Since I was having trouble with that digital Trip meter resetting back to zero, had to rely on the fuel light. It blinked a few times when I turned the key on, bit it occasionally does that when I have a full tank too. So I looked into the tank. Looked like half full. Took my ride. Went about 40 miles, ran out of gas on a small bridge. (It sure LOOKED like a half tank). NO FUEL LIGHT ILLUMINATED. I did however, managed to remember the ODO reading when I filled up. Guess what? I get 149 miles to a tank full to empty.
Wish I would have remembered that when I set off. Also, I've ridden 120 miles on 2.8 gallons before. So, long story even longer, the fuel light sucks. Since I've installed a new battery, the digital display has been reliable. Not the switch after all. I kind of thought it was low voltage making it go bonkers. The only other time its done that was when the batter was weak from sitting at the dealership untended for 7 months. Geeze. I feel like I'm 19 again, running out of fuel on the old Bonny. sigh Good Samaritan had a full gas can. Helped a brother biker out.