Gas gauge Tomos

Hi everyone, well Im back with more questions to the right place where it seems I always get the goood answers.

My question is... does anyone know if there is such a thing as a gas gauge for a Tomos targa? The 100 miles are great but I sure have come close to having to pedal long and hard to reach a gas station.

Thanks,

Armando

Re: Gas gauge Tomos

Ron Brown /

Armando,

If you do not have a reserve position on your gas tap, find a good plastic bottle, 1 or 2 pint and lash it to your ped as a reserve. You may be able to adapt a water bottle holder.

Ron

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Ataristyle /

I have a reserve on my '98 Tomos Targa LX. I haven't ran the gas low enough i needed to use the reserve. What i do is to see if the gas is getting low on the bike is to shake it from left to right when standing between it. This gives you an idea how much gas in the bike. After a few times of this you'll be able to approximate the gas level really well. Hope this helps you.

Swarm and Destroy!

Re: Gas gauge Tomos

Reeperette /

Of course, when You've ridden em as long as I have, just bang on the tank and you'll know...kind of like how one's mother knocks on a melon to check ripeness, heh.

-Ree

Re: Gas gauge Tomos

I AM A TOMOS DEALER AND TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION-NO THERE IS NO SUCH THING UNFORTUNATLY AS A GAS GUAGE.IF YOUR FUEL VALVE DOESNT HAVE A RESERVE POSITION-I CAN GET YOU A NEW ONE.ALSO I DONT RECOMMEND RIDING WITH A SPARE BOTTLE OF GAS.COULD BE DANGEROUS

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gimmie jimmie /

Some mowers and small tractors have a gauge built in the gas cap.

It works by a cork float that rides up a spiral mechanism that makes the indicator

show Empty to Full.

Trouble is, finding the right diameter cap to fit your tank,

also, clearance is needed to insert the gizmo. The way to go is what everyone

else has mentioned, a petcock (that's the real name of the fuel valve,no kidding) that has a reserve setting, and like Ree said, knock on the tank, when it's full and empty. If your speedo works, calculate and watch your mileage on a tankfull.

My problem is sometimes I forget to turn the damn valve on, boy that's embarrassing if your riding with a group. I think that's happened to everybody at least once.

gimmiejimmie

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Reeperette /

They also used to check propane tanks by bangin on them, but hey...they came up with this little stick-on gadget that lets one see how much is in there by temperature...I don't know how it works, but I've seen them before.

Perhaps you could put one of those on the tank ?

-Ree

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