Why I Hate Electronic Instrument Panels

I recently bought a 1985 Honda Magna v45. I love the bike, but it was my first with an electronic instrument panel. The biggest difference between it and my previous bike, a 1983 Kawasaki 440 LTD, is the electronic low-fuel indicator as opposed to the reserve tank method. I was a bit wary of the electronic low-fuel light when I made my purchase, but it was all in good working order so it was quickly off my mind. Last night I was riding one of my favorite loops in Toronto and had just pulled on to the DVP when the bike started to chug and lose power. I managed to pull it off on the shoulder and started to assess the problem. I quickly realized the tank was bone dry. There was no previous indication that I was low on fuel. A few quick calls and my Dad came to the rescue (again, thanks Dad!). What really irritated me was that there
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Espanola to Bobcaygeon

After a long night of drinking, hot tubbing and freezing cold pool dips, I was up and on the road to Bobcaygeon by 11 am. I filled up Red Molly at a gas station right at Hwy 17 and then headed east to Sudbury, where I met Hwy 69 south. Along this stretch you can go for some time without seeing a gas station, so of course after passing one my low-fuel light comes on. Thinking I should be able to last to the next station, I press on. After 15 minutes without seeing any sign of civilization I start to think, “I’m going to run out of gas on the side of this highway, in the middle of nowhere. What would I do? Hitch? Walk? How late is this going to make me to Bobcaygeon?” Suddenly, at Hwy 529 in Magnetawan (about 60km north of Parry Sound), there is
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