This makes me laugh at myself. I've never run out of fuel on a motorcycle, which has no fuel gauge, but I ran out of gas twice in a VW GTI years ago...I ran it dry, then filled the tank and ran it dry again.
I need to look into an approved bottle for extra fuel. The small tank on my Shadow doesn't always go as far as I would like. I can't imagine riding my bike out west with it's limited range. Here in the east one is rarely 20 miles from fuel.