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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. tootallpines

    tootallpines Been here awhile

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    Anyone ever run into gas coming out of cap after a long day of riding? Maybe from pressure build up? Using stock tank and keyed cap.
    Went for a good off-road the other day. Rushed back and left without hosing ol’ Larry down. When I went back today had gas all over engine. Leaked from gas tank, seems to be above petcock. Had gas residue behind seat and on tank on both sides.
    Very strange. I do hear some hiss or gurgle after long days but never had any leakage
  2. tootallpines

    tootallpines Been here awhile

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    Scratch that. Looks like I sprung a leak. Time for a new barrel for the st Benard
    Anybody have a stock they would like to sell.
    I have an acerbis I would trade.
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  3. Freshdonuts

    Freshdonuts All tortise no hare.

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    tootallpines what acerbis do you have?
    I can’t open your image.
    I have a clean stock tank from a 2012.
  4. tootallpines

    tootallpines Been here awhile

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    Weird..I’ll repost the picture.
    I found a nice white tank to match my 95 colors. But I am willing to get rid of the Acerbis. It came on the bike and I’m just not into the feel, look, or weight when full.
    I’ll DM you with some pics later today.
  5. TripleShot

    TripleShot Adventurer

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    Did some fuel calculations on my New 2020 XR650L. I am not interested in saving fuel or improve fuel economy. I am interested in knowing my range as I start to adventure out on longer trips.

    All driving has been street 35-60, and canyon carving on paved roads at 35-50. No highway driving yet.

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  6. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer Supporter

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    54.4 mpg rare bird!
  7. Barron

    Barron M0DAH0LIC

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    Do you have a stock transmission? I'm asking specifically about your 5th gear. That's pretty good though, I got numbers like those on highways riding conservatively with my tire pressures up but never ripping around town lol.

    -Barron
  8. TripleShot

    TripleShot Adventurer

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    Yes, my bike is a new 2020 XR650L (Completely stock). All driving in town and in the canyons and I'm in Utah at 5000 feet. I never use 5th gear since I am still in the break in period.
  9. KirkN

    KirkN Long timer Super Supporter

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    FWIW, my clapped-out, 2007, 17000 mile, needs-new-valve-guide-seals, Dave's Modded carb'd, 14-tooth countershaft sprocket, 650 averages 45 mpg, driving my 230-lb self on back roads & dirt roads, all sub-55mph at about 35 feet above sea level.

    Good luck with the apples-to-coconuts comparisons... :D
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  10. KirkN

    KirkN Long timer Super Supporter

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    Equally as important as MPG, is:
    1). testing (in your own personal, actual, real-world application) the distance-to, and consistency-of going on Reserve and
    2). amount of fuel still in the tank when you DO go on Reserve.

    That means, you should try to actually GO to Reserve, not just filling up at relatively random intervals and calculating MPG. I mean, it's important to know average MPG, but what you're USING that data for is to know WHEN you're going to hit reserve. So once in a while, go 'till you hit reserve...

    Plus, that confirms the petcock and the Reserve function actually work. I once had a bike that drew from the internal 'reserve' pipe even when the petcock was at the 'ON' position (internal fail). Imagine my surprise when I went to swap to Reserve, and there weren't no reserve!

    I do the same thing, for that same reason!
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  11. TripleShot

    TripleShot Adventurer

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    Great feed back. Thank you. Yes I don't want surprises.
  12. Barron

    Barron M0DAH0LIC

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    That's one of the reasons I like my Clarke tank. My reserve function works, but it's good to know I have a few more miles if I lay the thing over to the left. It's like having a reserve reserve lol.

    -Barron
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  13. Hanz

    Hanz Been here awhile

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    I was getting about 44/45 MPG when my bike was stock. I think I was about 85 miles to reserve.
  14. XRHondafan

    XRHondafan Long timer

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    That’s about 4.3litres per 100km

    My fcrmx regularly gives me 20km to the litre so that is very good going
  15. XRHondafan

    XRHondafan Long timer

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    Dam you imperial guys :)

    Tapatalk needs an auto converter for us in metric land
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  16. N7XW

    N7XW Been here awhile

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    I'm sure as hell not getting 54 mpg the way I ride it :lol3
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  17. buzzword

    buzzword Been here awhile

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    I think that equates roughly to 715 hectares per tonne.
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  18. KirkN

    KirkN Long timer Super Supporter

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    How many furlongs is that per hogshead, then? I can never keep that straight...
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  19. Barron

    Barron M0DAH0LIC

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    I don't know, but its 110 fathoms to the pint lol. Being in the Navy does this to you lol.

    -Barron
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  20. Sycklemotor

    Sycklemotor Been here awhile

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    You fookers are making my head hurt!
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