2011 450 gas milage ?


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  • Stu2

Posted November 07, 2011 - 08:49 PM

#1

I race my bike in cross country events and was wondering how far I could run one tank of gas?

Its 6.2l and being fuel injected it should be efficient, I was getting around 70km on my 250f with a 9l long range tank, I have heard some say the 450 will get around 100 to 110km per tank!

Also anyone know if running an FI bike dry is bad for the pump?

  • tech24

Posted November 08, 2011 - 04:49 AM

#2

probably about 45km. And yes if the fuel pump sucks air it can damage the pump, however some can take the abuse from running dry better than others.

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  • grayracer513

Posted November 08, 2011 - 07:31 AM

#3

The pump is damaged by running dry because of a lack of lubrication. It won't happen immediately, but the wear will accrue over time if the system is repeatedly run dry. Obviously, without fuel, the pump has a way of being turned off, so it won't run dry for very long.

Big picture, it should be avoided, but it's not something to worry about all the time, either.

  • Stu2

Posted November 08, 2011 - 12:33 PM

#4

probably about 45km. And yes if the fuel pump sucks air it can damage the pump, however some can take the abuse from running dry better than others.



I think I have done more than that on my tank

  • tech24

Posted November 08, 2011 - 01:17 PM

#5

its possible, all depends on terrain and how wrist action. The general consensus seems to be about 30mi so somewhere in that area.





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