How many miles can I go?
Posted January 13, 2006 - 12:20 PM
I have a 2000 WR 400 (Canada model) with cams, no air box lid, White bros ex, and a slightly larger fuel tank (the one for the YZ seat). I was told the tank is hardly larger at all.
The course should be pretty fast but not desert fast. But, also not single track slow.
I am only looking for what you guys have experienced with your bikes, and I was hopping that I would get a number of replies so that I could get a good average slice of what to expect and then play in conservatively from there. I know riding style and jetting and all that will play a big part of fuel economy and I plan to take that into consideration.
And, does anyone know how many miles you can go on Reserve? Maybe more then ten miles at a race pace with any luck?
PS Is anyone racing at Prairie City this weekend?
Posted January 13, 2006 - 03:10 PM
Posted January 13, 2006 - 03:57 PM
I can get ~100kms (60 miles) out of the 2.11 gallon (8 Litre) tank on my 450.
Reserve is only a litre on my bike, which means 12.5km or so.
Posted January 13, 2006 - 04:05 PM
Posted January 13, 2006 - 04:15 PM
Thanks for the help guys!
Posted January 13, 2006 - 04:46 PM
Posted January 13, 2006 - 10:09 PM
Posted January 15, 2006 - 06:01 PM
Posted January 16, 2006 - 03:08 AM
Things go kaput sooner than they should...........
Posted January 16, 2006 - 09:14 AM
So, I felt plenty safe just going for it. I did 50 laps at 11miles a lap and I still have about half a tank left.
Thanks for all the help.
Posted January 16, 2006 - 04:48 PM
Your question has more or less been answered already, and the race is over, but I'll chip in with my two cents anyway.
I ride a WR426 w/ the stock 3.2 gallon tank in Baja a couple of times a year and can do 80 miles pretty safely. I've done more than 90 without refueling, but much of the riding was 1/4 throttle cruising down dirt roads. I wouldn't recommend going for more than 90 miles on the stock tank intentionally.
By the way...I rode the Prairie City GP yesterday and had a blast! This was my first race in many years and I am SORE today. That was a muddy sucker. Looking forward to doing more of these in the future.
I should add...there's no way I could have done that race without you guys here at www.thumpertalk.com. I've had a lot of fun looking through old posts and fixing up my bike in the past few months. All of the information on this site has inspired me to renovate my garage, invest in a decent set of tools, and spend my evenings working on my bike!
Thanks for all of the help.