Qatar Baja: tyres and Fuel: size + distance
Posted September 30, 2005 - 03:35 AM
1) I have an American model WR450 2004. I am thinking of fitting Michelin Desert tyres to my bike. The tire size I run at the moment is 130/90/18, I am looking to fit the rear 'desert' at 140/80/21. Does anyone know if there will be sufficient clearance from the chain... anyone else using a similar tyre size?
2) My tank size is 2.65 us gal, reserve is 0.32 US gal as per the manual. Does this mean the total capacity is 2.65 or is it 2.65 + 0.32 = 2.97gal??
3) I will be riding mainly hard and stony ground with about some soft desert. I need to cover 78miles between fuel stops. Can i do this on a standard tank. What ranges do you get from a tank? (appreciate this depends of riding style)
Posted September 30, 2005 - 04:13 AM
People here run desert tyres that have a large footprint, so clearance is sufficiant.
Posted September 30, 2005 - 07:11 AM
looks like I better get a bigger tank..... more $$$$