How to tell how much gas I've got without a fuel gauge?

Stupid question, but Im new to the moped scene so forgive me. I've got a Puch Maxi. Without a fuel gauge or odometer, how can I tell how much gas I have left in my tank? Do I just pay attention to roughly how many miles Ive gone? I have a reserve but I dont know when to flip it on. Thanks! (edited)

Re: How to tell how much gas I've got without a fuel gauge?

Daniel Kozen /

Here comes the hate and welcome to mopeds

Re: How to tell how much gas I've got without a fuel gauge?

Step through obviously , from petcock run a short line, then splitter, one hose going up to neck(top of tank level) the other runs to carb.

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Top Tank....look.

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Its a step through. I just didnt know what exactly to have installed. Or if there's an easy sort of poor man's way of knowing roughly how much youve got left.

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Cary a mini mag lite flashlight and just look in there once in a while. Or fill up every time you get back from a ride.

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Dirty30 Dillon /

Look into it? Give it a shake?

These are all things that are self-explanatory.

Do not install anything on the bike.

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Overpriced Parts /

Take a length of fuel line and fish down through filler hole and see wet level on fuel line

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Brent Bublitz /

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T from petcock to carburetor up side of tank at top another T to line around fork tube on frame. My reserve is about 10 miles, useless. Pictures aren't the best but I hope you can see it. (edited)

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Re: How to tell how much gas I've got without a fuel gauge?

shakin it, looking and listening. and using the reserve obviously.

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Overpriced Parts /

Nope to both of those ^

Those are just hanging for some jackhole to yank on or damage .

I try to hide as much fuel line as I can to prevent vandalism when parked.

I had a magnum seat slashed at a Walmart a few years ago and Walmart security would not let me see tapes, the cops didn't do nothing no one wanted to do nothing.

No one cares if someone yanks your line then sets your bike on fire.

No one cares about mopeds except us

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Brent Bublitz /

Ken Roff Wrote:

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> Nope to both of those ^

> Those are just hanging for some jackhole to yank

> on or damage .

> I try to hide as much fuel line as I can to

> prevent vandalism when parked.

>

> I had a magnum seat slashed at a Walmart a few

> years ago and Walmart security would not let me

> see tapes, the cops didn't do nothing no one

> wanted to do nothing.

> No one cares if someone yanks your line then sets

> your bike on fire.

> No one cares about mopeds except us

Ohio must be rough.

Re: How to tell how much gas I've got without a fuel gauge?

The guy just wanted to know how much gas was in the tank, and yes I have been to Cleveland.

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Tap down the tank with your knuckle. You can get an idea as the sound is different when you tap an empty part as opposed to a section with fuel behind it. Learn your tank in advance by comparing where you think it is based on the sound and then taking a look.

The bike will let you know when to change to reserve. When it starts gurgling and dying, flip the switch real quick. You will eventually be able to do it on the fly without having to stop moving.

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Downhill Harvey (OFMC) /

dipstick, dipstick!

https://www.treatland.tv/motobecane-plastic-gas-cap-dip-stick-p/motobecane-gas-cap.htm

..............and put a fucking speedo on it. Can't afford a speedo in the big apple?

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That's cool Harvey but don't use it in Ohio , someone will take and beat you to death with it then set you on fire at Walmart, ask Ken from Ohio. (edited)

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I use a match to look in the tank.

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who cares when you have pedals! welcome to moped army sucka! ;)

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†▲m †▲m /

Steve Clark Wrote:

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> That's cool Harvey but don't use it in Ohio ,

> someone will take and beat you to death with it

> then set you on fire at Walmart, ask Ken from

> Ohio.

what

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I take 16 oz. pre-mixed in what I call my `escape bottle'. Store it in an aluminum or plastic fuel system treatment bottle.So in addition to your reserve,you'll have approx. 10 miles of extra distance to get to a gas station.

If you can get a 20-32 oz. bottle designed for fuel,that's even better.

As far as how much is in the tank,get your speedo/odo fixed will help,and what Ken said with the tube is a good idea.

Harvey showed you the MBK cap,but will they have one for the puch? don-ohio (:^)

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Dirty30 Dillon /

Two zipties together in a line, put in tank, look.

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Stephanie Rose /

Dipstick!

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Okay,one more way which is like Ken's except use a clear fuel line of up to 3/8" I.D.

This is the same way I check a cooling tower at my place of work. Leave your finger off the line and insert it in the tank all the way.Pop your finger down over the end of the tube and withdraw it and it will have the depth of the gas inside it. don-ohio (:^)

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matt boda1nz /

When you run out of gas, it's empty.

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You guys are all wrong!

First you get a milk jug and duck tape it to the filler hole. Turn the Ped over and dump the gas to empty the contents into the jug. Now you set that aside. Push the moped to the gas station and fill it up. Push the moped back home and do the same thing again with another milk jug. You can then see and compare how much you had with how much a gallon looks like...that's the easy way

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Yeah,if yer built like a gorilla or have a trained one.LOL!

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"Tap down the tank with your knuckle. You can get an idea as the sound is different when you tap an empty part as opposed to a section with fuel behind it. Learn your tank in advance by comparing where you think it is based on the sound and then taking a look. "

^

This actually works better than you'd think. You can hear the difference as you tap down the tank - tink, tink, tink, thud. The closer together the taps, the more accurate it is. Practice at home, checking your results with anything that can be used as a dipstick. Fast, easy, and doesn't affect the appearance of the bike.

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matt boda1nz /

Brent Bublitz Wrote:

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> http://www.lowbrowcustoms.com/files/upload/tech/fu

> el-sight-gauge/fuel-sight-gauge-photo-9.jpg

needs better clamps..

Re: How to tell how much gas I've got without a fuel gauge?

Like Ken said................too easy for vandals or to snag it. That's not going on my `ped! don-ohio

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