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View Poll Results: Do 1000 owners see 200 or more miles on a fill up?
Yes - I see more than 200 miles on a full tank of fuel 122 58.65%
No - it's a 1000, put the bong away... 86 41.35%
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post #71 of 85 Old 12-17-2012, 09:40 PM
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I'm getting fuel right around 180 miles (adjusted speedo, GPS verified) and putting in ~ 4.6 - 4.8 gallons.

I think that's damned good considering that's all city / back road riding (zero highway miles), the bike has a Power Commander, +2 gearing and I'm a bigger guy with a heavy throttle hand.
I usually fill right around 180 miles showing on the clock. Mine's also been dyno mapped and +2T on the rear and speedo corrected using a GPS to calibrate.

I usually put in ~4.8 - 5.0 gallons. I normally get 36 - 38 mpg on average. Most of my riding is 2 up with luggage and my HT boxes are less then aerodynamic. I ride with a pretty smooth throttle hand but I'm not in the granny lane that's for sure.

I am not so concerned with the cost of operation but would really like to have a very comfortable 200 mile range. I think I could hit 200 miles but based on my experience I'd estimate only having about 1/2 gallon of fuel in the tank and I'm not keen to damage the fuel pump if I don't have to.

I wish I could get my bike to a regular 40 - 41 mpg but so far it's proven illusive. I've messed with my maps to the point of surging but still not getting into the 40+ mpg range. This is with the less than stellar California fuel we are stuck with. I was getting slightly better mpg on Utah gas last summer.

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Cool Avg Miles / Fuel Up

Wrong numbers were calculated here - and edited out.

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post #73 of 85 Old 12-18-2012, 11:27 AM
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Total Fuel-ups
45
Avg Miles/Fuel-up
163.3
Avg Price/Gallon
$12.85
Total Miles Tracked
6,205
Total Gallons Fueled
147.39
Avg Price/Fuel-up
$51.84
Total Spent
$2,332.69
Avg Price/Mile
$0.34
Avg MPG
42.1
Where are you buying fuel for $12.84 per Gallon? 'Cos, I'm thinking I'll put that on my places to avoid list...
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post #74 of 85 Old 12-18-2012, 12:14 PM
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Ya, something wrong with those numbers unless he's buying race gas.

If he was in certain countries in Europe maybe, but he lists SoCal and I haven't seen any gas above $5/gal except 100 octane race gas or AvGas.

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Yes... Numbers are off. The 163 miles per tank is right though.


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Cool CORRECTED Numbers for 2012

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Total Fuel-ups
45
Avg Miles/Fuel-up
163.3
Avg Price/Gallon
$4.04
Total Miles Tracked
6,205
Total Gallons Fueled
147.39
Avg Price/Fuel-up
$16.47
Total Spent
$740.95
Avg Price/Mile
$0.10
Avg MPG
42.1
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when 100% stock, I once took under 5l/100km on a 700km of secondary roads at 90kph or less. This is 50mpg

2-up in the mountains with large windwhield, and loaded sides and top cases in cool temperature in the mountains took me more like 7.5L/100km, wich is close to 30mpg. This is the only way I can't do 200mi between gas stop.

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i get a little bit better mpg using regular fuel with the highest AKI rating. Increase MPG by 2.9 mpg
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I'm getting around 315 miles per fill-up (average), and I usually fill up when I'm down to about 1/4 tank. Also, I ride with the rear brake on, and pulling an anchor.....most of the time. So, I guess I'm averaging about 100 mpg. Hey, that's as accurate as some/many of the numbers being tossed around.

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42-43 Miles Per Gallon here. I cruise at 60-70 mph in over drive on the highway, so the rev is way down.
Secondaries removed, throttle body sync done.
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