Riding in company
Before my 600 mile inspection (K1200RS, build date 11/03) I got 33, 32, and 30 mpg on successive tanks of gas. At the time of the inspection I told the service manager that I hadn't experienced any throttle response issues, but that I had heard that some people who had the ECU swap saw improved gas mileage. The ECU was replaced and I was content. Today (riding with Pat Darke on his swell new R) I ran off a tank of gas and got 22 mpg. The gas light came on at 80 miles. We rode conservatively and the ride included around 40 highway miles at 70 to 80 mph. There are about 900miles on the bike.