Well, I counted it out and I counted it back.\n\nFirst big shock was haviung to *hammer* it to the hotel after getting\noff the boat, because the boat was half an hour late and I knew what\ntime the hotel's restaurant shut.\n\nNothing goes as fast as TOG who's afraid he might miss his dinner.\n\nAnyway, I wound it up to an indicated 90 and headed down the autoroute\nfor Abbeville 80 miles away, covering the distance in one hour. The\nshock was running onto reserve at 73 miles.\n\nThat was about 30mpg, max. It *is* a thirsty bike. It doesn't seem to be\nrunning rich, it just drinks fuel. Cruising it at 70-75 gave 43mpg later\nin the weekend, but the moment you start using the revs above 6000rpm it\ndives to below 40mpg. My four-piper K3 was never this bad. I *think*\nthey changed the carbs for the K3, because of economy issues with the F.\nI'll check the Haynes BoL.\n\nAnd it has a titchy tank - 2.5 gallons to reserve, or 100 miles. This\nwas a pain.\n\nOn the plus side, comfy, handles surprisingly well for a 25 year-old\nHonda, and got me to ChateauRenault on the Loire in good time. Weather\nwas warm, and with a lot of luggage, it used a bit of oil, consuming a\nlitre over the whole weekend's 900-odd miles. Nothing untoward there.\n\nIt attracted some attention from the French Japanese SOB fiends (there\nwere a couple of CB750K7s there, an XS1100, a nice little GT125 twin,\nand one or two other Japs) and some pitying glances from people who'd\nridden down on modern machinery. Generally, though, anyone who sees it\nsays: "Blimey, that's nice!" or "Blimey, I haven't seen one of those in\nages." Or, in one case, "My Dad had one of them." which really made me\nfeel ancient.\n\nTiniest of weeps from the r/h fork seal - just enough to stain the fork\nstanchion, and not enough to dribble.\n\nOnly prob was switching on the ignition on Sunday morning - on came the\noil light but not the neutral light. I thought I'd knocked it out of\ngear, but I hadn't. And the electric starter button wouldn't work. Eek.\n\nIt started on the kick, though, and the neutral light reappeared. This\nintermittent fault persisted and now neutral light and electric foot are\nutterly absent. No probs with the kick. All other electrics present and\ncorrect.\n\nIt's not the bulb and I swapped the ignition switch over with the 400\nFour and checked it's not that. Not the fuses either.\n\nThe CB550 *only* starts in neutral as a safety thang, and my guess now\nis that the neutral light switch is the villain. The safety interlock\nhas to take its command from that, so I'll check the switch and the\nwiring through the loom to the ignition switch.\n\nAnyone else got any brighter ideas?