip-on. Also, I don't get any whistling from the intake referenced in your other post.


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I have a 2009 950 with V&H slash cut, ams 2000 open circuit fuel manager and I usually fuel up at around 135 miles and take on 2 gallons. Several times I have taken 2 1/4 gallons. Most of my riding is just cruising at about 70 mph.

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Hi keith,
The tanks on our 950's hold 4.4 gallons and are estimated to get 45-47mpg riding one up and no extra gear, i.e: tents or passenger. If you're getting 41 mpg with your mods and gear and Click image for larger version

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ID:	62705cruising at 80mph, you're doing good as NC_Steve says. Since our bikes are fuel injected and not carbed, you won't need a pod kit. Make sure your fi2000 is set for dual exhaust, not 2 into1 like mine. After all of the graphs I've seen and studied, one actually gets more torque with 2 into 1 exhaust. I don't like the looks of it personally, but I'll take the extra torque.
One of my riding buds has a Honda Fury with the BAK, my 950 has the LA choppers XXX air filter kit. The BAK on the Fury sounds wane compared to my XXX kit. I can hear mine sucking air at a red light, and it was the noticeable gain after the cobra slip-on muffler. Here's what my air filter kit looks like. Hope this helps.


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