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Old 02-08-2013, 11:39 AM   #3541
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What kind of mileage are you guys seeing?
Mine took a drop on the highway into the thirties and I discovered the left side tank valve was closed. I see above suggesting to use the right side for a reserve, is there a difference? Would having the left side shut off effect highway fuel mileage? I wouldn't think so but I know next to nothing about fuel injection.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:04 PM   #3542
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Having one valve shut doesn't affect your mpg's, just your range.

Most of us are seeing 40-50mpg.


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Old 02-08-2013, 02:19 PM   #3543
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Having one valve shut doesn't affect your mpg's, just your range.

Most of us are seeing 40-50mpg.


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That's what I would think too, I get mid 40's on the backroads but the last few times I fuel up for the 60 mile highway ride home at 70-75mph it dropped to 36 or so. Seems odd, I had a 14 tooth sprocket on it and thought that was the problem but the last ride I changed back to the stock 15 and it didn't change much, that's when I found the left valve off but I haven't checked the mpg since then. Maybe it's just my heavy throttle hand
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:06 PM   #3544
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You make 50 mpg gallon you must be pushing it half the time. 38 is the best I make. The same gas mileage as my GSA. The gas mileage sucks. It's my only complaint about the bike
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:50 PM   #3545
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Their is some thought that running efi bikes ,with a pump in the tank, out of fuel wrecks the pump.
outback fuel range + a couple of bladders


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Old 02-08-2013, 07:37 PM   #3546
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The petcocks only allow fuel to flow from the right side over to the left where the pump gets the fuel to send to the injector.

My mileage is shite. And I only have the Power Up kit and my riding is damned pedestrian. Maybe it'll eventually break in a bit? Less than 2000 miles...

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Old 02-08-2013, 07:38 PM   #3547
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50 mpg???

Mine does get 50 miles to the gallon. Blows me away.
Last fall we left north Bishop on the ownes river, rode to White Mountain Research Station at 12,400 feet, only open once a year, 25 miles up and down the mountain, 105 total and when I pulled in for gas it took 2.1 gallons. Suprised the hell out of me.

But I'm running stock ecu with just the power-up and de-catted and gutted stock cans. No extra holes in the airbox, just the baffle removed. It kinda peters off after six grand, so I think it's leaner than most of the others that are getting less mpg.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:58 PM   #3548
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You make 50 mpg gallon you must be pushing it half the time. 38 is the best I make. The same gas mileage as my GSA. The gas mileage sucks. It's my only complaint about the bike

The worst I've gotten is 42mpg, that was two up on easy single track/gravel roads. Solo I prob avg 47. I've never burned a full tank running just on the interstate, don't know what I'd get there. Before the PC-V I saw 52-54. I go by the miles on the gps trip meter and ride at a enjoyable pace, not hammering.



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Their is some thought that running efi bikes ,with a pump in the tank, out of fuel wrecks the pump.
outback fuel range + a couple of bladders

Running a efi pump dry certainly does them no good. Another reason I like my fuel pres gauge, can watch and see if pres starts to drop. With the Safari and MSR fuel bottles in sweetcheeks I have 7gal/300mi range. Also have two one gal Rotopax that mount on the rear pegs, although cant image where on earth you'd need that much range. Useful if your buddy starts braggin about his KLR tank though.

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Old 02-08-2013, 11:01 PM   #3549
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With the Safari and MSR fuel bottles in sweetcheeks I have 7gal/300mi range. Also have two one gal Rotopax that mount on the rear pegs, although cant image where on earth you'd need that much range. Useful if your buddy starts braggin about his KLR tank though.
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maybe 50 to 60L[ 13 to15gal] needed


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Old 02-09-2013, 07:37 AM   #3550
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You guys live in a different world. Even the guys crossing Siberia find fuel every 3-400km.

So how do you carry fuel for that distance? (1100km/680mi)





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Old 02-09-2013, 08:12 AM   #3551
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Hey WILL_S, I sure would like to see some pics when you get the black Safari tank installed on your 630!
I want to put one on mine and get some graphic's made (with breather holes) for the top half of the tank to make it look like the stock red shrouds with the Husky graphics. Is the Safari logo a decal or is it a molded in plastic part?

These are Husky graphics sold by the US importer of Safari tanks for the TE250-510 tanks, I would think something similar could be done or even these could be trimmed and used on a 630 tank maybe. JustGasTanks only imports the white and red and translucent so I would probably have to go with white and possibly make some black decals for the lower half of the tank. If I can get the right material and let it breath, as I know these tanks let fuel vapors migrate through.
I saw some decals a few pages back on this thread I wonder how they will hold up? Anybody got experience with what I am thinking about doing?




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Old 02-09-2013, 12:13 PM   #3552
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Also have two one gal Rotopax that mount on the rear pegs,

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Can you provide some photos and details for this rear peg set up when you get a chance?





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Old 02-09-2013, 03:45 PM   #3553
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The bottom hole in the Rotopax slides on the rear footpeg and strap it to the side bar of the luggage rack. You'd have to have a Wolfman, Dirtbags, or TCI rack that comes down by the rear pegs. I like it because it keeps the weight low and forward. Now that I have a Safari I may get a second water 'pax, could have used it when we camped on the WRT in Moab.







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Old 02-09-2013, 05:18 PM   #3554
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45L is often accommodated with the addition of a couple of bladders slung over the seat... I don't like this much because it is rough on the bladders and I want them properly supported.

On light bikes my easy solution for 65-75L of fuel is made to fit saddlebag tanks of 20-25L each... either metal tanks or bladders in rigid plastic liners inside saddlebags.
I've had a bladder leak in my backpack ended up tasting it in the water.Good idea not fool proof.
Thinking of running somethin similar as you've suggested with plastic jerrys in the saddlebags and canvas bags of over the seat slung down low for water for my next trip.It has even been suggested i could rest a 10L jerry in my lap for one part of the trip.
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:22 PM   #3555
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Hey WILL_S, I sure would like to see some pics when you get the black Safari tank installed on your 630!
I want to put one on mine and get some graphic's made (with breather holes) for the top half of the tank to make it look like the stock red shrouds with the Husky graphics. Is the Safari logo a decal or is it a molded in plastic part?
I will try to get the sticker off part of one side is already missing.
Once fitted it will probably end up with a screen mounted off it as well.If it's to big and black will make some fibre covers for the tank.Pics when it happens,collecting bits atm.
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