Miles for tank full on stock WR450

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  • Kmorris

Posted June 12, 2006 - 09:52 AM


Just found a great new riding area. How many miles can a guy get on a tank tank of gas - with a good amount of throttle?


  • ARin

Posted June 12, 2006 - 10:20 AM


well my 04 has a slightly bigger tank than you do..dependent on jetting, i would start being careful around 60-75 miles.

  • Kmorris

Posted June 12, 2006 - 10:37 AM



  • foxomatica

Posted June 12, 2006 - 10:39 AM


Where is this great new area??

Fox, Vancouver BC

  • xteamrider

Posted June 12, 2006 - 11:24 AM


I've done 70 on my stock tank. I was really nervous coming back but never had a sputter.

  • Kmorris

Posted June 12, 2006 - 11:39 AM


Fox, I live in Quilcene, WA - we've got many firetrails that go on forever. I was referring to Squim, WA where there is a DNR trail area that I'm just waiting to try.

If you ever in the area.....

  • Thumper_Bloke

Posted June 12, 2006 - 12:02 PM


Anyone ever ride into the reserve?

  • bg10459

Posted June 12, 2006 - 12:18 PM


I get close to 40 mpg, or about 100 miles, on my 03 WR450, but other years are getting about half that. :applause:

  • dez4ever

Posted June 12, 2006 - 01:42 PM


Just found a great new riding area. How many miles can a guy get on a tank tank of gas - with a good amount of throttle?


If your 05' has the same size tank as the 06', I think like 2.1 gallons, you'll hit reserve @ about 42 miles.

  • MountainMax

Posted June 12, 2006 - 02:43 PM


I got 120km on my stock 8 litre tank before hitting reserve on average driving, under harder driving I got 100 and very hard driving got as low as 86km. All depends on how you drive forsure......

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  • JSanfilippo

Posted June 12, 2006 - 04:37 PM


I've done 70 on my stock tank. I was really nervous coming back but never had a sputter.

Dirtbike said the stocker was only good for about 41 miles. Either they flogged the crap out of it or they are full of shit


Posted June 12, 2006 - 04:55 PM


I don't know exactly how far I can go but I ride hard and I can barely hear gas when I shake the bike after 35 miles. I know in 45 miles I have burnt about a tank and a 1/4 - 1/3. I don't really keep up with it. I ride in the woods and a loop is a little over 5 miles on the main trail and I just go back to the truck and filler back up when its low.

  • crooks420

Posted June 12, 2006 - 07:13 PM


I got about 40 miles to a tank up in Big Bear.....the bike is free-modded, plus the PMB insert, JD kit, and UNI.... with lots of hard riding;..... pretty crappy if you ask me. Looks like I might have to consider the Acerbis or the Safari 4 gal. Any opinions on either?


  • CJ06WR

Posted June 12, 2006 - 09:10 PM


I've gone 45 miles. There wasn't much left in the stock tank. Hopefully soon I will be able to purchase the Acerbis tank.

  • yamahaxt

Posted June 13, 2006 - 03:43 AM


I have an 06 and did the free mods on it. I ride hard, lots of hill climbing. I know I can get 60 miles. I have never used the reserve.

  • MountainMax

Posted June 13, 2006 - 07:07 AM


maybe youre using reserve instead of on, hehe ( i had a buddy do this by mistake, found out the hard way when he ran out of gas, reserve didn't work as he was already there and never knew it)

  • motoxer667

Posted June 13, 2006 - 07:18 AM


My stock tank on my 426 is 2.1 gallons like the newer WR's are. I was able to go 40-45 miles on it (no reserve) riding single track in Michigan. I use to carry a 2 quart enduro jug on the cross bar as reserve, which gave me another 10 to 15 miles. :excuseme:

I now use the Ty Davis racing tank which is 3.1 gallons and I don't carry an enduro jug.

When I get a new WR I will be putting a bigger tank on it also. :bonk:

  • WGP

Posted June 13, 2006 - 08:38 AM


You have to be careful.... One day you will get 60+...another day you will get 45...depends on alot of things. I found this out the hard way :excuseme:

The best thing to do is not push the limits unless you have a back-up plan..

40-60 stock tank
Ascerbis tank I've ran out at 78 miles but have rode as far as 110 :bonk:

  • yamahaxt

Posted June 13, 2006 - 08:42 AM


I am positive the reserve is not on. According to my odom. I have gone 60 miles before I filled up. I'm tring to figure out how far I can go until I run out. I push the bike hard most of the time.

  • Summit

Posted June 13, 2006 - 09:31 AM


I've done quite few 50 -55 mile rides without using reserve.


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