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Went for a ride this week on my new grizz and was not impressed with the fuel capacity/mileage. Rode about 50 miles before that gauge was at about E with no bars left. Whats everyone getting on average, I know it all depends on how you ride. I don't remember my 660 being this bad.
 

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To get a good answer for you, we need more info about your machine. Most members will add this info to their signature so everyone can see it and offer help. I don't have one of the newer Grizzlies but my Wolverine with the 708 gets nearly 20 mpg on the trails. Have you modded the CVT (shims, secondary spring, weights, machined sheave) at all? Any of those changes can significantly impact your mileage.
 

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To get a good answer for you, we need more info about your machine. Most members will add this info to their signature so everyone can see it and offer help. I don't have one of the newer Grizzlies but my Wolverine with the 708 gets nearly 20 mpg on the trails. Have you modded the CVT (shims, secondary spring, weights, machined sheave) at all? Any of those changes can significantly impact your mileage.
Its a brand new machine, those were the first miles I put on. Its all stock for now.
 

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in 2016 the Grizzly's fuel tank was reduced a bit from previous years. It sits at 4.76 gal compared to the older Grizzly's 5.3 gallons.

that said. I get better mileage out of my 2016 grizz than i ever did with my 2009 grizzly 700. Last trip out I had a 40 mile run which was a complete mix of slow ( below 5mph ) rough gnarly trails to 40 mph open gravel and everything in between. My machine was showing only 1 of 4 bars left but took only took 2.4 gallons to fill it back up. That's proving the gauge doesn't read right. It should have showed 1/2 a tank, as that's all I used.

Keep track of your gallons used for each type of excursion, you'll soon get a feeling for how inaccurate the gauge is and whats really left in the tank when it first shows empty. I'm not saying ignore the gauge, but dont put much faith in it. I've never owned any machine that had an accurate fuel gauge. Honda's, Kawasaki's, PoPo's, and Can'd Hams, they're all way off.
 

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in 2106 the Grizzly's fuel tank was reduced a bit from previous years. It sits at 4.76 gal compared to the older Grizzly's 5.3 gallons.

that said. I get better mileage out of my 2016 grizz than i ever did with my 2009 grizzly 700. Last trip out I had a 40 mile run which was a complete mix of slow ( below 5mph ) rough gnarly trails to 40 mph open gravel and everything in between. My machine was showing only 1 of 4 bars left but took only took 2.4 gallons to fill it back up. That's proving the gauge doesn't read right. It should have showed 1/2 a tank, as that's all I used.

Keep track of your gallons used for each type of excursion, you'll soon get a feeling for how inaccurate the gauge is and whats really left in the tank when it first shows empty. I'm not saying ignore the gauge, but dont put much faith in it. I've never owned any machine that had an accurate fuel gauge. Honda's, Kawasaki's, PoPo's, and Can'd Hams, they're all way off.
I cant wait for the 2106 grizzly, wonder if it even uses fuel??? MY only concern was really when I ride in WV at HMT I dont remember fuel being a concern, but going through the gauge in only 50 miles Ill need to bring some along. We did 100 mile a day runs, not that we cant stop and fill up, but I am not risking walking.
 

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I cant wait for the 2106 grizzly, wonder if it even uses fuel??? MY only concern was really when I ride in WV at HMT I dont remember fuel being a concern, but going through the gauge in only 50 miles Ill need to bring some along. We did 100 mile a day runs, not that we cant stop and fill up, but I am not risking walking.
Ha ha.. You mean you haven't seen the 2106 Grizzly with the 6L v8 engine with 4 Turbos, 72" tires and 45" of Ground Clearance?
 

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From experience the fuel guage on any ATV is not overly accurate, I always visually look into the tank for a good idea of how much it there vs. distance to travel.
I did 60 miles of trails this summer on a tank, more then that will carry a small gas can just in case. There was a thread on the forum some time back on mileage on the new 700's.


I do miss the old fashion reserve switch on the 660's, used several times plowing.
 

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My 2011 700 doesn't get the best gas mileage. It seems I'm adding gas when the guys I ride with who have other brand machines, still have at least 1/4 tank. It sounds like the newer machines are even worse! One of the first things I did was to add RotoPax.
 

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My buddy and I with identical new 2017 Grizz SE's have been refueling (on trailers) upon return to town and compare amount fuel added to determine realistic MPG and range. Each time, we've been within 1/10 gallon of total consumed on each. Our trails are mostly rocky (thank you Yamaha for much appreciated plush suspension and "whoopee cushion" seat!). Now at 166 miles / 15.6 hrs, we're still short of initial break-in service interval while seeing low-to-mid 20mpg range - depending on terrain and speed. One earlier run on mostly hard packed FS roads netted best so far at prox 25mpg. Suspecting those numbers will increase slightly once fully run in.

For me with age-related arthritis, throttle thumb endurance will likely limit how many miles/hrs per day riding I can do. Yamaha's 4.76gal tank might well be sufficient with that in mind, however I'm already online shopping Rotopax fuel canister and mount options in combo with dual front and rear OEM Yamaha cargo boxes (rear box already on plus front on order now). I'd much rather have at least a little more in reserve than run out and be walking back a long ways to our staging point...
 

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My 2011 700 doesn't get the best gas mileage. It seems I'm adding gas when the guys I ride with who have other brand machines, still have at least 1/4 tank. It sounds like the newer machines are even worse! One of the first things I did was to add RotoPax.
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We recently did 80+miles in a day. This was a mix of road, steep climbs / decents, rough / regular trail and technical. I was at one bar (not flashing) and about 60 miles into the day when I refueled my 14. It took roughly 3 gallons.

It's good to have some extra fuel on board. I've fueled other machines multiple times on the trail when guys left camp without a full tank for whatever reason.
 
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I'm getting (roughly) 23mpg out of my 2017 708 grizz' no mod's really only got snorkels n 26" Maxxis all round not to shabby i reckon
 

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My 2011 700 doesn't get the best gas mileage. It seems I'm adding gas when the guys I ride with who have other brand machines, still have at least 1/4 tank. It sounds like the newer machines are even worse! One of the first things I did was to add RotoPax.
No clutch mods, Grumpy?
 

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No clutch mods, Grumpy?
Well yes I did put in a JBS kit. I tend to forget about that and of course it would effect the gas mileage a little. :icon_ goofy:
 

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My 2016 is a little bit easier on fuel than my 2009 was.
The 2015 Canam 800r outlander I had before this 2016 grizzly was super easy on gas. I was amazed every ride how little fuel I used.



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Well yes I did put in a JBS kit. I tend to forget about that and of course it would effect the gas mileage a little. :icon_ goofy:
Haha. My buddy buddy rode his 14 SE Griz with me on day 1 of our AR trip. His is still bone stock aside from his old rack bag and a Moose front bumper I gave him. I refueled his after that day. I can't remember exactly how much it took but it was less than mine. He was also on his Griz on day 3 but I didn't fuel his after that day as they pulled out early on day 4. Wish I would have as we rode a lot more than day 1. It would have been a better comparison.
 

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My bike's overall average is about 24Mpg (US). That's an aggressive driving style threw rough and slow 5 mph trails to logging roads at 50 mph and everything inbetween on everyride.
 

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Mine got 22-25 MPG stock depending on conditions. Addimg a JBS sheave, 16g weights, and 1 MM shim knocked it down a bit. My EHS tuner really knocked it down. I'm getting 15 mpg with this setup.

When it was stock I rode 90 miles and still had 3/4 of a gallon left.
 

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Never ever trust the "bars"!
Run ten tanks of fuel calculate your average range.
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Always carry extra gas.
 

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I just got back from riding the Paiute trail in Utah and my 2017 700 which is totally stock averaged 22-25 mpg depending on trail conditions. I didn't think that was bad. My 2014 700 with my son driving the same trails with 25 inch bighorns and 1mm shim always got better. I think unless you do a lot of slow rocky technical riding, deep mud or snow you can count on about 100 miles out of a tank. Now if you run big tires and have a heavy thumb you can always expect less. I always carry fuel if I'm going to ride long distances.
 

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Well seems like 22 25 mpg is where everyone is at. I will be doing rotopax. Are there any other options? I used to carry two 750ml canisters for my supermoto. I will so those for now
 
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