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... I average 71 mph ... a little faster ;)
"First gear, it's all right (Chorus:Honda, Honda, go faster, faster)
Second gear, I'll lean right (Honda, Honda, go faster, faster)
Third gear, hang on tight (Honda, Honda, go faster, faster)
Faster, it's all right..." (c)

Three strikes, logged at 41 mph avg on the infra-red camera on the right,
invisible flash,
lose license AND bike, boast about the humongous fine.

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Not that many motorcycles in the picture.
Today I didn't see one for miles.

"I see a line of bikes and they're all painted black."
 

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Discussion Starter · #27 · (Edited)
@Arcimboldi, Guys, hold on to your hats!!

The SC80 cheats you by 2 LITERS!!!

Filled her up "oll zee vay" as we germans say, rode it til the dash lit up light a christmas tree (not for fun, obviously. Rode all day in the sun purely for scientific reasons!) …

pulled in the gas station at 2.3L on res (meaning, 1.2L remaining!)

Put the bike on the stand, filled it up, nozzle "clicked" at 12.11L on the pump.

1.2 + 13.1 = 14.3
16.2 - 14.3 = 1.9 !!!

That is close to 15% that the tank leaves unfilled!!

Even after putting the bike upright (like you said @Arcimboldi) and filling it up slightly above the plate (THANK GOD MY BIKE DIDNT EXPLODE, Bevo. Legend has it, it wasn't the death star but a tank filled over the plate that killed Alderaan), it still only let me fill it to 13.76 (with 1.2L still in the bike, it still only adds up to 15-ish)

Something is way off!
 

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Something is way off!
Wesh
The volumes Honda stated in print are reliable data.

What's not is the liter fables on the dash.
Even the mileage on the dash, like the speed is iffy at best.
Gas station pumps have some sticker stating the volume delivered has been checked by a trustworthy service
this is also verifiable wrong.

I complained at the counter about the absurd volume I had pumped in the tank
-"You're not the first one to tell us this" said the lady.

So
be it the bar graphs or the numerical indications on the dash displays
they are approx.
Not scientific data.

CB1000Rs have short, very short legs. They are heavy.

Trying to ride on fumes only
after the last bar has been blinking for a while
is courting trouble.

If the Autobahn road sign says "next fuel stop 50 km"
Can be done but needs luck, light traffic, tailwind and suitable slope...
 

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Something is way off!
From manual:
Remaining fuel when only 1st (E) segment starts flashing:
approximately 0.92 US gal (3.5 L)
In Texas, the gas station fuel pump is more accurate at displaying the amount of fuel that's been consumed between fill-ups than the bike is. Can't speak on what happens overseas.

If the bike is leaning, you won't be able to fill the tank to its true capacity. I never dismount when I fuel up.
 

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I complained at the counter about the absurd volume I had pumped in the tank
-"You're not the first one to tell us this" said the lady.
Man, if that is how it is over there, politicians need to be shot!!
I mean, making snickers bars smaller and smaller – but charging the same price – and pretend like "all is normal" to raise profit margin … is already borderline criminal (I'm looking at you, america!) but tricking drivers by messing with the fuel pump? RAGE!!!
 

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The SC80 cheats you by 2 LITERS!!!
My last fill-up
Capacity 4.28 US gal - 3.469 gal to fill-up = 0.811
Just as I was pulling into the gas station the display indicated that I had used 0.1 gallons of reserve.
0.811 + 0.1 = 0.911
Reserve = approximately 0.92 US gal. I can live with that. 😄
 
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