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A funny thing happened on the way to Seacoast....

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    A funny thing happened on the way to Seacoast....

    So last sunday on the way to seacoast a funny thing happened.....

    I left my house with a half a tank of gas for the 50 mile ride to the store to meet ducdave and company.....

    25 miles later at 85mph in the left lane on 93 the bike dies. Its an 8.5 Gallon tank!!! Yea, BMW fuel strip technology sucks and apparently lots have been replaced.

    So I pull over and coast to a stop get off the bike and do what any good jewish boy in the same situation would do, and call Degsy. Too bad hes already at seacoast (which is really really odd since hes like 45 minutes early) so I pull out the owners manual and start flipping through. Not sure what I thought I would find in there, but turns out there is no gas in it.

    Alas, here is the funny part. Im guessing at least 6 people going to the ride must have passed me AND looked while I waived for help, but nobody stopped. Bums!! Bummmmmmms!!!!

    Anyway, I GPS for fuel and find out there is a station 1.5 miles away so I start walking. Its a real adventure now. Then an old beat up volvo station wagon stops and the guy asks if I need help. Really a good samaritan move and the guy drives me to the station, waits while I fill up a can and takes me back to the bike.

    Adventure over!! I now use the trip counter again.

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    Re: A funny thing happened on the way to Seacoast....

    I woulda stopped for you, Manny.


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    Re: A funny thing happened on the way to Seacoast....

    Quote Originally Posted by bergs View Post
    I woulda stopped for you, Manny.

    And CBR_Knight would have left you in a ditch to die, Manny...

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    Re: A funny thing happened on the way to Seacoast....

    ha...I am with ya...eff everyone else, don't use your gas gauge (paging R7?), and just count with the trip meter and fill up as if your bike gets half the mileage you usually get

    (btw, I johnnyV for filling me up once)

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    Re: A funny thing happened on the way to Seacoast....

    ...well, it was great you made the second half of the ride..!!!

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    Re: A funny thing happened on the way to Seacoast....

    I'da stopped for you, homie.

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    Re: A funny thing happened on the way to Seacoast....

    Manny - you have my sympathies - my GS did *exactly* the same trick with the fuel gauge, although mine decided to permanently register 3/4 of a tank regardless. Warranty fix, was ok after that

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    Re: A funny thing happened on the way to Seacoast....

    The fuel strip on my 06 has been dead on since I got it. Just bad luck I guess.

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    Re: A funny thing happened on the way to Seacoast....

    Quote Originally Posted by Manny View Post
    So I pull over and coast to a stop get off the bike and do what any good jewish boy in the same situation would do, and call Degsy.
    Ha, been there.

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    Re: A funny thing happened on the way to Seacoast....

    What time did this happen? I was off 93 by 8:30, but had an MSR fuel bottle on board that would have gotten you to the gas station.

    Old school here, I always stop for bikes on the side of the road but it's possible I didn't see you.

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    Re: A funny thing happened on the way to Seacoast....

    Lies, all lies. All who passed knew who you were and were chuckling in their helmet... admit it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottieducati
    Lies, all lies. All who passed knew who you were and were chuckling in their helmet... admit it.
    Yes. Admit it!!!!!

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    Re: A funny thing happened on the way to Seacoast....

    I took 102 but I would've stopped if I was on 93, when I see an atgatt rider I just assume they are meeting up for the ride.

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    Re: A funny thing happened on the way to Seacoast....

    AAA will bring you gas....

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    Re: A funny thing happened on the way to Seacoast....

    Quote Originally Posted by khuygie88 View Post
    AAA will bring you gas....
    But they won't tow you in MA.

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    Re: A funny thing happened on the way to Seacoast....

    Quote Originally Posted by khuygie88 View Post
    AAA will bring you gas....
    87 octane

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    Re: A funny thing happened on the way to Seacoast....

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy 2 Shots View Post
    87 octane
    Good enough to get home

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    Re: A funny thing happened on the way to Seacoast....

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy 2 Shots View Post
    87 octane
    Just refrain from any Yut-ahhhh.

    Not sure about bikes but most FI cars have knock sensors,

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    Re: A funny thing happened on the way to Seacoast....

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy 2 Shots View Post
    87 octane
    Out of pure curiosity, take a closer look at your owners manual... where it states the recommended octane rating, does it say RON, MON or PON?

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    Re: A funny thing happened on the way to Seacoast....

    doesnt matter pete. when i run out (and i have), i'd still get 93 even if AAA can bring 87

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    Re: A funny thing happened on the way to Seacoast....

    Quote Originally Posted by Manny View Post
    So last sunday on the way to seacoast a funny thing happened.....

    I left my house with a half a tank of gas for the 50 mile ride to the store to meet ducdave and company.....

    25 miles later at 85mph in the left lane on 93 the bike dies. Its an 8.5 Gallon tank!!! Yea, BMW fuel strip technology sucks and apparently lots have been replaced.

    So I pull over and coast to a stop get off the bike and do what any good jewish boy in the same situation would do, and call Degsy. Too bad hes already at seacoast (which is really really odd since hes like 45 minutes early) so I pull out the owners manual and start flipping through. Not sure what I thought I would find in there, but turns out there is no gas in it.

    Alas, here is the funny part. Im guessing at least 6 people going to the ride must have passed me AND looked while I waived for help, but nobody stopped. Bums!! Bummmmmmms!!!!

    Anyway, I GPS for fuel and find out there is a station 1.5 miles away so I start walking. Its a real adventure now. Then an old beat up volvo station wagon stops and the guy asks if I need help. Really a good samaritan move and the guy drives me to the station, waits while I fill up a can and takes me back to the bike.

    Adventure over!! I now use the trip counter again.
    Was waiting for... "then I turned the reserve to off"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy 2 Shots
    doesnt matter pete. when i run out (and i have), i'd still get 93 even if AAA can bring 87
    WHAT DOES IT SAY, JIM?



    Most manuals put the recommendation in RON.

    Except we get PON at the pumps

    RON is higher than PON for the same fuel, so if it says 91RON, that's about the same as 87PON.

    Below is the approx conversion
    90RON-86.6PON
    92RON-88.5PON
    95RON-91PON
    96RON-92PON

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    WHAT DOES IT SAY, JIM?



    Most manuals put the recommendation in RON.

    Except we get PON at the pumps

    RON is higher than PON for the same fuel, so if it says 91RON, that's about the same as 87PON.

    Below is the approx conversion
    90RON-86.6PON
    92RON-88.5PON
    95RON-91PON
    96RON-92PON

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