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Old 01-05-2007, 01:58 PM   #16
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Keep the speed legal and you should easily get 200 miles out of a tank.
Ay, there's the rub.
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Old 01-05-2007, 04:45 PM   #17
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My best Wee mileage has been 58 mpg and the worst right at 50 mpg. I don't flog it or baby it, best description would be a prudently brisk pace. No real off-road riding though. I fill up when the odo hits about 200 miles, usually time to stretch and walk around by then.
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Old 01-05-2007, 05:51 PM   #18
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Low-30's to mid-50's for my DL650. Never had a bike with a wider range between best and worst mileage, but unless you're really pushing it should do 45 or better and 50 is easily attainable at a steady cruise of around 70. Pretty darn good.

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Old 01-05-2007, 06:50 PM   #19
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The wee doesn't like high speeds (MPG wise), so if you run fast, expect in the lower 40's or so. The low 50's at best. So, you can figure it from there.

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Old 01-05-2007, 10:34 PM   #20
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I fill up around 275miles. That's back and forth to work type riding...
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Old 01-06-2007, 05:27 AM   #21
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I seem to get 45 - 47 with my Wee. I tend to keep the engine around 6K RPM and ride it hard, so that probably costs me a few MPG. The "Get Gas Now" blinking starts around 220 miles and leaves a little under a gallon in the tank. Figure I'm good for 250 if I push it.
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Old 01-06-2007, 09:08 AM   #22
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i go 2 day between fill up on my 130 mile roundtrip commute. In So. California traffic while lane splitting, stop & go (5 - 45 mph), 90 mph burst, and 75 mph cruises happen both ways. 260 miles easy but I can/do go 300 miles a tank. bike is stock excpt for a fork brace.
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Old 01-07-2007, 08:49 AM   #23
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I mounted some Aluminum Panniers on my wee. What should my milage drop to with this modification? On my KLR it dropped to low 40's to mid/low 30's in a head/side wind. On my GS it didnt make near as much as a difference. Any ideas on this one?
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Old 01-07-2007, 09:10 AM   #24
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I mounted some Aluminum Panniers on my wee. What should my milage drop to with this modification? On my KLR it dropped to low 40's to mid/low 30's in a head/side wind. On my GS it didnt make near as much as a difference. Any ideas on this one?
Off the top of my head, I'd say the difference in power between the motors. The KLR motor has to expend a much larger portion of its horsepower budget to overcome that additional aerodynamic drag.

I'll defer to a real engineer though if this thread manages to pull one in.
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Old 01-07-2007, 09:43 AM   #25
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:30 PM   #26
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Mileage for the 2013 model?

What are people getting for tank mileage on the 2013 model of the DL650?
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:50 PM   #27
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I've only had mine for 2 weeks, but in the first two tanks I've gotten 52 and 54 mpg, which gives me a solid 250 miles on a tank.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:09 AM   #28
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Had -07 and -09 Wee, last year got the newer -12. The tank volume is about half a gallon less, but the bike also uses less fuel under similar circumstances, so practical range between fuel stops remains roughly the same (for me its normally been around 220-260 miles). It just costs about 10% less to fill up the -12 model, which is nice.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:09 AM   #29
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I can easily get 240 miles per tank in my 09 wee. This is riding around the mountians and some highway.
On my last trip to FL running about 75-80mph i could barely get 200. Windy conditions really make a big difference.

I have never been able to put more than 5 gal on my bike even when both lights are blinking.
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:09 PM   #30
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On my 04 I felt lucky to break 40mpg with a mostly surface street commute with speeds up to around 60mph.
1,000 miles on my '12 and I've yet to break 50mpg for a full tank.
With a nearly all freeway commute at about a 65mph average speed.

I'm getting gas around 220 miles on the new bike and the lights and bars flashing at 190 miles on the old bike.

Literally, your mileage will vary.
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