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Old 01-23-2014, 06:28 PM   #1
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fuel mileage on a gsw

I noticed that my new GS does not get as good mileage as my older model,

I was wondering if anyone noticed this,

thanks

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Old 01-23-2014, 06:30 PM   #2
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My 2007 12GS averaged low 40's for mpg, and my GSW is the same.
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Old 01-23-2014, 06:36 PM   #3
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depending on the ride mode (and other excitable traffic surroundings), as a daily commute i'm around 47mpg. i can swing it in either direction by a few but only when i'm cognizant of saving gas or pushing the throttle. mission highway rides eat away at my averages.

would've been nice to hear where your at to start us off.
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:32 PM   #4
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:41 PM   #5
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my 05 was getting in the 47 range when I did the math,

the 14 is getting in the 38 range???
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:33 PM   #6
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Mine is in the 48 to 51mpg when riding with my wife (she's on her own bike). 46 to 48 when I'm on my own. But I tend to not push rpms high. I just don't break into corners ...
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:44 PM   #7
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my 05 was getting in the 47 range when I did the math,

the 14 is getting in the 38 range???
42ish on an '05, 45ish on the '13. Depends a lot on roads, wind, and my right wrist.
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:19 AM   #8
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:19 AM   #9
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brand new, but I am doing everything I can to break it in
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:50 AM   #10
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brand new, but I am doing everything I can to break it in
then wait until its broken in to read the fuel mileage. All new bikes have better mileage once broken in
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:28 AM   #12
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You might see a small increase after 2,000m.
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