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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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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.)
 

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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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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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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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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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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.. :beatnik:
 

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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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pure stock ECU

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.. :beatnik:
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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44mpg on 2011 wee

I am only getting 44mpg. I used to get around 50, but the last 4 tanks have been a steady decline. Plugs are new, air filter has 6k. Valves just adjusted to middle of tolerance for intake and open end for exhaust valves. Also got new tires, and replaced chain and sprocket. 28k miles on odometer. Seems like I am getting the winter gas blues. I use regular unleaded.
 

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How do you guys get such good consumption?

I have a 2009 DL1000 and I average 32.1MPG. Could it be because I do 100 miles per hour most of the time? :mrgreen:
 

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Fuel economy report: 30 mpg - 50 mpg

2011 Wee with 9,000 miles at start on a 2,000 mile trip over 4 days, from 600' to 8,700' above sea level in TX, NM, AZ.
Ambient temps ranged from 60F to 90F, usually closer to the higher end.
Single Rider + gear ~ 250 lbs total, top box but no panniers.
Givi engine guards. Suzuki touring windshield.
Everything stock mechanically.
Varied octane from 87 to 93 at different fill-ups, didn't seem to impact economy.
Climbing / descending or altitude didn't seem to have a noticeable impact on fuel economy.

The thing that mattered most was bike/engine speed.

At 7,200 rpm in top gear (90 mph gps, 98 indicated) - 30 mpg

At 6,200 rpm in top gear (74 mph gps, 80 indicated) - 45 mpg

5,500 - 6,000 rpm (under 70 mph gps, 75 indicated) - 48-50 mpg

Overall trip average was 43.7 mpg.
 

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2012 Vee MPG

I have been averaging 45-48 mpg with a combination of city/hwy driving and single with two-up.

On our last trip, I was riding two-up with my wife (stock bike with Suzuki top case, panniers and other farkles, passenger weight ~ 300 lbs.) on back roads and highways, while trying to avoid 6th gear as much as possible (4K-5K RPM), and we averaged 48.6; mpg. I am pretty sure the bike has the upgraded ECU.

On the trip home, I deliberately used 6th gear and I think that we exceeded 50 mpg, but I have not filled up yet. I have noticed no difference between 87, 89 and 93 octane fuel.
 

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2015 DL650XT "Glee" 736 total miles

Summer weather 55-90 degrees Fahrenheit
Chevron Premium gasoline
Mixed riding 35 to 70 mph (mostly ~45 mph)= 60 mpg
Almost steady freeway 55 to 90 mph (mostly 75 mph) = 52 mpg
 

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2015 DL650XT "Glee" 736 total miles

Summer weather 55-90 degrees Fahrenheit
Chevron Premium gasoline
Mixed riding 35 to 70 mph (mostly ~45 mph)= 60 mpg
Almost steady freeway 55 to 90 mph (mostly 75 mph) = 52 mpg
Should have mentioned 1 up riding. Factory aluminum side cases.
 
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