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Postby Luv2sled » March 4th, 2002, 12:48 am

10-12 miles per gallon with the Viper.
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Postby ZR800Racer » March 4th, 2002, 1:58 am

9-11 MPG with 02 ZR800CC Carb, depends how I ride. If I drop the needle one and adjust the fuel screws, I should be around 12-14 MPG but from what I've read, they like to be rich.

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Postby Mikeybac » March 4th, 2002, 2:12 am

My 97 900 T-Cat and my dads 99 1000 T-Cat get about exactly the same..We are getting about 14-15 miles a gallon..
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Postby Longtrack Lady » March 4th, 2002, 2:23 am

Hey Cat Addict - This should make your husband feel better... How about 6 miles per gallon? We definetly learnt that turning the engine up to 9200 rpm and riding in the mountains makes a gas guzzler. lol
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Postby PolarisIndy » March 4th, 2002, 3:54 am

100-120 miles per tank. 12 gallon tank so roughly 8-10 miles per gallon. Depends on how much powder I'm in. My rides locally usually only get up to about 60-80 miles on a good day anyway so it's usually not an issue. After 60-80 miles of yanking the sled over to carve a turn or sidehilling, climbing hills, or digging out of a 4' trench, etc... I'm shot....
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Postby RIGGS » March 4th, 2002, 4:28 am

I measure my gas mileage in feet...Yamaha SRX700. lol

About 90 miles out of a 13 gal. tank. Of course it all depends how far you can push your right thumb through the grip that day.
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Postby zr800newyork » March 4th, 2002, 4:52 am

ZR800EFI from Canada- I can't believe we ride the same sled- "130-140" per tank? Guess I must be a throttle jockey. Realize my gauge is off, never reads full, and I head for gas around 80 miles and take on 7-8 gallons. Is our tank 13 gallons??That's the only way I can match your numbers...
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Postby Mainecat » March 4th, 2002, 5:33 am

14-15mpg on the 01 ZR800
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Postby ZR800EFI » March 4th, 2002, 6:33 am


12-gallon tank. Driving in Northern Ontario, around the New Liskard--Hearst area. I never ran dry, but I had 120 miles on, filled up and realize I still had a couple gallons in the tank. That puts me at about 12mpg -- 140+ per tank, but I wouldn't want to push it!

Guage read empty at the 100-mile mark, but with the huge fill hole in the tank, I could see plenty of fuel yet. Driving speed probably averaged 65MPH, sometimes as slow as 40, other times burying the needle. I'm sure taking it easy, I'd get 150+ out of it.

Everyone was surprised, including me -- 3-Vipers, 1-SRX 700, 1-XC 800VES, 1-FormulaZ 700, and 1-Formula Dlx 700. I was usually the best on fuel, with one of the Vipers and the FormulaZ matching me once or twice each in the 1000 mile trip.

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Postby BUSHMAN » March 4th, 2002, 6:43 am

off-trail 10-11mpg on my viper average, worst case was 6 gal. of gas in 30 miles breaking trail in 4'-5' of powder the first of jan. trail riding i have not checked, but the low fuel warning light comes on with 3 gal. of fuel left in the tank so a good reserve to get me back out of the woods. i would say where & how you ride makes a big diff. on fuel milage. if its powder i am there, if its steep i am there boondocken to the extreme!!!!
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