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Old 11-09-2010, 12:21 AM   #161
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Originally Posted by skibum69
Sounds like solid planning, Mongolia had a few 275km sections where Mike & I were seriously concerned about fuel range. Getting lost anywhere would add more too. I made it a habit to find fuel whenever I could on the long ones, Mike crossed his fingers and ran out of gas once
Yes - that's what I'm afraid of! Having spoken to Tamsin Jones (UK finisher last year), she only had 25 litres on board her WR450, and did run out a couple of times, and got very close on a number of other occasions too...

My plan is to test the bike with full tanks, to know exactly the capacity and range of each (erm, where am I going to get all this time from?!), but even then, in racing conditions, particularly in sand, you can end up using significantly more... never mind getting lost as you say!

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