WR450F Range


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  • garhar

Posted August 13, 2009 - 10:42 AM

#1

I currently own a '04 WR250F that I dual sport (90% dirt - 10% street) and my range on 1 tank of gas is about 120 miles. What is the range of the 450? From what I am reading here it is only about 60 miles - that would not be acceptable. I know I could add a bigger tank but I like the light weight of the 250 and a 450 with a bigger tank my be to much to handle. I am only thinking about upgrading because of the added power - it sounds like it is a monster compared to the 250 and that power intrigues me.

  • garhar

Posted August 14, 2009 - 11:18 AM

#2

24 hours and no responce........ anybody out there?

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted August 14, 2009 - 03:45 PM

#3

Hundreds and hundreds of posts about this.

The search feature is your friend.

You can expect 45-75 miles on a tank till reserve. Depends on jetting, riding style, pipe, etc.

I get about 50 riding hard on the street with an un-corked and re-jetted '03.

If mileage is that important, stick with the smaller motors.

  • Just_a_trail_rider

Posted August 14, 2009 - 05:03 PM

#4

24 hours and no responce........ anybody out there?


What are you expecting to hear? You already read that its about 60 miles on the stock tank. You don't want to get a bigger tank, but the 60 miles is unacceptable to you.

You already know what the right thing to do is... but you don't want to do it. :thumbsup:

If you think its a lot to handle a bike with an extra gallon of gas, just wait until you are pushing it.

  • jdg211707

Posted August 15, 2009 - 07:54 PM

#5

my longest ride was 66 miles and i still had a 1/4 tank left , never hit reserve. 07wr40 w/ free mods

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  • weathergeek

Posted August 16, 2009 - 07:59 AM

#6

Get the bigger tank. I've got a 3.6 on my '07. The extra weight is barely noticeable when riding. When picking it up however....:) :thumbsup: :worthy:

  • jmesserer

Posted August 16, 2009 - 12:08 PM

#7

I was just out in CO (stock jetting & stock tank) and I got 87 MPG hauling 2 people on the street ONLY.

Riding the trail with 2 people I averaged about 35 MPG.

  • BANSHEE

Posted August 16, 2009 - 10:34 PM

#8

I have an 04 450, and I ride dirt only....it has a 2.4 gallon tank, and the last ride I went on was just about 48 miles to a little town where I topped the bike off at the gas station. to go 48 miles took .8 gallons...that was fairly easy riding. just cruising with a couple of new riders, but I would feel safe to say that mine gets around 40 to 45 mpg. that's at least 100 miles. I think I could probably go around 120 miles on my tank. I can guarantee more than 60 miles...I wouldn't worry about it..the longest ride that I have been on no gas up was 96 miles...never hit reserve and never noticed how much it took to fill up agian....Hope this helps.

  • YamaLink

Posted August 17, 2009 - 06:23 AM

#9

The most I ever achieved from a stock tank was 70 miles and that was all flat as a lake fireroad to get to the next overnight pit stop. Totally easy on the throttle and I may have been in a tuck to decrease wind resistance some of the way. I hope to never have a ride like that again! :thumbsup:

  • Cooksend

Posted August 18, 2009 - 05:29 AM

#10

I have put about 200 miles on my 2003 and have the free mods done and a JD jet kit. So far with somewhat aggressive riding I am finding about 32mpg. I have yet to really rip on it but fuel mileage sounds pretty light. Time for a bigger tank...

  • weathergeek

Posted August 18, 2009 - 09:12 AM

#11

I have put about 200 miles on my 2003 and have the free mods done and a JD jet kit. So far with somewhat aggressive riding I am finding about 32mpg. I have yet to really rip on it but fuel mileage sounds pretty light. Time for a bigger tank...

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