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Offline Bakkie

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KTM640 fuel light
« on: November 06, 2008, 08:51:41 pm »
How far can you ride with the fuel light on? And when you switch to reserve how far?

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Re: KTM640 fuel light
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2008, 07:58:31 am »
Can't answer either of those questions....since I aquired my 640 I've NEVER even had her on reserve.

I assume those two wires under the tank are for the light.....I broke mine the 1st time I removed the tank, didn't know they were there and ripped them off :xxbah:. When I fixed them I 'tested' it by touching the two wires together but no light came on....why?
 

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Re: KTM640 fuel light
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2008, 10:29:38 am »
my fuel light and the need to switch to reserve are nearly in synch. and you get about 35km depending on the right hand
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Re: KTM640 fuel light
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2008, 10:44:59 am »
My fuel light came on yesteday and it's been on for 45km. I haven't switched to reserve yet. I haven't been very conservative with the wrist either.

How far do you go on a tank?
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Re: KTM640 fuel light
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2008, 11:02:58 am »
Range on one tank? I get 21km/l town riding....tank = 28l....588kms.
 

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Re: KTM640 fuel light
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2008, 01:47:16 pm »
Hi Bakkie. Just check your fuel lever at the bottom of the tank. If it is switched to main, I suspect your light will go on, but you could run out of fuel when all fuel is up. If it is switched to the other position, the motor should start missing at about the time that the light goes on. Then you have to pull over and switch to reserve manually. Cheers.
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Re: KTM640 fuel light
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2008, 09:54:02 pm »
OK from the time my light went on until I ran out of fuel ....... 49km (incl reserve)

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Re: KTM640 fuel light
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2008, 07:57:21 am »
Ditto, about 40km. Not really what you would call sufficient notice.


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Re: KTM640 fuel light
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2008, 09:25:41 am »
Bliksem 588km; that's excellent. I've only tested mine once and it wasn't exact but about 400km to dry and pushing the last 200m (lucky!). Admittedly quite a bit of that was at 150kph trying to keep 950's (and a bleddy XR 600) in sight.

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Re: KTM640 fuel light
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2008, 08:25:46 am »
Husky, that 588 kms is THEORETICAL!
 

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Re: KTM640 fuel light
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2008, 08:30:30 am »
guys is the tank the tank 28l or 25.5? I am sure my manual says 25.5 and my bike is a 2005
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Re: KTM640 fuel light
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2014, 10:01:30 pm »
Ok... On mains, I got 450km until empty without a warning light. Switched to reserve and only THEN the warning light appeared... Is it only my bike that works that way?
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Re: KTM640 fuel light
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2014, 08:44:16 am »
guys is the tank the tank 28l or 25.5? I am sure my manual says 25.5 and my bike is a 2005

Mine has a 28l and no warning light, the last time I ran out was on 427 km but strangely I still had about 5 l left. I did about 10km on reserve before I found fuel
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