This is my first riding season with the HSR
42 and being pumpless. Trying to recall when the low fuel light typically comes on. Does it light up before or after switching to reserve?
Asking because on a ride the other day, the bike started to stall and eventually shut down as I coasted her to the side of the road. Fuel gauge read between 1/8 and 1/4 tank. Switched to reserve and after a couple tries, she fired up and away I went...sort of. About 1/2 mile later, happened again. Pulled over, waited a minute and started her back up again. This happened a couple more times before I was lucky enough to roll into a gas station a few miles up the road. Low fuel light never came on. Switching to reserve didn't help as much as it should have. Popping the gas cap, I could see gas barely covering the bottom of the tank.
Had heard stories of going pumpless and running out of gas sooner than normal. Sounds like what I have going on here.
I do have a Pingle petcock and thought that maybe I didn't have the lever in the correct location for reserve. But if it was close enough it should have been fine.