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Just wondering what people get on a tank of gas. Please comment with the size of your motor, year of the sled, and type of riding you normally do.
 

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2004 Pro x 700 agressive trail riding.
Usually fill up around 100 miles but can go as far as 120 on a 44.5 litre tank.
I took the shelf out of the airbox and dropped the needle 1 position and that added about 10 miles to a tank.

newf I have seen you comment that you are getting 85 miles to a tank! Thats awful, I would hope polaris can improve this.
 

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1993 xlt 600 triple. i can get 115 to 125 miles per tank depending how i ride.if i run it hard about 115 if i just cruise 125,the furthest i have gone is 126 but i could see the bottom of the tank without any gas in my line of vision lol.
 

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i have a 1997 xlt 600 liquid
a 10.9 gallon tank
I did 92 miles with still about an 1/8 tank left in one day just out on an open lake.
 

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Trail riding '02 XC8 with the occasional dodge out into something inviting. I plan on about 10mpg, but 12.5 - 13 mpg are frequently seen. '01 XC8 non VES is usually right around 10. XCR w/VES, well, lets just say it doesn't do as well. 9mpg is about it for that sled but it's been geared/clutched/and has the 136" conversion. Before all that, it would run 10+ mpg too.
 

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I voted 90-100 miles, but I can easily get a 100 miles per tank with agressive trail riding and playing some out in meadows etc. I have done 120 miles once on a tank but that was taking it easy, and left approx 1/8 of tank of fuel, it's amazing how much difference in mileage that makes. I have never ran out of gas so I do not know exactly what I can get per tank. I Ride 2005 XCSP with a 600 twin with VES, that is bone stock.
I forgot to mention that I am talking a Canadian gallon which is larger than the American gallon. 1 Canadian gallon = 1.198 american gallons approx.[/b]
 

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Ah, a poll. Now that's a good way to ask this question, get's the answers right up there without reading pages of info too.

I don't know how big my reserve is, but I've travelled 122 miles on one tank and it was not yet on reserve. 10.8US Gallon tank. Everything stock. 2005 Fusion 900. Currently just above 2,200 miles.

Dad's 600 classic might get more than 100 miles out of his 11.8US gallon tank, but I can't swear to it.

Oh yeah, seldom do I drive bellow 60mph.
 

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I get about 140 miles since I slackened up the track on my 2002 600 RMK Was getting much less when I had it tightened to manufacturers specs! We let our warmed up track hang about an inch to one and a half inches without weight added. This does wonders for gas mileage. My machine is jetted for sea level, with needles down a notch, and extra clutch weight to reduce belt burning when in the tight places. Obviously mileage really takes a slide when mountain climbing, and high marking in deep powder!
 

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newf I have seen you comment that you are getting 85 miles to a tank! Thats awful, I would hope polaris can improve this.[/b]
Wow, some of you guys are getting amazing milage. Can't figure out how you do it.

As for my gas mileage, I got the new reflash on Friday, and now I want it un-flashed. It actually made my milage worse. Twice now, at a little over 75 miles the machine starts to run out of gas in the bumps. This is a little ridiculous, that with a new, fuel-injected, super clean, supposed to be good on gas sled, I'm now unable to get 80 miles for 40 liters of gas. Not good at all.

I don't expect to get the same mileage as most people get because of my driving habits, but getting 100 miles safely would be nice.
 

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Burns cleaner, yet less efficient????

Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought one of the things the companies were striving for was improved efficiencies. The old machines twenty years ago were getting 100+ miles to their little 7.5 tanks - at least that was common for the 488 fans I ran then. (Some of the 440 fans were way more efficient than that.)

I don't run a machine that won't get 100 miles per tank and none are valved. (I also don't need to buy $40-60/gal oil for them either.)
 

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riding up around jackman and the forks area this past weekend i was getting 12-13 mpg with my 800.thats on and off the throttle all day.my buddys 600 edge x was getting 15. F-5 was getting 10.
 

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How could 75miles to a tank be good on emissions????

Newf you got something really wrong

Hell my ZR600 which are notorious for bad MPG get way better

on one leg of my 143miles ride I burnt 18L in 59miles
 

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The RMK or even Switchback style sleds are geared for raw power, so although they're CFI they're not as great on gas, but nothing can beat them up the hills either.

The amount of fuel you burn has nothing to do with emission standards, otherwise the Hummer would be banned. Emission standards are based on the byproducts leaving the exhaust, not how much gas is being burned.

The results are in: I have managed to get 143 miles to a tank. 40.824L tank (10.8US gallon tank).
 

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just wait for all you guys that buy the iq 600rr . dont get me wrong , id buy it cause its my favorite sled I have ever ridin, but 9 gallon tank.I put one on my mod and it aint no 9gallons on the inside. and if these ho are as bad as some of you say, then youll logically only gonna be getting like 40 -50 miles top on these machines.
 

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new i get bad milage to. then again im running a full mod 660 race engine. im getting about 7 to 8 maybe 9 if im going easy which really never happens. i look at it as im riding for fun, its a toy they all cost alot. i know you must be mad though with and efi system and all. did you get the fuel mapping recall? doing this will also make the midrange stronger
 

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new i get bad milage to. then again im running a full mod 660 race engine. im getting about 7 to 8 maybe 9 if im going easy which really never happens. i look at it as im riding for fun, its a toy they all cost alot. i know you must be mad though with and efi system and all. did you get the fuel mapping recall? doing this will also make the midrange stronger[/b]
I'd warn anybody to think before getting the fuel mapping update. Earlier this winter I could safely count on 85-90 miles per tank. Since the reflash I'm in severe panic mode at 75. I'm down to about 8mpg now, and I'm talking Canadian gallons. That works out to about 6.8mpg american.
Admittedly I drive hard, always looking for the adreniline rush.

Timespent, I'm out there riding for fun too, but when gas station locations are dictating where I can go on any given day it gets to be a bit of a pain in the arse.
 

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Sounds like the update actually does the opposite of what it was supposed to do. That really sucks, I know how thrilled you were to get your dragon. Being limited to where you can ride due to fueling reasons is a bigger bummer than the cost of the fuel in the first place :(
 

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02 XC/SP 500 VES runs 180 miles on a tank.

Great little sled and rips to boot.
 

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02 XC/SP 500 VES runs 180 miles on a tank.

Great little sled and rips to boot.[/b]
Wow! She's gotta be running lean. I've never heard the 500 VES get that kinda mileage. If it works for ya though, don't knock it!!! :wink:
 

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About 85 miles then I start the hunt can go about a 110 miles on my 670 summit with some fast some norm,
 
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