Fuel Range

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  • Ernie_Taylor

Posted July 22, 2003 - 03:27 PM


What kind of miles/KM is everyone getting with the WR450.

I know the WR426 I would get 120 KM.

Ernie :)

  • TFouty

Posted July 22, 2003 - 04:24 PM


I rode 50 miles during a 2 hr hare scramble and didn't need to swith to reserve, it had to be close though.


  • endurodog

Posted July 22, 2003 - 05:07 PM


I had to switch to reserve a few weeks back on a WR450 and I was able to get 17.5 miles. About 6 miles of that was road though.

  • Ernie_Taylor

Posted July 23, 2003 - 12:37 AM


17.5 miles I think you have a hole in your tank. :) :D

Thanks for the information.


  • ddialogue

Posted July 23, 2003 - 02:22 AM


I'm getting fairly consistent fuel economy on my WR450. I'm switching to reserve at around 60-65 miles. About a third of these rides are jeep roads and fast quad trails.

  • Indy_WR450

Posted July 23, 2003 - 03:07 AM


60 -70 miles depending on the terrain at low altitudes. 80 miles at 10,000. feet altitude this week. :)

  • endurodog

Posted July 23, 2003 - 03:14 AM


Indy is that before switching to reserve?? The day I had to switch to reserve and ran it dry was because I forgot to fill the tank at the start of the ride DOHHHH!!!! So I'm not sure what my total miles would have been.

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  • Indy_WR450

Posted July 23, 2003 - 04:11 AM


Hey Endurodog,
That is total miles. I run on reserve all the time and follow my trip computer carefully.

  • endurodog

Posted July 23, 2003 - 11:07 AM


Indy I assume from your post that your doing 60-70 miles of trail to, not much road in your trips from what I remember of your post??

Thanks man, you remain at the top of the list of WR450 resources!

  • ETP

Posted July 23, 2003 - 11:39 AM


70-80 miles before reserve, 80% dirt, 1000ft. to 7000ft., and I ride aggressive dirt terrian, but not too hard on the throttle. :)

  • jim-in-so-ore

Posted July 23, 2003 - 02:26 PM


I rode sweep on the Prospect (Oregon) 100 dualsport last Saturday and I was into the ride about 8 or 9 miles when I realized I had not checked my gas tank. :) I stopped at a trailhead to let the dust settle behind the other sweep and I checked my tank, Sure enough it was down about 1/4.of the way. I had 65.3 miles on my speedo when I got to my hidden gas can ( no premium in Prospect). I know I had at least 35 miles on the bike before the ride. That came to a total of 100 mile but the fastest I rode was 45 and that was dead engine down a steep road for about 4 miles. I was sweating bullets till I got to my gas can. At 65.3 I was not on reserve. You probably think thats BS, but it is the honest to God truth.

  • justchillinoutovahere

Posted July 25, 2003 - 07:16 AM


Well when i go riding i use about half a tank but my odometer says i have only gone 15-20 miles. the front wheel may have sput that much but the rear does more like 40-50

  • Jason_Moffitt

Posted July 28, 2003 - 09:26 AM


I get less than 40 miles before I have to hit reserve... that is tight technical woods with lots of climbs and full throttle abuse...

  • Kot

Posted July 30, 2003 - 01:57 PM


Max I could get last weekend on a strait gravel road was 151km before swiching to reserve. Then came the deep sand and I only did another 10km before my stock tank dried up completely.

I was surpried with such a big fuel range. I have all free mods, but still have the stock trottle stop.

  • ddialogue

Posted July 31, 2003 - 03:34 AM


Max I could get last weekend on a strait gravel road was 151km...

With that much road and only 3/4 throttle range, 93 miles isn't suprising. :)


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