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Original Message below so you know what we did. Post your info even if you didn't get to do it on the 10th (like me, I actually forgot. :cry: )
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Let's have a national event.
Here is what we will do.

Since many of us like to share/brag about our gas mileage, let's compare all at once.

This upcoming Sunday, June 10, 2006 I will put up a thread "MPG REPORTS". In this thread we will post our MPG. This will mean that either Saturday or Sunday, you must test your MPG and report it in the thread. Ideally only the stats will be in that thread, no commentary.

The protocol will be as follows.

DL 1000 or DL 650

Octane of Gas.

Mileage Calculation (Mileage/Gas used)

Outdoor Temperature.

Type of mods to your Strom that could affect mileage. IE Windshield, Cases, Powercommander, etc.

Weight of rider (could be optional if necessary)

Type of riding during test. IE Highway, City, or Wide Open.

Total Miles on your V-Strom

The data will be kept as a sticky in the "Performance/Mods" forum for all of us to look at.

Let's do it!



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Neat idea for everyone to get involved. One suggestion though. We have MPG/ US.....We have MPG/ CAN/European. And of course true Canadian fuddle duddle L/100 KM. Can you make it work so everyone can get involved and have real all over the world results. I'll start right now. I'm up to 3500 KMs./front signal.
 

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Do we post indicated miles? Since I went +2 in rear sprocket the speedo/odo is even more whacked. Most riders don't know their odo is off (stock), some folks run GPS (like myself), etc. Given this is going to run this Sunday I will be at a high elevation which will be a big advantage on the Big V's mpg. Maybe I'll have to unload all the luggage and draft behind RTJohn. :wink:

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I'm headin' out in the morning to run a morning ride to lake placid and back so i'll post numbers tomorrow night. Should be goood and rainy....but my quote says it all :wink:
 

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Ok Here are My Numbers: :D
'05 DL1000 W/eng. guards,
Givi Tourshield,"Penny Tech" top box. 8)
My weight W/ ATGATT : 229lb. :roll:
Riding conditions : 45deg/f. w/light to moderat rain winds 10 - 15mph w/gust up to 30mph.
All mileage was on 2 lane roads (No superslab) & recorded as indicated
I had no gps to use.
avg. speed:47 mph./ highest speed: 62mph
Total miles/this ride: [email protected] 5.78gal =40.175mpg. :shock: (The top box
is not as aerodynamic as some of the newer units)
Temp at Whiteface [email protected]:15 am 40 deg/f ( with wind chill factor felt like 30) :shock: But I had a great ride..... jack
 

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Type: DL650K6
Octane: 87
Mileage Calculation: 161 mi from 2.771 gal = 58.1 mpg
Temperature: 71 (early morning), 91 (afternoon)
Mods: Stock windshield in high position
Weight: 225
Type of riding: Mostly around 55, about 25 mi at 70, some in traffic
Total miles: 1025

Total overall average for 1025 mi = 53.4 mpg
 

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And the Hungarian fuddle duddle L/100 KM...? :D

Don't worry, to save you to convert my values I did it for you.

I developed a very simple excel table where I put data after every fill up.
If you are interested in, drop a pm and I send it to you.

I did not filed all the data Howboucha specified so far, but as far as I remember:

DL 650
Octane of Gas: 95 ROZ
Outdoor Temperature: 11-26 Celsius
Type of mods: windshield (almost under continuous setting, even without it), Kappa K46 topcase, stock handguards, lowering link(?impact?)
Weight of rider: 198+ lbs ATGATT, sometimes 2 up: 353+ lbs
Type of riding during test: mostly intercity roads with very few highway and some gravel and city
Total Miles on my V-Strom: 2200+

Now I need to go for test-ride, see you later.
 

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I had to work all day Saturday so I only got a short ride in but here's my numbers:

'04 DL1000 with 15k miles (no engine mods or tweaks. I have yet to sync TBs, adjust valves, or adjust TPS. It's exactly like I bought it(except for oil changes and a new thermostat housing))
Rider weight (with gear) 250lbs
Tour Master saddle bags and sport tail bag: 35lbs (estimate)
Stock screen in lowest position.

Conditions:
Altitude Range: 6000 to 7000 feet (playing around in the foot hills)
Temperature Range: 62 to 85
50/50 city/hwy gusty cross winds to 30mph (mostly)

Distance: 193.6 miles
Fuel (87 Octane): 3.62gls (topped off at the same pump)
MPG: 53.48

Best MPG to date: 64mpg (July '05 cruising around at 10k ft.)
Worst MPG to date: 43mpg (Aug '05 playing rather hard.)
Average MPG to date: 52mpg

Not as fancy as Mokus but I think I coveerd it all.
 

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DL 1000

87 Octane

48.96MPG

Low 70's

Stock bike, windscreen in lowest position

280

A few miles on the super slab the rest 2 lane country roads
average speed 55MPH

1325 Total Miles on the V-Strom
 

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V-Strom: DL1000

Gas: 87

Miles: 163

Gas Used: 4.47

Calculation: 36.5/gal

Outdoor Temp: 60 to 70f

Mods: Cee Bailey's 23" Windscreen, Staintune Slip-on's, Cabela's Pistol Cases on Motech Quick-loc Racks, JC Whitney Top Box. Also, this is a K5 with a K6 ECM. Don't know if that makes a difference. Had the dreaded 3500 to 4000 rpm lean nightmare.

Weight of Rider: 230lbs

Type of Riding: Two lane mountain rodes. Highway 33 from Ojai.

Total Miles: 4850

Jeff Mayner
Ventura, CA
 

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2006 DL1000 stock
Ran 1 tank of 87 octane for test
Average temp was 85-95
Bike has no extras and stock windshield at lowest setting
Total miles on bike is 422 (still breaking it in :D ) They were a mix of hwy/city/neighborhood riding
Rider weight is 260+gear - Height is 6'5" (more wind resistance)

Average MPG was 38.2
 

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DL650K6
87 octane
256mi./4.08 gal.
temps: 70's/80's
mods:16T front sprocket
rider wgt. 205
Mostly commuting and pleasure riding from weeks commuting and evening rides.70% city
2950 miles on bike
63.3 MPG :p
 

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2004 DL650 with >28,000 miles. Stock screen on low (for summer) with Givi 46 and 21's. Total weight with rider, gear, luggage and stuff is about 220 I figure.

For three legs of the weekend's trip:
First tank: 195.2 miles, 4.627gals => 42.19MPG. This was all freeway (yuk), 70-80mph.

Second leg: 183.2 miles, 3.748gals => 48.88MPG. This was all two-lane fun roads (like some of Hwy 58 for the CA crowd), 20-85MPH

Third leg: 195.2 miles, 4.149gals => 47.05MPG. One half freeways, one half fun roads, varying from bad headwind to some side and tailwinds, 20-85MPH.
 

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Here is mine.

DL1000 K5

87 Octane

180 miles / 4.9 U.S. gallons
36.7 MPG

65 Temp./ 10 mph winds

Windshield in lowest position, scorpion pipes, and Givi E52 topcase

165 lb rider plus AGATT

170 of 180 miles were very spirited on what Wisconsin has for twisties

4200 miles on Strom

That said I am amazed at most of your milege. I have yet to break the 40 mpg mark.
 

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tinman:

I've been out 58/Park Hill Road/33 three times in the last two months. Can't get enough of that ride.

Last time out I ran into a flock (Swarm?) of big-assed grasshoppers at 90+, running that last bit of straight road past the Soda Lake area, before the twisties and then Mckiterick.

Yuck. ;-)

Took some scrubbing to get those big boys off.
 

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04 650, 12k miles, screen on highest (legal) position.

87 octane

My own exhaust no FI calibration changes.

total weight with gear aprox 230 pounds. no side bags

254.5 miles
4.973 gallons
51 mpg

Conditions were low 60's to low 70's. Winds light variable

Started out on slow trails then proceeded to mostly two lane ending with about 30 miles of high speed 4 lane.


I was suprised at how good this was. For sure it is attributed to my mostly two lane and low speed trails stuff.
 

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I just got my DL 2 months ago and love the bike. I use it mostly to commute 120 miles round trip to work.


DL 1000

89 Octane

Mileage Calculation (190/4.3gal)

60 degrees AM 90 degrees PM

Stock, winshield at highest, no cases.

225 lbs rider

mostly interstate 75 mph

4400 miles (told you I love the bike)
 
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