Alas, after my third entertaining use of the reserve tank this morning on the way to work, I figured a thread was in order. After all, surely others have used reserve and funny or horrible experiences associated with it... I've only had to use it three times, and the first two were quite interesting... [begin ramble] ( <-- should this be in the rant section mod's?) First incident. My first 'time to switch to reserve' was a few days after having the bike. I brought it, and wow, these things are great!! Ride it around, and basically rode it straight to my mechanic's shop for the RWC. It was ready to be picked up on a saturday morning. To paint the picture, I had a funeral that morning in the CBD of a great bloke, hard lose for everyone, however the cremation was private / family only. I had time between then and the Wake which was in St Kilda in the botanical gardens. Let's get the bike!!! At this stage, the parents or sister still don't know I own one. I jumped on the train to thomastown, mate picked me up, and w00t, my bike is legal and ready to go. I jump on, get onto the western ring road and it cuts out... first i'm thinking, 'what have they done to my bike?? it doesn't run?!?!?!?'... then I realised, alas, reserve!! switch it over, a bit of cranking and sweet... I checked the time, and I was cutting it fine to get to the wake. I remember when I brought the bike, the guy told me, you can get about 30km's out of reserve. Perfect, i'll just make it to the city, go to the wake, then get fuel asap. At this stage, i'd never filled the bike up. 2km from the wake, i'm lost, rolling around the shrine and gardens trying to find this place... after a few phone calls that don't make much sense, i start guessing... chug chug chug... FARK!!! out of reserve!! The bike gets parked up in the middle of the gardens near the shrine, and I start walking in the heat with all my gear... I get to the wake, that all goes well, then time to return to the bike... Where the hell is the nearest servo??? Called a mate and he came and got me in his car, we drove all the way to dandy road to find a servo that had one spare 5L can for sale... great day that was. Second time. My mate had the same bike as me, and said he could get over 300km to a tank... I knew he did mostly highway k's when he measured that, so I would try not to venture past 230km's per tank... However one day time was running short and I was running late for work. Bugger it i'll squeeze a few more k's out and get fuel after work. I'm on william street headed towards peel street at the round about, on me L's, and split to the front. The left lane always turns left, the right always goes straight... chug chug stop. FARK!! i'm in the middle of two lanes, 5pm peak time, sitting there, with a shitty battery, and it's not keen on cranking at all!! fook fook fook!!! After several fails on reserve, I try Prime, it goes, and i ride a few km's to the servo, with every car in the area wanting to kill me for holding them up... (no idea why they didn't go past me...). Third time. After some aggressive lane splitting this morning due to running late for work, I'm in the right hand lane of the tulla, flying along having a ball splitting... It probably didn't help I had an old favorite offspring tune buzzing away in my ears... I pull over to the far right, select reserve, crank crank... nothing... crank crank some more, nothing, cranks are getting significantly slower... all the while i'm just waiting for one of those huge city link van's to arrive with their white and yellow flashing strobes... arrrrr, turn off heated grips you idiot... select prime, wait a minute, crank crank crank crank chug crank crank chug chug crank broooom!!!! (in classic zzr250 style)... Kick first, give it the berries, clutch out, yeah i'm back in the game, merge in continue splitting, bugger the cagers... almost to work, pull into underground car park, almost at my park, chug splutter, rev normally... Shit. Ok, i'm at work, thats ok. How the hell am I getting to a servo tonight?!?!?!?!?!? Work that shit out later today... [/end ramble] Anyone else got any interesting story's of running out of fuel??