Excellent input....thanks for that info Itsatdm & Wiseman. I had not noticed the Greater Than symbol, and certainly didn't understand the inner workings. Does BMW not know how to measure volume progressively in the tanks they build? Seriously....not being sarcastic. Seems they would use the same mold to make the tanks the same way, and then be able to measure volume (by sensor height incrementally, very accurately. But what do I know?
Regarding Heated Grips in the rain....definitely no problemo! You will not create a short circuit or an dangerous condition by doing so. You're not very likely to be electricuted by the 10 amp draw (just guessing on amperage) under any condition. Well....er...a...unless you put your feet down and become "grounded". Another fine reason to keep your feet on the pegs!
p.s. What does reserve actually mean on this bike? Would that be when the fuel range counter begins decrementing or when the fuel light comes on? So, would that mean 2.4 gal or 1.1 gal or what?