After reading an endless number of stories of people running out of petrol mid ride or running their reserve dry, I decided I want to know what I could really come to expect from a full tank given my throttle happy style of riding. Having recently acquired a brand spanking new GT250R at the turn of the month (bring on the jokes) I've been curious as to how far one tank would really get me. Read an NRMA report that said that once the fuel gauge reads 0 you hit reserve. The manual says when it reads empty I have 3.4L left (of 17L +2.1L reserve). Not knowing which one to take (more inclined to the NRMA road test) all I know is that everyone here would stand by an odo reading over a fuel gauge. So my plan is to run my tank completely dry some time when one of my parents would be home to bail me out. Or on the weekend with my riding buddy for extra lols. I was bent on getting this done yesterday, but the last bar was flashing up from around 300km, and I chickened out at 340 and brought it home. The old man has taken an interest in this and doesn't object to my research, so it's full steam ahead. So here's the part where I ask for advice. 1) Would I damage anything doing this to a brand new bike? (hyo jokes aside) 2) Besides the obvious keep it off freeways or lapping a servo, anything I should keep in mind when planning my routes? 3) Anyone thats done this before with some tips on anything I've overlooked would be much appreciated. 4) Oh yeah, I've got roadside assistance (or something of that sort) from swann. Would that cover an empty tank? Will read the PDS when I find it later to make sure. Probably a moot point because I'd feel like a goose calling up and explaining that I was out of petrol.