Bikes with large tank range

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by nemuro, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer

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    I have refueled my GSA several times at 9.8 - 10.0 gallons. 400 miles used to be my normal fill-up point during commuting. Used to be - the fuel strip issue popped up on mine at 35,000 miles or so, and I can't trust the display as much. :lol3

    Years ago I had a '94 ZX9R, that after installing a pipe and correct jetting, would get 53 mpg at a steady 80 mph. On one trip through Virginia, I ended up getting on the interstate after filling up, teaming up with an older Concours and a couple cars following a state trooper. :wink: A few hours later, we both got off the highway to get gas at the same exit, with the ZX9 at over 250 miles on that tank.
    He couldn't believe that I needed less than 5 gallons to fill up. :huh
  2. JDK111

    JDK111 Been here awhile

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    When the first bar on the gauge starts flashing and the countdown starts, you.ve got 5 liters left in the tank. The countdown range is an estimate based on your last 20 minutes of driving.
    When the range remaining goes to flashing _ _ _ , you have an estimated 2 liters left in the tank.
    Definitely not a good idea to run an ST down to this level.
  3. iamcanjim

    iamcanjim Face drop

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    I had a Yamaha TRX850. I rarely got more than 80 miles from a tank....
  4. Wy'east

    Wy'east Dust in the wind...

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    Seeing how you are in Romania, some of these bikes might not be available to you - one that is however is the Yamaha Super Tenere XTZ750. These bike are getting on in age (around 20 years) but still a blast. AND they are inexpensive. Look for a good one though.

    For the size of the bike, the fuel tank is bordering on obscene.

    They all have a 30 litre (7.9 gallon) tank. One needs to increase the breather hole in the neck filler to get the max. capacity or be really patient at the pump though. The small hole doesn't allow the air to escape the tank fast enough, so the air gets trapped and the tank fills up giving you only 28 litres or some such.

    Mine gets 15-16 l/km (35 mpg) which gives it an absolute range of 450 km (279 miles). This IS utilising the 5 litre reserve.

    Good luck!
  5. HONKR

    HONKR Been here awhile

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    4.8 gallon tank and 75 mpg give a pretty good range on my 04 Ninja 250.

    I don't even think about fuel until the trip meter shows 300 miles or more, which is typical before hitting reserve.
  6. James Adams

    James Adams ɹǝsn uʍop ǝpᴉsdn Administrator

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    The Stelvio has an 8.5 gallon tank that's good for an easy 300 miles.
  7. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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