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Old 01-18-2011, 10:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im looking at purchasing a 2002 Viper. What size gas tank did they come with? No electric start or reverse if that matters and what can I expect for mpg or fuel range for a tank of gas, thanks.
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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10 gallon tank. Expect around 120 miles on a tank if the sled is stock
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I am pretty sure that the tank holds 12 gallons and I get between 11 and 13 mpg. It really depends on how you ride and the conditions of the snow, trails, etc.
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12 gal tank and around 12mpg.
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12 gal. tank, avg 12mpg, and 1 qt of oil.
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wow, how are you guys getting such good mileage? My buddy has an 02 sx viper and it doesn't do near as well. He laughed at my Rev when I got 10 mpg till we checked his SX viper. We have checked it several times and it is getting between 7 and 8 mpg. It seems to run great but just sucks gas like hell.
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He should check his carbs and oil pump cable adjustment somethings not right. I rode 94 miles Saturday and used about 7 gallons of gas. Was easy on the throttle tho, trails sucked!
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wow, how are you guys getting such good mileage? My buddy has an 02 sx viper and it doesn't do near as well. He laughed at my Rev when I got 10 mpg till we checked his SX viper. We have checked it several times and it is getting between 7 and 8 mpg. It seems to run great but just sucks gas like hell.
Definitely something wrong.Other than running a lot of lake we don't do a lot of off trail powder riding(mostly groomed trail),but I seldom ever see the low fuel light before 120 miles.i'm pretty sure there's still a gal. left when the light comes on.
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Definitely something wrong.Other than running a lot of lake we don't do a lot of off trail powder riding(mostly groomed trail),but I seldom ever see the low fuel light before 120 miles.i'm pretty sure there's still a gal. left when the light comes on.
well I told him he needs to lower the needles because to me it sounds really rich and blubbery in the midrange. During low and mid cruise it runs very rough
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My buddy has an 02 sx viper and it doesn't do near as well. We have checked it several times and it is getting between 7 and 8 mpg. It seems to run great but just sucks gas like hell.
Sounds like the jetting or clutching is waaay off. Is it or was it piped out one time?
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