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The ATAS is toted as 1 gal. as reserve, so I take it that when the fuel light comes on that’s considered “reserve’ and there’s approximately 1 gallon of fuel left... or 3.5 liter’s
 

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I did read the manual... doesn't give any clarity to the question frustratingly.
LOL!! Figures, I just found it funny that that’s say 1 gal. (here in the US) reserve. Yet there’s
no petcock on the bike. If you run a AT till it starts to sputter you’re just DOA , no reaching down to flip on the reserve.
Then I guess I can say my H2 has a “reserve” because it has a (fuel) dummy light too
 
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Yea I guess the bottom line should be treat what ever range (DTE) number is best for you as “empty” I’m sure most of us in urban areas would be fine with 20-25 miles to empty as “bone dry” empty. And of course more rural areas a lot higher number. One things for sure I personally wouldn’t count on it being 100% accurate.
 

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It calculates the mileage by your average, not by current consumption. So the DTE is approximate, also your tank was NOT empty.
It’s called the “gas trick” or reserves reserve.
Almost all motorcycle tanks are horse shoe shaped, So the gas trick is to lay the bike on the side of the pick-up for the fuel pump or the old school petcock. There is anywhere from 1-2 quarts of gas on “the other side”.
I’ve known people to get another 12/22 miles doing that..
So in reality that DTE was closer then you thought.
 
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Tip the bike to one side? Do I look like Hercules 🤣🤣
ROFL - yea, no one said it would be easy.. then again; pushing it to the gas station is no piece of cake either..
But we’ll agree, it would be no issue on say a 125cc..
 
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But there is a very simple solution to easily fix this issue.
STOP AND GET GAS...
My rule of thumb:
Rural areas 1/4 tank is empty.
Remote areas 1/2 tank is empty.
 
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