fuel for 220km

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  • simon@vic

Posted April 07, 2006 - 08:12 PM


im planning a 220km ride with no place to get fuel. 15/50 gearing, mountainous dirt roads at a decent speed

how much do you guys think i should carry?


thx for any input

  • banffboy

Posted April 08, 2006 - 07:18 AM


Simon, I think 14L might be pushing it. I had a 3.4gal ims on my WR. I could get about 170k of "easier" riding(more cut lines and roads, not as much singletrack). 18L to be safe. I use to haul the 1L msr feul cells in my pack

  • simon@vic

Posted April 08, 2006 - 02:08 PM


we use 1.5L pop bottles, :thumbsup: i thing i will go for about 17-18L.

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  • Matty05

Posted April 08, 2006 - 08:54 PM


Yep, my 8L tank only gets me ~100kms.
I used to have 15/50 gearing, I got brand new 14/48 on the bike now yet to be tested.

  • Indy_WR450

Posted April 08, 2006 - 09:05 PM


15L is a good estimate. I get around to 16 km per liter (36 mpg) cruising at 65 mph on 15/50 gearing but you probably will only use about 3.7 Gallons so a stock tank plus a gallon should get you there safely. :thumbsup:

  • simon@vic

Posted April 09, 2006 - 03:23 AM


i guess i will go with 16 just to be safe
4x 1.5L's will give me the 6 extra.

thx indy!

  • OneToGo

Posted April 09, 2006 - 05:09 AM


i guess i will go with 16 just to be safe
4x 1.5L's will give me the 6 extra.

thx indy!

Wouldn't you hate to have to push the bike the last 5kms!! (or hide it and walk).
I agree with above, 35 mpg seems a good figure...
Enjoy the irde :thumbsup:


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