08 WR 3.1 IMS Tank Ran Out Of Gas At 70-Miles?


6 replies to this topic
  • Dube2

Posted January 30, 2012 - 08:31 AM

#1

Anybody know what the hell I should look for? I went on a 70 mile ride and including reserve, I ran out of gas. Never before, usually got 85 to 100 before reserve. No leaking, didn't run rich, started easy, just ran fine and most of the others I rode with had just under half tank. I thought a slight chance I forgot to top off??? but then I only got 4 miles on reserve. sum-ting-wong... I should get about 120 for a full tank. Actully, its only the 2nd time I've ever hit reserve on this tank. I do rides up to 80 miles before fuel stops, WTH!

any ideas? this is baffeling me.

  • MANIAC998

Posted January 30, 2012 - 01:53 PM

#2

My guess would be that it's coming out of the carb overflow as you ride. Have you messed with the carb lately? Do you have a fuel filter before the carb? Is the float height set to the proper spec? This is where I would start looking. Maniac

  • strtdsmallproject

Posted January 31, 2012 - 09:37 AM

#3

I burned a full stock tank in 2 12 mile laps. The plunger spring on the float will get weak. I had it happen during a race. The bike would dump fuel over rough terrain. float needle replaced for a couple of bucks off ebay fixed mine.

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  • Leardriver

Posted February 01, 2012 - 10:41 AM

#4

Have you changed your jetting recently, specifically the needle clip? You should get better than 25 mpg towing a trailer uphill.

  • KennyMc

Posted February 02, 2012 - 01:52 PM

#5

Anybody know what the hell I should look for? I went on a 70 mile ride and including reserve, I ran out of gas. Never before, usually got 85 to 100 before reserve. No leaking, didn't run rich, started easy, just ran fine and most of the others I rode with had just under half tank. I thought a slight chance I forgot to top off??? but then I only got 4 miles on reserve. sum-ting-wong... I should get about 120 for a full tank. Actully, its only the 2nd time I've ever hit reserve on this tank. I do rides up to 80 miles before fuel stops, WTH!

any ideas? this is baffeling me.


Too bad camp was 4 miles + 500 yards from camp :smirk:

  • Dube2

Posted February 03, 2012 - 04:56 PM

#6

Too bad camp was 4 miles + 500 yards from camp :smirk:


hahahaha, thanks again for the push back to my truck Ken, that last 100' was the walk of shame in front of 20 RED bikes.

  • Bandit9

Posted February 05, 2012 - 08:34 AM

#7

Be patient, your blue bike will be the last one standing.....




 
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