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 Post subject: Gas Gauge on Rebel 250
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:25 pm 
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Can a gas gauge be installed on a 1999 Rebel 250? Not something I would do, but it would provide peace of mind on the road.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Gauge on Rebel 250
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:07 pm 
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Don't think so but you do have the tripmeter.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Gauge on Rebel 250
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:08 pm 
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Short answer.. not really.. and its not necessary either. Once you've been riding for a while the tripmeter will prove as accurate as a fuel gauge to predicting when you will have to switch to reserve. once on reserve, you still have plenty of fuel to get yourself to a gas station unless you are in South Dakota somewhere... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Gauge on Rebel 250
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:43 am 
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You _can_ install a fuel gauge, but it's not going to be a "fuel gauge" in any sense of the word that you're familiar with. You can fit a fluid level tube to just about anything. :lol:


Things to consider:

motorcycle fuel gauges are notoriously inaccurate. This is because the tanks are really small (meaning that even a tiny accuracy error is multiplied by the scale with which you're working), the mileage is very high (which does the same things with very small errors of volume: a "two mile" error on a car becomes a thirty mile error on a Rebel ;) ).

And of course, the fuel tank is constantly being leaned left and right, making it nearly impossible to get a reading anyway.


Oddly, a site tube has none of these issues, but no one seems to like them anymore. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Gauge on Rebel 250
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:12 pm 
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1. fill up
2. reset trip odometer
3. drive 100 miles
4. repeat

you can probably get 140 miles out of a tank full and another 20 on reserve so filling up every 100 is safe

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Gauge on Rebel 250
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:16 am 
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Duckster wrote:
. once on reserve, you still have plenty of fuel to get yourself to a gas station unless you are in South Dakota somewhere... :lol:



Don't you be diss'n SoDak. Its not too bad a place, as long as you avoid the Black Hills area during a certain week in the summer. And yes, fuel stations can be few and far between, but if you know where they are, then its no big deal.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Gauge on Rebel 250
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:54 am 
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yeah, just recently i got 135mi out of one tank without using the reserve.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Gauge on Rebel 250
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:45 pm 
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Im pushing 110 ish before reserve on a 85.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Gauge on Rebel 250
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:10 pm 
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Noviastar wrote:
Im pushing 110 ish before reserve on a 85.


how is that possible?

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Gauge on Rebel 250
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:33 pm 
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That's about 65 mpg. Not hard at all on a Rebel.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Gauge on Rebel 250
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:24 pm 
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DeeG1 wrote:
Duckster wrote:
. once on reserve, you still have plenty of fuel to get yourself to a gas station unless you are in South Dakota somewhere... :lol:



Don't you be diss'n SoDak. Its not too bad a place, as long as you avoid the Black Hills area during a certain week in the summer. And yes, fuel stations can be few and far between, but if you know where they are, then its no big deal.


:D South Dakota came to mind, since I had spent a few anxious miles there a couple of years ago hoping to see a gas station pop up on the horizon. Needless to say I had no idea where the gas stations were, but decided that its best to gas up early in the less settled parts.. A fine place other than that. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Gauge on Rebel 250
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:22 pm 
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Thanks for all those replies. Yes, I'm fairly rigorous about checking mileage of my cars, just haven't gotten into the rhythm on this bike. I actually had forgotten about the reserve tank. The gas in that tank is always fresh, true? That is to say, fresh gas is always being replenished in the reserve tank?

Spent an entire October in Rapid City South Dakota on business at Ellsworth. Beautiful part of the country. I would love to ride there some time.

Thanks again.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Gauge on Rebel 250
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:26 pm 
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you'll want to make sure you fill up the reserve tank as well as the regular tank each time you get gas :)

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Gauge on Rebel 250
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:40 pm 
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01-7700 wrote:
you'll want to make sure you fill up the reserve tank as well as the regular tank each time you get gas :)


One and the same.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Gauge on Rebel 250
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:57 pm 
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Thanks, but that I don't understand. The picture says "one and the same". The post before that says "fill up the reserve tank as well as the regular tank each time you get gas".

From the pic it looks like it's all one volume, and turning the petcock to the reserve position just enables the flow from the lower level. Right?


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Gauge on Rebel 250
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:00 pm 
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rushyyzhead wrote:

From the pic it looks like it's all one volume, and turning the petcock to the reserve position just enables the flow from the lower level. Right?


Correct.

The other bit was humor

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Gauge on Rebel 250
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:11 pm 
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Now I'm laughing.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Gauge on Rebel 250
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:53 pm 
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Question on the Why Why Zed in your handle, are you in the Toronto area?
I am familiar with rush and do know of the YYZ track, just wondering

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Gauge on Rebel 250
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:27 pm 
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No, not in Canada, but am a late-blooming Rush fan. Can't get enough of the music or lyrics. I'm a 57 year old group, having missed 20 years of following them.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Gauge on Rebel 250
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:29 pm 
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