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Old 06-26-2011, 04:51 PM   #916
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nice to see all your hard work pay off for ya....keep the rubber side down-Fred
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Old 06-26-2011, 06:51 PM   #917
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38 mpg

R u towin a trailer

What sprockets are you using?

Seams a bit on the high side for consumption. The sweet spot for my rat is 75mph, loaded I usually get 51mpg.

Keep in mind the odo can be inaccurate because it uses the countershaft for measurement.
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Old 06-26-2011, 08:45 PM   #918
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38 mpg

R u towin a trailer

What sprockets are you using?

Seams a bit on the high side for consumption. The sweet spot for my rat is 75mph, loaded I usually get 51mpg.

Keep in mind the odo can be inaccurate because it uses the countershaft for measurement.
I agree ... I just ran to Americade with (3) 1800 goldwings ... 326 miles one way ... doing between 80 and 90 on the thruway ( using the GPS as a speedo ) and got 50mpg going east ... with the wind ... came back the next day ... running basically the same speeds .. going into the wind ... got 46mpg ... snorkels pulled ... running a two bros exhaust ... also bumped the throttle position sensor per Invaders testing ... by the way ... I have run my Versys out of fuel and coasted into the pumps ... stuffing the tank ... I was able to put in 5.6 US gal ... This info is for people needing to push the envelop
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:54 AM   #919
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...keep the rubber side down-Fred
thanks, that rubber side down is at the top of the list.
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:57 AM   #920
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R u towin a trailer

yup, got my Airstream on the hitch. sleeps six.
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:22 AM   #921
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I agree ... I just ran to Americade with (3) 1800 goldwings ... 326 miles one way ... doing between 80 and 90 on the thruway ( using the GPS as a speedo ) and got 50mpg going east ... with the wind ... came back the next day ... running basically the same speeds .. going into the wind ... got 46mpg ... snorkels pulled ... running a two bros exhaust ... also bumped the throttle position sensor per Invaders testing ... by the way ... I have run my Versys out of fuel and coasted into the pumps ... stuffing the tank ... I was able to put in 5.6 US gal ... This info is for people needing to push the envelop

all three of these bikes have gotten the same fuel mileage at indicated 80, GPS 77mph. all stock motors, stock exhaust, and OEM sprockets/gearing. no surprise there.

i couldn't see any fuel in the tank, and had already been running 18 miles on the fuel light. took 4.74 with the bike leaning over on the too short side stand, and would have taken more if upright. i need to pull the tank for a repaint, i might check it out then.

if i was on pavement all the time, maybe i'd drop a tooth or two on the rear sprocket. since i'm not, the stock gearing works fine.
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:52 AM   #922
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by the way ... I have run my Versys out of fuel and coasted into the pumps ... stuffing the tank ... I was able to put in 5.6 US gal ... This info is for people needing to push the envelop

How many miles did you go on that tank?
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:03 AM   #923
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How many miles did you go on that tank?
4.74x38@80 indicated. Slowed down a little when the light came on.
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:07 PM   #924
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Only 6, figured you could pull a ton with such a light load

Have you compared the ODO to a measured distance or gps?
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:28 PM   #925
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Only 6, figured you could pull a ton with such a light load

Have you compared the ODO to a measured distance or gps?

the rider is a load, so the GCWR is adjusted accordingly.

80 indicated is 77 GPS actual. all mileage numbers quoted are based on GPS miles.
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:50 PM   #926
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How many miles did you go on that tank?
I don't recall on that particular tank ... I do check my mileage often ... the lowest I've seen is 44 ... the highest was a tich over 55mpg ... I usually hover between 46 and 50mpg ...
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:15 PM   #927
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I don't recall on that particular tank ... I do check my mileage often ... the lowest I've seen is 44 ... the highest was a tich over 55mpg ... I usually hover between 46 and 50mpg ...

Thanks, I was wondering what kind of milage/range you can go on a Versys tank. 250 miles on a tank, that will work.

I love what is being done all across the board with this motor.
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Old 06-28-2011, 04:30 AM   #928
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I don't recall on that particular tank ... I do check my mileage often ... the lowest I've seen is 44 ... the highest was a tich over 55mpg ... I usually hover between 46 and 50mpg ...

given stock gearing. the big variables here are rider weight, naked bike, speed, and riding style. i'm 300# in full armor, and the rat doesn't even make an attempt at an aero package. makes a difference. the last two are self explanatory. remember, this is the cop motor, and it runs differently. at 80MPH i can still accelerate hard in 6th, double overdrive.

lots of discussion among the Versys guys on fuel mileage, and quite a range reported. i can get to 50mpg, but i'm on gravel or being a model citizen on the double nickle limit.
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Old 06-28-2011, 04:36 AM   #929
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Thanks, I was wondering what kind of milage/range you can go on a Versys tank. 250 miles on a tank, that will work.

I love what is being done all across the board with this motor.
i wouldn't bet the farm on that 250.

agree with ya on the motor...as long as you're talking about the mighty 649HP.
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Old 06-28-2011, 04:43 AM   #930
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tried these i other day after getting tired of the knee pads in my riding pants always being out of position. i put a high priority on protecting my knees.



these are a different deal, obviously locked right on the knee. wore them all day, worked great.
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