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post #1 of 32 Old 10-23-2006, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Average Travel Range for KLR?

I was surprised to have to go on reserve at only 165 miles. The tank took 3.5 gallons at the gas station 3 blocks from where I ran out of gas. How far can you go on reserve without having to resort to tipping the bike over to get those last few ounces of fuel... :???:

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post #2 of 32 Old 10-23-2006, 10:17 AM
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Thats not right....

I would start watching for my bike to start sputtering between 300 and 330 miles before reserve.

I averaged anywhere from 48 to 54 MPG.

Was your tank really full? Is your odometer right? Have you adjusted your fuel mixture screw?

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post #3 of 32 Old 10-23-2006, 10:34 AM
 
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I get about 190 to 200 before I hit reserve and then it takes about 4.2 to 4.3 gal or so. That's with carb mods, open airbox, etc.

+1 on what FFJoe said. If everything is good there I'd check your petcock/ fuel pickup tube for debris. Your mileage is 47.1 which is OK so it may be that your petcock/fuel pickup has a problem. You shouldn't be hitting res. at 3.5 gal. Good luck.
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post #4 of 32 Old 10-23-2006, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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The tank was filled to top at the last fill up, I'm sure. If you do the math, I got 47mpg for those 165 miles based on a 6 gallon tank. I think it has to do with the height of the fuel tank pickup. I talked to one other KLR guy who experienced the same thing, reserve at about 170 miles. Let's see if your experience or our experience is most common...
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210 to 220 miles before I hit reserve. Takes 4.7xx something gallons to fill her back up.
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post #6 of 32 Old 10-23-2006, 11:15 AM
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depends on how far ya want to go :mrgreen:

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Reserve at 182 freeway miles at 75-80 mph with +11" windscreen (if that matters), 25 lbs of rear rack luggage, and me weighing 210 lbs.
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post #8 of 32 Old 10-23-2006, 11:23 AM
 
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Does your gas tank have a big dent in it :razz: .

You shouldn't be hitting reserve at 3.5 gallons. I hit reserve at a little more than 5 gallons used.
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post #9 of 32 Old 10-23-2006, 11:40 AM
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i hit reserve at 185-190 miles. it takes 4.2 gallons to fill by the time i get to a staion usually by 210 miles. this is for freeway running.

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post #10 of 32 Old 10-23-2006, 11:50 AM
 
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usually at 180-200 miles, depending on how i drive it. If I remember right, last time I filled up within a few blocks from switching to reserve and it took 5 gallons.
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