what kind of distance do you get on a tank


17 replies to this topic
  • inte

Posted January 01, 2005 - 11:11 PM

#1

Just picked up a 2002 YZ426 & am curious how far I can expect to go on a tank.

I realized this varies greatly with rider/conditions/trail, etc... but this is the first "dirtbike" I've owned & I do mostly desert riding - curious how much distance/time most people allow themselves on a tank (bike is completely stock).

My other two bikes are on opposite extremes of this thing ... a Gas Gas 280 pro trials that has a 1/2 gal tank & a KTM 640 Adventure that holds over 7 gallons...

  • Indy_WR450

Posted January 01, 2005 - 11:39 PM

#2

About 70 to 80 miles. 30 mpg is average.

  • yz426onNOS

Posted January 01, 2005 - 11:41 PM

#3

I usually got about 40-50 in the desert. On very dificult singal track trails I got around 10.

  • alfie

Posted January 01, 2005 - 11:54 PM

#4

My wr gets me about 60 miles to the tank full when trail riding so its not to bad.

  • blue_beast_wins

Posted January 02, 2005 - 02:18 AM

#5

Dont know weather you can be assed converting this but i have a 12.6 litre tank on my 426 (std in Oz) and i get about 170 K's to a tank, in the tight stuff i get about 130 K's hth

Steve.

  • Indy_WR450

Posted January 02, 2005 - 06:21 AM

#6

Dont know weather you can be assed converting this but i have a 12.6 litre tank on my 426 (std in Oz) and i get about 170 K's to a tank, in the tight stuff i get about 130 K's hth

Steve.


12.6 litres = 3.326 Gallons
170 KM = 105.6 miles
130 KM = 80.8 miles
Therefore he is getting 24 mpg in tuff stuff and 32 mpg cruising.

  • Chris_from_Oz

Posted January 02, 2005 - 07:29 AM

#7

I usually got about 40-50 in the desert. On very dificult singal track trails I got around 10.

You got 10 miles to a tank on difficult trails? That's gotta be a record.....

  • Beef

Posted January 02, 2005 - 08:40 AM

#8

LoL! Thanks Indy! :cry: :cry:

  • YamahaWR450FMike

Posted January 02, 2005 - 09:57 AM

#9

about 80 miles till I hit reserve on my 04 WR450

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  • simon@vic

Posted January 02, 2005 - 10:28 AM

#10

stock yz426 tank gets you about 50-90km depending on how much you use the "go fast side" of the bars :cry: :cry:

  • blue_beast_wins

Posted January 02, 2005 - 01:39 PM

#11

12.6 litres = 3.326 Gallons
170 KM = 105.6 miles
130 KM = 80.8 miles
Therefore he is getting 24 mpg in tuff stuff and 32 mpg cruising.


Thanks Indy, i didn't turn up to school :cry:

  • Guy

Posted January 02, 2005 - 01:39 PM

#12

:cry: My 99 WR400 with the "Euro" 13L tank on will do over 125 miles on a tank....before all you doubters start....those of you old enough to rememeber "taffy" it is jeted to his specs,
Stock can
150 MJ and a whole host of other things I cant remember right now, so it sip's at the juice...and thats pretty much anything I ride.... the only difference is SuperMoto where it drops to around the 100 mile mark !

my 03 WR450 seems to do around 80 miles or so on a tank.... :cry:

  • YamahaSteve

Posted January 02, 2005 - 01:40 PM

#13

Stock tank on my 04 WR450 is between 40-60 miles depending on how I ride it.

  • 52wheelz

Posted January 04, 2005 - 01:37 AM

#14

Easy trail riding on fire roads in the Mojave Desert at 3,000 ft, I went on reserve at 80 miles with my '05 WR450 which had a 2.1 gal stock tank. I have since put on a 3.1 gal IMS tank.

  • dustdogg

Posted January 04, 2005 - 06:03 PM

#15

I have the Clarke 3.3 gal. I just went on a 70 mile ride in the dez and I still had at least a 1/4 of a tank left. I would think I could get 100 miles in the same riding conditions.

  • WRider995

Posted January 04, 2005 - 07:29 PM

#16

When riding moderately paced snowmobile trails in Michigan's U.P. I average 50mpg. Yes 50. I can go 100 miles on 2 gallons consistently without worrying about it. I'm not the fastest guy in the woods, but I'm not slow either. With a stock 2.6 gal tank and .5 reserve that comes out to 150 miles if I were to be dumb and press my luck. I haven't yet.

The milage gets worse on single track. I haven't calculated the numbers on S.T. yet.

  • Bamster

Posted January 04, 2005 - 08:18 PM

#17

More than enough to get back to the truck and I'm using a YZ tank.
I get a little antsie when i see 60 klicks on the odometer.

  • Indy_WR450

Posted January 04, 2005 - 08:41 PM

#18

I have ridden everywhere from desert to mud to pavement to sand to hills to mountains to flatlands and the worst mileage is about 25mpg the average is 30 mpg and the absolute best I can get on a long easy touring ride in the desert is 40 mpg . I just cant see getting 50 mpg in real riding conditions? :cry:
I dont know how you guys do it? :cry:




 
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