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karlmelton

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karlmelton says:

Not getting alot of miles to a tank HELP

I currently ride a 33bhp restricted suzuki GSF600 bandit, Where I have read reviews are saying that the tank range is 170-190 miles, The maxium I have had is 160miles before putting it on reserve, does the tank range on these reviews meaning using reserve too? I dont scream about everywhere either, normally I get about 140-150 miles before reserve which is going to college but not alot of stop starting

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cairnsie13

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cairnsie13 says:

160miles

doesnt seem too bad and the range normally includes reserve. Think yourself lucky i only get 110miles to reserve on my hornet.

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

M.P.G.

This time of the year you won`t get more than 50mpg,work that out in miles per litre and note how much petrol your putting in and miles.My 1200 bandit had a huge reserve capacity.Also you`ll get more m.p.g. and a happier engine using NON supermarket crap.

Also low tyre pressures,binding brakes,stuck choke,dirty air filter won`t help.

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frazmataz

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frazmataz says:

My 08 bandit 650

gets a 160 mile range when i really push it however keeping her at at a strict 70mph on the motorway gets me a 200 mile range. I guess its where, how and when they test it that determines the range.

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SlowLearner

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SlowLearner says:

New engine?

If the engine is new, it'll be very tight and use substantially more fuel than after 10K miles or so, when it's freed up a fair bit.

But basically, what you're suggesting is fairly typical.  If I get 150 miles out of my gsx-650F tank it's clearly been a good run.



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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

tank range

The quoted tank range is from full to totally empty. In the real world, we don't ride until the tank is empty because it's a right pain having to push a dead bike for miles to the nearest petrol station.

I used to get 120 miles before I hit reserve on my Bandit 600.

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karlmelton

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karlmelton says:

Jaffa90

I dont get 50mpg in good weather lol and i always fill up at shell, i know supermarket petrol is shit :smile

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robsot

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robsot says:

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Your Bandit 6 is doing loads better than the one i used to have.. like eatcs.. i used to get about 110 - 120 miles.

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biker4life

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biker4life says:

Take them out

I take the restriction out that will help loads plus be lot more fun to ride count your self lucky with 160miles my rr only gets 120 if I ride it like a wet fart 

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bbstrikesagain

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no way

if you de-restricted your mpg would only fall (e.g. 50-ish to 40-ish), you'd be riding without a valid licence or insurance, which isn't recommended

keep it as it is and you can forward to a cheap and awseome upgrade when your two years is up

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

M.P.G.

What`s your result with my answer? Also how far is college and how many traffic/pelican/puffin lights and give ways have you? 

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