300 Mile Club. - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion Grab a seat and discuss whatever you like about the KLR or other related topics. Within reason.

 4Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 60 Old 08-31-2015, 06:33 AM Thread Starter
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 96
300 Mile Club.

Who has done 300 miles on one steel tank of gas and joined the exclusive 300 mile club?

Today I became an official member 320.2 miles on 5.9 gallons, went on reserve at 301, switched to reserve ,it ran out at 315...did the lay over on the peg trick for secret reserve and got another 5 miles. This tank averaged 54.27 MPG. I have a manual petcock with a sediment bowl so stock bikes will go on reserve sooner.
tasman likes this.

Last edited by Drifter.; 10-13-2015 at 04:19 PM.
Drifter. is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 60 Old 08-31-2015, 08:19 AM
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 387
Is that 300 miles in one ride or 300 over "X" days?
twinjet is offline  
post #3 of 60 Old 08-31-2015, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 96
Total miles traveled on 1 tank of fuel in 1 day 3 days or 3 months. If you made 300 miles, you are an offical member....the honor system applies to the club.
Drifter. is offline  
 
post #4 of 60 Old 08-31-2015, 02:12 PM
2nd Gear
 
Grinnin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Maine
Posts: 368
Garage
I was fairly obsessed with getting 300 mi when I first got it. Did it just once. That tank was multiple days.

A couple years later on a trip to the midwest I "accidentally" went 286.6 miles one night before getting gas. I had passed stations early then kept riding through rural NY/VT/NH at night and many stations were closed and I couldn't find a pay-at-pump station.
Grinnin is offline  
post #5 of 60 Old 08-31-2015, 05:02 PM
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 387
With my carb set on the rich side for a small degree of safety and to deal with cold weather, the best I've gotten is 270 something on a tank.
twinjet is offline  
post #6 of 60 Old 09-01-2015, 08:09 AM
Moderator
 
klr4evr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Fort Sask , Alberta, Canada
Posts: 3,479
Garage
Send a message via Skype™ to klr4evr
Does the 300 miles include tipping the bike on the left side to get the gas over from the right? How full are you filling the tank? To the brim?

My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.

"It's a friggen motorcycle, it's not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you shit your pants every now and then. "

<--- Please fill in the 'Location' on your personal profile page. User CP/Edit Your Details

This information makes it much easier for other members to answer/comment on your posts.
klr4evr is offline  
post #7 of 60 Old 09-01-2015, 11:54 AM
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 100
I don't even come close, are you guys riding off road when your getting 300 miles? My riding is all highway, I usually average 65 mph and the reserve comes on at about 220 miles
rodneyw71 is offline  
post #8 of 60 Old 09-01-2015, 03:54 PM
2nd Gear
 
Grinnin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Maine
Posts: 368
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by klr4evr View Post
Does the 300 miles include tipping the bike on the left side to get the gas over from the right?
I've done that maneuver twice but I don't know how far I rode to get into those pickles.
Quote:
Originally Posted by rodneyw71 View Post
I don't even come close, are you guys riding off road when your getting 300 miles? My riding is all highway, . . .
I live far from any 4-lane roads. My best mileage is on usually on smooth gravel roads or very cold temps that punish speed or night riding at the tail end of a 1000-mile day (like the rural NY/VT/NH 286 miles mentioned above).
Grinnin is offline  
post #9 of 60 Old 09-01-2015, 10:07 PM
OverDrive
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
Posts: 5,457
Quote:
Originally Posted by Drifter. View Post
Do we have anyone on here who has done 300 miles on one tank of gas and joined the exclusive 300 mile club?

I am not a member....yet!
Drifter,
IF I Remember Correctly, I have had ONE tank of fuel that carried me 294 miles till turning to the 'Reserve' fuel tap position!
IF I remember correctly, I rode till 340 miles appeared on the odometer! I can NOT remember the gallons used!

What baffles me most, I don't remember tipping the bike in the borrow ditch, to access the secret/super secret RESERVE!
And I have done THAT, at least 4 times! Out of NESSESSATIE! And tipped it 4 times on ONE TANK FULL!!!!
I did ride to the fuel pump, EVERY time! 5.928 GALLONS is the maximum fill that I remember!

ps, Another 'Over-Sized' icon in my preview of posting!!!

pdwestman
Modify at "YOUR OWN RISK"!

Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 85,000+ miles & counting
pdwestman is offline  
post #10 of 60 Old 09-03-2015, 03:05 PM
Neutral
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Alaska
Posts: 2
I tried going 300 miles on a tank last year after I found out the only gas station at the end of the road was closed on Sunday. Ran out of gas at about 280 miles.
akjblizz is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I'm in the 50+ club! armedmissouri KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion 3 10-19-2015 08:21 PM
Peoria Motocycle Club Spring Ride kraziee Mid-West Riders 4 07-25-2015 05:58 AM
New to the Club 2007 KLR 650 2250miles. Snakeboy66 Show Off Your Bike 5 08-17-2011 02:56 PM
Trying to start up a DS Club in PHX Area Makakoa85032 Southwest Riders 5 11-14-2008 10:16 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome