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Old 05-17-2009, 07:00 PM   #46
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Good stuff, guys!

If you're interested, there's a website - www.fuelly.com - that keeps track of your vehicles and MPG. It's also accessible via mobile devices, so you can update right at the pump. I'd love to see more data there (hint, hint).
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Old 06-28-2009, 05:52 AM   #47
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Bone stock except a storm topcase, 2k miles me at 250#. OBC shows around 51 mpg steady but fuel sender is kind of wonky and a new on on order. Actual mpg for the last two tanks using miles divided by gallons has me at 55.4 and 55.6 mpg. Most 60 mph back roads with a few miles in town each day.
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:30 PM   #48
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Location: Fort Collins, CO
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mileage 69 mpg!!

I have been averaging 54 mpg. I now have 3500 miles on my F800GS. I love this bike. I live @ 5,000 ft. and today did a ride to 11,000 ft and back. It covered 143.7 miles according to my gps from fill up to fill up. (1/2 mile from my house). The bike took 2.116 gallons of gas for 69mpg. Yes I rode easier than usual but didn't baby it. Those are Vespa #.
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:41 PM   #49
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Location: Northern New Mexico
Oddometer: 365
Roughly 3500 miles on
gallons/miles
OEM Battlewings
stock exhaust, windscreen
tail bag only, never any other bags
rider: 5'10", 175lbs

I have averaged 50mpg for the last 3000 miles across a wide range of riding conditions from serious dirt (where I am slow) to twisty pavement (where I'm not). I live at 7000ft & often ride higher. I don't think the bike's been ridden below 6Kft yet in fact.

I've had no issues with the onboard computer. It seems close enough to be useful, and has so far been consistent (ie: reliable)
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:48 PM   #50
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Location: Las Vegas, NV
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32 entries in Gas Cubby = 48.2 mpg

The Variables:
Units: Miles per US gallons
Odometer: 4658 miles
Rider: 6'0" 275 lbs
Luggage: Krauser 42L topcase
Windscreen: Stock
Exhaust: Leo Vince without baffle
Tires: Stock Bridgestone
Misc: SW Motech bash plate and engine guards.
Riding Conditions: Mix of highway at 65-75 mph, some offroad and ditto on the windy conditions in Las Vegas!
Results:
Best 52.8 loaded down with camping gear returning from WSBK at Miller.
Worst 44.1 breaking it in when new.
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:33 AM   #51
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On return from my 3,400 mile trip that took me through virtually every altitude and condition, I can report that the mileage that this bike gets is VERY dependent upon speed. Not temperature, tires, luggage, or any of that stuff. If I was doing 80mph on the highway I'd get 47mpg. If I was doing 60mph on the highway I'd get 55mpg. And the only area where load actually seemed to effect the milage was when I'd pass through the mountains. Then I'd get 45-47 on the way up, then as I'd be descending I'd get 80-130mpg.

Point being: you could cruise all day on this thing at 55-60mph and easily get 250 miles on a tank before the fuel light comes on. But if you insist on (like me) cruising at 70-80mph then you're only going to get 160-180 miles out of a tank when the fuel light comes on.
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:32 PM   #52
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I just spent the week on a liesurely cruise through the Kootenays. The speed was low, averaging 85 kph I'd guess (one guy on a DRZ400). Loaded with about 75 lbs camping gear my average was 3.8L/100 kms. Not sure what that is in MPG, but I was surprised to use less fuel than that DRZ!!

My typical mileage is still holding around 4.5L/100 kms...
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:10 AM   #53
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Location: Northern NSW
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I have been averaging 4.6 litres per 100 Km over 8,000km ... but last fill

A mixture of main roads, gravel roads, forestry roads and cruising at about 110 to 120 km on the GPS, with the last 30 kilometres in the dark and rain at about 90 -100km/hr = 3.7 Litres per 100 Km or 77 mpg imperial.

For you Americans I believe that works out to be over 66 mpg!

I did 454 kilometres on the tank (276 miles) and added 16.76 litres
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Old 07-15-2009, 08:47 AM   #54
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Loaded with about 75 lbs camping gear my average was 3.8L/100 kms. Not sure what that is in MPG, but I was surprised to use less fuel than that DRZ!!
Just type it in Google:

"3.8L per 100km in mpg" results in:

61.9mpg (rounded)

cug - likes Google for all kinds of conversions like "129 USD in EUR" or Fahrenheit to Celsius.
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:53 AM   #55
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Location: Portugal, Lisbon
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Over 7000Km and still haven't press reset on the average since day one!

And it just went today from 4.8 L/100Km to 4.9

So yeha i'm happy!
Agressive riding on tarmac, avoiding Highways (less then 200Km on highways for sure!) and the ocasional weekly off-road('ish still on batllewings) ride!

P.S: Stock windshield, Large handguards, 1.83m (6'1 or 6'2 ?!), and always with cross helmet (A.K.A big-ass-aerodinamical-air-break, or just neck-braker)
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Old 07-28-2009, 05:22 PM   #56
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Location: Las Vegas
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New bike, rode it pretty much regularly for the break in period - a mix of everything.

Bone stock, no bags other than a camelback.

Before 600 miles service avg about 50mpg.

After 600 mile service I avg about 53-54 mpg consistently. The OBC rating seems to be about right on give or take a mile per gallon or less.

I'm happy with it.
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:18 AM   #57
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7,000 miles on the bike, 40L Caribou Cases, mix of dirt mntn passes and paved canyons (30-80 mph), running at 6K-10K ft altitudes on mid-grade gas (87-89 octane) yielded a best tank of 67 mpg. That is measured by fill-up/mileage, not OBC (which really means nothing at all). That's a pretty comfy 250 mile range.
in 1300 miles over the weekend, which included top speeds of 115 (shh, don't tell anyone), i never saw below 61 mpg. most tanks were 65-66 mpg. higher speeds and stops/starts seem to be what drives the mpg down into the 50s. Also, bike seems to get much better mileage now that i am back home in the clouds, rather than having to slug it out in the low lying flatlands.
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:28 PM   #58
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True story

Filled up in Lee Vining (Mono Lake) torqued up thru Yosimite 35 to 45 mph (park speed limit) A couple stops for pics, over Tioga pass and out the west side down to Oakhurst.. This is the truth part... 146.7 miles... 2.03 gal.. = !!!
Ok. So that was an exception..

I do get 60 mpg fairly often, mid 50's freeway speeds ( 5k rpm / 80 mph indicated) or 75 - 80% effort in the twistys...

A trip thru Nev back roads next month will give me a realistic off road milage.

Jessy bags, tailbag, engine guard, and 190 lb rider.. using 89 octane.

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Old 08-15-2009, 04:01 AM   #59
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mine is stock, with a couple extra pounds of air in the tires, since I field dress about 240. 1300 miles on the clock. average 58 mpg. Assuming the odometer is correct and doing the math at fill up. Best tank was 62 mpg. Worst 57
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Old 08-16-2009, 07:40 AM   #60
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Location: Eureka Ca.
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The Variables
Units - MPG
Odometer - Start of trip 480 miles
End of trip 5,000 Miles
Rider - 6'0 205lbs
Luggage - BMW Adventure (Loaded for camping)
Windscreen - Stock
Exhaust - Stock
Tires - Stock Bridgestones
Riding Conditions - Backroads Highways & Interstates (Windy, Windy, Windy)

Low 45.4
High 64.3
Avg 53.4 (Avg. based on 33 fill-ups)
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