How Many Miles Do You Ride Before Hitting Reserve?
Hi, Sorry for skipping the intro thread first, but I just got my first KLR and wanted to ask everyone here about how many miles do you get before hitting reserve? Two tanks into ownership and I'm getting about 150 miles before reserve. My old 2001 Zr-7s with a slightly smaller tank did more miles with less money at the pump.
To answer some questions you might have about me and the bike first; I'm 40, been riding since I was 15, mostly street (but not a squiddy). I sold the ZR-7s to buy the KLR. I've been researching dual sport bikes for about five years so I could pick the right one for me and my style of riding and always thought KLR was the one. The KLR is a 2009 (CA model) that I bought from a guy (2nd owner) that didnt have any maintenance history on the bike since he got it from a dealer who got it as a trade in. It has an after market exhaust that is pretty old by the look of it (dirt/rusty revits under the side cover), but he had no idea if the carb was adjusted to match the exhaust change out. This is just what I think might be the problem, but I could be wrong. I just put new tires on, it starts and runs great and is really everything that I hoped it would be. I've got a tax return burning a hole in my pocket for all the farkle goodies, but after a few shake down runs I think that the reduced mileage is an issue I need to address first.