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I have 09 C50C. I was wondering what the average mileage you can get on a tank of gas before it runs out.

I was also wondering how many miles you can go once only one bar on the gas guage is left.

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I don't have an '09 but W/ my '06 when it was stock and I stay between 55-65 I got once 54 mpg more prolly in the mid 40's
Also I don't have a fuel gauge , just an idiot light. but I have figured I have about 30-35 miles left when is starts flashing all the time which I guess is your one bar.
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I don't have an '09 but W/ my '06 when it was stock and I stay between 55-65 I got once 54 mpg more prolly in the mid 40's
Also I don't have a fuel gauge , just an idiot light. but I have figured I have about 30-35 miles left when is starts flashing all the time which I guess is your one bar.
Steady for me is look NOW.
About how many total miles per tank. I have a 4.1 gal tank.

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Generaly speaking, and it ALL depends on riding style and conditions, but generaly you can expect 160 to 180 miles on a tank.
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About how many total miles per tank. I have a 4.1 gal tank.
You actually have a 4.2 gallon tank but who's counting. lol

I just got my 09 C50 2 weeks ago and i have been averaging about 160 miles on a tank in town. I average about 42 with all in town driving and 47 on an all highway trip. Not bad mileage compared to my 08 F250 Diesel which gets 12mpg haha
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As Viper said, fuel mileage can vary widely depending on your riding conditions and your riding habits. Pretty typical to hear people report 45-50 mpg. I've personally experienced everything between 26 mpg - 63 mpg. I got 63 mpg cruisin' around Yellowstone & Tetons at about 45-50 mph all day. When I first bought the bike, and just cruised backroads I easily got 45-50+. As I became a more aggressive rider my mileage dropped to the low 40's. At interstate speeds, particularly above 70 mph or mountain passes,etc, mileage drops quickly and for me was usually between 33-40 mpg.

Usually I used one trip meter to track the miles on my tank of gas (as many folks do). When the low fuel light came on, it meant I had about 1 gallon left. So I would divide my miles so far by 3 (gallons) to figure an estimate for mpg on that tank, and then figured I had about that many miles left before I was walking.
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I consistently get 55 mpg and I ride mostly to and from work on country roads and residential areas. So I don't go over 55 mph very much and I get into 5th gear as soon as I can. My 05 C50 has a 4.1 gal tank and when the low fuel light comes on around 140-145 miles on the trip counter, I head for the gas station. Theoretically if I actually have 1 gal left and I could get all of it to feed the injectors I should be able to go another 50 miles or so for a total of about 190 miles. Why take the chance of running out? My Mom always told me it doesn't cost any more to keep the top half of the tank full than the bottom half.

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Your mileage will vary. How far you go on a tank depends on how fast you ride, how heavily loaded the bike is, what your elevation is, if you are fighting a headwind or not and on the quality of the gas you purchase. When it says 'E' you need to fill it up. How far is variable.

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I have an '07 C50T and get pretty consistently 50 mpg. I was riding the other day and noticed my last bar was flashing, I got to the gas station (about 15 miles away) and still had about a half gallon left.


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'07 C50, Naked w/ Cobra's & Bully.
Get about 52 mpg, or about 195 mpt
One dash on the gauge is about 35 miles, or 35 mpd

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