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post #11 of 19 Old 08-19-2019, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replies, they're giving me a lot of good information. If MPG is expected at 30+ (what Im getting) at interstate speeds I'm OK with that. I wondered if the EFI mods were the main culprit, doesn't look like it. My ADV-Tour bike riding buddies told me they punch a big hole in the air. If changing the gearing helps, it's a relatively easy job if pursued.

I'm still buttoning up the airbox. Reading posts from the Holeshot Performance.........soon thread has convinced me.

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post #12 of 19 Old 08-19-2019, 02:31 PM
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My '17 Wee gets high 48 when I ride fast and over 60 when I'm just putting along on state highways 50-60 mph enjoying the scenery. Just depends on how you ride it.

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post #13 of 19 Old 08-19-2019, 03:17 PM
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2014 V2, no mods but a slip-on. 190 miles split into 40 miles of testing and errands and 150 miles of 50 mph on average "trip" with sections of 10-15 miles highway and about 15 miles of gravel - 44.9 mpg on the dial confirmed by the "pump experience" - not bad but I wish it didn't ask for premium gas.

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post #14 of 19 Old 08-19-2019, 03:53 PM
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It's pretty much impossible to see any fuel mileage difference at highway speeds whether you are in 5th or 6th gear.

I don't see how anyone can tell any difference with one tooth on the front sprocket. I know I couldn't on my 2006 DL650.

Too many other variables make it hard to make any solid conclusions (and I have tracked my mileage with three Stroms over 500,000 km / 300,000 miles.)

About all I can say for sure is that higher speeds (actually higher airspeed) and lower temperatures hurt mileage noticeably.

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Vee or V= DL1000 before 2014
Vee2 or V2 = DL1000 2015 to 2019
Vee3 or V3 = DL1050 2020 to?

My Stroms:
2006 DL650: 202,000 km 125,500 miles, Sold
2012 DL650 139,500+ km, 86,700+ miles. Sold
2015 DL1000 New July 2015 205,000+ km, 127,000+ miles.

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post #15 of 19 Old 08-19-2019, 04:35 PM
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Good luck with your MPG!

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post #16 of 19 Old 08-19-2019, 08:59 PM
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car people don't see how a motorcycle can get better gas mileage on other than highway trips. on something like a dl 650 or 100, it is not very streamlined. pushing a hole through the air at speed burns gas. there are sports cars that have less wind resistance than some motorcycles.
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post #17 of 19 Old 08-20-2019, 03:09 AM
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So I too get better mileage running 4th and 5th on back roads and twisties than I do freeway riding to work and back. 45-50 off the freeway, and about 40 or so on the freeway, maybe a touch less. I have hard panniers, a bigger shield, and I am 6'6" and 300ish with gear.... sooooooo...

Also, the twin 1000 is not an overly fuel efficient motor... in my TLR, on the freeway I might get 40 if I am going slow and steady.... on the back roads having fun... forget it... like 30-33... 100 miles on that tank tops... a small price to pay for the smiles........
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post #18 of 19 Old 09-04-2019, 09:48 AM
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I have a 2014 1000 and Iím getting roughly 45 but Iíve never checked it with paper.Iíll have to try that to see how accurate the gauge is.
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post #19 of 19 Old 09-05-2019, 09:05 AM
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40-42 from day one. I cut the log off of, turned an adapter on the lathe and welded it to the straight through exhaust off of a BMW S1000rr. Still getting 40-42. No tuner.

It’s a little disappointing. My Buell 1125CR, which has the Austrian made Hellion V-twin engine will get 50. My Aprilia ETV 1000, Rotax V-twin gets 47. Both these bikes are up on h.p.

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