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post #81 of 96 Old 08-03-2009, 09:18 PM
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Thumbs up Good gas mileage

Have an '07 Wee with 19k on the clock and consistently get mid to hi 50's mpg. Usually cruz in the 65 - 75 mph bracket and commute 90 miles to work one way. Am usually hauling a stuffed tankbag, rollbag and CCTT (CheapChineseTravelTrunk). Only performance mod is a BMC airfilter.

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post #82 of 96 Old 08-05-2009, 09:07 AM
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Recent 3 tanks

I just rolled over 3,000 on my '09 Wee and the last 3 tanks averaged 54 MPG. I've got my screen removed and nothing else that should impace MPG. Most driving is slab at 60-80 indicated on my 50 mile r/t commute. Need to get more twistie rides in.

R.I.P. (Retire In Peace, thanks for the great ride.)

Previous ride: Orange Wee Club #34
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post #83 of 96 Old 11-20-2010, 02:37 PM
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I have around 12K miles and get between 50 and 52 mpg.

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post #84 of 96 Old 04-15-2011, 07:18 AM
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My mileage has gone to shit due to ethanol gas. That said, I'm still doing OK. Just dialed in 49mpg - but this after a valve adjustment, new filter and plugs.

Just put a Shinko 705 on the front, and I hear that drops mileage a bit. We'll see.

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post #85 of 96 Old 04-17-2011, 08:39 AM
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I ride an 07 wee with 20,000 miles. I get apx 55 mpg mix of hway and street. Top box no side cases. Couldn't ask for better!
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post #86 of 96 Old 05-03-2011, 12:32 AM
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Wink Observations

I have an 07 wee with approximately 18,000 miles and am an older rider. For most of the time I have lived in Texas and recently relocated to the Seattle area. In Texas I always got over 50 to 54 mpg, however, if I went to Big Bend and ran 80+mph, then mileage could/would dip below 50mpg. Note, back roads of Texas are generally 70 mph and people drive at least the speed limit and then some. Now for Seattle, I live in Everett and most back roads have a speed limit of 25-45 mph. Even the Washington freeways are only 60mph. Consequently, I have recorded 61mpg tanks here and have concluded that speeds play the major part in mpg; not a new discovery.

Of course, there is also the thought that maybe the cold wet weather of the northwet is responsible for the better mileage but I doubt it.
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post #87 of 96 Old 06-20-2011, 06:32 PM
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Well i missed this by a couple of weeks but i put 3.1 gals in at 180miles. I way 208#dressed and maybe 7miles interstate. And i run 91 octane and no farkles yet.
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post #88 of 96 Old 02-16-2012, 12:01 PM
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i averaged 40.1 mpg / 11,500 miles - 2011. using regular automotive grade fuel w/ 91 or better AKI, sta-bil ethanol treatment, yosh box fix, K&N filter, 2bro's..

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post #89 of 96 Old 11-09-2012, 07:04 AM
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still tight, new bike

Nearly at the 6,000 klms service mark on this L2 DL 650
Average from all fuel-ups is equiv. to US_58.42 mpg (4.021 litres/100klm)-- using non ethanol fuel of 91 or 95 octane (base standard and one step above). Stats from last tank was the best one yet -- due to the high percent of slow gravel road travel in amongst higher speed country tar road running -- US_63.127 MPG (3.726 L/100klms).
Nice mileage, very pleasing
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post #90 of 96 Old 11-09-2012, 04:37 PM
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pure stock ECU

Originally Posted by JRWalker View Post
i averaged 40.1 mpg / 11,500 miles - 2011. using regular automotive grade fuel w/ 91 or better AKI, sta-bil ethanol treatment, yosh box fix, K&N filter, 2bro's..
changed to pure stock ECU for 6 mpg increase. new 12 mo. average 45.8 mpg / 13,267mi - 2012. using same fuel as above.
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