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post #1 of 6 Old 03-30-2010, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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does any one know the average mileage a 1200 cc gold wing should be getting in town or on the open highway im geeting about 20 miles in town 2 the gallon. this seems 2 be short in my guess.would like any input on thios subject

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don't know about the goldwing but on my 919 I only get about 30 - 35 in the city. On the highway I'm in the low to mid 40s.

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I have an '81 Interstate and an '82 Standard GL1100. Both are geared a little differently. The '81 could squeeze 50 mpg consistently if I behaved myself and the '82 about 48-50 mpg. You should see nothing less than low 40's with the 1200.

I would get 200 miles to reserve (4 gallon main) and the best ever was 212.

20mpg in town is way out of line.

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gold wing mileage

thank u 4 the info on my goldwiwng mileage problem i guess the next thing is a major tune up.i have never worked on a goldwing before so is there anything i should 2 start with.any info would be greatly appreciateed the wing i have is a 1200 interstate with about 78,000 mile s on it

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I personally would start with spark plugs and air filter...

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I would probably add valve lash and wires too. Maybe check the timing and clean the carbs if it has sat for a while?

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