How many miles per tank?

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  1. davearoy

    davearoy New Member

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    I have a standard peanut tank on my new build. Today I ran out of gas at 21.5 miles. I am using the standard 44 tooth sproket, with a DAX 80 cc engine. running 24 to 1 for normal engine break in. I weigh about 210 lbs, mainly drove on flat streets toady. What should normal milage per tank be?

    Thanks for your feedback

    Dave
    Lakeland, Florida

    Having Fun in the Sun cvlt1
     
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  2. Kevlarr

    Kevlarr New Member

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    I get roughly 46 miles to the tank running 100-1 Opti-2, I weigh 220+ but that's easy cruising, If I tear around at WOT all the time I can empty a tank in as little as 20 miles.
     
  3. Nicholas Marker

    Nicholas Marker New Member

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    Hey!

    Usually I can go 80 Km per tank, Sorry about the miles conversion I live in Quebec and my Speedometer is in KM only....

    Buy my motor is new, so I can figure it will be better later on.

    What I did, is so I don't end up far away from home with no gas left, I installed a water bottle (in Stainless Steel) on a bottle rack full of pre mix gas. Just in case...

    NM
     

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    Kevlarr New Member

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    Same thing here but mine's tucked in behind the seat. It only took running out of gas twice for me to learn. lol
     
  5. wes

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    I have the bigger tank, i beleive it is around a half gallon probly a little less, i recently filled it up to the top knowing that i was about to put on a lot of miles, i made it home on fumes at 60 miles!!!
     
  6. Cabinfever1977

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    i weight 125lbs and ride full throttle for short trips to the store.
    i have a stock tank and im getting around 85-100miles per tank.
    48cc engine,stock muffler,intake silencer-no filter,cruiser bike w/rear basket.
     
  7. MikeJ

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    I weigh in at 245 lbs and get around 50 miles per 2 liter tank. I'm not racing around, but cruising at 25 mph or so. My first tank or two was about the same as yours. Better gas economy will be seen as the engine loosens up internally and the rings seat better.

    MikeJ
     
  8. cyclepro101

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    I get about 90 - 100km's per tank with 100:1 Opti-2 and 98 octane fuel. But I weigh around 100kg's.
     
  9. BarelyAWake

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    o_O

    I have no idea.... I really should figure that 'un out lol

    But I suppose if it used a LOT I would know laff
     
  10. EnFlaMEd

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    I'm getting about 60km per litre of bp ultimate 98 with synthetic. I weight about 78kg and have lots of hills to tackle on my commute. 66cc skyhawk
     
  11. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    crappy peanut tank, about 50 miles. if you run out, look for gardeners. they've got trucks fulla gas cans, and for 5 bucks, they'll get you home. it might be crappy fuel, but it works.
     
  12. Sydneysider

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    My bike weighs in at 27kg (59lb), I weigh about 95kg (209lb) and the best fuel economy I recorded was about 96km or 59mi. on a full tank.. not long ago, I stated this to a park ranger here in Oz and he said "We should all be ridin' one of those" :)
     
  13. stv1jzgte

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    Ha i just weighed me 60kg and bike 24kg= 84kg or 184.8 lbs! but cannot get better than 70km per tank.......poor motor.
     
  14. xlite

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    It might be more useful to state MPG or KMPG instead of tank because tanks size varies. Originally they were all 1/2 gal but kits now seen to come with much smaller capacity (1/3 gal?). And many like myself have upgraded to the 3/4 gal tanks and a few to the old hard-to-find 1 gal.
     
  15. sojudave

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    I can't really speak for myself, because up until recently, I've only been putting a little gas in the tank at a time. My brother mixes his fuel at about 32:1 and gets around 25mpg or so. He's 190-200lbs and rides balls to the wall. I'm 225lbs and have a very similar riding style.
     
  16. Earthman

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    Anyone know for sure how big the "standard" tank is? I've been wondering about this for sometime. I pre-mix my gas in a separate can and fill the bike when needed. I've never had an occasion to fill it at a gas station, so I don't know how big the gas tank on the bike is.
     
  17. xlite

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    Reading posts is a "good thing". :)
     
  18. Sydneysider

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    The tank I got is just over 2 litres which is probably about 3/4 gal so I get about 80 mpg. Does that sound right?
     
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  19. xlite

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    2l=1/2 us gal="standard" tank
     
  20. Sydneysider

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    Actually its just over 2.5 litre, so must be 3/4 gallons. Im thinking of installing the big 1 gallon tank :D
     
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