Same here. My last bar starts to flash at about 130-135 miles, then takes about 2.1 gallons to fill it. I love the fuel economy on this bike. I was driving an old 94 Jeep Cherokee before I bought the Rebel, and was getting about 14 miles per gallon. I went from spending $40 a week in gas to less than 5 bucks.Yeah, the bars don't equate to fuel quantity percentage like you'd think, i.e. 3/4 bars = 75%, 2 bars = 50% etc... it'd be nice, but no lol
If I recall correctly, mine will hit one bar at around 130 miles or so driven... and start flashing around 145. I only let it get that low once, and it still only took like 2.3 gallons to fill up, so there was still over half a gallon (roughly 15-20%) left in the tank.
Yes, it is normal, the volume/shape of the tank accounts for the gage going off sooner than the others gas gage bars. It is a straight line sensor by volume. So, further down the tank it gets wider and holds more volume which equals more gas, in turn, more miles. Think of it as an upside-down triangle or cone. Or a beer bottle, where it only takes one swig to drop the beer down past the neck, then it takes a few more swigs to drop the beer level the same distance. HAHA assuming that you don't guzzle the beer in one swig.Using the built in trip meter, I do see after 20 to 22 miles, the top light does go off on the 500.
I thought it was weird too but I guess it is normal!
that's a big assumption my friend :grin2:Tree said:Or a beer bottle, where it only takes one swig to drop the beer down past the neck, then it takes a few more swigs to drop the beer level the same distance. HAHA assuming that you don't guzzle the beer in one swig.