2000 Honda Shadow Spirit VT1100

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Do you have a 2000 Honda Shadow Spirit VT1100? If so, how many miles can you ride before you run out of gas from your regular tank? This is the first bike that I have had without a gauge or warning light.

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    It has a reserve… when you start sputtering, switch to reserve (around 120 miles) and find a gas station in the next 20 miles.

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    Like Joshua said. Bulbs and gauges can fail but not a petcock reserve. Just don’t forget to turn it back as soon as you fill up. I am also in the habit of using my trip meter between refueling, so I know when to expect refuelling.

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      I just need to get use to it. I have done 2 ride so far. But when the first person needs gas, I just fill up as well. I used to could ride 2 hours on my GSXR before I needed to fill up.

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      It’s best to get used to your petcock. Calculating in hours is not really productive.

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      Thanks.

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    I usually fill up after 100 miles to be safe. I have a 05 spirit.

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      I’m with you. My father had a 1100 VMax and he told me he refueled every 100 miles and never ran out of gas. So I refuel my Spirit ever 100 miles or so and run it on reserve for a few miles to clean the pins and orifus’ so they stay free flowing.

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      Janis Hen, How about how long you have on the reserve tank? I want to run some of the crap out of my reserve, too, but don’t know how long I have!

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      10 miles or so, the reserve side refills with each tip. I just don’t leave it on for an extended period. I’m 54 and I might forget. ?

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      A fuel additive can help too.

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    I get 104 mi (quite consistent, actually) on my 1100 ACE before I have to flip over.

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      does the 1100 also have the 3.7 gallon tank? I get 120 even after changing to pipes that were supposed to effect my fuel efficiency. I was happy ?

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    2004 1100. I usually fill up at about 100 no more than 110.

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    I have 04 1100 Spirit. City riding about 120 miles till reserve. Highway miles about 160

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    140 miles till reserve…consistent

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    Bout 120 and she sputters. Then reserve. Yet to push reserve past 20 miles

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    I have a 98 classic. I havent hit reserve yet and ive gone 154 miles between fueling.

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    I get 140-150 before reserve.

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    So many different numbers. I am just going to grab a riding buddy, gas up and ride until I run out. I guess that is the best way to do it. I will take my 1 gallon gas can with me so once I run out of gas and reserve, I can put some gas in it to get to a gas station.

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      You aren’t anywhere near Dallas are you? Sounds like a fun afternoon ?

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      No. I am in Virginia.

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      Bummer! Have a great time though.

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      That’s how I learned.

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    Mine will run with full tank only 121 miles / 1999 Honda shadow spirit 1100cc

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