How many miles on stock tank??

8 replies to this topic
  • dano945

Posted April 07, 2006 - 08:54 PM


I am racing a 100 miler (2 laps of 50)this weekend and read people are getting 40 miles or so with their stock 06 450 tank Anyone squeeze more miles out with a light throttle hand??

  • WR450F_RDR

Posted April 07, 2006 - 09:57 PM


I have been able to get 45-50 miles out of mine but it does not leave much left in tank. A lot of my riding is not flat out ,so it may differ in race condtions.

  • tylerlazz

Posted April 07, 2006 - 10:14 PM


ive got 46 out of my 04 450 but was crusing and there was not much left

  • dano945

Posted April 08, 2006 - 07:15 AM


I think I will give it a shot Fill to the brim and pray.. I wont be racing as I would like to be if I had a oversized tank. Just gonna go for the experience!!! Desert 100 Odessa, WA

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  • BergArabia

Posted April 08, 2006 - 10:31 AM


Good luck, can you carry some extra?

  • jeffboyd47m

Posted April 08, 2006 - 07:23 PM


Put some gas in a 16oz water bottle and duct tape the lid on, then put it in your fanny pack. I have done this many times and you don`t even notice that it is there. It has saved me more than once.

  • WR450F_RDR

Posted April 08, 2006 - 07:40 PM


You might also check out the thread that believe is in this forum on expanding your tank using boiling hot water and compressed air.

  • SurvivorMan

Posted April 08, 2006 - 08:11 PM


I just ran it dry today on my 06 450. We were doing lots of hill climbs and the trails were a little more open ( 3rd 4th). I went 45 km (30miles or so) then my buddy with a huge IMS tank filled me up....i want to try the boiling water and compressed air trick. I have been following that thread.

  • kawirider

Posted April 08, 2006 - 08:19 PM


When doing some really fast riding with a few long straights, I managed to get 35 miles out of the stock tank on my '03. I would imagine you will get about the same since the tank size is about the same.

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