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Talon Fuel mileage on Talon yet?

Discussion in 'General Talon 1000 Discussion' started by JimmyTalon, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Mastabeta1

    Mastabeta1 New Member

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    we rode 146.7 miles saturday and had 2 bars left filled up 6.23 gal to ride back this morning most was high speed desert running with a bit of off the beaten path climbing.Twin falls idaho to jackpot nevada and back.We now have close to 500 miles total 1st response to this post was 20 mpg this trip seems to be 23 mpg
     
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    Im running stock tires so that could make a difference.
     
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    I'm getting 22mpg consistently with all types of riding .
     
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    In deep sand I get around 18 and on hard pack even with some slow stuff I get up to 26 mpg. I getting close to 4,000 miles on my Talon R. It doesn't seem to matter if I'm running 28's or 30's.
     
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    I’ve averaged around 24 mpg after 400 miles
    Still stock tires
     
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    With a 7.3 main and a 1.1 reserve on the Talon you were bone dry . Something must be wrong with yours . My absolute worse has been 19 mpg and that was with a lot of 75mph with the windshield closed .
     
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    Do a test without the windshield. At 30 and above that is a lot of drag.
     
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    Yeah it sure doesn't add up . My lil Pioneer 500 running hard gets 22-25
     
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  12. CumminsPusher

    CumminsPusher The woods made me do it,yet again!
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    I thought that 7.3 gal is the tank capacity no reserve actually just last segment of gauge flashes per the manual. Don't know why they would even call it a reserve. I would love to be wrong and have 1.1 more gal but I don't think so.

    Last week in sand and a lot of shifting I got 16.5. I was not running like an old grandpa. Enjoy shifting the transmission and acceleration.
     
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    Install a pre filter . There are many different ways to do it .
     
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    Getting about 20-22mpg here fairly casual trail riding in sugar sand and mud. Stock tires and carrying about 400lbs of people and gear in my 1000R. Just a half windshield up front.
     
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    Put 250 miles on mine last week at the 7000 to 9000 foot level. Temps from high 70's to mid 80's. 4 days and filled up after each trip to check (probably not too accurate because the trips were between 25 and 50 miles each) but my mileage varies greatly depending on how and where I drove. Casual putting around 35 MPH mixed dirt asphalt roads I am getting about 21. Foot to the floor straightaways and slowing WAY down on turns to avoid collisions on blind corners then back on the gas, I am getting about 12, UGH!!!

    It looks like the way I drove was making the biggest difference in the mileage but I don't really care, I am out to have as much fun as I can.

    Needless to say, the 12 mpg is MUCH funner than the 21 mpg :)
     
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