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Old 11-22-2012, 09:00 AM   #1
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Hi all, I am looking at purchasing a 02 GSA with extremely low miles.
Just curious what kind of MPG I can expect as a average or Freeway @70?
Thanks, Tom
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:20 AM   #2
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Around 40. Depends on fuel quality.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:27 AM   #3
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i think i averaged around 40mpg on my 03 1150gs.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:15 AM   #4
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Yep. I get about 40 overall from my 04.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:26 AM   #5
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:29 AM   #6
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I get 42 on the highway and 30 in the dirt with...carburators.


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Old 11-22-2012, 12:50 PM   #7
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35 mpg at 82 mph loaded with camping gear and 800 mile days.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:33 PM   #8
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:49 PM   #9
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Hi all, I am looking at purchasing a 02 GSA with extremely low miles.
Just curious what kind of MPG I can expect as a average or Freeway @70?
Thanks, Tom
The BMW spec at 75 mph steady speed is 41 mpg running gasoline or about 39 mpg running E10. Your mileage may vary. ;)

Don't be surprised if you get less.

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35 mpg at 82 mph loaded with camping gear and 800 mile days.
When I took the BMW spec at 75 mph and extrapolated it to 80 mph I came up with 36 mpg gasoline and 35 mpg for E10.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:58 PM   #10
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:00 PM   #11
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2002 Adventure. 44mpg @ 70mph pre-ethonal days. Right around 40 mph these days with E10. Drops to 35 give or take above 80 mph loaded for camping.
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:11 PM   #12
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My 04 got 40mpg always, regardless of where or how ridden. So far, mileage has been a lot lower on my 06, even though it seems to run very well. Still figuring it out.
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:11 PM   #13
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Hi Tom, 33-45. Really drops off above 60 mph. Winter fuel, riding below 3,000 ft, rider position, use of high drag lubes, low state of tune, old O2 sensor and plugs all cut economy. 1100's are better on fuel, 50 mpg common.

Tell us more about the prospect 1150. "Extremely low miles" on an 1150 isn't necessarily a good thing imo. Don't apply too much premium there. Could still have much maintenance in store. Should have more than 45k just to demonstrate lack of build defects. Actual condition is more important than odo. Documented 50-75k from exp BMW rider might have new rotors, tires, batt, m cyl, clutch slave, fuel pump, hoses, cables, free of dry seals, ect.
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:20 AM   #14
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50mpg at 60mph here. Much above that speed and it likes a drink.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:41 AM   #15
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It is a 02 with less thn 3000 miles and has had a level 3 service done. Areoflow shield and all 3 cases?
8900 which is high for book value but in new condition vs new is half?
What do you guys think?
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