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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.
 

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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. :wink2:
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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?
 

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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
 

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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.
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).
 

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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! :smile2:
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!!!
 

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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.
 

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Pdwestman, you are an offical member!!! :doublethumb: 340 mi. Wow that is great, i guess we know the tank will hold 5.9 gallons now.

Gen 1 or 2 what mods at the time?
 

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Pdwestman, you are an offical member!!! :doublethumb: 340 mi. Wow that is great, i guess we know the tank will hold 5.9 gallons now.

Gen 1 or 2 what mods at the time?
Drifter,
Gen1, 1987 KL650-A1.
At the time of 340 miles on one tank, I'm gonna' say I remember more 'stock and standard' than almost any 1987 -A1 model deserves to be! It still is, other than a Thermo-Bob and my oil flow changes!

The weekend before last, I rode 279 miles on the ON Position.
4.895 gallons / #87 / $2.709 / 56.997 MPG. 75,500+ miles.
Could have easily went 300 +. But, I would have had to 'tip-it' for secret/super-secret reserve to get close to my 340 maximum mark.

ps, I see a 'Monster Sized' 2 thumbs up in my preview of your quote.
 

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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
I hit 180 miles on the odo and I'd better start finding a gas station. The only 2 times I've checked my mileage, I'm getting about 45mpg. I'm a pretty sedate rider: average about 60-65 or less most of the time.
 

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Congratulations Drifter!
It wasn't that hard, now was it? Ya' might put todays date on your edit!
 

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Using the imortal words of Elvis, Thank you Thank you very much! :smile2:

The last couple of miles were stressfull, i dd not know if i was going to make it to the station or not......I learned one thing the Gen2 tank holds at least 5.9 gallons. Now if i can get over the 60MPG hump i might give 350 miles a shot.

Then again im Happy with 320 and being a member of the 300 Mile Club on a Keeps Losing Rotella Gen 2 bike!
 

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I'm currently sitting at 430 km. (267 mile) on this tank of fuel. Looked in the tank with a light and I'm pretty sure It should make the 300 mile mark. I'll strap a gallon can of fuel to my rack in the next couple of days and see how far I get before I need it.
 

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klr4evr,
I'm totally surprised that you have Never ran out a full tank before. Or has it just been soo long-ago, that you've forgotten how many klicks it takes to do so? ;)
 

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klr4evr,
I'm totally surprised that you have Never ran out a full tank before. Or has it just been soo long-ago, that you've forgotten how many klicks it takes to do so? ;)
I've only ran out of fuel once and it caught me by surprise. At the time I was riding fully loaded at 70 MPH on the superslab and bucking a strong head wind. Was fortunate to be able to tip the bike and get enough fuel to get to a filling station. I generally prefer to drive on the top half of a tank no matter what I'm operating. Running out of fuel usually happens when it's the most inconvenient.
 
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Almost had to walk,

Yesterday I attempted to stretch another tank to the 300 mile mark.

I had turned to 'Reserve' last Sunday at about the 240 mile mark. I left the house showing 246 miles and knew it could be very close. Took the local loop rides around the outskirts of Lander, WY never more than 15 miles from town.

While riding up-grade on WY Hwy 131 Sinks Canyon State Park, I had to tip it over the 1st time at mile 285.
Continued up-grade to only mile 290 before it 'sputterd out' again. About 12 miles from town, tipped it over for the 2nd time. Turned around. Time to sink or swim. But plenty of people out that could / might pick-up a hitch-hiker.
Down hill I go, being as gentle as possible. Ran out again at mile 296. "I might just have to thumb a ride". But I know there is still a little bit of fuel left. Still down hill. I choose to Cheat, and Coasted to the 300.1 mile mark, which just happened to be up-hill, at the end of a bridge guard-railing.

3rd and final attempt. Tipped it over facing 45 degrees back up the roadway towards traffic, until the handle-bar was on the ground, front wheel high. That is ALL I'm gonna get.
Running the engine only on up-grades or flats, hit the kill switch and clutch to coast when possible, I made it to the filling station!
303.8 miles, 5.894 gallons, 51.5439 MPG.

5.928 gallon Max. ever used, minus 5.894 = 0.034 gallon remaining.

I would not have made it, if I had run my loops backward or if I hadn't cheated.
 

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Determination, creativity and gravity to reach the goal i like it!

I far as i know you are the first to coast down hill over the finish line.

Was not that hard now was it. :wink2:

I guess those of us in Fla. will have to wait for a huricane to get mother natures help.
 
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