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Old 09-29-2009, 07:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How may miles would I expect to get from a tank of gas for my Classic 700?
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Old 09-29-2009, 07:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How may miles would I expect to get from a tank of gas for my Classic 700?
my bro has a 99 xcsp700 it gets about 90miles per tank
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Old 09-29-2009, 07:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Its going to depend how you ride. If you ride hard, you may only get 100 miles per tank, if you ride at a more conservative pace, you may be able to stretch it to 120 or even 150 miles.
I used to have a '99 700 XC SP XC and when riding with the family at a conservative pace (about 30 mph on average), it would pull 10-12 mpg.
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Its going to depend how you ride. If you ride hard, you may only get 100 miles per tank, if you ride at a more conservative pace, you may be able to stretch it to 120 or even 150 miles.
I used to have a '99 700 XC SP XC and when riding with the family at a conservative pace (about 30 mph on average), it would pull 10-12 mpg.
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HES NOT THAT HARD ON IT IT SEEMS TO SUCK THE GAS THOUGH . I HAVE A XCR800 AND GET 11.3 WITH AVERAGE NORMAL RIDING.
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The exhaust on the '99 700s was pretty loud. It was one of the things I loved about the sled.
On my '99 700 XC SP, I leaned it down by 1 jet size, which gains you a little gas milage. They come jetted a little rich from the factory and while that jetting helps protect the engine from lean burndown, it also costs some gas milage.
One thing to keep in mind is that the '99 XC SPs had a smaller gas tank. They had the low-profile racer seat with the sidepads and only had a 10-gallon gas tank. The regular XCs and the Classics came with a 12 gallon tank.
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah I know all the bigger sleds are pigs on gas but just like to know what you guys get on a tank.One thing for sure you will get to the gas pumps faster.
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Old 10-01-2009, 07:17 PM   #8 (permalink)
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well mine gets like 9-10 mpg at best ! 700 xc sp but runs great! i noticed it picked up a lot of power when i used 87 octane instead of 93 ! but i always try to be safe and run 93 because it actually is like retarded the timing through octane ! just my 2 cents
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well mine gets like 9-10 mpg at best ! 700 xc sp but runs great! i noticed it picked up a lot of power when i used 87 octane instead of 93 ! ........................... just my 2 cents
That's because it was designed to run best on 87 octane. Using 93 is just a waste of money. You will find that you can also go farther on a tank of gas when you use 87.

It's smiles per gallon anyway.
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I here that but i was concerned about the fact of them using oxygenated gas and running lean , i didnt want to mess with jetting .
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The only time that oxygenated fuel will be a problem is if it is more than 10% ethanol.
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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20 percent ethonal is comeing jan. 1 what do we do then?
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Old 10-26-2009, 04:01 PM   #14 (permalink)
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The only time that oxygenated fuel will be a problem is if it is more than 10% ethanol.
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I found my owners manual and it said that 87 octane is ok but if it oxygenated to use 89! it also states to use premium fuel is recommended!!
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:55 AM   #15 (permalink)
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20 percent ethonal is comeing jan. 1 what do we do then?
Where did you hear this? Only thing I could find???

Minnesota Passes 20 Percent Ethanol Mandate
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Old 10-27-2009, 04:36 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Well back to the tank mileage...My Dad's 02 XCSP 800 gets about 75 miles to a tankful - completely horrible. I hope that the 700s are better.
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:38 PM   #17 (permalink)
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my dad's 02' edge 700 get 14-15 mpg. My 03' pro x 700 get 12-14 mpg.

I never go over 100 miles on a tank. I hate to run out.
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