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Old 02-07-2008, 01:48 PM   #16
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Generally 72mpg (60mp US gallon) but as much as 80 taking it easy or as little as 50 loaded up into a headwind (66 to 40 US) from the Dakar.

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Old 02-07-2008, 02:24 PM   #17
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Generally 72mpg (60mp US gallon) but as much as 80 taking it easy or as little as 50 loaded up into a headwind (66 to 40 US) from the Dakar.

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What's the difference between the UK gas and the US gas to make such a difference in gas mileage?
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Old 02-07-2008, 02:33 PM   #18
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What's the difference between the UK gas and the US gas to make such a difference in gas mileage?
It's not the gas, it's the gallon.

Imperial Gallon vs US gallon, IIRC.
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:30 PM   #19
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The US gallon = 231 cubic inches. The British gallon = 277 cubic inches.
Or, put another way, multiply the US gallon by 1.2 for UK gallons.
I have, however, noticed a difference in fuel when travelling around Europe with Norwegian and German fuel giving the best mileage.

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Old 02-07-2008, 04:05 PM   #20
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Where did you get that done? How much does something like that run?
Gostrider Wannabe,
I had it done at the BMW dealership. I had a fuel injection problem crop up that I could not solve so I took it in for evaluation. They never found a specific problem but, in the process, flashed the computer which updated it with the latest revisions. The bike starts and runs like a champ again and now gets more miles per gallon.

If I remember correctly, the total charge for diagnostic time and updating the computer was about $200.

We still don't know why it started acting up - probably some electron stuck in the wrong place.
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Old 02-07-2008, 04:09 PM   #21
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Average 50-52 commuting on my'07 DL650. Usually about 55mpg when traveling, backroad cruising riding however I like.


'74 R90/6 seems to get 42 mpg whether I'm riding it wide open or coasting down hill..

'89 Transalp, never better than 46, typically 40-44, but I've seen as bad as 35mpg. (I've read that many people get better than I do on the TA)

On my now sold '91 KLR650 I averaged 40-45mpg.
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Old 02-07-2008, 04:48 PM   #22
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Transalp...50-55 it is very speed dependant. 80mph will get me to low mid 40's.
60mph cruise is best mpg...mid 50's mpg
Last year did Magruder (130mi) on 2.3 gal and wasn't easy on it.
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:22 PM   #23
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:39 PM   #24
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Mpg

My Wife gets a steady 75mpg on her 01 650GS with a 45 tooth sprocket. She also never rolls faster than 65mph.

I'm happy with 65mpg on my 01 650GS or the 01 Dakar, both have 47 tooth sprockets.
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Old 02-07-2008, 10:19 PM   #25
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DL 650, 20-22kml, comuting + weekend ride, up to 25km/l on long slow hauls.

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Old 02-08-2008, 03:25 AM   #26
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Old 02-08-2008, 06:27 PM   #27
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640 AdV mileage???

Am I crazy or is it possible that I am only getting about 32 mpg on a KTM 640 ADV. I'm pretty loaded up and I weigh in at about 220lbs...

Is that right or could there be a problem? It seems I should be getting better mileage?

On a 6.7 gal tank and .9 liter reserve tank I'm getting right at 205 miles before I hit reserve...

Any thoughts besides lose some weight fat ass???

Thanks
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Old 02-08-2008, 06:34 PM   #28
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Honda xr650l 35 mpg or less...................Honda gl1200 40 mpg or less . both @ 500 to 1500 ft above sea level U.S.A
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Old 02-08-2008, 06:35 PM   #29
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F650GS got 63 mpg today on a good dual-sport run with plenty of throttle useage and a decent clip up the Cherohala Skyway.
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:34 PM   #30
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Am I crazy or is it possible that I am only getting about 32 mpg on a KTM 640 ADV. I'm pretty loaded up and I weigh in at about 220lbs...

Is that right or could there be a problem? It seems I should be getting better mileage?

On a 6.7 gal tank and .9 liter reserve tank I'm getting right at 205 miles before I hit reserve...

Any thoughts besides lose some weight fat ass???

Thanks
I've never ridden a KTM, but a 650 engine is a 650 engine. How many miles do you have on it? 32 just doesn't sound right. Perhaps your engine is running too rich? Maybe a clogged air filter? What does your spark plug tip look like?

Does anyone have a breakdown on weight v. gas consumption for a 650 size engine?
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