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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 5th, 2008, 4:11 am Thread Starter
 
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Cool GT MPG score card

I recently read in a comparison of bikes that the gt gets on average about 36 MPG to a max of 44 MPG. Compared to the RT 2 stroke which is 44-50. Then Ive read other conflicting articles. DO any of you GT heads have any info regarding your average and your max and how you ride to effect the MPG.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 5th, 2008, 8:18 am
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Most of my riding these days is commuting to and from work on city streets and I get about 40 MPG. In May the wife and I took a trip to the mountains and got a high of 48 MPG and that was loaded with luggage.


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My riding has been a bit more spirited lately and I end up in the mid to upper 30's for the most part. On longer trips I have gotten as high as 45 & 46....

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 5th, 2008, 2:06 pm
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45 mpg

I ride over a mountain and back to work with only a couple stop lights. I get 45 mpg consistently.
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44 mpg. Just checked it out this weekend on a few tankfulls.

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Gasoline is not the same in all places so MPG will also be effected. There are 45 about blends of Gasoline when all the Octane ratings are figured in.
Summer and winter gas will also change MPG. and don't forget altitude.

I have 2004 K1200RS, a Remus with a power chip and ride it like I stole it. My last trip on the way to and from Death Valley, I cruised at 130+ recorded 440 miles I got 37 MPG.
The Power at below sea level altitude is GREAT!!

When in Las Vegas 2,100 ft altitude, with our bad gas I get 35 MPG. The chip does not help the low end engine power, so I must use higher RPM, using more of the Golden Juice.

Before the Chip I would get about 2 MPG better.
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Weird, Bazra. I get better mileage above 4000 ft. Usually in the 40's.

Over the life of the bike (121k), I've gotten 37 MPG. I changed out the cam gears and installed a Rhinewest chipset, which improved the midrange at the expense of a little top end (dyno checked). Initially, I thought I got about a 2 MPG improvement, but overall since the swap, it's still at 37.

Over the past 5 years, 33 is the lowest, 47 is the highest. That's based on one tank, so some fudge-factor is involved, I'm sure. Over a 5-tank average, it's been 43 and 33 (but the 33 was when the bike was new).



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English Fuel Consumption

Checked my 'O4 GT recently on a 260 mile ride, one ( fat sod) up, mostly on Motorways. I got 48 mpg (That's in English gallons of PETROL, not your little US gallons of GAS )
The bit you folks over the Pond don't appreciate is that each gallon of precious petrol over here is now 5.22, or $10.44 PER GALLON

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speedometer accuracy

Doesn't the fact that our speedometers are off (mine is and I hear most are) inflate what the real mileage is.? I discovered this on a 1200 mile ride with other bikes. I was showing 120 miles more for the trip than most everyone else.
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Doesn't the fact that our speedometers are off (mine is and I hear most are) inflate what the real mileage is.? I discovered this on a 1200 mile ride with other bikes. I was showing 120 miles more for the trip than most everyone else.
Speedometer is ~5% off with the Metzeler Z6 tires. Oddly, it's more like 3.5% off with M3's. (???) This is based on a non-calibrated GPS, but still close enough for government work.
Odometer is 2% off with the Z6's (haven't checked the odo with the M3's), so when you say speedometer, you can't use the speedometer error with the odometer. They purposely are optimisitic with the speedometer.



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