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post #1 of 20 Old 06-18-2006, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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10R Newbie questions :)

First of all, killer bike. Looking forward to lots of miles on this thing!


1) Is there no 'oil-window' to check level? Dipstick or other oil-level indicator?

2) What is the sliding switch under the bike on/off switch for? It says 'start' I believe.

3) How long is the bike good for when the fuel light comes on?

4) These bikes have any issues w/ the cowl/seat coming off? I've ran into this w/ some bikes before and thought I might take measures to prevent before-hand if needed.


Guess that it for now! Thanks guys, I'm sure I'll learn a good bit from this forum!



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Uh, look down real low on the right side of the engine for the oils site window. It's there. Keep the oil between the two lines (I keep it closer to the top line).

The switch in question is for the lap timer. Check in your owner's manual for operatoin.

Just over 2000 miles on my '05 and the rear seat is still attached. I do not have a cowl.

What was your forth question?
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Uh, look down real low on the right side of the engine for the oils site window. It's there. Keep the oil between the two lines (I keep it closer to the top line).

The switch in question is for the lap timer. Check in your owner's manual for operatoin.

Just over 2000 miles on my '05 and the rear seat is still attached. I do not have a cowl.

What was your forth question?

Thx for the quick response, I must have somehow overlooked the oil-window I'll take another look

Was also just wondering about how long the tank is good for when the fuel light comes on. Never owned a kawi before.



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Thx for the quick response, I must have somehow overlooked the oil-window I'll take another look

Was also just wondering about how long the tank is good for when the fuel light comes on. Never owned a kawi before.



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when the light comes on your have about 0.9 gallons of fuel left, i would say that would give you about 20 miles of average riding to refuel, just to be on the safe side, i always fuel up right when it comes on, i hate pushing!

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when the light comes on your have about 0.9 gallons of fuel left, i would say that would give you about 20 miles of average riding to refuel, just to be on the safe side, i always fuel up right when it comes on, i hate pushing!

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Sweet, good to know! thanks!

And thanks in advance for all the useful info!



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Thx for the quick response, I must have somehow overlooked the oil-window I'll take another look

Was also just wondering about how long the tank is good for when the fuel light comes on. Never owned a kawi before.



--Scott
Glad to help. As for fuel, as with my old zx9r which did have a (very inaccurate) fuel guage, we look for a gas station at about every 100 miles. I haven't found out just how far a tank will go, but 100 miles is a good time to stop, rest, take in fluids.

Use your tripometer and just reset it when you fill up. Do it for a while and it becomes second nature.

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So far I have been getting about 115-130 miles before the light comes on on my '06. Its only been taking 3.0-3.2 to fill up and its listed in the manual as having a 4.5 gallon tank. That is about 38-40mpg... Im guessing that about 160miles is all it would go if you had to stretch it out...

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I am with zx10r_guy on this one...I get about 100 miles before the I start looking for a gas station.

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