Did some dual-sporting this weekend


1 reply to this topic
  • Polar_Bus

Posted September 13, 2011 - 05:48 AM

#1

I went on my anuall dual sport ride up in ME this weekend, and last year using my stock YZ450 posed a few issues. First and foremost was lack of fuel. This year I scored a Clarke 2.6 gallon tank. I also bumped my gearing up to 14/49 to reduce cruising rpm's. It was about 65F, and my jetting is slightly richer than stock. After a days riding I was able to compile some data given the milage readings on my GPS. I did a total of 67 miles, average speed was 41 mph, and my top speed was 78 mph. At the end of my ride still had a couple quarts of fuel left. So im guessing approx 31 mpg . Keep in mind my goal was extended fuel milage so I was very smooth easy on the throttle therefore minimising useless wheelspin. I did approx 5 miles of technical slow speed rock trails and the rest was mostly higher speed gravel roads. I'm also not sure my GPS accurately kept track of my true miles traveled because GPS's inherantly get a weak signal in the thick woods. But I know the subject of "how far can you go on a tank of fuel" with a YZ450 a rider can travel has come up severall times. So here's some data you can absorb. Lastly, I really was pleased with the Clarke 2.6 tank, it was a greatly needed larger capacity tank, yet did not feel "wide and porky" . The fit was excellent as well. The Clarke bolted on cleanly and all the plastic and seat fit excellent.

disclaimer: Do NOT assume you will achieve the same milage as me ! The golden rule, gas up at EVERY opportunitity when dual sport riding ! :)

Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • TX-SANDMAN

Posted September 17, 2011 - 06:46 PM

#2

Nice review!
Either have a large tank or...
ride with you buddies that do!





Related Content

Forums
Photo

Is it worth it? (Cam and High compression piston) by macgi77


Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Honda   CRF 150/230 F/L
  • Hot  36 replies
Forums
Photo

James Stewart back on a YZ450F by YamaLink


Dirt Bike   Special Interest Forums   Pro Racing
  • Hot  47 replies
Forums
Photo

100 hrs on 2014 yz450f, shim valves or replace them? by ttr230rider6


Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Yamaha   YZ 400/426/450
  • Hot  79 replies
Forums
Photo

2016 YZ450 by CaptainKnobby


Dirt Bike   Dirt Bike Technical Forums   Suspension
  • Hot  59 replies
Wiki
WR Camshaft Swap Info - last post by jamesm113

WR Camshaft Swap Info


Articles
  • 0 replies
 
x

Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.