Originally Posted by spokane1200lt
@ 70-75 mph I am averaging 46 MPH. @ 80 mph 2 up full touring gear for a road trip I averaged 43.
dang, I run 80-82 mph one up, not loaded heavy, in fact I have never packed this bike with any gear!
I have got as low as 31 mpg, usually get 33 from Ga to FL I-75
10 mpg difference, , I don't go by the bikes computer, i go by the old fashion method of miles / gls used at the pump
several times I have put in 9gls under 300 miles , I try to stop every 275 now to be sure I dont run out of gas, (587 miles) most are about 8.1-8.3 gls at the 275 ish mark, I just saw over at ADV a power commander for the 1200gs, I'm this>< close to buying it.
there has to be something wrong with my bikes fuel management, keep in mind these trips are sustained speeds for darn near 300 miles at a time, (cept in the contruction zones that drop to 60 and 50 mph, but there is only about a combined 70 (or so)miles of them on these trips the wifes GS does far batter at just about 40 -42 mpg riding with me if I'm not mistaken (i'l have to ask her again) .