Gas Mileage- post 'em up!

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Dysco, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. doc riverz

    doc riverz anatra di seduta

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    FZ1 40mpg 145HP
  2. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    Stock '02 KTM 640 Adventure, Touratech bags and rear rack roll. Luggage weighs 100 lbs. I weigh 150. 16./42 gearing
    38 mpg.

    Cut a bigger hole in the top of the airbox, threw the snorkel away. Installed a KTM S-pipe and KTM SCX competition muffler to eliminate my pre muffler and stock Supertrapp exhaust. Stock jetting.
    48 mpg without bags or luggage, 46mpg with bags. Way more power.
    Bill.
  3. Twilight Error

    Twilight Error Going nowhere slowly

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    1981 Honda GL500 56mpg Highway and Commuting. Full fairing and luggage, Solo rider.

    1980 Honda CM400T : 75mpg Commuting, 68mpg highway. Solo rider, windscreen, no luggage.
  4. 98rxcmi

    98rxcmi Chrome+Paint=Garage bike

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    Stock KTM 03 640 AdV

    Mixed use city road/hwy/gravel
    avg 43 mpg 7.4 gal tank = 322 miles per tank
    I can ride all day and not worry about fuel:clap

    Hurts the wallet when I do fill it @ $ 3.15 a gallon
    23 bucks to fill up a motorcycle... WTF:cry
  5. Jack_

    Jack_ Addict

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    35 MPG
  6. HasBean

    HasBean Adventurer

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    On a 2200 mile trip, two up and lots o stuff, 42.5 MPG
  7. xtphreak

    xtphreak from B4 "adventure bikes"

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  8. acupuncture4u

    acupuncture4u Freedom by knobbies

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    38K miles on 04 R1150 GS Adventure, Valves just done, new oil, 47 mpg. Average highway loaded speed was about 85 mph. Happy with that!

    Have to calculate the 640 it just seems to go and go!

    1989 Yamaha Venture Royal sucks it down and only gets about 30 mpg. But will go 50 mph off the light and scrape the pegs making eyebrows raise high!

    Dustin
  9. WestRider

    WestRider Been here awhile

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    My new DL1000 in break-in mode...no really...I'm being good....really....40.5 mpg...dead stock...very first tank.
  10. peterb

    peterb Long Distance Adventurer

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    Interesting - I just completed the UT 1088 and averaged about 43mpg for the ride with speeds normally in the 80's, some into the 90's, and obviously in the 50's and 60's when around towns.

    BUT, I also just completed a neat 'No Plan' ride with a group of friends and one day we went about 175mi in CO and wound our way around the mountains and valleys at speeds in the 50's and 60's for the day - a whopping 55mpg was realized! Never before, and perhaps never again, but with an Adv tank on the bike its nice to know I can get 400+mi if I really need to.:D
  11. -G-

    -G- dirt camper

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    1989 Honda Transalp at 15,200 miles

    Gets average of 60 mpg, worst yet was about 52 mpg spread out over a tank. Typically averaged on my commute, which mixes some highway, some city traffic.

    Edit: Just took a highway trip through NC mountains. Averaged 65 mpg at 70-75 mph. One tank takes me about 200 miles with some left over, though I usually fill every 150 b/c I need to stretch the legs.
  12. bsquared

    bsquared Big Pimpin

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    02 1150gs w/ 29kmi religious maint. 40-50+ I have found that the sweet spot is around 85mph indicated. It is getting better mileage than when I bought it and is making slightly more power. I think the prev owners mustv'e babied it as I dont think it was fully broken in at 19k. I ride it like I stole it.
  13. PETDOC

    PETDOC Long timer

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    '04 1150 GS, stock with Tourances, solo, system cases & tank bag
    BEFORE CHANGING SEEDO HUB*: 39-50 mpg
    AFTER CHANGING SPEEDO HUB:
    1) generally 36-45 mpg
    2) recent trip of 1000 miles in TN &VA, 1/2 back roads and 1/2 interstate
    worst--36.35
    best--43.97
    aver--41.7
    3) on a trip up interstate covered 166 miles at relatively steady 75 mph
    got 48.23 mpg

    * if you don't change stock speedo hub your speed is about 10% generous and the odometer also overstates milage, but to lesser degree.
  14. Let's Ride Idaho

    Let's Ride Idaho CMIC

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    02 Suzuki Bandit. Depending on the wrist, I mean, riding conditions 35 to 45. :rofl
  15. hngngnthr

    hngngnthr Geriatric degenerate

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    50 to 56 usually 53 and 54 with change
  16. MNwilly

    MNwilly RIP, my friend...

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    :dunno I don't know.......I fill it when it's empty?
  17. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod I want to do right, but not right now

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    Man I've got to try someone elses Trans Alp. I have never gotten better than 45 mpg, and average 39-42 for most of my riding.. Stock except the PO put in a Dynojet 1 kit, that I've undone except for drilling the slide, and a staintune exhaust.

    Hit reserve at 140miles, religiously.
  18. DirtRiderwjc2000

    DirtRiderwjc2000 Been here awhile

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    F 650 GS - last tank 62.7
  19. vokoun29

    vokoun29 Preds Addict

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    2001 k1200rs = 32 to 40 mpg
    a lot more in the upper 30's since my ticket
  20. PhilSpace

    PhilSpace The Ex-Gov

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    46-51