Go Back   Harley Davidson Forums > Harley Davidson Motorcycles > Sportster Models
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

Sportster Models 883, 883 Custom, 1200 Custom, 883L, 1200L, 1200S, 1200 Roadster, XR1200, and the Nightster.
Sponsored by: Rush Racing Products

Welcome to HDForums.com!

Reply
 
 
 
P
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #11  
Old 01-06-2012, 05:37 AM
cpracing519's Avatar
cpracing519 cpracing519 is offline
Road Master
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Grand Rapids,Michigan
Posts: 915
http://facebook.com/CP519
Default

Stock 48 tank with no mods, you will get max 75 miles. I only get 60 miles and my 48 is empty with no tank lift, shorty pipes, PCV, and open element air cleaner. I did a tank lift for 1 day and only could pull 50-55 miles before it was empty. Oh and Dez, when the gas light comes on, you better start looking for a gas station within 5 miles. The tank might not be empty, but it will be low enough that the fuel pump cant pull the gas out of the bottom of the tank.
__________________

2010 Slacker Garage Shop (SgS) built Forty Eight
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-06-2012, 06:11 AM
Rog48's Avatar
Rog48 Rog48 is offline
Outstanding HDF Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Stockbridge GA
Posts: 2,780
Default

Not my experience. Ive got a 1.5" tank lift, which didnt change anything for me. My light usually comes on in the mid 60s, Ill fill up mid 70s and usually put in about 1.6 gallons. Took a road trip late last year and I did run out once, I was right at 100 miles. I plan on taking some trips out west where gas is fewer and farther between so I got this tank thats sitting in the garage waiting to be sealed and painted.
__________________

2011 48
2008 883
1977 KZ650
1975 XLH
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-06-2012, 06:29 AM
rickss69's Avatar
rickss69 rickss69 is offline
Outstanding HDF Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Rockvale TN
Posts: 2,078
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rog48 View Post
Not my experience. Ive got a 1.5" tank lift, which didnt change anything for me. My light usually comes on in the mid 60s, Ill fill up mid 70s and usually put in about 1.6 gallons. Took a road trip late last year and I did run out once, I was right at 100 miles. I plan on taking some trips out west where gas is fewer and farther between so I got this tank thats sitting in the garage waiting to be sealed and painted.
Could have had my 3.3 for cheaper than that.
__________________


2007 1250-X
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-06-2012, 06:51 AM
JeffKill's Avatar
JeffKill JeffKill is offline
One Of The Regulars
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 275
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rickss69 View Post
Could have had my 3.3 for cheaper than that.
PM sent.
__________________
Without pain, I'd never know what comfort was.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-06-2012, 07:03 AM
Rog48's Avatar
Rog48 Rog48 is offline
Outstanding HDF Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Stockbridge GA
Posts: 2,780
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rickss69 View Post
Could have had my 3.3 for cheaper than that.
Ha, Ive kept my eyes peeled here and ebay for months. Im either too late or they want too much.......I got tired of waiting. Oh well..........just my luck.
__________________

2011 48
2008 883
1977 KZ650
1975 XLH
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-06-2012, 07:36 AM
IronBoy883's Avatar
IronBoy883 IronBoy883 is offline
Road Captain
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 726
Default

The iron gets exactly 140 miles to a full tank lol she sputtered into the gas tank ... For any1 who doesn't know the average range of their bike since it will differ slightly because everyone rides differently just reset your odometer every time you fill up and try to pay attention to the average mileage when you need to refill ... Like I kno I can make it 130 but try to fill up every 100 ish miles. As far as the peanut tank it's awesome looking hut if you want more range I would go with the 3.3 that's on my bike don't go with anything bigger I don't like they way they look on the 48.
Good luck and enjoy the new bike !
__________________
Licks Z Bars + custom Speedo Relocation
HD QD Windshield
-Forward Controls
-Cycle Shack Exhaust
-HD one piece tall Sissy bar + Luggage rack
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-06-2012, 09:58 AM
dez dez is offline
Hang Around
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 5
Default

Thanks for all the advice! I have been resetting the trip meter everytime I get gas and have been getting close to 50-60 miles before the gaslight comes on.

I guess I am really confused as to why it consistently only takes about 1.3 gallons of gas when its supposed to be a 2.1 gallon tank. I have tried standing the bike upright when I fill up to see if that makes any difference but it was about the same.

I will probably be looking to do the 3.3 gallon swap in the not to distant future.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-06-2012, 12:35 PM
Rog48's Avatar
Rog48 Rog48 is offline
Outstanding HDF Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Stockbridge GA
Posts: 2,780
Default

It means you can go further Try going 75 miles a few times and see how much you end up putting in.
__________________

2011 48
2008 883
1977 KZ650
1975 XLH
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 01-06-2012, 01:56 PM
Pagan48's Avatar
Pagan48 Pagan48 is offline
Road Warrior
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,461
Default

Did the tank lift when I had my 48 tank and it didn't seem to change mileage or fuel light. Put a nightster tank on now with no lift and get the low fuel light @ 98-105 miles and have only tested it to 120 miles. I usually figure 20 more miles after the low fuel light is safe.
__________________
Pagan48
And behold, a pale horse. And he who was sitting upon it, his name was Death, and Hell was following him.


2012 FLHRC, Carlini 16" Gangsters, Kuryakyn Fishtails, PC-V, Mustang backrest and other odds and ends.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 01-06-2012, 02:43 PM
scooter1128's Avatar
scooter1128 scooter1128 is offline
Senior Rider
Join Date: May 2009
Location: perry, fl
Posts: 495
Default

low light is supposed to come on when there's .8 of gal left
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2012, 02:43 PM
 
 
 
P
Reply

Tags
1200, 2010, 48, davidson, forty, gas, harley, hd, kit, lift, miles, peanut, sportster, tank, tanks


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:12 AM.

Internet Brands, Inc.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.5.2

Admin, Emails & Contact Details