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I bought a new 2006 Crossfire 700 a few weeks ago. I only have 400 miles on it but the gas mileage really sucks. I rode from Munising to Grand Marais this weekend a was almost empty when I got there. I asked a few weeks ago on this forum and most estimated 11-12 MPG. I think I am not even getting half of that. Will the gas mileage get better as the sled gets broke in? Thanks for the input!
 

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It still needs some breaking in. Mine rounded almost 800 miles before the ECU started running normal and getting decent MPG. Im between 10 and 11 now.
 

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Thanks for the info, I will keep driving it then!!! Also, I read something about Articcat designing the EFI models to run on reg unleaded. I have been running premium. What does everyone else do?
 

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You can run either 87 octane regular or higher octane. You can also select oxigenated fuel or non-oxy.
 

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I have read where others were running premium and getting poor performance. When they switched to regular as instructed, performance increased. (sled manual and spec sheet calls for regular)

My breakin period lasted about 400 miles, then the performance and mileage increased.
 

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I bought a new 2006 Crossfire 700 a few weeks ago. I only have 400 miles on it but the gas mileage really sucks. I rode from Munising to Grand Marais this weekend a was almost empty when I got there. I asked a few weeks ago on this forum and most estimated 11-12 MPG. I think I am not even getting half of that. Will the gas mileage get better as the sled gets broke in? Thanks for the input![/b]

That isn't really that bad!! It's nearly 100 miles. If you go by the gage, it will say empty with more than a quarter tank in it. How much fuel (gallons) did you actually put in??

I would not bank on the mileage going up as the sled breaks in. Mine got 10 mpg from day 1. I had a few legs in the UP this last time that I did better than that, but normally 10 mpg is still what it gets. FYI I have 4200 miles on it now.
 

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Higher OCT fuel burns longer, and less intense. Takes more energy to release it, and less energy comes from it.

Now, throwing premium in a sled that only needs 87 will give you results you can not even feel as far as loss of performance, but at many fuel stops 87 is questional quality vs. premium at time, or premium could be sitting longer due to higher price.
 

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I just finished my first ride on my new 800 X Fire and it was 13.5 mpg. Could you have the track too tight or some other items binding and causing a drag and loss of MPG?

Rich
 
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