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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 23rd, 2006, 10:20 am Thread Starter
 
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I just put my first full tank in the bike last night. Took 5.53 gallons at 203.2 miles. The distance to empty showed --- for about 1-2 miles. The average fuel economy showed 39.8 miles/gallon for awhile. I calculated it out at 36.59 miles per gallon.

Any comparisons from some guys with GT's and their first tank or current mileage after broken in.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 23rd, 2006, 10:45 am
 
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My first several tanks were 42 to 45 mpg but my computer always reads about 3 to 5 mpg more than I really am getting. After 3700 miles my worst has been 40 mpg and my best is 47 mpg. This is all at 1000 to 2500 feet above sea level.
Are you certain the dealer had it topped off?
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I am not calculating it by hand, just relying on what the computer says. 39.5 mpg.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 23rd, 2006, 11:40 am Thread Starter
 
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Are you certain the dealer had it topped off?
Yeah, I went and topped it off myself.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 23rd, 2006, 12:16 pm
 
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Smile mileage

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I think you have to reset the average mile thingie every tank because it registers the overall mileage since the last reset. it is possible to get much less than it shows depending on how you ride. The cars are this way any how
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I just put my first full tank in the bike last night. Took 5.53 gallons at 203.2 miles. The distance to empty showed --- for about 1-2 miles. The average fuel economy showed 39.8 miles/gallon for awhile. I calculated it out at 36.59 miles per gallon.

Any comparisons from some guys with GT's and their first tank or current mileage after broken in.

Thanks

Matt
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I just put my first full tank in the bike last night. Took 5.53 gallons at 203.2 miles. The distance to empty showed --- for about 1-2 miles. The average fuel economy showed 39.8 miles/gallon for awhile. I calculated it out at 36.59 miles per gallon.

Any comparisons from some guys with GT's and their first tank or current mileage after broken in.

Thanks

Matt
I have just put in my third tankful and so far, since new, the average is coming in at just under 50mpg, which is fantastic. The bike has now done 600 miles, a mix of motorway and slow heavy traffic, and average journey lengths of around 70 miles, with one 230 mile trip so far. Not done a lot of short journeys, which tends to reduce the average mpg quite significantly, but for longer distances (not quite up to Joe's mileages, but we're a much smaller country ) the mpg is pretty good.
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I seem to get in the late 30s mpg from rough calculations but the computer, which was zeroed only when I bought the bike 8,000 miles ago and not since, indicates 22.6 mpg average!
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