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    On the trip I took this weekend,in the mountains,I went 80 miles on mostly flat gravel roads.Average speed was 35 MPH.I fueled up and it only took .96 gal=83 MPG.WOW.What are people getting in miles per stock 1.8 gal tank?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drifter View Post
    On the trip I took this weekend,in the mountains,I went 80 miles on mostly flat gravel roads.Average speed was 35 MPH.I fueled up and it only took .96 gal=83 MPG.WOW.What are people getting in miles per stock 1.8 gal tank?


    You are close to the max, which is around 90mpg. Wound out on the highway, into a headwind with 100 lbs. of gear on the rack, I'd be happy with 50!



    I generally figure from 100 to 125 miles to a dry stock tank, 70 to 90 before hitting reserve. With stock gearing, 35 to 45 in 5th will produce the best mileage. Unfortunately, we don't have any flat terrain here in Hailey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    You are close to the max, which is around 90mpg. Wound out on the highway, into a headwind with 100 lbs. of gear on the rack, I'd be happy with 50!



    I generally figure from 100 to 125 miles to a dry stock tank, 70 to 90 before hitting reserve. With stock gearing, 35 to 45 in 5th will produce the best mileage. Unfortunately, we don't have any flat terrain here in Hailey.
    I carried extra gas just in case,but I wanted to get a general number so I don't have to carry gas all the time.
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    Assume about 90 miles to empty in the worst case mpg with a stock tank (this excludes mixture issues or leaks) with worst case being either crawling slow or 55+mph for extended time. If you don't wanna put down the money for the larger tank options, an MSR fuel bottle or two can go a long way.

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    I routinely get 76 - 82 mpg. I weigh 180lbs carrying zero extra weight on mostly flat city streets with max speed of 45 mph. I generally get to reserve at between 105 - 108 miles. FYI: I have a 47T rear sprocket

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    Quote Originally Posted by cptrout View Post
    I routinely get 76 - 82 mpg. I weigh 180lbs carrying zero extra weight on mostly flat city streets with max speed of 45 mph. I generally get to reserve at between 105 - 108 miles. FYI: I have a 47T rear sprocket
    X2 on everything you said............ Only I push 210lbs. OMM.

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    I do reserve at 65 or so. Of course I am not a flyweight either at 260. I too have the 47 tooth, about half my runs are about 40 and a stretch on the highway at 55-60 depending on wind.

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    i got 90 mpg on my last tank. all road miles. 14/50 165 lbs 40-50 mph.
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    i got 90 mpg on my last tank. all road miles. 14/50 165 lbs 40-50 mph.
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    The best i ever got was 92mpg with the 98. The 07 has hit 85mpg and as low as 49mpg on interstate 75 wfo from stop to stop with side bags and top bag loaded down. Usually average 67-75 but i likr to run her hard.

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