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Put the 450th mile on my 901 yesterday - Wow! I've been a GS/GSA guy up to this point, but don't think I'll own another. Ok, there is a GSPD napping beside the 901, but that's a horse of another color.

The 901 punches every ticket. However there is an issue or two. The gas gauge does not work well at all - thinking my dealer filled her up to the brim, I ran out of gas after 140 miles. Won't make that mistake again, but after putting gas in three times it still isn't accurate. And using the quick shifter, it often misses 6th gear, so much so that I'm now using the clutch again. It has also refused to go down from 5th to 4th once, and missed 2nd once. I've had a 2020 GSA with quick shifter. I don't remember ever missing a gear. Being an open-minded guy, I'll take credit for the 5th to 4th and the missed 2nd, but the regularly missed 6th is the machine. Since it's a new bike, it gives me that 'DAMNIT' feeling when 'IT' misses 6th and revs close to red line. So I've gone to clutch to keep it smooth getting into 6th.

Other than that it's been great. Already tightened the chain else it would have rubber the Outback MotorTek center stand that I installed. That was at 150 miles. Have communicated with Lorry at Outback MT that I'm ready to buy luggage racks and the protection combo when they're ready. Put on a Vanasch side stand foot after watching the stock foot immediately sink in the dirt. It might could use a windshield spoiler, but as I'm still breaking it in, I haven't gotten it over 80 but for a second or two. I'm not sure what the Explorer Pack Software is gonna do for me, or how it will improve things, but as long as it's reasonable I'll add it whenever available. It's great as is, but since we only have very slick red clay and deep sand here in East Texas, she won't be going off-road until I get some protection.

I'd love to hear if any of you other new owners have any of the same or other issues. Thanks.
 

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Put the 450th mile on my 901 yesterday - Wow! I've been a GS/GSA guy up to this point, but don't think I'll own another. Ok, there is a GSPD napping beside the 901, but that's a horse of another color.

The 901 punches every ticket. However there is an issue or two. The gas gauge does not work well at all - thinking my dealer filled her up to the brim, I ran out of gas after 140 miles. Won't make that mistake again, but after putting gas in three times it still isn't accurate. And using the quick shifter, it often misses 6th gear, so much so that I'm now using the clutch again. It has also refused to go down from 5th to 4th once, and missed 2nd once. I've had a 2020 GSA with quick shifter. I don't remember ever missing a gear. Being an open-minded guy, I'll take credit for the 5th to 4th and the missed 2nd, but the regularly missed 6th is the machine. Since it's a new bike, it gives me that 'DAMNIT' feeling when 'IT' misses 6th and revs close to red line. So I've gone to clutch to keep it smooth getting into 6th.

Other than that it's been great. Already tightened the chain else it would have rubber the Outback MotorTek center stand that I installed. That was at 150 miles. Have communicated with Lorry at Outback MT that I'm ready to buy luggage racks and the protection combo when they're ready. Put on a Vanasch side stand foot after watching the stock foot immediately sink in the dirt. It might could use a windshield spoiler, but as I'm still breaking it in, I haven't gotten it over 80 but for a second or two. I'm not sure what the Explorer Pack Software is gonna do for me, or how it will improve things, but as long as it's reasonable I'll add it whenever available. It's great as is, but since we only have very slick red clay and deep sand here in East Texas, she won't be going off-road until I get some protection.

I'd love to hear if any of you other new owners have any of the same or other issues. Thanks.
I have a 901 on order...supposed to be in any day now! I also have a 1994 R100GSPD with 104,000 miles. Still running great, but I'm going to take her to my grave so thought I better get something so she isn't my daily rider. Can't wait, but I live at 8500 ft in Colorado so going to tough to ride for a few months yet.
 

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Put the 450th mile on my 901 yesterday - Wow! I've been a GS/GSA guy up to this point, but don't think I'll own another. Ok, there is a GSPD napping beside the 901, but that's a horse of another color.

The 901 punches every ticket. However there is an issue or two. The gas gauge does not work well at all - thinking my dealer filled her up to the brim, I ran out of gas after 140 miles. Won't make that mistake again, but after putting gas in three times it still isn't accurate. And using the quick shifter, it often misses 6th gear, so much so that I'm now using the clutch again. It has also refused to go down from 5th to 4th once, and missed 2nd once. I've had a 2020 GSA with quick shifter. I don't remember ever missing a gear. Being an open-minded guy, I'll take credit for the 5th to 4th and the missed 2nd, but the regularly missed 6th is the machine. Since it's a new bike, it gives me that 'DAMNIT' feeling when 'IT' misses 6th and revs close to red line. So I've gone to clutch to keep it smooth getting into 6th.

Other than that it's been great. Already tightened the chain else it would have rubber the Outback MotorTek center stand that I installed. That was at 150 miles. Have communicated with Lorry at Outback MT that I'm ready to buy luggage racks and the protection combo when they're ready. Put on a Vanasch side stand foot after watching the stock foot immediately sink in the dirt. It might could use a windshield spoiler, but as I'm still breaking it in, I haven't gotten it over 80 but for a second or two. I'm not sure what the Explorer Pack Software is gonna do for me, or how it will improve things, but as long as it's reasonable I'll add it whenever available. It's great as is, but since we only have very slick red clay and deep sand here in East Texas, she won't be going off-road until I get some protection.

I'd love to hear if any of you other new owners have any of the same or other issues. Thanks.
Thanks for the info about the fuel gauge, I've got a deposit on a 901 in Ontario Canada. If the the gauge is not accurate how many miles per tank are you getting? Use the ol trip meter method then?
 

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Can't really tell yet. I haven't risked running out again 'cause... 'the boss' was less than happy that she had to go find one of my plastic gas cans, put it in her fancy, smancy Lexus, and come get me.

I've been doing about 150 miles at a time, then refilling with 2.5 to 3 gallons.
 

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Can't really tell yet. I haven't risked running out again 'cause... 'the boss' was less than happy that she had to go find one of my plastic gas cans, put it in her fancy, smancy Lexus, and come get me.

I've been doing about 150 miles at a time, then refilling with 2.5 to 3 gallons.
I was reading the manual today and it said if you don’t have the two petcock fuel taps below each tank side open they can’t equalise.

might be worth checking them?
 

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Lonestar Yamaha adjusted both petcocks and replaced one float, then took it for a 20 mile ride. Worked. They’re gonna take it for another today to ensure. I don’t pick it up till next week, but it’ll get a very long east texas test ride then (after I install those 790/890 Touratech pannier racks). It’s Beautiful here.
 

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Put the 450th mile on my 901 yesterday - Wow! I've been a GS/GSA guy up to this point, but don't think I'll own another. Ok, there is a GSPD napping beside the 901, but that's a horse of another color.

The 901 punches every ticket. However there is an issue or two. The gas gauge does not work well at all - thinking my dealer filled her up to the brim, I ran out of gas after 140 miles. Won't make that mistake again, but after putting gas in three times it still isn't accurate. And using the quick shifter, it often misses 6th gear, so much so that I'm now using the clutch again. It has also refused to go down from 5th to 4th once, and missed 2nd once. I've had a 2020 GSA with quick shifter. I don't remember ever missing a gear. Being an open-minded guy, I'll take credit for the 5th to 4th and the missed 2nd, but the regularly missed 6th is the machine. Since it's a new bike, it gives me that 'DAMNIT' feeling when 'IT' misses 6th and revs close to red line. So I've gone to clutch to keep it smooth getting into 6th.

Other than that it's been great. Already tightened the chain else it would have rubber the Outback MotorTek center stand that I installed. That was at 150 miles. Have communicated with Lorry at Outback MT that I'm ready to buy luggage racks and the protection combo when they're ready. Put on a Vanasch side stand foot after watching the stock foot immediately sink in the dirt. It might could use a windshield spoiler, but as I'm still breaking it in, I haven't gotten it over 80 but for a second or two. I'm not sure what the Explorer Pack Software is gonna do for me, or how it will improve things, but as long as it's reasonable I'll add it whenever available. It's great as is, but since we only have very slick red clay and deep sand here in East Texas, she won't be going off-road until I get some protection.

I'd love to hear if any of you other new owners have any of the same or other issues. Thanks.
Check the Petcock on the shifter side (make sure it is twisted open), my brother and I had the same issue (his was closed).
 

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Check the Petcock on the shifter side (make sure it is twisted open), my brother and I had the same issue (his was closed).
The shifter side (left) is also the fuel pump side. At issue would be the right lobe petcock. If it's not open, then the fuel transfer hose that runs between the two tanks has no fuel to redistribute to the left lobe where the pump is. @Jack Subrosa, how have things been for you since the service work? Do you have your full range? The fuel gauge on the Norden isn't as bad as the one on the 790/890 Adventures, but it doesn't start reading accurately until the fuel is down the tank a bit. But it seems right on as it heads towards empty - which is the important thing. I always use one of my Trip odometers to see how far I've ridden between fuel fills, and I'm getting pretty consistent range and mileage. I'm hovering between 48 and 50 mpg between fuel fills.
 
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