Ran out of gas for the first time....

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  1. fall_down_stand_up

    fall_down_stand_up New Member

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    Something isnt right here....My tank was almost full and I drove 25 miles today and was in a hurry to get to a store before they closed,well on the way back the engine just died and I stopped and looked down at the wires and noticed the gas line was empty,empty I say....Well atleast I only had to pedal for a mile....Do most of you only get around 30 to 35 miles to a 1/2 gallon tank????
    John-John
     
  2. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    i get about 60 to 70, and i only fill my tank up 3/4 full. WOT all the way.

    EDIT!!!

    i based this on a ride i took last weekend. i checked the route on google maps, and it was about 45 miles, round trip. i thought it was longer. at least, my teeth and my numb hands thought so...

    left with 3/4, and still had fuel when i got home, but not much.

    i've done longer trips on a tank, but a lot of it depends on where i'm riding, and how fast i'm going. not to mention on-shore winds heading back to the beach. headwinds will kill your mileage.
     
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  3. AaronF

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    Same thing happened to me on a 15 mile ride with a full tank,luckily i floored it all the way home :D Not sure what the deal was with that but I was pissed!
     
  4. Charged-Reacter

    Charged-Reacter New Member

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    Both of my china girl bikes average only 35 miles per
    half gallon of fuel.
     
  5. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    When we did the 20 mile 'west side ride', my tank was a little over 3/4 full to start, & when we finished I had about 1/3 tank left!!
     
  6. Dan

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    Think you have a leak Buddy. 25 miles, some thing is up.

    I put newspaper under my ChinaGirls to find leaks. They always have a 1 or 2. (would have to put a bullet threw the Honda, hehe)
     
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    I get about 35 miles and thats WOT,At fisrt I used to get about 25miles or so till I notice it was leaking a little from the carb drain screw,Tighten it up now I can go much further.Randy
     
  8. fall_down_stand_up

    fall_down_stand_up New Member

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    No leakage Dan and im talking about not a drop....This is the cleanest engine I have ever had....It doesnt even have a spec of oil on it and it has 400 miles on it....I check the head bolts etc all the time....
    John-John.shft.
     
  9. Dan

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    wow John-John. What ya thinkin'? don't seem right at all
     
  10. george_n_texas

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    Surely someone didn't steal gas from these tanks LOL
     
  11. FileStyle

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    been there, done that and it wasnt fun. no leaks and not enough fuel.
     
  12. Dan

    Dan Staff
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    LOL George!. bet it has happened.
     
  13. Charged-Reacter

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    Does anybody know the estimate of fuel milage with the
    SBP Shift Kit installed.
     
  14. fall_down_stand_up

    fall_down_stand_up New Member

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    come to think of it,I did see an old man near my bike with a weedeater.....lollaff....
    But in alll serious I have to agree with some of the posts that you average around 40 to 45 miles....
    John-John
     
  15. Charged-Reacter

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    I took the gas line off my carburetor and emptied out fuel tank.
    I pre- measured 32 ounces or 1 quart of fuel. My bike route is measured
    out in miles. My fuel tank emptied at 17 miles and the bike engine quit
    running but there was gas in the lines and fuel filter. To empty out the
    gas line , I had to keep on trying to restart the bike engine. This was on
    road with no hills.
     
  16. FileStyle

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    I rode one time to Hillsboro, IL from Decatur, IL via the country side through the corn fields and made a 85 mile trip on just a tank full. filled tank to the neck! not a lot of wind that day and was drafting off my buddy the whole way when I could. :)
    36t sprocket and stock carb. At the time, had just under 2000 miles on the motor.
     
  17. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Hmmm... To me that's not very good. I never checked mine that perfectly, but I "roughly" average closer to 100.

    I think a huge part of the difference is how fast we run the engines.

    I tend to just putt along at half throttle or less, around 18-20 mph.
     
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  18. xlite

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    It may be pointless to talk about miles per tank because there are 4 sizes that are popular now. Somewhat under half gallon, half gallon, 3/4 gallon, and full gallon (rarer).

    Better to know what tank you have and talk about MPG.

    I get about 110mpg and after leaning out to the danger point on recent trip (gray plug) almost double that. 50:1 BTW.
     
  19. fall_down_stand_up

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    55 miles to a half gallon sounds about how it should be....
    John-John
     
  20. Tcams

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    Hey John John..Hows the spaceliner comin' anythin new er whattt :)
     

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