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So, how far do you get on your 501 before the fun is over and gas is needed? 

If you run at bigger tank than stock please specify the size :)

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Stock tank: 1.9 miles.

Then I realized my fuel pressure regulator had failed.

<Sigh> Another warranty item right under the 6 month wire.

 

(BTW, normally I seem to get right at 100 miles on my stock tank before the gas light comes on.)

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1 hour ago, Filipe said:

Stock tank: 1.9 miles.

Then I realized my fuel pressure regulator had failed.

<Sigh> Another warranty item right under the 6 month wire.

 

(BTW, normally I seem to get right at 100 miles on my stock tank before the gas light comes on.)

Sadly, hilarious post!

 

I'm only getting about 75-80 miles on the stock 2.25 gal tank, all offroad.  Maybe it's because of those spinning Continental TKC's.

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11 hours ago, markbfe501 said:

Sadly, hilarious post!

 

I'm only getting about 75-80 miles on the stock 2.25 gal tank, all offroad.  Maybe it's because of those spinning Continental TKC's.

75-80 mi seems a bit short. Or are you super heavy on the throttle?

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1 hour ago, SumoN00B said:

75-80 mi seems a bit short. Or are you super heavy on the throttle?

Naw, I did several 25 mile loops up in Michigan last week.  ODO and GPS both close to 25 miles (23-26), took 0.75 gals each morning to top it off.  Given the 2.25 gal tank, I could do those loops 3 times.  I haven't actually run it to empty to find out.

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44 minutes ago, Roofhatches said:

I got 90 miles on a stock tank when it ran out of gas

Yeah just depends on the throttle use.

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I got 200km on my FE450.  Stock tank, took 7.5 litres when I refilled at the pump.  14/48 gearing, cruising on backroads at 60-100km/h.  Really impressed with the fuel mileage on this bike!

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18 hours ago, SSPhoto said:

I got 200km on my FE450.  Stock tank, took 7.5 litres when I refilled at the pump.  14/48 gearing, cruising on backroads at 60-100km/h.  Really impressed with the fuel mileage on this bike!

For us south of the border, that is 124 miles with 1.98 gallons.

But how can you call that fuel 'mileage'? Wouldn't that be fuel kilometerage?

That seems awful good to me. I usually get right at 100 miles until the gas light comes on. But thats mostly on the road.

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9 minutes ago, Filipe said:

For us south of the border, that is 124 miles with 1.98 gallons.

But how can you call that fuel 'mileage'? Wouldn't that be fuel kilometerage?

That seems awful good to me. I usually get right at 200 miles until the gas light comes on. But thats mostly on the road.

Kilometerage just doesn't have the same ring. ;)

I've been very surprised by how little fuel it uses.  Forgot to mention I've taken the screen out of the end of the exhaust, removed the reeds and had the bike remapped.  I wouldn't expect this kind of mileage on singletrack, but I've yet to log a big day of singletrack riding to compare.  I would comfortably go for a 100-130km (60-80 miles) singletrack ride on the stock tank. 

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^Notice I edited my post to 100 miles instead of 200 miles. I've been riding my Suzuki V-Strom all summer. It gets around 200 before the light.

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It looks like I need to lean out my bike quite a bit, I am getting 25 miles to .8 gallons.    This is mostly freeway riding.  I have the EU map and the TPS Set to .65 

 

It is pretty hot in so cal so I dont mind it running richer and keeping it cooler, but this is a bit too rich. 

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I'm not sure how far my 501 will go these days after the mods.. Time to start testing!

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^Notice I edited my post to 100 miles instead of 200 miles. I've been riding my Suzuki V-Strom all summer. It gets around 200 before the light.


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On 7/22/2017 at 8:38 PM, tyler90 said:

I'm not sure how far my 501 will go these days after the mods.. Time to start testing!

Dont!!!!  you will be sad lol 

16 minutes ago, Roofhatches said:

Stock tank 2.25 gallon 90 miles

Any mods?

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9 minutes ago, Roofhatches said:


Euro map was a pretty fast Desert ride.

I have the euro map and TPS adjusted to 0.65.   It came at .55 from the factory.   I get around 30 MPG commuting from work.  

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