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post #1 of 25 Old 08-07-2006, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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39 MPG?

I just looked at the MPG shootout sticky reports. i have a dl1000k6 and i have only been able to get 39 mgp. some of you reported in the 40's. Mistrom reported 48 and i saw another that was 36. So, should I/we be getting better milage? whats up?

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I consistantly get in the mid 40's. And that is compensating for the inaccurate speedo/odometer. That's high speed (70-90) touring. No off-roading which will kill mileage.

I need to richen it up a bit with the Yosh box which might cost some mpg.
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I have the 05 1K W/ 5400mi. and after the re-map I drop'd to the 38-41 mpg.With the taller wind screen and the top box. but consistently right in the 40 range . but I ride a lot of short hops during the week.

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...compensating for the inaccurate speedo/odometer....
I thought I'd heard that the odometer was pretty accurate out of the box. Am I wrong?

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According to my friends GPS, my odometer is spot on.

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IF I only Rode in Good weather..
I WOULDN'T get to Ride in Vermont.at ALL!
we have 2 types of roads in Vermont, Unpaved roads and decaying back to .............Unpaved roads..

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I thought it was the one accurate gauge Suzuki had given us. :lol:

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However the speedo reads 3mph faster at 65mph actual :?

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According to my friends GPS, my odometer is spot on.
Same here, but at an indicated 70, my GPS reads 63-64.. Both my GPS units read the same, too, and both are WAAS..

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...compensating for the inaccurate speedo/odometer....
I thought I'd heard that the odometer was pretty accurate out of the box. Am I wrong?

According to the mile marker test sections and my own time/distance tests my odo is 5% off.

I've never trusted GPS for accuracy. Too many times they've given speeds that are physically impossible.
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