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    Registered User RIDERR1150GSADV's Avatar
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    Riding out west I never missed an opportunity to fill up.
    Same when going through British Columbia and the Yukon, you just get gas when you can as sometimes an entire town can be out of fuel up there too..
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    You really can't depend of your gas mileage when traveling through the vast nothing (it does have it's own kind of beauty). Running into a 35/40 MPH head wind can do some nasty things to your MPG. Best to be careful, take a break, hydrate and fill up at half a tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alegerlotz View Post
    I'm going to be using this road coming from, and going to, Los Angeles. I've been wondering if I should get a bottle for extra fuel (even a liter and a half should be good for 15 miles).

    Then again, I can just be conservative in filling up. I should be able to get 300+ miles on a tank full in the RT.
    On an RT or any other bike with 200+ mile range, you won't need a bottle. Carry more water instead. When someone runs out of fuel in the west it is generally not so much a fuel availability problem as a fuel management problem. Manage wisely, and keep in mind that it takes less time to stop and fuel when you "don't need it" than to get roadside assistance when you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mogu83 View Post
    Best to be careful, take a break, hydrate and fill up at half a tank.

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    That is my preference too. Keeps me comfortable in many ways. Us old guys like our comforts.
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    Y'all are scaring me

    Never miss an opportunity to pee or fill up ...whichever comes first, do both

    I'm such a renegade, I fill up on my sidestand as well when out in the wide open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mogu83 View Post
    You really can't depend of your gas mileage when traveling through the vast nothing (it does have it's own kind of beauty). Running into a 35/40 MPH head wind can do some nasty things to your MPG. Best to be careful, take a break, hydrate and fill up at half a tank.

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    Not trying to hijack but...you mentioned the beauty of the vast nothingness....and your right

    And yes....when out west if ya see gas....buy gas.
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