Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Ashland, OR, USA
WillyR50S’s advice may be sound, but I have run my F800GS’s tank dry twice unintentionally (before BMW recalled the faulty fuel-level sensor in early model F800GSs), twice intentionally (to test the bike’s range with the replacement sensor, with a gas can strapped to the rack), and once stupidly (because I’m stupid) alone out in the middle of nowhere in northern Nevada. And I’ve ridden in to a gas station on fumes more times than I can remember. But that F800GS’s fuel pump has now pumped >88K miles of gas through itself without missing a beat. Maybe I just got lucky, but it seems that running the tank dry doesn’t necessarily do any damage to the fueling system.