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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 12 5.19%
130 - 134 miles 13 5.63%
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My 06 with a 4.5 only went 198 miles before I ran out of gas bu I was going about 90 the whole time


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I guess 883's do get a little better mileage.
I didn't on mine; pretty much the same.
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Until the bugger seized up on me..
was getting 160 on main and up to 35 on the reserve at 75-80 mph highway cruising speed with 1275 hammer kit on 883 bottom end.

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About to raise my 4.5 tank and check the petcock. In on position but I’m at 190 miles with a DK Customs 3” tank lift.
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