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Old 09-29-2008, 09:08 AM   #31
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People have already reported over 300 miles out of that tank.
75mpg?

I don't buy it.
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Old 09-29-2008, 09:25 AM   #32
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I also have a really hard time believing 300 miles out of a tank. I am at roughly 600 miles (going in for service on thursday). I get around 53 mpg (OBC reports 50). The light comes on at 190 miles and I have put at most 3.8 gallons. 300 miles seems hard to believe. I am also keeping the bike under 5k rpms during this time.

Who is getting 75 mpg?
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Old 09-29-2008, 09:33 AM   #33
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I'm getting 264'ish to a tank without trying to economise. Don't find it difficult to believe 300 is possible. Depends on how and where you ride it, I guess.

Funny thing. The computer always seems to set itself to a range of around 160 miles when just filled up but stays there for about 100 miles before coming down.
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Old 09-29-2008, 09:49 AM   #34
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Like the 4 wheeler hyper-milers, I'm sure 300 miles or more is possible. ON a recent ride coming down some mountain roads, I saw my "instant MPG" reading hit 191 mpg. But... one must go uphill in order to save gas going down! I'm averaging about 60mpg and I'm confident 240-250 is doable but... I too would love to have a 2+ gallon AUX tank for some planned trips.

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I'm getting 264'ish to a tank without trying to economise. Don't find it difficult to believe 300 is possible. Depends on how and where you ride it, I guess.

Funny thing. The computer always seems to set itself to a range of around 160 miles when just filled up but stays there for about 100 miles before coming down.
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:05 AM   #35
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Is there really a spot on this planet where a 200 mile range is not enough?
If you do a lot of Iron Butt Association rides, it's not uncommon to do 300 miles without stopping.
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Old 09-29-2008, 09:38 PM   #36
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My 800 went 235 miles on the 1st tank (under 5k rpm's) and still had a little left over. And that was mountain riding, sea level, and everything in between!
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:13 AM   #37
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My 800 went 235 miles on the 1st tank (under 5k rpm's) and still had a little left over. And that was mountain riding, sea level, and everything in between!
I love my bike, but I've never gotten over 200. Under 5k, over 5k, dirt, superslab, whatever.
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Old 09-30-2008, 06:50 PM   #38
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If you do a lot of Iron Butt Association rides, it's not uncommon to do 300 miles without stopping.
I can see where in some instances you need a large tank. I have 2 KLR's both fitted with the IMS tanks, mainly because they are cheaper than stock tanks and I don't have to mess with the silly shrouds on the side.
OK, so, if you doing an iron butt fairly often and the one stretch of the dalton highway where you need an extra gallon and you have a butt load of money you wish to dispose of, I guess it's a good idea.
With reference to the bush in San Francisco, you only have to travel a day from here to be in some of the most remote areas in America. In those cases I have done the fuel bottle thing, strapping a gallon or two to my boxes.
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Old 09-30-2008, 06:56 PM   #39
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I love my bike, but I've never gotten over 200. Under 5k, over 5k, dirt, superslab, whatever.
I happen to keep a spreadsheet I update at every fill up (shh, I'm a BMW geek, it's required). Here are the vital stats I've seen:

Longest run on a tank
230.4 miles. The fuel tank took 4.217 gallons. For those of you playing along at home, that's 15.963 liters on a 16l tank. Averaged 54.6mpg on that tank -- all country roads with constantly fluctuating throttle (break in).

Best Mileage
67.3mpg over 56 miles. Net descent (ended up closer to sea level than I started), all highway, using every trick I could (drafting trucks, puttering along at 60mph, etc.) but hit a little stop and go traffic anyway. If not for the traffic I would have been in the 70's (was 75 before the traffic started).

Worst Mileage
When I'm on the highway I like to run fast. My worst mileage so far was 41.9mpg over 162miles. A little bird told me the bike will do 130 indicated, BTW. Same birdie told me that around that speed WOT delivers ~25mpg.

Overall
I've averaged 50mpg over 1400-some miles (I have an F650 for transportation, the 800 is for fun!). In 1400-some miles I've spent $113 on gas for an average fuel cost of 7.737 cents per mile.

Everyone else keeps fuel spreadsheets too...right?
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:05 PM   #40
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this is another option and maybe the easiest:

You mean like THESE?
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:09 PM   #41
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I happen to keep a spreadsheet I update at every fill up (shh, I'm a BMW geek, it's required). Here are the vital stats I've seen:

Longest run on a tank
230.4 miles. The fuel tank took 4.217 gallons. For those of you playing along at home, that's 15.963 liters on a 16l tank. Averaged 54.6mpg on that tank -- all country roads with constantly fluctuating throttle (break in).

Best Mileage
67.3mpg over 56 miles. Net descent (ended up closer to sea level than I started), all highway, using every trick I could (drafting trucks, puttering along at 60mph, etc.) but hit a little stop and go traffic anyway. If not for the traffic I would have been in the 70's (was 75 before the traffic started).

Worst Mileage
When I'm on the highway I like to run fast. My worst mileage so far was 41.9mpg over 162miles. A little bird told me the bike will do 130 indicated, BTW. Same birdie told me that around that speed WOT delivers ~25mpg.

Overall
I've averaged 50mpg over 1400-some miles (I have an F650 for transportation, the 800 is for fun!). In 1400-some miles I've spent $113 on gas for an average fuel cost of 7.737 cents per mile.

Everyone else keeps fuel spreadsheets too...right?
Um....
No, but, I suspect a careful perusal of your post would probably reveal why I've never gotten over 200 on a tank
I keep meaning to ride a tank purely for mileage, but, as they say, the road to hell is paved with good intentions...
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:33 PM   #42
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Is there really a spot on this planet where a 200 mile range is not enough?
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you dont get out much do ya . Here in Oz if your into outback touring 500km range is just enough and 600km would be better
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:34 PM   #43
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Is there really a spot on this planet where a 200 mile range is not enough?
I may be wrong but, I stop at every gas station I see if I'm in the bush
Some of us don't like riding from gas station to gas station when riding in the Plains or Rockies. Meandering around out in the boonies is much more fun when the next fuel stop isn't at the top of the "to do list"...

Also, stopping every two or three hours when on long "A to B" slab rides can be tedious when the day is twelve or more hours long...

On a recent trip to Santa Fe, I was stopping about every 160/170 miles for fuel. Four fuel stops en route on my twelve hour, 775 mile trip. I'd have been much happier if I could've dropped a couple of those stops off the agenda and saved myself an hour, or so, of travel time...
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:38 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by hyperiate
I happen to keep a spreadsheet I update at every fill up (shh, I'm a BMW geek, it's required). Here are the vital stats I've seen:

Longest run on a tank
230.4 miles. The fuel tank took 4.217 gallons. For those of you playing along at home, that's 15.963 liters on a 16l tank. Averaged 54.6mpg on that tank -- all country roads with constantly fluctuating throttle (break in).

Best Mileage
67.3mpg over 56 miles. Net descent (ended up closer to sea level than I started), all highway, using every trick I could (drafting trucks, puttering along at 60mph, etc.) but hit a little stop and go traffic anyway. If not for the traffic I would have been in the 70's (was 75 before the traffic started).

Worst Mileage
When I'm on the highway I like to run fast. My worst mileage so far was 41.9mpg over 162miles. A little bird told me the bike will do 130 indicated, BTW. Same birdie told me that around that speed WOT delivers ~25mpg.

Overall
I've averaged 50mpg over 1400-some miles (I have an F650 for transportation, the 800 is for fun!). In 1400-some miles I've spent $113 on gas for an average fuel cost of 7.737 cents per mile.

Everyone else keeps fuel spreadsheets too...right?
It's almost 800 miles from my house to the Rockies. I'd like to know what the F800's fuel economy / range is at 80mph and loaded with three-piece luggage... If the answer is something close to 40mpg, then the bike needs more fuel, IMHO...
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Old 09-30-2008, 10:26 PM   #45
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you dont get out much do ya . Here in Oz if your into outback touring 500km range is just enough and 600km would be better
Dude, I spent years travelling around OZ, worked in the bush, shot roo's, herded sheep, harvested wheat, cotton and tomatoes and slept in swags in the middle of nowhere.
I had a little 250 over there that I circled the counrty with, rode it to that rock in the middle of nowhere and countless many more places. I strapped on extra fuel cans for extra range.
I keep forgetting I'm in a BMW section where wanting takes over from needing.
BTW. I wasn't referring to Australia in my post earlier. I know what goes on over there. I've seen more of Australia than most Australians.
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