Your best range ever from one tank

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by GB, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. GB

    Nev.. Guest

    about 130km on 4.5 litres - CT110 with touring sprocket.

    Nev..
    '03 ZX12R
     
    Nev.., Jul 3, 2005
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  2. In aus.motorcycles on Sun, 03 Jul 2005 19:29:46 +1000
    The new toy has done just on 100km and the fuel gauge hasn't budged from
    "full". Which doesn't mean much but a wire in the 9l tank seems to
    agree...

    Zebee
     
    Zebee Johnstone, Jul 3, 2005
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  3. New? Zebee? I thought you only went for older bikes.

    So - whatcha got?

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    Cheers

    PeterC [aka MildThing]
    '81 Suzuki GS450-s (gone on to better and brighter things - I hope)
    '87 BMW K100RT (write-off)
    '81 Yamaha Virago (XV) 750H (work in progress)
    '01 Yamaha FJR1300

    www.dmcsc.org.au
    http://eladesom.com.au/ulysses/
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    Peter Cremasco, Jul 3, 2005
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  4. GB

    Theo Bekkers Guest

    My Cali gets to 320 before it stops but it only has an 18.75 liter tank. My
    first Guzzi, an 850 T3, had a 24 litre tank and got me from Perth to
    Geraldton with fuel to spare, 490 kms.

    Theo
     
    Theo Bekkers, Jul 4, 2005
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  5. I generally get about 320km out of 17-17.5 litres on the freewind
    (DR650 motor) so about 18km/l. Worst ever was 200km to reserve from
    Bourke to Wilcannia sitting on 140kph most of the way :)

    My old XT 250 used to get about 27km/l commuting.
     
    lemmiwinks.au, Jul 4, 2005
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  6. GB

    corks Guest

    isnt eveybody ...................................except clemmo
     
    corks, Jul 4, 2005
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  7. In aus.motorcycles on Mon, 04 Jul 2005 08:16:21 +1000
    At least it's Italian!

    A 1999 Gilera SP180 Runner.

    That's a 2 stroke scooter!

    Mind you... it's got the silliest spanny you ever saw, it's bright
    bright red, it has a warm-to-hot motor, serious sport tyres, and thus
    manages to have street cred despite being a scooter.

    I'm even getting to like the silver flame stickers on the windscreen!

    Zebee
     
    Zebee Johnstone, Jul 4, 2005
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  8. Does it tour?

    H
     
    Hamish Alker-Jones, Jul 4, 2005
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  9. In aus.motorcycles on Mon, 04 Jul 2005 17:48:07 +1000
    It has enough room to pack a credit card and a toothbrush so I'd say
    yes.

    Unlike the hoonbike which doesn't even have anywhere to keep a
    screwdriver.

    Zebee
     
    Zebee Johnstone, Jul 4, 2005
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  10. GB

    jeff mein Guest


    Just looking at this whole thread... and thinking back a year or
    three...


    Best range we could manage out of the one at my old place of work
    would be around 1km for the Challenger 2, thats effective range mind,
    not maximum aimed range :)

    Jeffles
     
    jeff mein, Jul 4, 2005
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  11. GB

    jeff mein Guest

    oop...mistype... make that 3000m
     
    jeff mein, Jul 4, 2005
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  12. GB

    sharkey Guest

    Boom boom.

    -----sharks (G'day Jeffles!)
     
    sharkey, Jul 4, 2005
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  13. I got 625km out of my brothers XT600 Tenere with the 28 litre tank once
    - thats not quite as good economy as you though (22.3km/L).

    My best on the Monster has been 343km from 16.3L - 21km/L.

    big
     
    Iain Chalmers, Jul 5, 2005
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  14. GB

    John Littler Guest

    When are we doing another littlies ride ? The DNA needs some Kms under it.

    JL
     
    John Littler, Jul 5, 2005
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  15. GB

    Mad-Biker Guest

    99 VTR250, 550km from a 13l tank.

    why so much, i only just got it, didnt go over 40kph, and used almost no
    throttle.
     
    Mad-Biker, Jul 5, 2005
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  16. GB

    John Littler Guest

    Sounds like a plan, I'm having another bash at doing the Oxley this
    weekend, touch wood nothing breaks down this time.

    JL
     
    John Littler, Jul 6, 2005
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  17. In aus.motorcycles on Wed, 06 Jul 2005 06:55:53 +1000
    Can probably manage that.


    If it co-operates, tuned twoeys can be a bit hard on plugs...


    Zebee
     
    Zebee Johnstone, Jul 6, 2005
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  18. GB

    jlittler Guest

    Well you've got storage space and a plug spanner haven't you ?

    JL
    (geez it's not like you've never carried a spare plug and spanner
    before)
     
    jlittler, Jul 7, 2005
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  19. In aus.motorcycles on 6 Jul 2005 18:33:46 -0700
    2 plugs... cos if I get the amount of time on choke wrong, it will load
    up the replacement :)

    Who is likely to have the fancy 2 stroke plugs these days? I'm using
    bp8es right now, but it should be using iridium ones I think.

    Zebee
     
    Zebee Johnstone, Jul 7, 2005
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  20. GB

    ck Guest

    Iridium upgrade for that pluge is a resistor type so BP8ES becomes BPR8EIX

    ck
     
    ck, Jul 7, 2005
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