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    Default can am spyder reserve tank???

    Hi all just got 1 question... Like a motorcycle dose the spyder have a reserve gas tank?? I liked have a reserve tank for that extra piece of mind!

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    The short answer is no. When your refuel light comes on the dash--head for a gas station. About a gallon or so left--depending on your particular

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    no it doesn't that's why i keep a 1 gallon container with me

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    Quote Originally Posted by steriltech View Post
    Hi all just got 1 question... Like a motorcycle dose the spyder have a reserve gas tank?? I liked have a reserve tank for that extra piece of mind!
    No just the visual warning of the gas light and then later an audible warning. The audible warning is everything goes quiet
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    Do you carry spare fuel in your cage??
    I have found that the gauge in my Spyder (2014 RT-L), is as accurate as any fuel gauge that I've ever seen in a vehicle.
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    The only time I've ever had a reserve tank was on my first two motorcycles that didn't have fuel gauges. If you have a fuel gauge and an idea of how far you can go between fillups, you shouldn't need a reserve tank.

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    The reserve fuel tank??? Where do you think the reserve tank is? Please give me a brake???????
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    Default Yeah..!!

    unfortunately it is not attached to the fuel system....
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    Gauge & dual trip meters. Otherwise get http://www.tourtank.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by steriltech View Post
    Hi all just got 1 question... Like a motorcycle dose the spyder have a reserve gas tank?? I liked have a reserve tank for that extra piece of mind!
    The "reserve" on older bikes wasn't a separate tank, the petcock had two feeds going to the carburetor, the On setting was designed so that when the level got to a certain level it was below the filter screen and would not feed to the carb. The reserve setting chose a feed that allowed fuel to flow until the tank was empty. Fuel injected bikes have a different fuel system and no longer have a reserve setting.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray Ghost View Post
    ...... Fuel injected bikes have a different fuel system and no longer have a reserve setting.
    And fuel injection systems REALLY don't like being run dry (ie. until the tank is empty) so it's best to look for fuel fairly soon after that low fuel warning light comes on!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerpinoy View Post
    The reserve fuel tank??? Where do you think the reserve tank is? Please give me a brake???????
    Relax... The O.P. is a fairly new member; haven't most of us asked an odd question on here, at one time or another?
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    Relax... The O.P. is a fairly new member; haven't most of us asked an odd question on here, at one time or another?
    I thought it was a fair question. That is why I came on the site, to find an answer to that exact question!

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    I’ve ran my 22 RTL until the fuel gauge didn’t show a bar and the mileage counter went blank. Pumped in 5.3 gallons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by esaud1 View Post
    I thought it was a fair question. That is why I came on the site, to find an answer to that exact question!
    It was; and it still is . Glad you found the answer you were after, even if it wasn't necessarily the answer you wanted to to hear!


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    All motorcycles have a “reserve”. In the old days you turned the fuel petcock down for normal riding and up to switch to reserve.

    For most new bikes the light comes on and warns you that you’re low. It’s then that you are on “reserve”. I’ve let it go to where I don’t have any miles left of gas but have gone another 20 miles and had a half gallon left. I don’t do it often as it can burn up the fuel pump.

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    Though we have the warning light I do miss having to manually change to reserve.

    For me for some reason a fuel light coming on just produces anxiety while turning the tap onto reserve when the engine stutters has a sense of reassurance.

    Mind you on my RS with the Aux tank fitted I could do 300km+ before the fuel gauge even started to move which meant the main tank became one huge reserve:-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by PistonBlown View Post
    Though we have the warning light I do miss having to manually change to reserve.

    For me for some reason a fuel light coming on just produces anxiety while turning the tap onto reserve when the engine stutters has a sense of reassurance.

    Mind you on my RS with the Aux tank fitted I could do 300km+ before the fuel gauge even started to move which meant the main tank became one huge reserve:-)
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