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    Miles to the tank
    on: May 12, 2018, 08.39 pm
    May 12, 2018, 08.39 pm
    Evening all, firstly if this has been asked a million times, I did do a search but I couldn't find a definitive answer.
    So, for my European trip. going out with all the luggage, carrying clothing for two people, including biking gear for the wife, then returning with the wife as pillion.
    Going out to Sofia, Bulgaria, about 1600 miles, boring but using mainly the motorways, then returning using a more relaxed route,
    Anyway, a ball park figure regarding mileage I'm guessing around the 4000 mile in total. I know it's a bit vague, but any ideas would be most welcome.
    What could I expect the bike to return in mpg.  :028: :028: :028:
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    Re: Miles to the tank
    Reply #1 on: May 12, 2018, 09.04 pm
    May 12, 2018, 09.04 pm
    My US mpg if I'm operating mostly within the law :017: is right around 45 mpg, and it's actually getting better mileage now at 18,000 miles than it did at 5,000 miles on the odometer.  Mostly is the key word there.  Without traffic on the fun roads, wellllll, 42-43.  The farthest I've ever run on one tank was 305 miles and that was really cutting it close.
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    Re: Miles to the tank
    Reply #2 on: May 12, 2018, 09.20 pm
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    I tend to refuel after about 250 miles when on German motorways, I only cruise at 80 to 85 miles an hour so it depends on your speed. I ride with a pillion full luggage and a tank bag.

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    Re: Miles to the tank
    Reply #3 on: May 12, 2018, 09.43 pm
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    I regularly see 50 + MPG. Range therefore is over 300 mls, but I fill around the 250 mark.

    Any help  :261:
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    Re: Miles to the tank
    Reply #4 on: May 12, 2018, 11.35 pm
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    Thank you for the reply's, I'm guessing I'm going to be filling up a minimum of 10 times  :084:
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    Re: Miles to the tank
    Reply #5 on: May 13, 2018, 12.23 am
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    Depends on how heavy your hand is and how fast you go. 300 miles a tank full is achievable, more if you go canny, less if you don't

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    Re: Miles to the tank
    Reply #6 on: May 13, 2018, 01.39 am
    May 13, 2018, 01.39 am
    *Originally Posted by Wilko [+]

    What could I expect the bike to return in mpg.  :028: :028: :028:


    There are a few variables to consider that will affect your gas mileage - load weight, throttle position, height of the windscreen, etc.

    I primarily ride one-up and depending on the roads I ride, I usually get between 40 and 50 miles to the U.S. gallon.  Moderate pace on back roads I tend to get better mileage then on the interstates at a faster pace.

    I have gotten over 300 miles out of a full tank, 6.6 U.S gallons several times - I've also run it down to an indicated 0 miles to empty and upon refill, pumped 6.576 U.S. gallons into the tank. https://www.triumph-trophy.com/index.php/topic,7825.msg93538.html#msg93538 

    Usually I'll go another 50 miles or so, after the low light comes on, which typically requires 5.8 to 6.2 gallons to refill.

    My most recent trip, this past Thursday and Friday I rode 1917.6 miles and averaged 42.6 miles per U.S. gallon, at an average speed of 64.9 mph - all these numbers were calculated by the onboard computer.

    Hope that helps...   :002:
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    Re: Miles to the tank
    Reply #7 on: May 13, 2018, 05.46 am
    May 13, 2018, 05.46 am
    The biggest thing is where the filling stations are at.
    I try to get 220 miles before I stop for fuel, where I have traveled it works out to around 180 to 250 miles.
    You may see something you want to check out before your gas stop just fill up when. Have a safe trip.
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