Having just got the VFR going for the first good run, I decided to ride to Marble Bar, Western Australia for coffee. Marble Bar is known for it's temperatures, but it was cool enough day for a run out there. I topped up the fuel and headed out from Port Hedland mid morning. I haven't been out there many times and was unsure of the exact km, but figured it would be well within range of the old girl. However with straight roads and only the odd road train hauling ore, I found myself pushing along petty well into a stiff breeze and after an hour or so became concerned that the fuel gauge was dropping pretty quickly. Sign posts said it was 200km, so still reckoned I should make it ok, but as this was only the second run out of town since getting the bike going, I wasn't sure. I ended up slowing to 90kmh and counting the k's to Marble Bar. As it was the weekend I had rang ahead to make sure that there was fuel available out there, which there was, although the road house opposite the pub as closed. Ended up with approx 5lt left in the tank, so the fuel gauge is not that accurate. Stopped at the pub for lunch, and another little shop for coffee. Wind had dropped for the ride home and the bike performed faultlessly on the day, pretty good for a $500 bike that no-one wanted.