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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 5 4.13%
130 - 134 miles 8 6.61%
135 - 139 miles 4 3.31%
140 - 144 miles 4 3.31%
145 - 149 miles 7 5.79%
150 - 154 miles 8 6.61%
155 - 159 miles 4 3.31%
160 - 164 miles 9 7.44%
165 - 169 miles 9 7.44%
170 - 174 miles 11 9.09%
175 - 179 miles 8 6.61%
180 - 184 miles 12 9.92%
185 - 189 miles 6 4.96%
190 miles + 26 21.49%
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Aftwr nseeing the results of this poll I am surpised to see that 4 riders are getting less than 150 miles before they have to get gas.
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107 miles and im hitting reserves. funny too when i go to fill up bike never take 4.5 gallons 3.7 at best .

those with the same Custom 4.5 gal tank what does it take you to fill up im usually hitting the pump around 107 miles and less then < 3.7gal

how in the world are you all hitting 150?

right now only mods are Cycle shack slips and some throw over bags. oh also a tool bag fully equipped with Gremlin bell my Boy got me on my first out of city trip.
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140 seems to be a fairly consistent number for me....
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before the lift and SE air cleaner I never filled up before 165 miles...now I need to strap a 2 gallon jug on the luggage rack and just go to see what I've lost with the lift.
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I don't know how to answer a poll like this if the question doesn't contain test conditions or motor size?

Stage-1 1200:
Stop & Go city riding ~130 miles till reserve.
Easy Hwy Cruising (60-65 mph) ~190 miles till reserve.
Making time on the slab (85-85 mph) ~150 miles till reserve.

At reserve I take 3.8 gal to fill.
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Before I rejetted my carb I was hitting reserve around 165 and had pushed the bike to about 190 miles. After rejetting I hit reserve around 150 - 155. Much of my riding is highway speeds and I have not noticed a significant difference when I combine local with highway.

I get nervous about fuel around 170 miles and I think I have taken on about 4.2 gallons near that mark after I have rejetted.
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i fill up at about 160 miles. and that takes about 3.2 gallons.
I used to switch to reserve and keep going over 200 miles till I ran out and had to push on a hot day.

now if i switch to reserve, i go straight to the gas station.
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Most of my riding is back and forth to work, which is about 5 miles. I think thats why I get less than 150.

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I don't know how to answer a poll like this if the question doesn't contain test conditions or motor size?
Test conditions? It's not a scientific study, just a general question about people's everyday experiences.

In my experience, the sort of riding peole do, and their riding style, have much more impact on the mpg they get, than the size of the motor does.
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My '06 , a 1200, typically calls for reserve between 190-210 miles. I have seen 230 on more than one occasion but that's not the norm. My bike has gotten 66 m.p.g. on several runs and that was checked and confirmed by others based on their miles and my gas usage.
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