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I just bought a 02 WR426. I was wondering what the avg. miles people are getting out of a tank of gas. It has a stock tank. It has the big gun pipe and it has been jetted.

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You are looking at an average of 60 miles with variations depending on speed and terrain but a 60 mile assumption will probably give you a little safety factor.

Always be prepared :banghead:

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I would imagine you will get 80-100 miles per tank full. I average about 30 miles per gallon 3.2 x 30 = 96 miles. On dual sport rides you may get a little more but tight single track high in the RPM's all day, you will obviously get less.

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I would imagine you will get 80-100 miles per tank full. I average about 30 miles per gallon 3.2 x 30 = 96 miles. On dual sport rides you may get a little more but tight single track high in the RPM's all day, you will obviously get less.

Thats awful generous...... My experience comes from my 400, 70 mile single track loop at Mt. Saint Helens, had to put in a fuel stop.........

My advice would be to proceed with caution until you know. It could very well be 80+ miles and I could be talkin' out my :banghead:

Good luck :banghead:

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my trail riding "team" of guys all have 400's, 426's and 450's....one of the latest rides was pushing 100 miles...about 96 miles...

all were on fumes..but all made it. However, there was a considerable amount of downhill coasting.

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I have the 02 426 also, I'd say 80 plus shouldn't be a problem. I have not tested this but I've gone 70 and still had a good amount in the tank.

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Thats awful generous...... My experience comes from my 400, 70 mile single track loop at Mt. Saint Helens, had to put in a fuel stop.........

My advice would be to proceed with caution until you know. It could very well be 80+ miles and I could be talkin' out my :banghead:

Good luck :banghead:

Ohhh you are so right. Proceed with Caution. I don't want to be blamed for anyone getting stranded. I know from somewhat experience. I have gone on 60 mile loops, come back for lunch and then filled back up. I still had over a gallon of gas, almost half a tank. Like I said earlier, it is really dependent on the type of terrain you are riding. Sand? Ohh the numbers will go down. Mud, same thing. But hard pack which allows you to ride in higher gears will greatly increase your mileage. Tight single track, you may use more. Plus don't forget, if you are going on steep terrain, having a low amount of gas may make you starve the carb.

Good luck, and be safe

Fryboy

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On my '01 I get as low as 26mpg when I'm on it hard and as high as 35 mpg dual sporting fire roads.

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Thanks for the info. And don't worry if I happen to run out of gas I wouldn't plain anyone but myself.

The reason I was asking is because I want to sign up for the LA to Barstow to Vegas ride. They say you have to be able to go 100 miles. I need to figure out how to carry more gas. Are there aftermarket tanks that are bigger. All the tanks I have found are smaller or the same size.

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I'm a trail guy only and I get around 30ish MPG. Now I know that I cannot hang with half of the guys that fly through the woods, but I'm also not that conservative and usually average around 18-20 MPH in the Michigan trails which contain a far amount of sand. I'm on a 01 WR 426 with free mods, JD Jetting kit, Vortip and stock exhaust.

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Thanks for the info. And don't worry if I happen to run out of gas I wouldn't plain anyone but myself.

The reason I was asking is because I want to sign up for the LA to Barstow to Vegas ride. They say you have to be able to go 100 miles. I need to figure out how to carry more gas. Are there aftermarket tanks that are bigger. All the tanks I have found are smaller or the same size.

If you won't need your head light check out one of those number plate tanks! My 13 yr old son did a 50 mile dessert race last year and I put one on his 85 and it worked awesome!

Here's a pic of him at the finish line , they install easily and securily and will give you plenty of range with out having to stop and add fuel!

http://trav.smugmug.com/photos/19434259-M.jpg

Good Luck! :banghead:

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If you won't need your head light check out one of those number plate tanks! My 13 yr old son did a 50 mile dessert race last year and I put one on his 85 and it worked awesome!

Here's a pic of him at the finish line , they install easily and securily and will give you plenty of range with out having to stop and add fuel!

http://trav.smugmug.com/photos/19434259-M.jpg

Good Luck! :banghead:

I thought about that but I do need my light. I also saw the tank that is integrated into the side plate.

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I had a 2001 WR426F and it has the stock 3.2 gallon tank, rode it 76 miles in a trail with some Friends, they all started to run out of gas, I never even went on reserve. This was all trails, so expect at least that unless you have something wrong.

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I recently bought a 12.4 litre Clarke Tank, and cannot rate it highly enough.

It's 55% bigger than stock, and feels no larger than a standard tank, as most of the extra volume is held low, keeping the width similar.

Get a see-through one for peace of mind too. :banghead:

(pics in my garage)

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After 70 miles, I usually have to switch to reserve. I only trail ride, alot of it is aggresive wide open riding, mixed in with some sandy hill climbs.

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I carry a quart of gas in my Camelback pouch as my 05 sucks the gas! You can average about 30 mpg's so you can dump in the quart in about 15 miles. Reserve seems to be good for about 10 miles.

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