Ran out of Gas Today after 68 Miles
Posted November 02, 2003 - 06:08 PM
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Posted November 03, 2003 - 07:11 PM
The real point of my original post was to see if anyone knows of a good after market larger tank for the WR450??
You have to understand when you post that you ran out of gas at 68 we all kind of compare it to what we get.. Sorry, I'm gonna give you one more reference on mileage then I'll get to the tank situation. At the last Vegas to Reno race I spent the last 200 miles with the throttle pretty much all the way back in fifth gear. We calculated my bike getting about 30-35mpg (still better than your bike). On another causual ride in Nevada I ran out of gas at mile 156 with my IMS 3.1 tank. I got 52 miles per gallon that day. Yes I was taking it easy.. My whole point of this is I think you could be getting better mileage. My jetting is totally stock and runs great... You should look at your jetting situation..
Now, I have the 3.1 IMS tank. I think the stock tank is 2.6? The tank's gonna run you about $200.00, the fit of the tank is marginal, on my dads bike it rubbed off a good chunk of his valve cover. On the left side of tank the gas goes lower than the inlet of the carb, meaning you'll never use that gas that's lower than the carb, trust me, I've ran out of gas numerous times, you have to get off your bike and tip it over on the right side so that the gas will go to the right side of the tank (higher than the carb inlet). I don't remember seeing this on TT before because I think I might be one of the only guys to have a clear (natural) tank here.. If you had the blue tank you'de never know that you still had almost a half a gallon of gas left. Also you have to route the fuel lines all over the place and use a tee. I had to have the tank for it's drybreak filler but if I were just trail riding with it I would have to think really hard before I spent $200.00 for an extra half a gallon..
Hope this helps, Dan
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Posted November 04, 2003 - 12:47 AM
Me too!!! Danny, you're a big spender!! I just use old Gatorade bottles They work great and don't leak...
i just fill 2 empty oil cans up with gas costs me about 1 dollar for gas and gives me about 20 more miles, just stick it in the back pack ... cheap and easy
This is my backpack with a gallon inside and a gallon outside.. I figure if I have to, I can go about 250 miles.
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