You can easily travel 10 kilometers when the pointer is at the lowest level, which is the last calibrated (which is not calibrated in fact) location. Nonetheless, before driving this long distance it is recommended to fill up the tank. They say that it has a reserve capacity of 1 liter, but it can travel still a little bit more than a liter.
Yet you have no choice but to look on the fuel tank when it comes to reserve tank as in Scooty there is no backup button to go into the Reserve tank or stay in the main tank. You don’t have to think about turning the fuel supply switch off, on or in reserve mode when using Scooty. Today, several scooters and cycling companies have taken away the petroleum cock in reserve.
The location of the fuel gauge needle in relation to the red mark on the fuel gage will help the Scooty decide whether it is running on the reserve fuel.
There are no different reserve fuel indicators. If the needle hits the red mark of the fuel gage it means that you have expended a lot of the fuel and are left in your Scooty reserve with around 1-liter petrol.
You can cover a distance of about 8-10 kilometers while using the reserve fuel, but this is not advisable. Now is the time for refilling the fuel tank to enjoy the smooth ride and boost the Scooty experience.
To find out if there’s any petrol left, take the wooden dowel and place it inside the gas tank. If the end is wet, there’s fuel in there. Check the wood to see how much of its wet. If only the very end is wet, there isn’t much left.
As it is is known earlier, the gauge or scale or fuel indicator is not calibrated, there are 2 broad reasons behind it.
- Due to some design considerations and a lot of constraints, the shape of the fuel tank is not a perfect rectangle, cylinder, or cube, but a bit complex in nature.
- The fuel indicator is controlled by a float in the fuel tank.
The float transfers the height (i.e. the fuel level) in the fuel tank to an equally spaced indicator. Since the surface area of the fuel is not uniform at different levels in the tank, it can never have the same amount of fuel at all levels. Which means that the equally spaced fuel indicator gauge is actually a bluff?