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Old 05-09-2012, 05:42 PM   #3496
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Quick fuel question

Tomorrow after work I am planning on doing a ride thats 200km highway from gas to gas. no options in between. I will have just a travel back pack, regular gear, and a 1litre msr bottle.
Should I pack some extra gas? Usually i get 170km ish before the fuel light with normal commuting 50/50 town/hwy
slightly hilly terrain.
I dont want to pack extra gas if avoidable but dont know whats left when the light comes on.
I know better safe than sorry but if you think I will be fine I am going to give it a go.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:37 PM   #3497
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110 miles of spirited riding is where I have to pull over and use the MSR bottle.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:04 PM   #3498
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Tomorrow after work I am planning on doing a ride thats 200km highway from gas to gas. no options in between. I will have just a travel back pack, regular gear, and a 1litre msr bottle.
Should I pack some extra gas? Usually i get 170km ish before the fuel light with normal commuting 50/50 town/hwy
slightly hilly terrain.
I dont want to pack extra gas if avoidable but dont know whats left when the light comes on.
I know better safe than sorry but if you think I will be fine I am going to give it a go.
Thanks
Over and over again I get 63+ mpg. I have to work really hard to see 57 mpg! 572.2=125.4 miles, or your 200 km -- with ~27 km to spare in the form of another litre in the tank..
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:33 AM   #3499
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With the standard tank my gentle riding gets about 220km before it runs out ... with the extra 1 litre you should get another 20km ... so if you take it steady you should get there easily. I note that I usually got about 170km before the light came on.

One thought ... when these things run out their out, so if you trust yourself you should probably put the extra litre in before you need it to help cool the fuel pump.
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:49 AM   #3500
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I have done 150 miles of riding on normal roads (not m/way) @50/60/70 mph and the stock tank didn't run out, so that's 240km's and no problema

My bum needed a rest though
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:31 AM   #3501
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Tomorrow after work I am planning on doing a ride thats 200km highway from gas to gas. no options in between. I will have just a travel back pack, regular gear, and a 1litre msr bottle.
Should I pack some extra gas? Usually i get 170km ish before the fuel light with normal commuting 50/50 town/hwy
slightly hilly terrain.
I dont want to pack extra gas if avoidable but dont know whats left when the light comes on.
I know better safe than sorry but if you think I will be fine I am going to give it a go.
Thanks
AFAIK, you have .4 US gallons or perhaps 1.5 liters at the light. Add the liter you are packing and if you light up at 170 km, you should be ok - easily.

I have traveled 145 miles w/o running out.
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:54 AM   #3502
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well im going to go for it then. 100km/h or 60 mph will be the top speed since its a 80km/h limit.
Ill let you know how it goes
Im going to try and find a extra bottle today but it looks like canadian tire dosent have anything
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:58 AM   #3503
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If yer seeing the light at 170, yer gonna go dry at about 225.

I ran dry twice on my XC, so I have a pretty good idea.
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:39 PM   #3504
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Over and over again I get 63+ mpg. I have to work really hard to see 57 mpg! 572.2=125.4 miles, or your 200 km -- with ~27 km to spare in the form of another litre in the tank..
But you ride like a little old man Geoff!
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:43 PM   #3505
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mileage?

So far I can get no better than 53 mpg? Not wringing it out by any means. Might I have a problem? Xch, 175lb rider.
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:44 PM   #3506
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Had a 600 mile ride this weekend. (Missouri Swinging Bridges Ride) mostly gravel roads, some muddy dirt roads and several creek crossings. Third time I've taken the XC on this ride.
On the way back yesterday, the ABS would not turn off. It started about half way back yesterday. Turned off the bike and started it again, start and stopped, neutral in and out, nothing worked. The red light would light up, then go out as soon as I started moving. It came back on as soon as I stopped. Holding down the ABS button wouldn't change anything..
I may just disconnect it.. I've put 10,000 miles on it over the last three years, 75% off the black top. So I guess I won't miss it much..

It was extremely dusty this year. Worst I've ever ridden in, and I was at the back of the group. (somebody has to ride back there)

Any suggestions appreciated.

Jeff
I hate to quote myself, but I cleaned up the bike yesterday from last weekends ride. I took the ABS sensors out and wiped them off. Checked fuses, connections. My ABS is still screwed up. The light comes on (ABS) every time I come to a stop. I can't get it to stay on, indicating the ABS is off. Had some tricky stops last weekend.
Any help/suggestions appreciated.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:57 AM   #3507
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I went 193.6km and used up 8.5 litres
So that works out to 4.29L/100km or 55mpg
My average speed was 105-110km/h or 65-70mph

My light was on right around the 170km mark.
someone mentioned to add the extra gas i had to keep the pump cool. If I run with low fuel regularly am I going to damage the pump? When I head back today I will take a break part way and add the litre I carry anyways but just want to check
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:12 PM   #3508
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I have a request for a x owner, I need the diameter of the pin that holds on the foot pegs. also the inner width of the 2 peg brackets that hold the pegs...am in contact with a vendor who wants to see if his foot pegs with fit an x. he doesn't have access to one for measurements and neither do I... thx
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:23 AM   #3509
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I have a request for a x owner, I need the diameter of the pin that holds on the foot pegs. also the inner width of the 2 peg brackets that hold the pegs...am in contact with a vendor who wants to see if his foot pegs with fit an x. he doesn't have access to one for measurements and neither do I... thx
I dont know the answer, but if you are looking at aftermarket pegs, you CAN NOT go past these babies ...

http://www.cyclebuy.com/shopping/fas...stway_pegs.htm

Fastway Adventure Pegs ... (top on that page) ... Used them on my Husaberg for the Andes Moto Extreme project as Fastway supplied them to us, and they are awesome - the bomb!. Has anyone investigated if fastway can make these to fit the XC???
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:38 AM   #3510
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Fastway Adventure Pegs ... (top on that page) ... Used them on my Husaberg for the Andes Moto Extreme project as Fastway supplied them to us, and they are awesome - the bomb!. Has anyone investigated if fastway can make these to fit the XC???
From the looks of it, the standard Fastaway F3's fit both the 450x and 650x. I have the F3's on my 650x.
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/4...d-G450X-models

So with that being said, I wouldn't see why you couldn't use the 450x kit (FW-22-3-0031) to make it work on the 650x with the Adventure pegs.
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