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Offline ped

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fuel guage
« on: July 12, 2020, 02:29:05 PM »
hi i have a generation 3 tiger with the tft screen it it normal for the fuel gauge to move in 5mm increments
it doesn't seem to move as the bike uses fuel then all of a sudden move down about 5mm  :183:

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Re: fuel guage
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2020, 03:44:51 PM »
Sounds about right for my bike too. I haven't paid too much attention to it, I've been in the habit of just going by milage rather than the first l fuel gauge and I tend to overlook it.

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Re: fuel guage
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2020, 04:18:24 AM »
On most displays these days the fuel gauge is a bar graph so an individual bar does not extinguish until the fuel reaches the lower level that that bar represents.
What you are seeing is perfectly normal for LCD displays.

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Re: fuel guage
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2020, 08:18:34 AM »
*Originally Posted by ped [+]
hi i have a generation 3 tiger with the tft screen it it normal for the fuel gauge to move in 5mm increments
In short, yes.

Although a TFT display can resolve to a single pixel, the fuel level data from the ECU is very grainy so has quite a big step size.
  
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Re: fuel guage
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2020, 09:32:17 AM »
ok thanks just seems strange to other fuel gauges

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Re: fuel guage
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2020, 11:37:57 AM »
If it's the same as the gen 2, there are 8 blobs to show the level, which seems to be a step back from analogue as the resolution is so low. When seven blobs are showing, is the tank slightly less than full but above 7/8ths, below 15/16ths full, or below 7/8ths full but above 6/8ths? This is a rhetorical question, unless someone actually has the answer.
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Re: fuel guage
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2020, 03:56:25 PM »
Do people still pay attention to fuel gauges then? I just go by the range to empty display, far more useful.

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Re: fuel guage
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2020, 04:37:44 PM »
*Originally Posted by applecorp [+]
Do people still pay attention to fuel gauges then? I just go by the range to empty display, far more useful.

I do, for my commute - I prefer to fill up as infrequently as possible, and I can just squeeze three days of commuting out of a tankful unless I get a little too enthusiastic. I can make an informed decision on day 2 as to whether I need to fill up then or whether I can go another day. Otherwise I go by the trip meter and refill at around 180 miles.
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