I done gone and ran out of fuel...

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I done gone and ran out of fuel...

Post by _Mouse_ on Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:12 am

I was not expecting to be doing this at 3AM in the bastard morning.
Ran out of fuel 2 miles from home, luckly it was just as I was rolling up the slip road off the motorway. So a taxi trip to the nearest open garage to get a gallon of diesel and then back to the bike, which was a second minimum fare to take me back to the bike but the taxi waited for me and the queue was long so I tipped well for that. Then after it didn't bleed the system whilst cranking before the battery went flat it was a 3rd taxi trip home to collect tools and jump leads so I could ride my other bike out and get it started properly. This worked and I rode the first bike home. Then it was a 4th taxi trip back out to the second bike to ride that one back home.
So that was 4 taxi trips at gone 2AM and another spare fuel can at garage forecourt prices. Still it was way quicker than walking about 8 miles and more convenient than calling a recovery truck.


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Re: I done gone and ran out of fuel...

Post by magnamaniac on Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:01 am

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Re: I done gone and ran out of fuel...

Post by _Mouse_ on Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:51 pm

I gots the recovery.
Just that I'd rather not use it up for a gallon of fuel within walking distance of home. And as it was 3AM aaannnd I was in full thermals and gear I'd rather no go walking anywhere at all fo the sake of a fiver. Very Happy

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Re: I done gone and ran out of fuel...

Post by voodoo on Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:37 pm

So your fuel economy is a bit shoddy, or is it your math? ;-)

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Re: I done gone and ran out of fuel...

Post by june_whitfield on Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:44 pm

Perhaps you ought to construct a fuel gauge?

or some sort of reserve arrangement?

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Re: I done gone and ran out of fuel...

Post by _Mouse_ on Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:11 pm

Yea, I hear fuel gauges and reserve facilitry are all the rage.

The other thing is I now know I can't prime the engine simply by cranking it.

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Re: I done gone and ran out of fuel...

Post by Monglord on Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:57 pm

Just curious, did you fit flashy things?
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