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View Poll Results: How far CAN you go before you HAVE to refill your (carby) 3.3 gal tank?
Less than 90 miles 7 5.04%
90 - 94 miles 0 0%
95 - 99 miles 2 1.44%
100 - 104 miles 10 7.19%
105 - 109 miles 6 4.32%
110 - 114 miles 9 6.47%
115 - 119 miles 12 8.63%
120 - 124 miles 15 10.79%
125 - 129 miles 11 7.91%
130 - 134 miles 15 10.79%
135 - 139 miles 10 7.19%
140 - 144 miles 11 7.91%
145 - 149 miles 7 5.04%
150 miles + 24 17.27%
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And for you owners of carby bikes with 3.3 gal tanks, how far can you go on the 3.3 gal tank before you have to fill up?
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It all depends whether or I'm doing all highway or a mix of both.

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two people have voted <90 miles. If you can't get more than 90 miles without running out of gas, something is wrong. That's less than 27 miles a gallon. I get 40-50 miles per gallon, depending on my riding habits, and I think I'm on the low side and that I'm losing efficiency somewhere.
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Heavy throttle...80-90 miles

Highway and two lane roads traveling...110-130 miles


Most traveled for carbed 3.3 gallon tank is about 130 miles + another 25-30 miles on reserve, but never pushed that issue, always find petrol soon after switching to reserve..


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Using Ethanol blend fuel is another mileage factor too..I've noticed less overall mileage with ethanol blends, but I try to use name brand filling stations when filling up, none of that cheap shit from Sam's Club!
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Running around 50 mpg. I assume you mean just before you have to push it home so I'm over 150 miles to a tank.
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2.586 is the amount of gallons you'll use before switching to reserve


2.586x50 mpg = 129 miles total before reserve
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For me it depends on what gas I put in. If I put in Exxon/mobil 125-130 b4 reserve no matter how I ride. Sunco, shell or anything else 110-115 b4 reserve.
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I'm gonna hold off voting and maybe on my next tank actually wait till I hit reserve. I tend to fill up well before I need it, just to make sure I always have gas in the tank. I have gone as far as 120, though, and still had about 0.9 gallons left in the tank based on what it took to fill up.
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well my 98 gets 120 to 124
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