Fuel gage on RT AC - Can-Am Spyder Forums: The Y-factor Community

» Sponsors
» Today's Birthdays
None
» Our Partners
»ATV Reviews
»Motorcycle Games
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-06-2012, 09:40 PM
flaggerphil's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Florida Space Coast
Posts: 3
Default Fuel gage on RT AC

I just bought my 2011 RT AC a week ago and am still getting used to it. However, I plan on riding it from St Louis to Melbourne FL in a few days. My question is how accurate is the fuel gage on this beast? Mine tends to jump all over the place while riding and I haven't ridden it enough to get an idea on how accurate it is or how many miles I can get to a tank of fuel. Any information?
__________________
Phil

I may be old, but I got to see all the cool bands.

'11 Spyder RT AC
'08 Suzuki M50
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-06-2012, 11:47 PM
Three not 8's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 76
Default Usually 2 up

I start looking at 150 miles or so, that is cruising at between 65-70 depending on the maniacs around me. We did a Charleston SC to Moberly MO run last year and eked out 175 on one tank through the Smokies. (lots of gravity assist) This is running about 18 psi on the fronts and 28 on the rear tire. And I became rather frustrated with my fuel gauge so I removed it and used some covers from a non RTS to plug the hole. Probably put a voltmeter there eventually. Now back to the thread.

Patrick
__________________
2011 RTS Orbital Blue
2006 Morphous Black
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-07-2012, 06:19 AM
Bob Denman's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Grahamsvile, NY
Posts: 3,834
Default

When I'm in the "backyard", I stretch out to 150 miles also.
But for travelling; I'd start looking for fuel at 125, and take advantage of any opportunity to give her a drink!
__________________
Out with the old; In with the WOO-HOO!!
2010 RT A&C Gone; but not forgotten!
2014 RT Limited
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-07-2012, 12:03 PM
mishapman's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: North Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 281
Default

Concur with the 125ish range. I start to get antsy at 125, especially when I'm scooting around the desert areas around Vegas.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-07-2012, 01:27 PM
Jeff Woodard's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Illinois
Posts: 306
Default

Just an FYI

A lot of poeple don't like how the dash fuel gauge jumps around. If you unplug the BOTH dash gauges they will be replaced by gauges on the screen. The screen fuel gauge is much more stable that the dash gauge.
__________________
Jeff

RT-S: HMT brake light, mud flap lights/turn signals, Trailer hitch, Garmin 660 GPS, Ride-On, Travel cover, LED trunk lighting, BajRon's anti-sway bar, to be continued ......

Member of the WSR (Woodstock Spyder Ryders)
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 03-07-2012, 01:36 PM
Bob Denman's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Grahamsvile, NY
Posts: 3,834
Default

Jeff's right; I guess that I grew up used to float gauges on snowmobiles that bobbed around so much that they'd make you dizzy!
Unplugging them is an option; but you paid for the dang things; it seems a shame to not use them just a little... and then drive by your trip odometer anyway!
__________________
Out with the old; In with the WOO-HOO!!
2010 RT A&C Gone; but not forgotten!
2014 RT Limited
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 03-07-2012, 01:38 PM
mishapman's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: North Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 281
Default

I've heard if you unplug the needle gauge the digital gauge appears on the screen. Is the digital gauge any more accurate?

I'd love to be able to make a connector that tricks the Spyder into thinking displaying the digital AND the needle gauge.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 03-07-2012, 03:09 PM
Jeff Woodard's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Illinois
Posts: 306
Default

You have to disconnect both dash gauges before the screen gauges show up. The screen gauge is more stable which is the main reason to disconnect the other gauges. Because of the shape of the gas tank no meter is going to be scaled very accurately.
__________________
Jeff

RT-S: HMT brake light, mud flap lights/turn signals, Trailer hitch, Garmin 660 GPS, Ride-On, Travel cover, LED trunk lighting, BajRon's anti-sway bar, to be continued ......

Member of the WSR (Woodstock Spyder Ryders)
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 03-07-2012, 05:35 PM
Three not 8's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 76
Default

Yes, the gauge(s) on the screen are more stable. I unplugged both and put them in my Can-Am spare parts box, pending the day I ever have it back at the dealer again. Then, I might have them replaced.

Patrick
__________________
2011 RTS Orbital Blue
2006 Morphous Black
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 03-07-2012, 07:00 PM
Paladin's Avatar
Super Moderators
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: BC
Posts: 2,630
Default

dang I was hoping to just unplug my gas gauge and put in a radar detector in the hole, but if you need both gauges unpluged to get the digital to work then double fooey
__________________
2011 RT Ltd, ISCI floorboards/cruiser boards and LED nut with custom Halo kit and custom Fusion power plant, 50 SPF sunblock and cheap sunglass, total Grfx on bike and matching trailer
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:05 PM.




Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Forum Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum Ninja H2 Forum Ducati Scrambler Forum Kawasaki Ninja 250SL Forum