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Hey all!

Just wondering what you's have to say about this, but the 959's tank capacity is listed as 4.5 gallons (17 l) but everytime I go to fill up, she caps at around 2.5 gallons (9.5 l) has anyone else been experiencing something like this? Or is it just me...?

Haven't tried running her completely dry, and filling from there, as most my fills are when the fuel indicator light comes on.
 

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The remainder of fuel from when the fuel light comes on is in the lines and still in the tank - about 5 litres still in the tank
 

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The remainder of fuel from when the fuel light comes on is in the lines and still in the tank - about 5 litres still in the tank
Also, I've noticed that often the fuel indicator will come on for a few miles then go off for awhile then come on again, etc. I'm assuming it's because of different angle, etc that the reading changes. As Dingo said, you have quite a bit of fuel when the light comes on. If I remember, it's roughly 1.3 gallons. So, you can still go quite a few miles/kilos without risk of running out.

That being said, I fill up often when it's convenient and haven't ridden more than 15 miles after the light has come on.
 

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The most I've filled is 11L and I was around 180km on the tank.

The reserve is big... something about riding a bike with the tank empty light on. All I can think about is gas gas gas....
 

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i have ran the milage to about 23.4 miles one time because I was on my way to work. you have a good amount still left over once that light comes on.
 

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I wish Ducati could offer a firmware update to change "mileage traveled on reserve" and instead replace it with "Range" (distance to empty).
 

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I wish Ducati could offer a firmware update to change "mileage traveled on reserve" and instead replace it with "Range" (distance to empty).
I agree. At first I was thinking that it would reasonably depend on the mode/style/gears/slope (anything that affects mpg), but these calculations are already accounted for when "avg. con" is calculated. So, all they'd have to do is:

Trigger = Low Fuel light on
(avg. con miles * (1.3 gallons/liters)) - (no. of miles travelled since low fuel light on) = Miles/Km remaining

However, i am thinking that this approach could be faulty since some folks (including myself) have seen the low fuel light come on and go off.

So a re-engineered fuel gauge might be the best option because my assumption right now is that the fuel gauge is only a small sensor located at certain point in the fuel tank, when that sensor is not engaged (submerged in fuel) it is triggering the low fuel light.

Therefore a sensor that accounts for every 10% loss/gain may be of more customer value. Ofcourse a concern for Ducati would be weight and price, but certainly a value add for all of us.
 

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Totally agree. Changing the algorithm should not prove difficult. You may be right about sensors however, but for me, it's only the last one that really counts. Mine does come on early then turns off until the final one lights up. I actually like the advance warning and does not bother me. All said, your points should not be too expensive for Ducati to upgrade. Hope they're paying attention as the Multi-Strada has had this "distance to empty" feature for years.
 

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Just purchased the 2018 Corse and wanted to know how many miles are you getting before the fuel light comes on? Thanks and sorry if this is redundant, GO TEAM DUCATI!
 

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Just purchased the 2018 Corse and wanted to know how many miles are you getting before the fuel light comes on? Thanks and sorry if this is redundant, GO TEAM DUCATI!
It depends on how you ride it, at 100 miles I’m looking for a gas station. If your taking it easy the light comes on around 115 or so and you can go another 40 miles with normal riding. If your pushing it the light will come on sooner than that. Just pay attention to your gas mileage as you get to know the bike. I always set my trip A when i fill up and do the math. Normal riding you can get 40 miles to the gallon.
 

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It depends on how you ride it, at 100 miles I’m looking for a gas station.
#same



that being said my track day on monday i used 4 gallons in about 75 miles, weird >:)
 

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Just purchased the 2018 Corse and wanted to know how many miles are you getting before the fuel light comes on? Thanks and sorry if this is redundant, GO TEAM DUCATI!
I got about 117 miles riding only on highways before the light went on.


Normal riding you can get 40 miles to the gallon.
I average 44mpg based on the dash. When the fuel light goes on I should have (44mpg * 1.3 gallon reserve) 57 miles of range. Just to be safe, I aim to not go more than 30 miles after the fuel light turns on, assuming I'm maintaining my mpg. I've gone more than 30 miles once, but the anxiety was not fun.
 

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Thanks for the responses on the Fuel. My take away is: look for a Shell or Chevron at 100 miles or, if the light comes on, take it easy and you have about 30 miles before you're f*cked.

Thanks, from San Francisco Bay Area. Wish i could make it to Laguna Seca Round this WSBK weekend! they are unveiling a special V4 916 Edition with Carl Fogarty being there.

 

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When I fill up I get about the same... 2.8 gallons. This is with the bike completely upright (sitting on the bike) and filling it as close to full as I can. I believe the tank is 4.4-4.5 gal.


But, when I am filling up the gas light has usually just come on. This usually equates to 100-110 miles. Typically the gas light will come on and flicker on an off for 10-20 miles before remaining on constantly. After which, I can go approximately 30-35 more miles before running dry (ask me how I know). To be on the safe side, the max I will ride my bike before filling is about 125-130 miles. Beyond that I feel like you are unnecessarily risking a nice walk.
 
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