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post #1 of 22 Old 05-19-2007, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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how many kilometers per tank

has any one had an amazing amount of kilometers per tank,some one mentioned getting over 400 before the gas light starts too flash,meaning 4.5 liters left in tank,i took it realy easy the other day and started flashing at 360 k,i also filled too the top,rode 100 klm and filled again,it took 5 liters,18 -20 k too the liter is the best i can get,i divided the amount of fuel ive used in the first 2000 k on the bike and averages just under 20klm per liter meaning 440 klm would be max out of a tank

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post #2 of 22 Old 05-19-2007, 03:48 PM
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That's not too bad! Yours will get better with some more clicks.

My thirsty 1000 goes about 230kms in the city before bar and fuel icon are flashing! It has 12,600 kms now.

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i lived in poco for a few years,about twenty years ago,went back for a visit,the lake at the bottom of the hill too westwood race track is all spiffy now,i remember it full of old car tires and stuff[lafarge i think its called]and the supermarket in the korean mall is like going too the aquarium in stanly park,so many fish in tanks swimming around,but some up side down.i would hope your v would get more range out of a tank once away from stop lights

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On 650 and just after 330km from brand new, I got 19.9km per l. I did 80% of city and a 20% of highway 90% of the time less than 5500rpm.
I guess this could only get better when the engine break-in is done.
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i lived in poco for a few years,about twenty years ago,went back for a visit,the lake at the bottom of the hill too westwood race track is all spiffy now,i remember it full of old car tires and stuff[lafarge i think its called]and the supermarket in the korean mall is like going too the aquarium in stanly park,so many fish in tanks swimming around,but some up side down.i would hope your v would get more range out of a tank once away from stop lights


Yes, I missed the old Westwood Race track - used to love to go up there and watch the bikes race. I'll never forget the fist time I saw a real GP 250 and see it blow away all the 1000cc superbikes!
We saw the red flags come out a few times for bears or deer on the track.

Sorry for straying of topic, but...


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I have a spreadsheet at work that shows mileage since the first tank and the end of July 06, and I just turned over 12,000 km.

I think the mileage you are getting is in the same ballpark as I am getting which is around 5 liters/100 km. You can see a steady drop as the temperature gets colder and an increase as it has warmed up since I started riding this year. I have had some tanks where I fill up t or around 400 km, but in most cases the indicator is flashing at that point.

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The most I have gone on a tank prior to filling was 447km, the last 40 or so I slowed right down to about 50kph as I wasnt sure where the next gas station was.
I cant recall how much fuel it then took to fill it.
Generally, the first warning starts flashing around 315km, but on tours and maintaining constant speeds of around 115kph, it has gone much higher before the first warning.
On my trip to NS last fall (9,200km), my overall average was 57mpg. None too shabby me thinks.

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I suspect we might get some US readers involved in this thread.

A little bit of general info:

US gallon is smaller than a Canadian (Imperial) gallon by 20%

Imperial MPG =282 divided by Liters/100. and vice versa.

l/100km mpg USmpg

4.0 70.5 56.4
4.5 62.7 50.1
5.0 56.4 45.1
5.5 51.3 41.0
6.0 47.0 37.6
6.5 43.4 34.7
7.0 40.3 32.2
7.5 37.6 30.1



If I recall correctly, I have averaged around 5 l/100km, or about 56 mpg, which would be approx 45 mpg to the US gallon.

If we got 400 km out of a tank of fuel, and put in 20 liters, then we would be getting 5 liters/100 km, or about 56 mpg Canadian.

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Well... I must be getting great mileage then 'cause I routinely go 400 plus Km before filling. The "pump" icon starts to flash about 450Km depending on how I twist. While I don't often scream the motor I wouldn't consider myself to ride softly either. I'm at just over 25000 Km on the '05 650 Strom.

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I normally get about 300km (DL1000) before the last LCD bock starts blinking. On Saturday I went for a ride through the Kawarthas and I used the 6th gear which I normally never use. I did manage to get 330km on that tank but I was taking it easy.
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