Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: North Dakota
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
ATV: 2005 TRV 500 2006 TRV 500
2007 Mileage: 900
2006 Mileage: 1600
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.
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.
Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.