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View Poll Results: How far CAN you go before you HAVE to refill your (carby) 4.5 gal tank?
Less than 130 miles 11 5.34%
130 - 134 miles 12 5.83%
135 - 139 miles 6 2.91%
140 - 144 miles 7 3.40%
145 - 149 miles 11 5.34%
150 - 154 miles 13 6.31%
155 - 159 miles 7 3.40%
160 - 164 miles 17 8.25%
165 - 169 miles 16 7.77%
170 - 174 miles 14 6.80%
175 - 179 miles 12 5.83%
180 - 184 miles 17 8.25%
185 - 189 miles 10 4.85%
190 miles + 53 25.73%
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Old 2nd October 2018
VaFish VaFish is offline
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Really depends upon how you ride.

I have a Carby 2006 rubber mount with a 4.5 gallon tank. So far I've gotten between about 41 and 50 mpg. So that could be anywhere from about 110-140 miles before hitting reserve.
Well I need to update that.

I just had to switch to reserve for the first time, 178 miles of riding in Washington DC traffic, not easy on the throttle. Supposed to have a gallon on reserve so I had another 50 miles to go. So at about 200 miles I will start getting really nervous.
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