Yeah that's a malfunctioning gauge. My 600cc YZF doesn't have one, so I use the trip-meter. How many miles I get after the light comes on, has varied widely. It's primarily dependent upon the mileage, rather than gauge. I've calculated mid-high 20s, high as low 50s. So it's easy to see how it would run dry with a 20 mile variance. Add to that, it seems to need a refill sooner, in the unusual event that it's allowed to sit for a couple of weeks or more.
Road crew graffiti? What are they, gang members? Do the country folk have a surreptitious way of marking their turf?
........ This is a nice decreasing radius turn. A couple weeks ago two 600 sport bikes couldn't make it and ended up under the guard rail on the opposite side of the road.
I can see low-siding on a turn with a quick increase, but decrease? Either low-skill, ran out of luck (critter/debris) or both. One probably followed the other, right off the proverbial cliff.
this guy was running 34 in a 55
Nice S curve... 34 in a 55 and he still couldn't (or wouldn't) keep it on his/our side of the road. Imagine if you were busting it, taking that S curve coming from the opposite direction.
Just plain drunk or impaired. But taking blind curves in the wrong lane is precisely why I stay the heyell away from "enthusiast" roads. Countless YouRube videos of that crap. With very few exceptions, what hits YouLude, doesn't include the blind-curve wrecks.
I would bet that my FJR would see 50 MPG if it was all hiway and cruise on. For me the fun factor over rides gas milage. Brian and I were in some curvy roads that I never went out of 2nd gear and was speed up and slow down almost at the same time so it was krappy gas milage and a little oil out of the air box hose. Saw a little oil on the ground after parking for the nite and it had come out of one of the drain hoses under the bike but that has been the only time. I have cornerphobia but the FJR did not have me scared.
Sounds like the oil was overfilled. Even with sustained high RPM while leaned over, the engine shouldn't be sucking up oil. Don't know about the FJR, but the YZF is supposedly to be measured, level on a bike stand, (not on the kickstand), and with the dipstick just set in the hole (not threaded in), with a warmed engine (parts/oil expand to make the level read higher). It's also possible to just, over-oil the air filter... assuming it's the oil type.