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Break in period and gas mileage?

I just picked up a new leftover 2016 ZR 4000 LXR from the dealer last weekend. I love the sled. Fits the bill perfect for the kind of riding I got it for. I drove it right from the dealership parking lot with a full tank of gas and hit the trails with it. I'm guessing that because this is the first tank of gas this sled has ever had that my fuel economy is far less than what I can expect after the sled is broken in? I have only put about 70 miles on the sled and I am already on the last gas bar. From what I can find online others with this sled are getting 120-150 miles per tank with these sleds. Can I expect my MPG to go up quite a bit after the sled is broken in? And about how many miles can I expect to see that roughly?

Also does the ZR 4000 LXR have a low fuel light that will come on after the last fuel bar runs down? Or do I need to keep a close eye on those fuel bars and head for a gas station as soon as I see that last bar blinking?
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Are you sure it was fill? If so fill it up and see how many gallons it takes, subtract from fuel capacity to determine how much was in tank.

Not sure the gauge you have but many on electronic gauges have been off.

I have never seen much of an increase in MPG from first tank to last tank, I think the 4000 has a 500cc and you should get in the 14 - 16 mpg range trail riding.

Where did you purchase it that you could drive it off the lot?
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I have a 2016 4000 LXR and although I'd say fuel economy is not great, it isn't as bad a some other 2 stroes. I find if you don't burp the tank, you short yourself at least a full gallon of fuel. Once full, bounce on the back of the sled and then get ready to put in more fuel.
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Fuel gauges generally are not very accurate, or linear in their indication. Reset your trip meter every time you fill up and track your actual consumption to get an understanding of how far you can go on a tank.

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When I fill my 2006 crossfire 7 from "a quarter tank" of fuel left its about 17 liters to brim it to the top (the gas tank is like 37 liters). When it says half a tank I can not fill 10 liters before it overflows. I'm considering to bring a wooden stick to measure with instead.
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