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post #1 of 6 Old 12-25-2013, 05:00 AM Thread Starter
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can I install a fuel gauge in a 2009 klr, its that possible
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post #2 of 6 Old 12-25-2013, 08:23 AM
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can I install a fuel gauge in a 2009 klr, its that possible
Seems to me like it should be possible, joseaventurero, but . . . don't know of anyone who's DONE it!

Meanwhile, fuel usage is gauged by odometer and RESERVE petcock lever position, or . . . the meniscus of the fuel level in a translucent fuel tank.
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I think the reason that Kawasaki doesn't install a gauge is probably because it wouldn't tell you a whole lot. The shape of the tank likely makes it difficult to have a gauge that would provide any accuracy. The trip odometer is the best fuel gauge. Another is just how sore your butt is getting on the seat. Fuel stops are great for getting off the bike.

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post #4 of 6 Old 12-30-2013, 06:52 PM
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I use my trip meter. 190 - 200 miles to reserve for me with 4.8gal in at reserve. Close enuf for me
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I use my trip meter. 190 - 200 miles to reserve for me with 4.8gal in at reserve. Close enuf for me
Ditto...I fill up at 225; never hit reserve. Typically takes 4 gallons to fill it, so I know I probably have another 100 miles until the double emergency reserve.
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Ditto...I fill up at 225; never hit reserve. Typically takes 4 gallons to fill it, so I know I probably have another 100 miles until the double emergency reserve.
Trip will be your friend, I hit 400 KM every tank before reserve.


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