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285.6 miles 6.048 gal.s to fill
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post #2 of 10 Old Jul 25th, 2006, 1:27 pm
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285.6 miles 6.048 gal.s to fill
shoot that is really good, Musta been down hill from 14300 feet

Never have i seen that kind of miles I've come close on a rare occasion but that is outstanding!

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354 miles.....5.872
Seattle to Portland...on the freeway....then out to Mt Hood on backroads ..then the return to Seattle was all on backroads.

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Thumbs up 47 MPG I believe.............60 MPG maybe?

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Seattle to Portland...on the freeway....then out to Mt Hood on backroads ..then the return to Seattle was all on backroads.
I always calculate on more than one fill-up. It's a much more realistic figure.

I consistantly get 47 MPG on my '03 LT.

I could get better mileage by lugging the engine like I did the HD, but not near as much fun as staying between 4 and 5000 RPM. In fact riding these Missouri hills I seldom get into 5th gear, YeeHaa!

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Due to heart health, the Dr says not to ride under 40 degree air temp. Ugh! Now it is harder to get my 18000 miles a year in just in the summer. Guess that stopped my 20 degree rides now.
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60.28 Miles per gal. That may be a record!
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My Y2K has done @ 66 mpg in short 75/100 mile legs at altitude (8K ++)

But 60 MPG for the entire tank .... Impressive !!

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324 miles 5.9 gal...Grand canyon area driving slow 55+ mpg..

During breakin the second tank I got 62 mpg....Never seen that number again..

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I could get better mileage by lugging the engine like I did the HD, but not near as much fun as staying between 4 and 5000 RPM. In fact riding these Missouri hills I seldom get into 5th gear, YeeHaa!
Try it closer to 7K rpm some time. I average 40 mpg fairly consistently over the last 83K miles. That includes a low of 25.74 mpg during a track day (even their Premium 100 Octane race fuel at $5.50/gallon didn't help), and a high of 56.31 mpg doing 45 mph through Yellowstone at last year' s CCR (only time I've gotten over 300 miles on a tank).

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Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...
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The 'Starship Enterprize' usually sits on around 4.2 to 4.3 ltrs per 100 klm..
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Here a post of mine from August 2003 after the Top-of-the-Rockies Rally, taking my wife back to Denver, then heading out to Wyoming....

"I just did from midway between Carbondale/Glenwood Springs, to Denver Airport, to Kremmling - 339.9 miles (544 kms) without refilling and in doing so used 28 of my reserve (which came on at 312).

I checked with MS Streets & Trips and it shows the distance as 334 miles, so the distance sounds OK to me. It was all on the 70/40 except for about 6 miles or so on the 82.

When I filled it again (I fill close to the brim, about 2/3 way up from the bottom of the inverted cup), I bought 6.12 gallons. This is 55.5 mpg (US gallons that is).

I presume I had about 20 left in the tank given what I normally scrape out of the reserve. As well, a couple of miles outside Kremmling, the "fuel remaining" showed 23 left.

Riding was 60% 2-up, 10 over, 2/3 in 5th, rest mostly in 3/4th, 2 sizeable passes (Vail on the 70 and Berthould? on the 40). Temp ranged 60-95F

I have filled before at 300 miles with the reserve still not showing, but this is by far my best ever actually travelled.

Oh, it was 91 octane. "

No lugging involved :-). Its all due to the altitude (high) and temperature (hot).

Interestingly, sit on 75mph and you get great mileage...once you hit 80mph though, the mileage plummets.

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