Has anyone got any tips on what I should be looking for to tell me the bike needs switching to reserve before the bike runs out of fuel completely?
I passed my test on Friday and went out for some super long rides over the weekend- twice I needed to switch the tank on to reserve but the first I knew of this was the bike stalling when pulling away from a junction ( not very helpful when joining a busy road). The second time it happened I had been trying to watch for warning signs for the last 20 miles but it still managed to catch me out. Each time I have had to get out the way quickly and then after putting the switch to reserve it has taken a couple of minutes for the bike to start again.
I ride in ear plugs and the bike has a standard exhaust on so it is very difficult to hear any changes in the engine noise and because I am so new to the biking game I am struggling to be able to feel any changes in the engine beat to detect the start of a stall.
I am not sure whether I am missing something glareingly obvious or whether I should just be counting the miles in future and making sure I fill up before I get to reserve?