Nav 6 - Fuel tracking

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Nav 6 - Fuel tracking

Postby farzad » Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:45 pm

Does anyone know if the Nav 6 has fuel traking ? i.e. ability to put in how many miles your bike does to a tank full and then warn you when you are within a pre-set distance to it ?
My Zumo 595 does it, and I thought the Nav 6 does as well but I just can't find it.....
Advantage of this being it will show you the nearest fuel stations when you are running low.
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Re: Nav 6 - Fuel tracking

Postby Old Foxy » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:26 pm

I have my Nav VI set up to display tyre pressures, average fuel consumption and miles remaining on my K1600. Not sure if it is the same for your RT. I have this display saved as my favourite, so can select it quickly on start-up.

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Re: Nav 6 - Fuel tracking

Postby farzad » Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:31 pm

Old Foxy, when you say "miles remaining" do you mean miles remaining before fuel runs out ?
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Re: Nav 6 - Fuel tracking

Postby farzad » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:33 pm

Found it....!
Playing again tonight I found the fuel tracking.
In map view, press the 3 bar button at the bottom right corner.
Then scroll down to Fuel Settings.
Here you can enable Fuel Tracking and set your "Distance Per Tank" as well as "Fuel Tank Warning".
This should make the petrol station icon appear on the map when nearing the end of your tank...........as long as the sat nav is used on every journey.
Quite useful on the longer trips where you would need to fill up 2 or 3 times a day.
Downside is having to remember to reset it at every fill up.
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Re: Nav 6 - Fuel tracking

Postby Old Foxy » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:47 pm

Hi Farzad,

Yes, I have my SatNav set to display remaining miles until empty. Low fuel warning comes on before I run out, but I find the "miles remaining" easier to use than looking at the bars on the fuel gauge.

Glad you found your setting.

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Re: Nav 6 - Fuel tracking

Postby keiththeoutfitter1 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:00 pm

Referring to your original post, be careful with the ‘distance to nearest fuel station’. I was running low once and the Satnav said four miles to the nearest fuel. It was, straight across the other side of Lake Geneva! It only gives straight line distances and it was actually about a thirty-mile ride!
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Re: Nav 6 - Fuel tracking

Postby gogs01 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:16 pm

Referring to your original post, be careful with the ‘distance to nearest fuel station’. I was running low once and the Satnav said four miles to the nearest fuel. It was, straight across the other side of Lake Geneva! It only gives straight line distances and it was actually about a thirty-mile ride!
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Yes, this seems to be the case whenever you ask for the nearest fuel, hotel, restaurant etc.
It will tell you it is 5 miles away, but when you enter it into "where to" it then tells you you have 10 miles to go (by road, rather than as the crow flies).

I'm quite happy to go with the "range" reading on the dash, along with the Trip 1, which I re-set every time I fill up. When the range gets down to 50 miles, or the trip goes over 200 miles (whichever comes first) I start to look for fuel.

I can't really see a benefit in involving the Navigator.
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