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Old 10-12-2003, 07:49 PM
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I know the 650 is a new machine,can somebody who has a few miles on theres guesstimate what kind of fuel mileage it is getting.Also any belt problems,slipping,squealing,or chirping when stopping and starting.With the 6.5 gallon fuel capacity i was hoping for some extra cruising range.Any replies appreciated.
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Old 10-12-2003, 11:01 PM
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Default 650 Gas Mileage.

The Prairie 650 gets about 15 mpg - sometimes less. Yours should be similar.

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Old 10-13-2003, 09:35 AM
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Default 650 Gas Mileage.

put about 14 mi on mine and hardly moved the gauge
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Old 10-14-2003, 11:36 PM
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Default 650 Gas Mileage.

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I know the 650 is a new machine,can somebody who has a few miles on theres guesstimate what kind of fuel mileage it is getting.Also any belt problems,slipping,squealing,or chirping when stopping and starting.With the 6.5 gallon fuel capacity i was hoping for some extra cruising range.Any replies appreciated.

Mine's been pretty crappy so far (I got 50km/30miles) on the first 5 gallons. Of course, it wasn't wound out or anything... just doing the breakin.

No belt problems. The thing has a really nice scream to it when the belt winds up (as you pick up speed). I'm super happy with the unit so far. I only have 3 complaints:
1) Doesn't turn that great. I think those radials are a double edged sword. When you try to corner hard, they roll on rim, and just don't dig in like a bias ply.
2) The shift linkage is off between the gates on the fender and the tranny. I moved it ahead one spline, and it seemed to fix it for the moment, now it seems to drifted back. Something must be loose there......
3) She feels really heavy for the brakes.

But the benefits....
1) Ton of torque! Wow!
2) Awesome suspension. I thought a 700 lb machine would land like a tank, but you can stand her straight up and she lands nice.
3) Fun fun fun!!!!


Ok, I topped up the tank tonight (that digital fuel gauge needs a little slap here and there though!). I dumped in 3-3.5 gallons for that 30 miles I put on it. Last weekend the "reserve fuel" was flashing on the gauge, tonight I have 2 bars left. Who knows. Maybe fuel sloshing in the tank really screws up the gauge or something.......
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Old 10-15-2003, 10:14 AM
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Default 650 Gas Mileage.

Did you burnish the brakes yet? My 03 400 had very weak brakes until I broke them in. Run 'er up to about 30 mph, and nail 'em. Do this about 5 or 6 times, believe me, they get a lot better once they're seated.
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Old 10-15-2003, 04:20 PM
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Did you burnish the brakes yet? My 03 400 had very weak brakes until I broke them in. Run 'er up to about 30 mph, and nail 'em. Do this about 5 or 6 times, believe me, they get a lot better once they're seated.
I did... But after I looked at the rear rotor, and it looked a little rusted. I've been purposely braking with the rear's only to help clean that up. I know it's really starting to make a difference.

Makes sense though, since in a car if the back drums aren't set up right, the car feels really heavy when braking.

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Old 10-16-2003, 01:48 PM
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Default 650 Gas Mileage.

My 85 Honda Big Red 250 does 47 miles to the gallon on easy riding. 30 if it's in a mud bog. (had to say it)

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Old 10-16-2003, 11:04 PM
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Did you burnish the brakes yet? My 03 400 had very weak brakes until I broke them in. Run 'er up to about 30 mph, and nail 'em. Do this about 5 or 6 times, believe me, they get a lot better once they're seated.
I have burnished mine and they really haul it down now. The rear foot brake uses a different calliper and I've had a hard time trying to burnish it because the engine braking is so good. The foot brake on my 375 is just now becoming effective after 600 miles. It took alot of downhill riding in the mountains of Tennessee and West Virginia to get it there. I hope this one does a bit better. It should, since it is hydrolic.
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Old 10-16-2003, 11:13 PM
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WILL GET ABOUT 55-60 MILES TO A 5 GALLON TANK I THINK YOUR TANK ON THE A/C IS BIGGER SO YOU GO A BIT FURTHER. NOW THATS IF YOU JUST RIDE NORMAL . START TO PLAY IN THE MUD AND YOU WILL BURN IT IN HALF THE TIME.02 650 PRAIRIEWARN 2500EPI BLACK SECONDARYNAPA #7335K&N FILTERNYROC EXHAUST MOD
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