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Fuel economy - 2015 300 SEF-R
« on: March 19, 2016, 01:49:23 PM »
Hi All, I have the 2015 300 SEF-R Factory model and was wondering on average how many km's I should expect to get out of a tank of fuel? I had a full tank and rode at Glasshouse Mt's last weekend in the mud, and to my surprise the fuel light came on at about the 55km (34 mile) mark. It was a slow technical ride with not much fast flowing stuff. I had the aggressive mapping on for 95% of the ride.

A guy in the Sherco Riders and Owners Facebook group has claimed to be getting 105-110km's. (65-68 miles)

Also, how many km's can you expect to get once the fuel light comes on?
« Last Edit: March 20, 2016, 07:16:37 PM by devans »
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Re: Fuel economy - 2015 300 SEF-R
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2016, 01:05:56 PM »
I have a 2014 SEF-R 300.  I have found that I average 10KM for every 1 liter of fuel.  I have also found that the reserve light comes on for me at 65/70 KM in any typical ride.   This in theory should give me another 15KM left in the tank (or 1.5L).  I have never run the tank dry because of an older bike that I had.  I used to ride Husky and the fuel pump in the tank used to have problem where it would overheat if the tank ran dry and burn out.  I have never maxed out the range out of paranoia, although I have never heard of the Sherco’s having this problem.

I like to be “on” the gas and would not be considered an “efficient” user of the throttle, but I bet that would be the same for most riders in this community.  I have tried to change my style to see if I could increase fuel efficiency and there was not much change in the range. I seem to be consistent with that 10KM/L.

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Re: Fuel economy - 2015 300 SEF-R
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2016, 07:22:15 PM »
Thanks for the response clewis199. Someone else also mention getting approximately 15km's out of the reserve. Good to know, thank you.

I posted the same question on another forum and had the following response.
"My 2012 can range from 60km to 142km on the 8.5 litre tank. All depends on the ride,as you can see.Expect about 15 k's after the light is on,but that depends on the ride too." I find it hard to believe there can be such a variance depending on conditions.

I'll start monitoring consumption and take note of the differences based on the various locations I ride.

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Re: Fuel economy - 2015 300 SEF-R
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2016, 07:12:47 AM »
yup, my 2014 300 SEF-R Factory is good for about 75km of mostly 2nd gear singletrack.
Never checked to see how far it will go on the low fuel light.
I share the concern of clewis199 on running fuel pumps dry.
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Re: Fuel economy - 2015 300 SEF-R
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2016, 09:01:07 AM »
Something to think of.....
When you're in your car the fuel in the tank is pretty stable, i.e not sloshing around too much.
On a dirt bike it is splashing all over the place so the low fuel light can't be super accurate.

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Re: Fuel economy - 2015 300 SEF-R
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2016, 09:12:02 AM »
Not to mention steep hills, I've had mine go on and off for two or three miles of rolling terrain before it stayed on for good.

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Re: Fuel economy - 2015 300 SEF-R
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2016, 11:51:18 AM »
yup, my 2014 300 SEF-R Factory is good for about 75km of mostly 2nd gear singletrack.
Never checked to see how far it will go on the low fuel light.
I share the concern of clewis199 on running fuel pumps dry.

Good to know. Thank you.

Something to think of.....
When you're in your car the fuel in the tank is pretty stable, i.e not sloshing around too much.
On a dirt bike it is splashing all over the place so the low fuel light can't be super accurate.

Not to mention steep hills, I've had mine go on and off for two or three miles of rolling terrain before it stayed on for good.

Good points, I didn't think about that. On this occasion the last kilometre or so on the way back to the car was a flat dirt road.
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Re: Fuel economy - 2015 300 SEF-R
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2016, 12:32:12 PM »
Hi All, I have the 2015 300 SEF-R Factory model and was wondering on average how many km's I should expect to get out of a tank of fuel? I had a full tank and rode at Glasshouse Mt's last weekend in the mud, and to my surprise the fuel light came on at about the 55km (34 mile) mark. It was a slow technical ride with not much fast flowing stuff. I had the aggressive mapping on for 95% of the ride.

A guy in the Sherco Riders and Owners Facebook group has claimed to be getting 105-110km's. (65-68 miles)

Also, how many km's can you expect to get once the fuel light comes on?

Soft map is a killer for mileage, tested and had 10mpg difference if remembering correctly. If you ride the tight stuff where the throttle is cracked often and quick will also drink gas. On my road rides with some single track I can get 70 miles before the light comes on. Then 10 miles later the bike stalled. Just single-track I'm done at 50 miles.
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