How many miles on stock tank??

I am racing a 100 miler (2 laps of 50)this weekend and read people are getting 40 miles or so with their stock 06 450 tank Anyone squeeze more miles out with a light throttle hand??

I have been able to get 45-50 miles out of mine but it does not leave much left in tank. A lot of my riding is not flat out ,so it may differ in race condtions.

ive got 46 out of my 04 450 but was crusing and there was not much left

I think I will give it a shot Fill to the brim and pray.. I wont be racing as I would like to be if I had a oversized tank. Just gonna go for the experience!!! Desert 100 Odessa, WA

Good luck, can you carry some extra?

Put some gas in a 16oz water bottle and duct tape the lid on, then put it in your fanny pack. I have done this many times and you don`t even notice that it is there. It has saved me more than once.

You might also check out the thread that believe is in this forum on expanding your tank using boiling hot water and compressed air.

I just ran it dry today on my 06 450. We were doing lots of hill climbs and the trails were a little more open ( 3rd 4th). I went 45 km (30miles or so) then my buddy with a huge IMS tank filled me up....i want to try the boiling water and compressed air trick. I have been following that thread.

When doing some really fast riding with a few long straights, I managed to get 35 miles out of the stock tank on my '03. I would imagine you will get about the same since the tank size is about the same.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • By faizakhtar125
      Hey guys I just bought a bike last night. So the seller said the bike will turn on but then die. We didn't try it because it was really late at night and it was raining (seat was wet). But he said if you bump start it, it will turn on and ride. So what do you think the problem is? I just want to make sure it runs... I probably won't be able to bump start it till Saturday (rain)... It's a four stroke, and I know absolutely nothing about them. Thanks.
    • By dpenn1
      I could use some feedback, My son is getting into off road riding so I have starting getting back into it as well.  We mostly do trail riding but did some MX track riding last year and he loved it andso did I.  I have a 2003 TTR 225, it's nice that it has an electric start but the suspension is too soft and it doesn't have enough power for my liking.  When I was riding the MX track I was having issues bottoming out on the larger jumps.  I want to change to a more off-road capable bike.   I won't ride it much and don't want to spend a lot of money, I think I prefer a 2 stroke, when I was younger, in 1990, I raced an 89 RM250 and loved it.  I am looking at a 96 RMX 250  and a 98 YZ400F, both bikes look to be in good condition and around a thousand dollars.  I like the RMX because I think kicking a 2 stroke 250 should be easier than a 4 stroke 400 and the simplicity of the 2 stroke engine.  The 400 sounds good because of the low end torque I assume it has but the cost of rebuilding the 4 stroke if needed worries me and I have heard they are hard to start. Should the RMX be decent for an occasional trip to an MX park?  Any thoughts on these two bikes? 
    • By yz480doinwork
      Brand new, still in the packaging Lexx end cap fits the stock muffler of 2006 & 2007 YZ450f and 06-13 YZ250f. Comes with a forest service approved spark arrestor and two different size tips. Don't spend hundreds of dollars on a slip on, this tip can be quiet and forest legal or loud and make power! Also a note for WR450 guys: get this tip and find a used 06/07 YZ muffler, fits directly on 09-15 WR450. $80 shipped free to the lower 48. PM, call or text 406-223-8789
    • By Woody Oakson
      So I have a 2008 yz450f and I would like to add some LED lights to it to make it street legal. Mainly just a headlight and a tail light and turn signals if I need to (which where I live hand signals work).
      So where I need help is getting power from the stator to a battery. Wiring from a battery to anything else I got and understand and don't need help with (but recommendations are welcome). So my questions are.
      What type of power is coming from the stator. AC or DC? Will I need a regulator or rectifier? How do I wire something from the stator to charge a battery? What would that wiring look like? Would this stator work? Anything else I should know? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.