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 Post subject: Fuel Tank capacity ?
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 9:28 pm 
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My Yam 250 F is fitted with a standard fuel tank that holds 8 litres.

Will this be enough for the average "green lane" outing ?

I could buy a 12 litre tank for it, but they are £250 :o

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Tank capacity ?
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 9:39 pm 
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A friend with a WR450F found that even with a careful right hand that the standard fuel tank did not hold sufficient go-juice. So he bought a bigger tank that was as slim as standard but a bit taller so as to hold another couple of litres.
Instead of buying new look out for one on say ebay. One for the 450 also fits the 250.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Tank capacity ?
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 2:06 am 
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are you saying that 8L won't last you till the lunch time stop - wow that's quite a thirsty machine!


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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Tank capacity ?
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 8:28 am 
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or a very long time until lunch :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Tank capacity ?
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 2:41 pm 
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I've put an Acerbis 12.5l tank on my WR450F but the 250 is way more economical than a 450 so I think you'll be ok. You only have to outlast the first to run low and I'm sure you'll do that with all those nasty KTM's out there ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Tank capacity ?
PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 2:20 pm 
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Nasty KTM's???

From experience I have found that most bikes fitted with the Keihin FCR carb have a metered amount of fuel that seems to far exceed the abilities of many a Mikuni carb. There are kits out there on the market which can enhance the capability of the FCR carb even further, but in the whole I think that the use of this carburretor goes a long way to it's acceptance by the likes of CARB in California to the machine being 'Green Sticker' labelled without any modifications for use on off-highway routes.

But seriously, lets not start dissing ones choice of machinery.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Tank capacity ?
PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 2:50 pm 
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Try a Gas Gas Pampera for a day.

It'll make your stock tank seem HUGE!


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