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Old 11-19-2012, 04:13 PM   #436
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It looks like the relatively small (5.5 liter) gas tank is between the top frame rails, and under the front of the seat. The seat flips up to get to the filler. This suggests that it will be difficult to get a larger tank for the Freeride to get more range. Of course, we can always carry more fuel in separate containers.

For those of you who have the bike, what kind of range are you getting, and under what riding conditions?
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:27 PM   #437
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I used this on my WR250R and now on my CRF250L and plan to use it on the FR350 until a bigger fuel tank comes along:
http://rickramsey.net/CRF250Lmods.htm#mojavi

Americans, as is their nature, will insist on a larger fuel tank, and IMS, Clarke, Acerbis, or Safari will probably step up as they have done so in the past. There may even be several sizes, eventually.

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Old 11-19-2012, 07:09 PM   #438
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With the stock seat/frame configuration? I seriously doubt it. You'd have to spend a lot of money to change it. Look at what the 70-degree Husaberg guys are going through!

I really need to know the stock range. Anybody in Australia keeping track of mpg?
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:42 AM   #439
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it might only be 5.5 ltr but it lasts forever. It really is an awesome tool. Every home should have one
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:29 AM   #440
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I really need to know the stock range. Anybody in Australia keeping track of mpg?
60KM holding it wide open
90KM trail riding

From KTMtalk.

Better than my trials bike. Which I use now for the kind of trails I want a Free Ride for.

Still, the more I read from serious owners, the less sure I am about getting one.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:50 PM   #441
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60KM holding it wide open
90KM trail riding

From KTMtalk.

Better than my trials bike. Which I use now for the kind of trails I want a Free Ride for.

Still, the more I read from serious owners, the less sure I am about getting one.
Try not to concern yourself with what people say on the net, as we all know ,it's horses for courses.

I did a test ride at a KTM dirt day and that sold me on the Freeride, I picked mine up a couple of days ago so haven't had a good ride on it yet, just been out on some dirt roads and it was fun, it's so flickable and it feels more powerfull than the figures would suggest. It may be because the torque comes on so low in the rev range, you can just twist the throttle and bring the back around in corners or just pop the front up with no effort.

So if you get the chance, do a test ride. It' the only way to get a feel for the whole package.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:13 PM   #442
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Good to know. 90km on 5.5L (1.5 gal US) is 37 mpg. 60 km is even worse. Considering the KTM 500 EXC is getting over 50 mpg US on trails, these numbers are either very wrong or very disappointing or both. It certainly doesn't "last forever" - quite the opposite.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:23 PM   #443
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Good to know. 90km on 5.5L (1.5 gal US) is 37 mpg. 60 km is even worse. Considering the KTM 500 EXC is getting over 50 mpg US on trails, these numbers are either very wrong or very disappointing or both. It certainly doesn't "last forever" - quite the opposite.
The guy that posted the numbers races Enduros. His version on trail riding may not be the best MPG. Either way I would not expect more than 60 miles on a tank. Not that out of line for such a small tank.

I get closer to 40mpg on my 450exc. About 80~90 miles on 2 gal. With the Clarke tank I can go 100miles without a problem.

My Beta Trials gets 6 miles/liter. I cary 2 liter is my backpack and 30 miles is pushing my limit on fuel.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:46 PM   #444
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...Current (November 16, 2012) exchange rate: US $1.0000 = AU $0.9678

Straight conversion of MSRP US to AU: US $9,500 / 0.9678 = AU $9,816
Correction: US $9,500 * 0.9678 = AU $9,194
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:49 PM   #445
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Correction: US $9,500 * 0.9678 = AU $9,194
Either way , expensive.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:15 PM   #446
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I could not wait for the effin freeride to arrive in NA. I bought a 350excf and had the suspension lowered and professional;ly setup. Slapped a trials tire on the back. Put JD Tuner and map switch on it.

I effin love this bike. I can ride all the toughest single tracks I used to ride with my trials bike. And for any of those who have ridden up here, you will know we have really tough single track. The trials bike now sits in the shed. I am going to sell it.

If the stupid FR350 ever gets here, I will take a serious look at it. But until that day - I am riding my excf and loving it. Getting out is what matters.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:14 PM   #447
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Exc /Freeride remap

What jd program did you buy and what map switch part# did you use? Building exactly the same bike. What gearing worked the best for your conversion.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:38 AM   #448
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The guy that posted the numbers races Enduros. His version on trail riding may not be the best MPG. Either way I would not expect more than 60 miles on a tank. Not that out of line for such a small tank.

I get closer to 40mpg on my 450exc. About 80~90 miles on 2 gal. With the Clarke tank I can go 100miles without a problem.

My Beta Trials gets 6 miles/liter. I cary 2 liter is my backpack and 30 miles is pushing my limit on fuel.

90km is about what I get too. I've only done 380km since new and used 25 liters of fuel. That works out at 15.2 km / ltr which fits my needs no problem. The gound I cover is 10% hard packed traill roads, 40% rough stuff, 50% sand dunes. It's all on my doorstep so no need for tarmac. Considering my average speeds over the 380km are less than 40km/hr I think the fuel conspumption and fuel range is pretty good. You gotta remember this a beginner / intermediate level fun bike guys. It aint a duel sport
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:19 PM   #449
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Got one

Did some more than 250km with 3 tanks filled to the brim. Thus far it's everything I hoped for. Easygoing, non-intrusive and capable! But I have not figured out where to keep my coffee and some spare fuel.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:40 AM   #450
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That looks pretty good with all the decals removed.
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