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View Poll Results: How far CAN you go before you HAVE to refill your (EFI) 4.5 gal tank?
Less than 120 miles 7 2.75%
120 - 124 miles 12 4.71%
125 - 129 miles 12 4.71%
130 - 134 miles 13 5.10%
135 - 139 miles 14 5.49%
140 - 144 miles 13 5.10%
145 - 149 miles 10 3.92%
150 - 154 miles 28 10.98%
155 - 159 miles 15 5.88%
160 miles + 131 51.37%
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Old 19th August 2012
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prior to motor work i was about 180 miles after motor work its bout 120-130 miles, time to go back stock
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Idiot light comes on whenever it bl@@dy well feels like it. It starts to stumble when I accelerate hard at about 180 miles. Rode into a gas station at 201 & put 4.2 gallons in it. I usually fill it 160-180 miles. Usually takes 3.5 to 3.8 gallons.
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My light comes on around 120 miles and ride around 150-160. I fill up the tank with 3.5 gallons in a 4.5 tank.
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i usually fill up at around 220kms because i'm paranoid.
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i usually fill up at around 220kms because i'm paranoid.
My light usually comes on between 90 and 110 miles. I recently pulled into a gas station after 160 miles and filled her up with less than 4 gallons.
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idiot light comes on at 115, fill up at 126

i can safely cruise to 135-140 before i cant hard accelerate from a stop light because of fuel surges, thats when i know its time for its dinner. i almost always end up filling 3.6 to 4.0 at the pump

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Mines the same way. I figured at one time I was getting 43 mpg. I rode mine off the showroom floor and never got the 53 mpg the salesman was bragging about! I guess I like to ride it hard.
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lets just say every ride is a fun ride to me. it aint a motorcycle if i cant zip past cars through traffic whenever i damn well feel like it
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Looks like I didn't put enough options at the 'long' end.
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When I do in city stuff only I can average 135, 30 MPG, and when I do highway way only I can get 190, or about 42. Mind you that is running bone dry and coasting towards the end, I usually am hunting at about 120 or 150 for stations.
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My fuel light comes on between 140-145 usually. I could push 175 before I felt like I HAD to get gas, but I get it when the light comes on usually.
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