I did some refueling more meanwhile and know, that more than the mentioned 8,98 l can be filled, when running on empty.I bought my XSR700 brand new, and currently has ~400 miles on it. I've noticed that the fuel status flashes empty rather prematurely. I noticed on the 2 previous occasions, the tripmeter resets to zero the moment my fuel status starts [..] I refueled to full tank (triggering the pump cut-off but performing a slow squeeze just to go to the brim) and still only managed to fill it with a maximum of 8.96L.
Have I been misinformed? Am I doing something wrong?
I'm not so much bothered about the inaccurate fuel gauge, because there are a lot of factors that go into that (weight, ride attitude, gradients, wind speed etc..).
I'm more concerned that a real empty tank (drained to a halt) with a full refill can only accept 2/3 of the supposed tank capacity.
I can confirm. Today my fuel gauge started to flash. I drove some 4 km to gas station (according to speedo counter that did change from odo to 00 trip automatically when flashing started). I filled 8.68 litres while the bike was on a side stand. I didn't try to level it up, so I am not sure if I could fill a litre more with that, but yes, seems strange that where are those 5 litres. If they are there, you should be able to drive more than 100 km when the flashing starts.I did some refueling more meanwhile and know, that more than the mentioned 8,98 l can be filled, when running on empty.
Just clench the fuel nozzle with the brim and hold full stroke until the pump cut-off. Lift the nozzle a little and under slow squeeze I fill above the brim, shaking the bike two, three times and refill still under slow squeeze above the brim. Finished.
This is quite fast and the tank is filled without major air bubbles above the 'sub zero' brim.