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post #1 of 20 Old 08-27-2008, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
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Been leaving the truck at home 95% of the time and riding the two bikes......

mostly the KLR650. I'm finding that with the way I'm flogging the single, I'm getting 50mpg every tank, easy. I'm gonna get me a tankful and ride it conservatively and see what the top mileage I can get is. I've never done that, cause quite often I'm on the hiway running about 75mph(actual).

Now the 10R. I've run it somewhat lighter than normal as of late. I don't know, it's nice to keep her under a hundred. I've broken 40mpg on a number of tankfulls as of recent. My previous mileage always stayed at 33mpg. I'm wonde3ring if I can hit 45 on this thing.

Anyway, my truck gets 11mpg no matter what I do. I think that GM designed in a gas dumper. It activates when your mileage goes up for reasons of conservation, the system detects this and pours raw gas into the muffler and exits it out the tailpipe. Just a thought.


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post #2 of 20 Old 08-27-2008, 08:48 AM
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When we match Europe's $9/gallon everyone will ride two-wheels! How many lanes will that have to repaint the LA freeways 20?

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Funny you mentioned this - The fam and I went to the Outer banks this past weekend and I got the best milage my truck has ever gottne. Coming and going I got 16mpg ! Using BP 87 octane fuel and oil that was clsoe to time for chaning, and using the cruise control ( set at between 65 and 75 mph ).I cant figure out why its getting better milage ? Maybe the closer to sea level air ?

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I have been doing the same as you Bigdaa. except I only have the 919. but only put 30 miles on the truck in almost 2 months. My car has seen maybe 1 tank of gas in 3 months.

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Oh yeah, Last trackday on the Tuono - I got about 18 mpg - Normally , its closer to 40/45 mpg. Funny how goin faster uses more gas ?!? Like you , my KLR has gotten 51 mpg for the last 3 tanks -

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Oh yeah, Last trackday on the Tuono - I got about 18 mpg - Normally , its closer to 40/45 mpg. Funny how goin faster uses more gas ?!? Like you , my KLR has gotten 51 mpg for the last 3 tanks -
Choke, cough, expire.........

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Considering I was doing 1:25s to 1:23.8s and about 155/160 on the straights, Im not complaining !

If it did this everyday/every tank , Id worry a bit -

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If it did this everyday/every tank , Id worry a bit -


OK. I'm down with that.

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Considering I was doing 1:25s to 1:23.8s and about 155/160 on the straights, Im not complaining !
where is that done at?? VIR if so them's some pretty good times arent they!!


I almost said sheesh he floggs the wee out of that bike just to be driving to work...


My BMW got 64ish when first got it and has been declining to 59ish and I am hoping the weigh of oil has something to do with it, cause by the butt dyno on highway since after changing oil the first time it seems a little down in power. Most guys either put 10-40 or 20-50 weight i think might be 5-20 but i grabbed 10-40 got to do some research before the next oil change. Course the real problem is i've been trying to loft the front like the 9'er miss that bike every now and then

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My bike gets about 30-32mpg and have to use premium.

My Toyota Corolla gets 37-38 with 87 octane.

My Audi has gotten about 200 miles put on it this month.

Corolla gets the miles dumped on it. Hitting 170,000 miles on my way home from work today... still silky smooth and very quiet.

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I wailed on the Turbo this past wknd & only got 39. It'll get 45 when I'm less ham fisted but how fun is that?

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My '07 Titan usually gets 17-18mpg (98% interstate to work.) if I keep it at or under 65.

'01 Wrangler gets about 11mpg... It's not a street machine though.

The 9er has been holding steady at 50mpg (keeping it under 75mph).

Man it's nice to fill the tank for $15

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My '07 Titan usually gets 17-18mpg (98% interstate to work.) if I keep it at or under 65.

'01 Wrangler gets about 11mpg... It's not a street machine though.

The 9er has been holding steady at 50mpg (keeping it under 75mph).

Man it's nice to fill the tank for $15
I remember filling my CL350 Honda tank for $1.45

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I remember filling my CL350 Honda tank for $1.45
Got ya beat Dave. To fill the tank on my XL250 Honda cost about $0.80. That puppy would get between 70 to 80 mpg.

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Got ya beat Dave. To fill the tank on my XL250 Honda cost about $0.80. That puppy would get between 70 to 80 mpg.
I can't tell you how bad I wanted that 250, Mike. Dad said "Why do you want to trade in a 350 for a 250!"

I showed him a thing or two when later on I got a 750!

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I am working on a 10R tankfull right now where I kept the riding to less than 80mph the whole tank. I mean to say, I had a gentler throttle hand through all of the rev range.

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At 325 miles showing on the ODO I'm getting 39.5 mpg. Break-in throttle hand. The parallel twin is tight but starting to loosen.


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My Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4 5.3L V8 always gets right at 15 MPG. Doesn't matter if it is highway, city, dogging it, or taking it easy. I'm with you on the GM gas sucker scam.

The 9er is always in the low to mid 40s. I actually get worse mileage on my morning commute through town as opposed to a full day of blasting down the backroads.

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