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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-25-2019, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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Angry Fuel Starvation ?? Normal??

Hi Guys (Ladies also of course)
First timer on forums ..so be gentle with me if I am not asking this question in the right way or place..
Just reaching the initial 600 miles on Adv Sports 2018 Africa Twin .. Loving it .. But .. when my Fuel Range reached circa 20 miles the bike lags and splutters like it is just about to run completely out of fuel .. But when filling I can only get 20 liters in the tank and as I said it showed as though I had 20 miles to still go on the range.. Is this normal? seems very weird and a little disconcerting..

And advice to this newbie much appreciated..

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Hi Malcom welcom to the forum.

I haven't run my bike down to 20 miles range but usually I find they will keep running beyond the fuel gauge.
My gauge often tells me I'm getting low on fuel but I always seem to have more litres left than the fuel gauge suggests.

As for the splutters maybe your tank breather is not as clear as it should be. Do you get a sound when you open the fuel cap?

Your dealer should sort it for you when you have your service.
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Thanks ... Breather ..Yes good shout. Due anyhow at dealer for 1st 600 mile service so I will ask.. Is 20L full capacity on ATAS ? thought it was 24L ? Great to get your feedback .. much appreciated.

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Yes. Definitely bring it up at your dealership.

If after the service it still happens, I would keep notes or a diary of sorts so you have documentary evidence to wave under his nose if you think there really is something amiss.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-12-2019, 03:33 PM
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I had similar symptoms, but they were due to water in the fuel.

I bought fuel in a very rural area and bought premium. Apparently no one there uses premium so it had water in the fuel.

It ran fine for a while but at about half of a tank it started acting like it was starving for fuel. I had to roll off the gas to keep it from stumbling, and it had no power. It would continue to slow down until I stopped. If I stopped and turned it off for 5 minutes it would clear up for a bit when the water settled. However, it would return soon and the lower the tank, the more often it occurred.

I filled it up again at just past a half tank as it was so bad, and I added a bottle of fuel conditioner / water absorber at the same time. That helped a lot and it didn't reoccur until it was almost empty. At about 1/4 tank it started happening again.

One more fill up and another bottle of conditioner fully solved the issue.

I then completed my road trip to include multiple full tanks at high-speed with no issues.

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I had read that a few members had similar issues and it was a clogged fuel filter that was choking things off. If it's in for service you could have them check that, too.

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Have the same problem. And it is a problem.
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