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Love the looks - size - really everything about the Scout ABS. I am just worried about the tank.

My current bike is a 2002 Yamaha VStar 650. It has I think over a 4 gal tank. I usually stop every 100 to 120 miles and drop 3 gallons and a bit in the tank. Only thing I don't like about my current bike is drum brake in the back and no 6th gear. Things in Texas get a bit buzzy on my 650 doing 80 mph.

From what I can tell the Scout with ABS brakes and a 6th gear will be a fairly good upgrade for me.

Only question though is that tank. In general will I still be able to get 100 to 120 at the most miles out of a tank on a scout? I am thinking yes - but thought I would reach out the you Scout owners and get the real scoop to but my mind at ease.

Thank you all in advance.
 

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Love the looks - size - really everything about the Scout ABS. I am just worried about the tank.

My current bike is a 2002 Yamaha VStar 650. It has I think over a 4 gal tank. I usually stop every 100 to 120 miles and drop 3 gallons and a bit in the tank. Only thing I don't like about my current bike is drum brake in the back and no 6th gear. Things in Texas get a bit buzzy on my 650 doing 80 mph.

From what I can tell the Scout with ABS brakes and a 6th gear will be a fairly good upgrade for me.

Only question though is that tank. In general will I still be able to get 100 to 120 at the most miles out of a tank on a scout? I am thinking yes - but thought I would reach out the you Scout owners and get the real scoop to but my mind at ease.

Thank you all in advance.
I fill my Scout to the top and routinely get 150 + miles before my reserve light comes on. I once got 170 + before the tank ran totally dry.
 

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Yup I second and third this. Also why do you want an ABS bike? I have one and I can tell you I absolutely hate the amount of brake line up front because of the ABS system. One reason, they aren't black and stick out like a sore thumb and two...there's twice as many lines. One that goes from the master cylinder to I'm guessing the abs pump and one from the abs pump to the caliper. Looks like a big mess up front. Just my two cents. Now if you want the matte black bike and a couple of other colors you have no choice.
 

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I am in Dallas and a new Scout owner. My low fuel light comes on at 127. Twice 127 on the dot. I’m a new owner and ride it hard and rev the engine a lot so I figure I get way worse then the average mpg. Hope this helps.
 

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Wow, you guys are getting great mileage, my low fuel light comes on around 100. I have performance intake and stage 1 pipes.
 

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Love the looks - size - really everything about the Scout ABS. I am just worried about the tank.

My current bike is a 2002 Yamaha VStar 650. It has I think over a 4 gal tank. I usually stop every 100 to 120 miles and drop 3 gallons and a bit in the tank. Only thing I don't like about my current bike is drum brake in the back and no 6th gear. Things in Texas get a bit buzzy on my 650 doing 80 mph.

From what I can tell the Scout with ABS brakes and a 6th gear will be a fairly good upgrade for me.

Only question though is that tank. In general will I still be able to get 100 to 120 at the most miles out of a tank on a scout? I am thinking yes - but thought I would reach out the you Scout owners and get the real scoop to but my mind at ease.

Thank you all in advance.
I can go 150 miles on a tank before my light comes on. We generally fill up around 120 miles.

The Scout is an AWESOME bike. I am 52 and have owned dozens of bikes.

After buying the Scout, I sold my $26,000 Chieftain because I never rode it any more.

Can't say enough about the Scout!
 

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Wonder if there is any adjustment that can be made to fix my low fuel light?
Are you filling your tank right to the top? I mean placing it on the sidestand, cranking the bars to starboard, then filling it until the fuel level touches the left-side filler opening? I’m sure the performance enhancements you’ve done are playing a part, but I was surprised how much more mileage I can get if I ‘blip’ the fuel handle near the end and fill it right to the max.
 

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I am in Dallas and a new Scout owner. My low fuel light comes on at 127. Twice 127 on the dot. I’m a new owner and ride it hard and rev the engine a lot so I figure I get way worse then the average mpg. Hope this helps.
Yeah, to break it in and expand/contract the piston rings I rode mine like I stole it and varied the RPM constantly. Its broke in now so more of a calm and steady throttle. I can ride a hundred miles, stop for gas and its only taking gallon and a half to 3/4. So you should see improvement in mpg.
 

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I can go 150 miles on a tank before my light comes on. We generally fill up around 120 miles.

The Scout is an AWESOME bike. I am 52 and have owned dozens of bikes.

After buying the Scout, I sold my $26,000 Chieftain because I never rode it any more.

Can't say enough about the Scout!
Agreed. I’m on Scout #2 and it is far and away my favorite in a long line of rides that included much bigger, faster bikes, I.E., Bandit 1200S, Victory Gunner, Triumph Rocket III, ETC. It’s light, quick, comfy (especially with the 1920 seat, for me,) and won’t be a handful if you choose to explore a dirt road or two. Plus, you can fettle it to be whatever you need it to be. Mine’s set up as a solo tourer and is all-day comfortable.
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I too swapped up from the V Star 650, loved the V Star, but absolutely ADORE the Scout! You won't have any issues going 120-130 miles on a tank.
 
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