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Old 04-20-2006, 03:32 AM   #1
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I got 500 auto it has a 6.5 gallon tank if I do it right i'm get 17.6 mile to gallon or 114.4 to the tank. so if you guy or lady help, to see if i'm right thanks
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Old 04-20-2006, 05:26 AM   #2
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My brother and I rode a 120 mile loop in the Salt River Range in Wyoming without refueling. I guess it all depends on how hard you ride and your elevation. He has the 05 500 Auto.
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Old 04-20-2006, 10:50 AM   #3
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I find that I get about 25 MPG and riding in CO. Made a 114 mile trip and used just short of 4.5 gal.
You can get a little more fuel in the tank if you remove the breather tube that they have in the fill neck of the tank. Push a screw driver down between the tank fill and the cone. Then push in on the cone a little and use a wire with a hook on the end to catch the bottom of the cone and pull it up and out. Did it on my 06 500. It is used to leave some air in the top of the tank for expanstion. Just don't fill the tank and leave it set in the sun all day. I fill mine before going riding or finish filling it just before leaving camp.
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Old 04-20-2006, 10:53 AM   #4
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No idea....just depends how fast and all I drive.....

I can go all day if I dont hotrod it tho..
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Old 04-20-2006, 12:49 PM   #5
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I'm going to post an exerpt of an email I had sent kancoyote about this very same issue a couple weeks back. While he's protecting us, he's thinking about what to do and how to improve his new TRV so when he gets home he can get it done and then have fun. Keep in mind that this machine is brand new and I expect the mileage will improve as it gets broke in more.

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We went for our ride yesterday. Was a bit on the cool side - about 52. Was ok when we left, was sunny, no breeze. About 10 miles in, the wind picked up, 15 in, the sun went away, we decided to head for home. On the way home it started to drizzle. We were popsicles when we got home, but we had fun anyways. You probably saw the pictures of the field and the girls washing. As you can tell, we live in the country, so when we ride like that, we just hop on and go. We're 5 miles from any blacktop and 10 from any town. We put on 32 miles yesterday. We didn't ride as much as we wanted to. Most of the riding was dry prairie trails. We did a couple of miles of railroad tracks that had the tracks and ties lifted. That was full of mud, snow, water, you name it.

I just went and topped of the new Cat to see how it did for mileage. I had filled it at 5 miles, and now I put in 2.1 gallons at 43 miles. 6 of that was 4wd serious mudding as you saw in the pictures, and the rest was our ride yesterday, with it being locked in probably 2 or 3 miles total. It is supposed to hold 5.5 gals. And I got 18.1 mpg, so you should be good for 100 miles on the extreme.
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:03 PM   #6
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the most i ever rember befor i filled up was 80miles on a tank 03 500 but i was riding mud and wide open so if i kept it at 30 or so i think i could get more
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You guy's must ride like old ladys or something, best i've ever gotten was 65miles on a tank and when I ride real hard and mud like I usually am it's like 35 - 40miles. And I don't know were cat gets there measuring cup from but my tank is supposed to be 5 gallons and is more like 3 gallons. From empty I can fill the bike twice with a gerry can. The best I ever caculated it at was about 21mpg so maybe it's not that bad.
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dont know it takes about 15 well about 17 bucks to fill the big ole kitty now
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Old 04-20-2006, 09:19 PM   #9
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'bout 40 miles and I start getting nervous. The new poo has a generous 4.1 gal tank, gets 11-12 mpg. Miss the 6 gal plus 650 tank...
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i i drove 25mph and below i can get 120miles out of calicat
but if im riding it hard (past3years) it usually goes 70miles on a tank
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