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04-10-2015, 10:15 PM,
2012 V Star 1300 - Gas Gauge
Ok, I know this sounds strange but, I recent bought a 2012 v star 1300 without even looking at the gauges. My 2000 Roadstar had a gas gauge and I assumed the new bike would as well. It may sound picky but does anyone have any ideas on how to resolve this issue. I have thought about purchasing a 1300 tourer tank and attempting to swap out with mine as I believe that one has a gas gauge.
Thanks for any suggetions
05-04-2015, 03:52 PM,
RE: 2012 V Star 1300 - Gas Gauge
The Touring Tank does not have a Gas Gauge. At least the 2007 Touring Tank does not. I just picked on up last week and was kinda surprised at that myself. Here is a thread that talks more about why many cruisers do not have gas gauges:
05-04-2015, 05:08 PM,
RE: 2012 V Star 1300 - Gas Gauge
It looks like I will just have to watch the mileage
05-05-2015, 01:35 PM,
RE: 2012 V Star 1300 - Gas Gauge
I am not sure how much gas was in the bike when I bought it, but I had to fill up on my ride home. yesterday I put in my first full tank where i could check mileage.

I was at 140 miles exactly when the Light came on. Filled up at 143 miles. She took 3.5 Gallons, so about 40mpg. I rode 70 -80 miles with my wife on the back and the rest was commuting to work, so I ma guessing I could get a bit better if it was just commuter mileage and a bit worse if it was all touring.

I have a habit of always resetting my trip meter on all my vehicles when I fill up, probably because my first car (1973 super beetle) had a broken gauge and leaky filler tube, so i was always driving that thing with only a few gallons in the tank... I am glad I am not 17 anymore.
05-05-2015, 02:48 PM,
RE: 2012 V Star 1300 - Gas Gauge
I have downloaded an application called "fillup"... It works really well for that moment I am at 42.55mpg. Mainly in town driving.
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