its all over the place, and i can usually just peek at it but last night I rode hard in deep snow in four wheel drive had to lock in front diff a hand full of times and i did not get over 15-20 miles on a full tank.. does that sound to out of hand?? I was riding double and hard all night. It died on me out of the blue and i peeked in and saw gas it fired right back up so though nothing of it four miles later at about 3 am died again this time i look and bone dry. ten miles from home.. since I've had my bear the gas gauge has always bean flakey. some times it reads some times not so I just used my eye but last night i was F#*ked. do you think that something is wrong when I burnt a hole tank in under 20 miles?
In the snow, with a passenger, with 4x4, with diff lock, while riding hard. If your hard riding is like my hard riding then 20 miles on a full tank isn't out of the question .... the real thought would be, if your guage is flakey are your sure that the tank was full before you left ?
Snow can be a real strain on the machine. It can eat fuel if you are thumb happy and not moving very quick