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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.
This is so nice to hear. I love my VStar to death. Other than gas the only other thing was the Scout being more a side grade and not an upgrade. The ABS alone over my drum break makes it worth it. Glad to hear I will prob love the Scout.
 

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Read the line about ABS and Black out parts, 1 month ago I bought a Scout 60 2017 411 miles, Forks were PAINTED black. I am upgrading front springs, oil (20 wt) and new seals. The amount of black paint chips is crazy it is like sludge, forks seals were leaking as I am replacing them. DON'T PAINT the Fork Shaft. I don't think any bike Guy (gal) would. I did the oil change at 500 miles with an $80.00 Indian Kit full syn. oil. Not bad. two drain plugs. Yep 120 miles low fuel with high test.
 

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The tank outlasts my ass. 120 miles no problem.

Going 70-85 for an hour so is fine, a bit longer than my morning commute, and done it many times touring.

Gets a little windy at 90, though...
 

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This is so nice to hear. I love my VStar to death. Other than gas the only other thing was the Scout being more a side grade and not an upgrade. The ABS alone over my drum break makes it worth it. Glad to hear I will prob love the Scout.
This is no side grade, the V Star comes in with a power to weight ratio of .0725, a corvette comes in with a power to weight ratio of .1342 and the Scout comes in with a power to weight ratio of .1783... better than an LT1 vette. You will probably need to tweak the bike to fit you (what bike doesn't need that), but thereafter you are in for a GREAT ride!
 

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In DFW and I fill up every 100 miles or so. Never had the low fuel light come on so I’m sure you can get, at the very least, the low end of your desired range. Helps living a mile from a gas station also. I always fill up with 93 octane. I think you will love this bike, but I’m, of course, biased!
 

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My wife just finished breaking in her Scout. She's consistently getting 50+ mpg on beautiful East Texas sweeping, slightly hilly roads. Based on where we ride, she's certain she can get at least 140 between fill ups even against the wind.

Coming at this from a different angle... We've both been riding over 15 years in groups and as a duo. Everything from South Dakota to Colorado to Tennessee and all over our beloved Texas. I can't imagine EVER wanting to be in the saddle more than two hours at a time without a break, regardless of how nice the ride or scenery is. Even with nice aftermarket seats and generous drinking cups, when we travel over 150 miles a leg, it honestly can get monotonous. For that reason, my wife doesn't see a smaller tank as a limitation. She sees reasonable breaks as a natural part of a healthy riding rhythm. The Iron Butt trophy has never been on our bucket list. YMMV (y)

To sum it up, I don't think either of us would see a four-gallon tank as an impediment to riding. Hope you find what you're looking for and have a great time.
 

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I get 45 MPG around town in my Scout Bobber, and 56 MPG on the road. I typically fill up (with fuel light flashing) at about 125 miles when I'm dinking around town, and typically go around 150 on the highway before the fuel light starts.

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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When I ride I NEVER not once ever got to 100 miles somewhere in the 90 miles per tank when my wife rides she easily get over 110 miles per tank.
 

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My usual distance on a tank is around 220km (135 miles). Once I did 245km (ca 150 miles) but there was hardly any gas in the tank left as I tanked over 12l afterwards ( ca 3,2 gal). In such a case- no worries :)
 

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I made the same move from a V Star 650 to a Scout. You are going to love what the Scout can do. Like everyone else here, yep, I get about 120 miles to a tank. By then it's time to get off and stretch anyway.
 

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I put 16,000 on my 2018 Scout 60 and have over 20,000 on my 2020 Scout 69. I drive backroads and state routes almost exclusively, weigh +/- 250 pounds, and consistently get around 140-150 miles before my low-fuel warning light comes on. I swear some of you folks with the light coming on much sooner just CAN’T be filling your tanks up all the way.
 

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I put 16,000 on my 2018 Scout 60 and have over 20,000 on my 2020 Scout 69. I drive backroads and state routes almost exclusively, weigh +/- 250 pounds, and consistently get around 140-150 miles before my low-fuel warning light comes on. I swear some of you folks with the light coming on much sooner just CAN’T be filling your tanks up all the way.
I can't fit anymore in my tank and usually refill between 2.6 & 2.8 gallons. I get the light around 100-110 miles so I don't want to risk running out of gas.
 

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I put 16,000 on my 2018 Scout 60 and have over 20,000 on my 2020 Scout 69. I drive backroads and state routes almost exclusively, weigh +/- 250 pounds, and consistently get around 140-150 miles before my low-fuel warning light comes on. I swear some of you folks with the light coming on much sooner just CAN’T be filling your tanks up all the way.
Is it a 60 vs 69 thing maybe?
 
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