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Old 05-19-2012, 10:49 AM
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might hit an enduro tomorrow that is 45 miles to gas.
what kind of range have you guys been getting out of a tank.
There is a gas drop for small tank guys before the main gas. ( you gotta do the drop off yourself) The safe thing to do is put a gallon there anyway but .... Would be nice if I could avoid it ..... bike is jetted on the lean side .. my riding can vary between gear down and on the pipe (125 like) to gear up and off the pipe. tight stuff I'll gear down, the more open stuff I'll gear up


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Old 05-19-2012, 01:11 PM
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2011 ec 250 6 day

might hit an enduro tomorrow that is 45 miles to gas.
what kind of range have you guys been getting out of a tank.
There is a gas drop for small tank guys before the main gas. ( you gotta do the drop off yourself) The safe thing to do is put a gallon there anyway but .... Would be nice if I could avoid it ..... bike is jetted on the lean side .. my riding can vary between gear down and on the pipe (125 like) to gear up and off the pipe. tight stuff I'll gear down, the more open stuff I'll gear up
I think I would drop the gallon off at the auxillary gas. 45 miles on the '11 tank is cutting it close.
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:53 PM
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If you haven't adjusted your float height and/or modded your head, then you may need the gas. I raced 56 mi. between pitting at the VCGP last month and never hit reserve. Jetted for 5k feet and 70 F:
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* I also have head mod by RB Designs*

note: for those that think the Gassers have a small tank, the new Orange bikes are the same size at 9.5L...
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:43 PM
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Ando, I also find the clip pos makes a huge difference in fuel economy. I was getting the same milage as you out of my 300 using the same settings. The 250 needs richer jetting and so far it looks like its going to drink a little bit more. In saying that the little rides I have done have consisted of slow and technical trail with big throttle and lots of clutch and a bit of time with the bike beyond the limits of the bowl so its hard to judge. I'm guessing I'll be hitting reserve around 80kms now, where previously I would do 70kms and only need between 5 and 6L to fill her up again.
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:56 PM
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You could always mount up a MSR fuel bottle somewhere on the bike or in your fannypack or backpack.. they can give you the little insurance of making it to the gas stop..
May get you an extra 5 miles from the 33oz bottle.. or the 1 mile if thats where you run dry..
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:26 PM
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I carry a 1L bottle in the backpack (just an old oil bottle). It helps a bit but I would rather have better economy from the bike and then use the extra litre as a back up than a neccessity. I'll just have to wait and see how the fuel goes once out on the trail with some real mixed riding.
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thanks for the replies ..
change of plans ... no endure
but 45 sounded close to me too.
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:14 PM
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Two weeks ago at a H/S I went 33 miles before having to put the bike(11 '250xc) on reserve, and then another 6 mile on reserve. There was less than 1/4 of a cup of fuel in the tank after driving it back to my trailer. I could not have gone another 1/4 of a mile before it would have been bone dry. I could not find my gas can that I had put in the woods on the 3rd lap. I was pissed and took a chance. It payed off. I won the race.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:37 PM
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65kms.. 9.5L.. Thirsty bike!! Hope the head mod helps.

Glenn, what range do you get out of yours?
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:00 PM
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45 miles is not uncommon and no problem for me. I can go even longer at a trail riding pace. This particular bike has always been a sweetheart, set up easy and runs hard with no issues. My '03 was a lot more thirsty, even with similar jetting and a head mod, just the way it was. My '00 was good like the '07.
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