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Old 02-18-2013, 07:10 PM   #16
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I don't think I've seen 40.
... I think you might be a harder rider than me Mark.

Remember I am riding like a puss with mum, house and contents on.

That was worked out on our metric gallon of 4.5 L / gallon, doing the US 3.79 L / gallon gives us 39.50 miles per gallon.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:37 PM   #17
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Damn, 47mpg? That's great fuel economy for a SE.

I don't think I've seen 40.
I haven't figured out my mileage exactly on this trip but at home, I average 38 mpg. On this trip one day in Chile, I got almost 220 miles out of my stock tank and 1.7 gallon auxillary tank. Of course, I was coasting downhills with the engine off, driving 45-50 mph in top gear, and drafting passing trucks. The gas station we knew about closed for service just as I arrived and we figured there would be another one. There wasn't. That was a long nervous ride with the low fuel light on for like 50 miles.

The thought of an unplanned visit to a hospital down here in South America has kept my throttle hand in check mostly and I think my mileage is probably about the same as yours.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:48 PM   #18
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The thought of an unplanned visit to a hospital down here in South America has kept my throttle hand in check mostly and I think my mileage is probably about the same as yours.
We have 40L on board when full but your reason above keeps my hand from enjoying it too much to

We have geared our bike down from 17/45 to 16/45 and it is much smoother at the bottom end and we cruze at 95 - 100 km/hr so I can look out the window, in Mexico there are few places to stretch her legs anyway so crusing the Libres gives us 6 useable gears
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:12 AM   #19
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I haven't figured out my mileage exactly on this trip but at home, I average 38 mpg. On this trip one day in Chile, I got almost 220 miles out of my stock tank and 1.7 gallon auxillary tank. Of course, I was coasting downhills with the engine off, driving 45-50 mph in top gear, and drafting passing trucks. The gas station we knew about closed for service just as I arrived and we figured there would be another one. There wasn't. That was a long nervous ride with the low fuel light on for like 50 miles.

The thought of an unplanned visit to a hospital down here in South America has kept my throttle hand in check mostly and I think my mileage is probably about the same as yours.
Heck, hospitals are great places to meet riders, I met a couple 990 riders in the ER in Quito.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:18 AM   #20
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... I think you might be a harder rider than me Mark.

Remember I am riding like a puss with mum, house and contents on.

That was worked out on our metric gallon of 4.5 L / gallon, doing the US 3.79 L / gallon gives us 39.50 miles per gallon.
40 is still pretty good, I was running fatter jetting for the first part of my trip which I think was a big influence.

I'd get a 990 SE if they ever made one with the stories of the sick mileage (50ish) I hear them getting.
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:43 PM   #21
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the stories of the sick mileage (50ish) I hear them getting.
IIRC 52 mpg at around 16,000 feet on my bike, 16-42, 2 into 1, stock map. Tahoacer gets around 52 mpg at 6000' with his custom map. That would be pretty nice. According to him the F/A ratio is way too rich in the mid revs with the stock map, and curiously gets too lean at WOT. Maybe something to do with Euro emission standards, not sure though.
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:50 AM   #22
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If you think the Pemex is cheating you with Magna in the Premium storage tanks, just take a good whiff of what is going in the tank.
Premium at all Pemex locales has a very distinct smell. Once you actually get a good whiff of it, you'll know if you are getting Premium or Magna, for sure.
Many Pemex locales have stopped stocking Premium and offer only the green handled Magna because of the constant scheduled price increases in gas here. People just aren't paying the extra money. Don't count on many Pemex locales on secondary roads or in rural areas to have any Premium on hand.
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