Gas mileage

16 replies to this topic
  • ryanmxz

Posted April 21, 2009 - 01:32 PM


just wonderin what the gas mileage is on a wr 450 with a 8 litre gas tank mine was near full and it quit at 40 kms i thought this was strange and not very much distance

  • Ironhorse

Posted April 21, 2009 - 07:49 PM


I rode a poker run on Sunday which was around 34 miles or 54 kilometers and I hit reserve on my 08 wr 450 with the stock tank. It was the first time I had it out on the trails. I'm going to be a little nervous until I couple more rides on it for a true reading on the mileage

  • IBLucky

Posted April 22, 2009 - 10:18 AM


I got to 45-50 before I hit reserve when I was running the stock tank on my 07 with free mods and jetted with a pipe. Now I don't know cause I put a bigger tank on and never get to reserve because I find a gas station or I make it back to camp.

  • klossWR450

Posted April 22, 2009 - 10:29 AM


I managed 96km/60 miles before reserve, most of this was hi rev comuting

  • mightymart

Posted April 22, 2009 - 10:44 AM


I always try to fill up before I hit 50 miles as I normally have to go on to reserve at 55 miles & thats on the trail.

  • alfie

Posted April 22, 2009 - 11:26 AM


for me its normally 60 miles to the tank on the 450 . but thinking about it my old 400 and 426 did about the same

  • ryanmxz

Posted April 22, 2009 - 11:33 AM


so most people are gettin around 100 kms my tanks mustve been not as full as i thought i reset the tripmeter and filled the tank so hopefully it will last longer if it doesnt wat tank should i get to make it last longer

  • kingjewells

Posted April 22, 2009 - 11:40 AM


I have the Clarke 3.4gal.? on my 08 wr. I like being able to use the stock shrouds. I think that I could do 100 miles on a tank.

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Posted April 22, 2009 - 12:16 PM


Yamaha really missed the mark in 07' when they went to this smaller tank but I know the aftermarket tank mfg's are happy:busted:

With the stock tank on my 07' I had to switch to reserve after 35 miles once in the Desert.... went home and ordered the IMS first chance i could:thumbsup:

  • redhurricane

Posted April 22, 2009 - 12:22 PM


3.1 (i think)IMS tank, and woods riding I can get 80 miles in before reserve. However, reserve isn't much more, and I have to tip the bike over on the left to get the last few ounces of fuel off the right side of the tank.

  • graazzy

Posted April 22, 2009 - 07:11 PM


130k's before reserve on my 03 .

  • kawi380

Posted April 23, 2009 - 02:43 PM


08 wr and I get about 30mpg racing or play riding doesnt seem to matter


Posted April 24, 2009 - 09:46 AM


08 wr and I get about 30mpg racing or play riding doesnt seem to matter


This is a good number for me as well. Sometimes I get a little better, but I'm always golden if I plan for no more than 30mpg. IMS tank and no surprises.

  • dayvn

Posted April 24, 2009 - 11:55 AM


2003 wr450 with 2.6gal stock tank. At around 65 miles i hit reserve 85-90 im out.

  • miasoho

Posted April 29, 2009 - 10:29 PM


04, 100km to reserve is pretty standard, 70km in the sand

  • bg10459

Posted April 30, 2009 - 04:54 AM


03 WR450, stock tank - consistently between 35 and 40 mpg. I never ran it to reserve, but I suspect I can go about 90 miles on a tank.

  • 2xm3

Posted June 22, 2009 - 04:40 AM


yup about 30 mpg max...rideing hard on trails I got about 47-50 miles on stock tank, now clark 3.6 on her + 1 quart in pack when needed issues no worries...:worthy:


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