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    Question mpg with your 2-stroke trail machine?

    I have found the older 2-stroke trail machines I ride get the following miles per gallon (mpg):

    1991 Polaris Indy Trail Deluxe, 488cc fan = 12 mpg without pulling a load; 8 mpg while pulling a load (350 lbs)

    1994 Polaris Indy Classic, 488 liquid = 9 mpg without pulling a load; never pulled a load with it

    1996 Polaris Indy Lite GT, 339 cc fan = 16 mpg; 12 mpg pulling a light load (150 lbs)

    1998 Ski-Doo Skandic 377 cc fan = 15 mpg; 10 mpg pulling a load (350 lbs)

    With my machines the mpg decreases from 25-33% (% mpg decrease = 1 - loaded mpg/unloaded mpg x 100) when pulling a reasonable load.

    The liquid-cooled machine has the most brute power, but gets the worst mileage, which is an obvious trade-off.

    Anyone have any mpg comparisons they want to share?

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    2 and 4 stroke:
    2006 Arctic Cat 600 4 cycle, making the run from Eureka to Lake Lousie and back 21 MPG
    2009 Arctic Cat 570 2 cycle, running the Denali 12.5 to 14 MPG. Go thing it has a 17 gal fuel tank.

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    Default mpg with your 2-stroke trail machine?

    11 skidoo 600 etec back country x. 22 mpg min no load but lots of boon docking
    12 skidoo 800 etec back country adrenaline about 16mpg but only have a few miles on this one. Haven't really played with this one yet.

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    550F SkiDoo Tundras. I get 15 MPG until I get into them, then 10 or or so depending. When I idle through the woods, I hardly burn fuel. At 75 MPH I burn a lot of fuel. If I stay on hard trails I gain speed and MPG. I rarely do enough of anything to give correct numbers, but this is what I see.
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    The polaris 500 (488 fuji) is jetted way too rich. After KnN filters, and a re-jet to smaller jets (far smaller), I'm getting 18 mpg in low gear pulling about 500 lbs of stuff.

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    Default mpg with your 2-stroke trail machine?

    2007 skidoo renegade 600ho sdi did 16 mpg over 40 miles riding pretty hard on trails.
    YMMV as they say.
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    2012 Ski-Doo Expedition SE 600 E-TEC ~ 17.5 mpg running around 50-60, done 19 cruising at 35
    2012 Ski-Doo Free-ride 146 800 E-TEC ~ 15.5 mpg running around 50-60, done 19 cruising at 35
    Both do about the same in the fresh ~ 10 mpg

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    2011 M8 sno pro 153" trail riding doing about 45-50mph is right at 17mpg
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    Default mpg with your 2-stroke trail machine?

    I'm jealous of some of you guys

    2000 700 triple Yammy mountain max 141, 7-9 mpg usually hauling some gear or firewood. 11,000 miles on it, so I guess I shouldn't complain too much.
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    I have the same machine as akheloce and get about 8.5-11 mpg. My '96 A/C EXT EFI Deluxe gets about the same...

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    I bet I'm getting 40 mpg on my 1979 ac lynx single cylinder
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    Newer model Yamaha Bravo. I'd reckon about 15-20 MPG on flat trail, 10-15 MPG pulling load.

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    1997 Bearcat 440, 156" track gets ~13 MPG with a skimmer behind.
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