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View Poll Results: How far CAN you go before you HAVE to refill your (EFI) 3.3 gal tank?
Less than 90 miles 24 8.86%
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Obviously, the amount of fuel that you can get in the tank is less for the EFI, due to the space taken up by the pump. But that doesn't necessarily mean that the usable capacity is less. That depends on the position of the fuel pick up for the EFI pump, compared to the lowest point at which the petcock can take fuel from the tank on the carby bikes. I have no idea what, if any, difference there is with that?
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Yesterday, a friend with a new Iron 883 and I went to Mesquite, St. George, Cedar City, Cedar Breaks (10,000 feet elevation) Duck Creek, Mt. Carmel Junction, Zion National Park.

The stretch from Cedar City to Cedar Breaks, Duck Creek and then through Zion National Park to Hurricane, UT was 118 miles. We both took the exact same amount of fuel to refill: 1.88 gallons = ~ 63 MPG. He was not registering low fuel. I was surprised as my carbed 883 would go about 125-130 miles before going to reserve.

492 miles yesterday. 8,667 miles on my CB1100 since last November. Retirement is great!
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492 miles yesterday. 8,667 miles on my CB1100 since last November. Retirement is great!
You are killing me Doc...
anyway mine does 44 - 47 MPG (US gallons)... i flog her a bit...
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anyway mine does 44 - 47 MPG (US gallons)... i flog her a bit...
I can get as low as ~46 MPG around town, but most of my riding is out-of-town.
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city commuting, I get 40mpg or so. light clicks on at 80miles, fill is about 2 gals.
hwy hauls, I get almost 50mpg. light clicks at 100 miles, still about 2 gals.
I've not run it dry, but I expect my drop dead distance on hwy is about 130, accounting for fuel feed / tank position.
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Got around 126 today and put 2.6 gal. in. Light seems to come on consistently, at around 108. Bone stock 883.
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47 US mpg without being rude with her...
flogging her i drop to 40 US mpg

so north of 130 miles... but honestly i never tested for sure... i like to have plenty of juice inside the tank

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I agree with some of you guys with the mileage, I do most out-of-town and it greatly depends on how fast/slow I'm riding, I can ride before the light clicks in:

- 120 miles if I drive at a speed of 60 miles per hour
- 100 miles if I drive at speeds +60 mph

Max I've done is 130 miles before refuelling and still had almost two litres in the tank but I've never tried to go any further (don't want to risk it, hehe). I end up stopping to stretch my legs anyway
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