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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 2nd, 2008, 8:04 pm Thread Starter
 
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Fuel Consumption

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I just got a 03 K1200RS. What is the average fuel consumption on these bikes? On my first ride home i used about 3 gal for 70 miles (23 MPG) that included some slow traffic in NYC, slow rash hour traffic on the HWY and fast riding of +80mph. I think my minivan does better mph. Do I have fuel system problem? Please advice.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 2nd, 2008, 9:25 pm
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Probably not. Gas mileage seems to vary all over the place. Was there much sitting still in the rush hour traffic? What windshield do you have? I lost 5-10 MPG when using an Aeroflow.

Cold weather will also cause an increase in fuel consumtion.
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I tend to get 38-42. I have 03 RS with comfort shield in the low position. and the bags are on all the time. Sitting in traffic will eat up mileage. I commute 70 miles each day and usually am running 65-75 (indicated is 70-82) I have also noted that if in a hurry and fill on the side stand and the next time slowly fill with the bike on the center stand will make about a quart + difference on the refill. Typically I have the Fuel light come on around 160 miles.

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In my first 6000 miles on my new-to-me 2001, I've averaged 43. My high was 45 and my low was 39. My fuel light comes on around 170.
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Worst was 28MPG over one tank (so there may be some error) at a track school (Sears Point). Best was 45 averaged over 5 tanks on a HOG ride a couple of years ago. Average over the years has been 37.8 MPG. Only thing I've noticed in the last 5 years is that I get much better mileage above 4000' elevation.
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Hi Everyone
I just got a 03 K1200RS. What is the average fuel consumption on these bikes? On my first ride home i used about 3 gal for 70 miles (23 MPG) that included some slow traffic in NYC, slow rash hour traffic on the HWY and fast riding of +80mph. I think my minivan does better mph. Do I have fuel system problem? Please advice.
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The best advice I could give you is to save your fuel receipts and average your consumption for a few hundred miles. If you have a GT windscreen and saddlebags on, thats worth about 5mpg. Your first mileage check is low! I average 42-45mpg. overall.

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Low to mid 40's MPG is typical. I've been into the 30's when hammering the throttle. I've been over 50MPG on the fuel-ups following a speeding ticket.

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Thanks. I will monitor my MPG the next few hundred miles.
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My average for the whole time I own GT is 42.8 MPG
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I've consistently been around 30. I recently saw another thread that suggested disconnecting the battery then reconnecting so the ECU will reset. Trying that next, if I can get back on the bike this season.
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