WR450F Fuel Mileage
Posted December 03, 2005 - 03:58 PM
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Posted December 03, 2005 - 05:58 PM
How many mpg on avg. are you guys getting from your WR450's? Also, what is the largest after market tank that can be purchased? Thanks for any info. I'm thinking about going blue, the CRF450X scares me!
I just spent Thanksgiving weekend in Jawbone Canyon... we did a 90 mile loop from Jawbone all the way around and through part of the El Paso Wilderness finally ending up in Randsburg... on the way back, we followed the railroad tracks (a little bit shorter & simpler path... especially after drinking a few cold ones).... of course we were WOT all the way back... At any rate, we gassed in Johannesburg.... I can't recall what my mileage was but more than half of the roundtrip was on the first leg.... my buddy and I (both with '05 WR450s) took 1.5gallons each. We both have the Acerbis 3.3 gallon tanks.... this was our first real run on them.... we could have made the entire trip without gassing... better safe than sorry though! If you're looking for a big tank that fits the bike great, the Acerbis is it!
I'd estimate my MPG, around 35 MPG...
Posted December 03, 2005 - 08:16 PM
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Posted December 05, 2005 - 11:00 AM
Check to ensure that you aren't dumping gas out of the carburetor via the overflow drain. My 2003 WR450F got from a low of 30MPG when riding hard, tight trails in mostly 1st through 3rd gear to 50MPG when riding on dirt roads and open, smooth two track trails where I could say in 5th gear for the majority of the ride. Also, that was with 14/52 gearing, not the stock 14/50 gearing. My experience has been that with stock gearing and running along in 5th gear for long periods, our 450's would make gasoline rather than use it. I would say 40 MPH for all around riding conditions would be a very good rule of thumb, however. I used 40MPG as the average when I calculated available fuel for a days ride.
The best large tank is the Acerbis 3.4 Gal tank. The tank is reasonably priced, available from any motorcycle shop, narrow, well made, has a right-hand side fuel shutoff valve that won't catch on fire (can you say IMS) and comes in blue, white and natural. I bought the blue tank and it looks great. The GYT-R tank sold through Yamaha dealers is made by Acerbis and is EXACTLY the same tank as the Acerbis tank, only much more expensive. I just switched the Acerbis big tank from my now sold 2003 WR450F to my new 2006 WR450F, which after one weekend in the SoCal desert seems to get about the same MPG as the 2003 WR450F did.
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