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Old 02-24-2015, 09:09 PM   #1
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Stock fuel tank for doing the Dirtyface?

I have a stock 2.6 gallon tank on my 2004 DR-Z400S and planning on doing the Dirtyface "race" this summer at Lake Wenatchee, Wa. I think I can get around 100 or so miles on a full tank. Of course that is all in how I'm riding the throttle, terrain, etc.

This will be the first time doing the "race" and wondering if I need to get a larger tank before then? Kinda want one anyway, but kinda pricey for me right now.

Any other suggestions for the "race" would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:43 PM   #2
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I have a stock 2.6 gallon tank on my 2004 DR-Z400S and planning on doing the Dirtyface "race" this summer at Lake Wenatchee, Wa. I think I can get around 100 or so miles on a full tank. Of course that is all in how I'm riding the throttle, terrain, etc.

This will be the first time doing the "race" and wondering if I need to get a larger tank before then? Kinda want one anyway, but kinda pricey for me right now.

Any other suggestions for the "race" would be appreciated. Thanks.
There is usually a gas stop as a mid point, but a bigger tank will keep your mind on fun instead of gas.
Other suggestion: let the fast guys go by [unless you are one ] and watch for big stationary objects that are obscured by all the dust clouds.
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Old 02-25-2015, 05:59 AM   #3
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Has a date for the Dirty face been anounced yet?
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Old 02-25-2015, 11:38 AM   #4
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How do I get race information? Who is the group that puts it on?
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Old 02-25-2015, 04:23 PM   #5
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How do I get race information? Who is the group that puts it on?
It is put on by Lake Wenatchee rec club. They have nothing about it on their web page as of yet.
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Old 02-25-2015, 08:24 PM   #6
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It,s a ride not a race. If you want a race, do the D100.
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Old 02-25-2015, 10:11 PM   #7
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It,s a ride not a race. If you want a race, do the D100.
I already do the D100 but was looking for other fun "rides" to do as well! See you in a few weeks!
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Old 02-26-2015, 07:24 AM   #8
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I've run it on three different bikes- Honda 250XL, KLR 650, and KTM 990. The route swings through Ardenvoir, where there is gas, at some point. IIRC most of the DF mileages are 120-150, so if Ardenvoir is anywhere near the middle you'll be fine. It's a blast, too!!

Unfortunately, for the past few years it's coincided with the Enterprise event (Hell's Canyon, now the Wallowa Valley Adventure Jamboree) which is several days of great riding and company, which is where I go.


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Old 02-26-2015, 04:46 PM   #9
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Gas at Ardenvoir in 2014:


Looking forward to the DFDS in 2015.
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Old 02-27-2015, 10:22 AM   #10
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It will be the Saturday of Fathers Day weekend again this year. Your stock fuel tank will be fine. Looks like two routes this year again and mileage is still in the works.
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