Classic fuel tank

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Classic fuel tank

Postby mickm » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:49 pm

Can anyone tell me the capactiy of the fuel tank on the classic? I managed to run out yesterday and could only get 16.6 ltrs in. I thought it was a 20 ltr tank. Thanks Mick

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Re: Classic fuel tank

Postby Mick Taylor » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:05 pm

The handbook shows the capacity as 18 Litres.

Mick.

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Re: Classic fuel tank

Postby johnbirchjar » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:10 pm

You mean you ran out of the reserve as well?.
The reserve on my Classic was good for about 30 miles,(150 on the main tank),I did a "Full to run out" on the main tank,switched to the reserve and carried on till that ran out(with a gallon in a can in the Top Box of course wink)I did this on mixed riding just so I would know what the old girl did on a tank full.(this was about fifteen years ago)I expect I will do the same thing with the Water Cooled engine once I have the carbs tuned to my satisfaction,(not done this with the Honda yet though)J.B.

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Re: Classic fuel tank

Postby mickm » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:06 am

Thats right J B empty zilch buggerall.fortunatly only 250 yards from the pumps on the exit road. Se had been running at 80 pmh. So they are thirsty at 5000 rpm. It's just I had expected more than 6 miles on reserve. Mick.

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Re: Classic fuel tank

Postby johnbirchjar » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:16 pm

Only 6miles on reserve exclaim,sounds like your old girl is running well rich.
What sort of colour are your exhaust pipes?(If you have been blasting along at 80mph for any sort of milage they should be a nice pale greyish colour Very Happy )With that sort of colour you will get a similar sort of mileage as I did with my Classic cool J.B.

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Re: Classic fuel tank

Postby johnbirchjar » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:28 pm

Adding to my previous post,I found that irrespective of whatever sort of speed I traveled at my Classic returned about 45 miles to the gallon,the only time this differed(that I can recall) was on one occasion traveling to a rally in Devon when we were governed by the slowest bike at a steady old 55/60mph(boring!!)then the mileage crept up to about 50mpg,(not something it did very often wink)J.B.

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Re: Classic fuel tank

Postby johnbirchjar » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:50 pm

Continuing on,Had a bit of a run down to Devon this weekend and was well surprised, the water cooled engine returned about 50mpg over all mixtures of riding Very Happy,(There you go guys,some figures for you to compare with,45mpg for your air-cooled bikes,and 50mpg for the water-cooled jobbies wink,)ride safe,J.B.


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