950 Gas Mileage / Range Check In

Discussion in 'Dakar champion (950/990)' started by PhotoMotard, May 5, 2006.

  1. timtheenchanter

    timtheenchanter 'one for the road'

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    I MUST BE DOING SOMETHING WRONG ' or something right '
    average 125-135 miles to reserve,
    put in 19-20 ltrs of petrol !!!:eek1 :eek1 :eek1
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  2. Strobes

    Strobes It's go time!!

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    I've only had my bike for a week (Bought a 05.5 with 2000 miles) and I took it from Durango to Moab this past weekend (all off-road) and was getting about 38 mpg. I will be keeping tabs on it now.
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  3. Ooobah-Moto

    Ooobah-Moto Banned

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    I was able to do 60km's after the low fuel light came on! It didn't even hiccup at that point... I figure it could have gone another 10km's.

    Also.... I was travelling at freeway speeds.... 120kph!!!
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  4. riceless

    riceless Let's Ride!

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    So waitaminute. You guys are sayin' that the yellow dash light has sumthin' to do with low fuel. I always thought that was the "Wheelie Mode Indicator" light.:doh It sure seems like that's what it's for.:nod I get around 40MPG and with 5500+ miles it seems to be getting better, or maybe now that the bike isn't so new to me I'm not rompin' on it so much.:ricky
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  5. RXV_Poor

    RXV_Poor Been here awhile

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    Wouldn't the area where you ride and gearing that people run be helpful in determining if your fuel milage is close.
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  6. Ghost Rider

    Ghost Rider suxface!

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    With the FP jet kit, FMF's and stock gearing I was getting 30mph. :huh :kboom

    With the "Head2wind" jet kit, FMF's and stock gearing I'm getting 38 - 44 MPG w/ more usable power and a much smoother running motor. :thumb :kumbaya
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  7. yellowbronco

    yellowbronco Been here awhile

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    Don't know if this says more about fuel station "errors" or what but I've actually put 6.08 gallons (US) in my 04 GO!!!. I've seen the fuel light come on anywhere between 120 and 205 miles! The 120 was 2 up on tight mountain roads "showing off". The 205 was just commuting. My bike: Stock, stock, and did I mention...stock? Absolutely nothing has been done to this bike... until the tires I put on it about 3 weeks ago. I keep wondering if I have the same bike as everyone else. My latest tank went fuel-light-on at 198 miles and that's with a 906 front and 908 rear at 25 and 20 psi respectively. Makes me a little nervous about the exhaust and jetting changes I have planned for the future.

    Tom

    P.S. Oh yeah...and I'm sure that I have the same bike as everyone else due to the aching cheek muscles from smiling and laughing all the time.
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  8. Roughidle

    Roughidle Slipping into darkness

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    I get around 28 when pretending to be a dakar racer on the way to work/school.

    the best i have seen was 42mpg.....thats WITH akra's and a rejet..up a clip...etc.....

    On a recent trip from michigan to the east coast, I noticed that crusing speed played a big part aswell (duh).....If i was crusing under 60, I got 40 if I was crusing above 65ish I got 35ish.......
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  9. boxercup03

    boxercup03 Jim Taylor

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    Mid 30's pretty consistantly. I did a Bun Burner gold on it and on one strech in West Virginia the light came on at 106mi hehehehehe.
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  10. K2m

    K2m ....58....

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    That time is fast approaching sailah.:clap Oh!!! you have been waiting a long time:lol3
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  11. trustysteed

    trustysteed Set it and forget it.

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    35-40mpg is about all I get. 06BLK STLN, Jetted, canisterectomy, fmfs. mind you I live in the Mountains and ride HARD!!!!!!!!
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  12. TomTom63

    TomTom63 Motorradfahrer

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    ...how can you not?
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  13. jsrider

    jsrider Long timer

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    Commuting to work on the highway at 60 mph I get 34 mpg. Blasting around on the weekends, 80-90 mph on the highway, various speeds in the twisties and gravel (none of them easy on the throttle) I get 38-40 mpg. Stock jetting, needle in 3rd position, 16t countersprocket. Go figure. :evil
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  14. idahoskiguy

    idahoskiguy Long timer

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    +/- 150 miles to the fual light and usually figures out to about 38-40 mpg. Wish it were better but certainly seems consistant with the other reports. My 2002 Aprilia CapoNord with the 1000cc Rotax V-Twin consistantly delivered 48-50 mpg ridden hard and 50+ crusing. Wish the KTM V-Twin would do the same. I would not go back to the CapoNord because the 950 is way more dirty but I sure miss the mileage.
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  15. wheatwhacker

    wheatwhacker It's raining here

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    97 pence /litre = $2.00/litre 3.7= $7.40/gallon
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  16. Keith

    Keith Slabbing it

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    New tank of gas with the 16T front sprocket resulted in 37.6mpg
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  17. StihlRigg

    StihlRigg Dog Farkler

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    I had a little over 49 miles by the time I filled up. 5.5 gallons. I consistantly get 200 miles before I need to refill. The light comes on around 160miles when riding hard on or off tarmac. The best was 275+miles on a tank. I put in 5.7 gallons that time. If one is easy on the throttle the bike will get 50mpg pretty consistantly. I count on 40mpg unless I am riding sand or mud than its more like 30mpg.

    Bike has canisterecomy,stock jetting, FMF Q's,16t sprocket, and stock air filter.
    peace
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  18. jsrider

    jsrider Long timer

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    I once put 5.95 gals into my 950. Bike was still running strong when I pulled into the gas station. I believe the 990 holds less fuel due to locating the fuel pump inside the tank.
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  19. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    Stock gearing I usually go 330-350kms per tank full. Thats 1/2 paved 1/2 gravel roads at a good pace with lots o wheel spin. Believe it or not, I get better milage on Regular gas than Premium. Coarse it doesn't get real hot here even in summer so Regular isn't a problem. 87 octane.
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  20. winer

    winer Bad Member

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    30 miles a gal. around town, 38 on the highway, re-jetted & Akro. pipes
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