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Old 10-24-2012, 02:12 PM   #31171
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i only weigh 135 so its like the bike is riding it self with nothing on it
No kidding
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:25 PM   #31172
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60-65 one time 73 when i rode with my gf pacing her honda passport 70

i only weigh 135 so its like the bike is riding it self with nothing on it
Mine is an X, with almost no off-road use so far, but I haven't got less than the mid 60's since I got the bike in July. I usually only cruise around 60 on the highway. I did get 81mpg once on a stretch of mostly one-lane paved mountain roads going at speeds less than 45 almost the whole way! Of course 25 miles of it was downhill. I was taking it easy sightseeing and trying to conserve gas to see how it would do. I guess it worked! And I was even loaded up with about 25lbs. of camping gear for an overnight trip. But like gmtech, I'm light...105lbs., so your results may vary!
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:34 PM   #31173
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>"what type of MPG are you seeing. "

Historically I got 60+ mpg 'dualsport'... that's a compination of road and dirt/gravel USFS (sort of) roads with a few miles of trails in the mix.

Then I put a quiet silencer in the pipe... (see post a couple pages back).
Mpg came up into the 70's, inlcuding 1 run at 74 mpg with camping gear.
I've run everthing from sea level to about 8000 feet and the FI system works fine.

I weigh 250 lbs... the camping gear probably weighs 40 lbs... and usually that is along with an extra gallon of gas on the Wolfman racks.
The tail bag weighs a bit too, lots of parts/tools in there, and with a tube/change combo on the front.

The suspension is a bit challenged in the rear at that loading, and the front end gets a bit light too,
but heck the bike is very managable loaded up.

It may be overweight, and only a 250... but it is a nice handling bike, probably why it is so popular.



Should ride it on the scales... heh, but that would probably be pretty scary though.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:04 PM   #31174
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I grew up in Michigan. Now that I live in Oklahoma, I see very little snow. We got a couple inches one time and a few riding buddies went out and played on their bikes in it.

One of them says to me: "I thought you were from Michigan, why aren't you out riding in the snow?"

I said: "Yes, I'm from Michigan. I own a snowmobile."

Different toys for different situations. I never found riding a bike in the snow to be much fun. A snowmobile on the other hand is loads of fun
I guess I should explain why I want to ride in the snow. I just want to go take pictures of the countryside covered in white. Sure I could just hop in the our Forester with snow tires on it, but this is ADVrider, isn't it?

I don't really care to go fast or anything, but I do like the fact that it would be a new and interesting experience. Plus, once I'll have pictures to make all my friends think I'm crazy!
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:30 PM   #31175
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I guess I should explain why I want to ride in the snow. I just want to go take pictures of the countryside covered in white. Sure I could just hop in the our Forester with snow tires on it, but this is ADVrider, isn't it?

I don't really care to go fast or anything, but I do like the fact that it would be a new and interesting experience. Plus, once I'll have pictures to make all my friends think I'm crazy!
My friends in Colorado that ride in snow use studded tires. You can do it pretty cheaply with a box of sheet metal screws and a cordless impact driver. Just make sure you don't go beyond the depth of the knobs

Go over to the Rockies regional thread...should be someone there to help your quest.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:18 PM   #31176
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Someplace between 45 & 50 mpg overall. And I ride it like it's a 125cc, 2-stroke.
'Cause that's what it likes!
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:20 PM   #31177
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Power will not be your limiting factor in the snow. Traction and snow density will. Trust me...
...and the size of your man parts.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:30 AM   #31178
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Graves Full System Spark Arrested Silencer

WR250R/X owners-

Just got official word that a spark arrested silencer will be available for the Graves full system. Good news for those that need a USFS approved spark arrestor for trails and those that ruled out the original Graves full system because it was an "open" exhaust (not legal for trail use and pinche loud)

See the thread on the Graves forum here:
http://www.gravesport.com/forum/show...=3490#post3490
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:32 AM   #31179
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I am sure this has been asked 205 so here is 206 what type of MPG are you seeing.

City:
Freeway (60-75 mph):
Off-Road (fire roads, family rides):
Harry Off-Road (single track, sand, mud, goodness):

Thanks!
4L/100 km = 59 MPG (US) over-all average since I purchased it end of June 2012

Virtually zero high-speed highway, lots of back-roads (~80 kph / ~50 mph), lots of gravel a bit slower, a bit of city, a bit of easy off-road.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:39 AM   #31180
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I started using fuelly earlier this year to track my gas mileage. In the past 2330 miles I have averaged 67.1 mpg. My best since i started tracking is 70.9 although I have gotten better before I started. Worst is 63 mpg. The most miles I've ever gotten on one tank was 279 miles on my safari tank. It took 3.9x gallons to fill, more than its rated volume! I don't like going on the highway much but it's often unavoidable here so I just cruise around at 60 most of the time. I weigh 130 so that probably helps a lot! I could probably get slightly better mileage if I went to the ethanol free stations but until recently gas prices have been so high that I haven't.
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:29 AM   #31181
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I typically get 55-60 mpg on the slab cruising mid 60's. The best I ever got was 45-55 on the PE Trail with about 70 mpg. I got 330 miles out of my Safari and a Rotopax gallon!
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:54 AM   #31182
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Interesting discussion. If someone wanted to hypermile a WRR on asphalt, what speed/gear would return the highest MPG?
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:15 AM   #31183
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Interesting discussion. If someone wanted to hypermile a WRR on asphalt, what speed/gear would return the highest MPG?
A while back some dude on here was hypermiling and got 105 or 106 mpg...

On my last trip over 2 months my worst mileage was 35.36 and my best was 58.68 totally loaded for a 2 month expedition. 35.36 was my very worst ever, full out into a head wind in the desert on the highway.

I usually plan on about 45 as an average.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:22 AM   #31184
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X to R conversion question

Found a set of R wheels and a front brake caliper complete with hose and mastercylinder. Is this all I need to go between the two wheelsets? Just bolt on new caliper and mastercylinder, and switch wheels?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:23 AM   #31185
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Found a set of R wheels and a front brake caliper complete with hose and mastercylinder. Is this all I need to go between the two wheelsets? Just bolt on new caliper and mastercylinder, and switch wheels?

Thanks in advance!
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