Street Twin Tank Range

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  1. beerkat

    beerkat Senior Member

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    I'm joining a rally on a 1500 mile ride from Lands End to John O'Groats in September and it would be useful to know other owners experience with how far you can get on a tankful. I never really trust fuel gauges on bikes, although any comments on it's accuracy would be welcome. I usually start looking for a petrol station once I pass 100 miles on the trip but I'm sure the bike can do a fair bit more on a tankful.
    My other two bikes are early 90's carbed models and don't have fuel gauges but have a reserve supply. If the bike splutters to a halt I flip the tap over to reserve, knowing I've got around 25 miles before it runs dry.
     
  2. Gyp

    Gyp Well-Known Member

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    I'll watch this with interest as I've often wondered how far can actually be squeezed out of a Street Twin (or in my case Street Scrambler) tank.

    Can I suggest though the only way to be sure is to get one of these

    https://www.motorama.it/en/givi-tank-2-5-lt-P18397.htm

    and go find out on your bike.

    Enjoy the trip, I've done it a few times (though have more often taken the 870 mile route in a day rather than the 1500 mile route)
     
  3. BigCLM

    BigCLM Senior Member

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    I easily get 60 mpg on mine. On paper that is 180 miles on a full tank. But I also don't ride too aggressively. To be safe maybe look for gas at 130-140 miles.
     
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  4. beerkat

    beerkat Senior Member

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    Useful to know, thanks for that.
     
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  5. meepmeep

    meepmeep Well-Known Member

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    I think the lady in MCN doing a long-term test was getting over 150 miles per tank. I'm cautious like you, and tend to take the next filling opportunity after each 100 miles.
     
  6. Pegscraper

    Pegscraper Noble Member
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    #6 Pegscraper, Feb 2, 2021
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    I always carry spare fuel in one of these.... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Primus-F...757456&hash=item567063189b:g:ZRgAAOSwBahU1MxN .....when out on the dirt bike, ever since running out on a track over open moorland, it fits nicely into a small backpack.
    What a nightmare that was. I haven't bothered doing so on the Street Scrambler as I find the fuel gauge pretty accurate. I've done over 15m with the fuel light on a few times without drama.
    Interestingly, Triumph quote a slightly higher MPG figure for the ST vs the SS.
     
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  7. NZ Westie

    NZ Westie Well-Known Member

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    Obviously will depend on your riding style, speed etc.
    My street twin gets typically around 3.6 l/100 km giving a potential range of 320 km or so (198 miles).
    I generally fill at 280 - 290 km.
    This is riding a mix of local rural country roads and commute to work.
     
  8. andyc1

    andyc1 Lunarville 7, Airlock 3
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    I got a new one recently, been keeping an eye to see what range I'm getting. Most I've done on a full tank is 125 miles, the light was on for the last 10 of those.
     
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