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    MPG on Your Hack?

    Just curious what kind of mpg folks get with their hacks and how fast they're traveling. With my '85 KRS, running 60 to 70 all day, I'm at 37 mpg. How are other folks doing?
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    R1150r - ezs

    running 65 - 72mph, about 36 mpg
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    Just enjoying the ride.......

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    At 75-85, almost 50 mpg on my CF R1200S
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    86K100RS w/ EML GT2

    About 32 to 38 depending on how fast I'm riding, how much crap I'm carrying, and whether I have the windscreen attached. My Prius gets much better mileage but isn't as much fun.
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    We always travel grossly overloaded and running 75-80 mph. 32mpg with no wind, 28-30 with wind and especially a quartering headwind. We didn't build it for fuel mileage, but for FUN mileage.

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    I'm in the ~30mpg camp, '83 R100RT. Less in the Winter but never below 27mpg even with temperatures of -20F. On the highway in the Summer, ~33mpg @ 60mph.
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    Somewhere around 30 mpg,

    you don't do this for the mpg, but for the fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelcurrin View Post
    Somewhere around 30 mpg,

    you don't do this for the mpg, but for the fun.
    Agreed! Just curious regarding others experience. Thanks to all for your responses. Ride easy and see you on the road. gp
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    I don't don't do it for the mpg, but the mpg does not hurt. I get to do it longer.
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    Mid 30s +- depending fuel source. And I do it for every reason I can think of. Including fuel and fun.

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    Are you sure about the weight figure?

    I'm not saying that you are wrong... i'm just surprised.

    Last year, I changed the rear shock on the R1150R/EZS rig. And in order to get the right spring, i had to have it weighed.... so i took it to the local dump! (Yup, they have a scale that is accurate to within two lbs.)

    Anyway, the rig (wet weight) weighed in at 1058 lbs! I was shocked!


    Quote Originally Posted by grafikfeat View Post
    Mid 30s +- depending fuel source. And I do it for every reason I can think of. Including fuel and fun.

    2002 R1200C w/ Ural... Gross wet weight @ 880 lbs...
    Somers, NY

    Just enjoying the ride.......

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    I fully admit I'm twisty with the right grip. I could get much better mileage if I stayed below 55.

    24-26 when I had a 17" sports car tire on the stock wheel. I switched to an R1200CLC wheel and put a higher-profile 15" tire on it, my mileage went up 8-10 mpg easy, more if I'm light on the throttle.
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    Running a 2011 Ural GearUp. Getting average of 29, best of 33, flat out on the turnpike 23.

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    What kind of milage?

    Checked today and got 27.5 mpg with my 99 R1100RT w/EZS sidecar. That's a combination of city/hiway, cruising at 60 to 65 mph. Who ever said it is totally right. I ride for the fun and enjoyment, not the milage.

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