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post #21 of 36 Old 01-05-2019, 11:13 AM
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Averaging 38-42mpg on my 2018 B stock. Worse if I'm feeling lucky, better if I'm doing the speed limit. Curious to see if there is a change after the ECU adjustments. I'm 6'1" 215lbs and would bet that riding style has more to do with the variances rather than weight of the rider alone.

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No idea how you get that efficiency. I've never seen close to 50 mpg highway, best I've ever done was 45 mpg and that was cruising well below 80 mph.


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Right there with you, I get 35-45, typically in the 38-40 range. The only time it climbs past 40 is when I am out with the HD/cruiser crowd.

Congrats Jeff on getting your ECU back together and glad the bike is meeting your expectations.
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The cheapest thing you do to any motorcycle is put fuel in them. For the simple enjoyment of riding a fine BMW motorcycle fuel cost for me is not worth the time to figure. I ride all over the country, when I need fuel I fill it up. Ride safe my friends. Robert.
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The cheapest thing you do to any motorcycle is put fuel in them. For the simple enjoyment of riding a fine BMW motorcycle fuel cost for me is not worth the time to figure. I ride all over the country, when I need fuel I fill it up. Ride safe my friends. Robert.
Except, A, the bike will tell your fuel economy so nothing to figure out, B, knowing your fuel economy allows you to estimate range and maximize fuel stops and C, knowing your fuel economy may allow you to spot a sudden change which could mean potential issues to address before they leave you on the side of the road.

You see, things aren't always so simple and for some of us, it's good info we like to know.

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Except, A, the bike will tell your fuel economy so nothing to figure......
Coming or going it doesn't matter; I can ALWAYS figure on a 20 MPH+ headwind.
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I am now a little concerned after reading the fuel mileage comments on this post. If I baby my 2016 GTL, I can make it into the low 40s --43 MPG tops. In normal riding, it's closer to 36 - 39. Loaded up or spirited is south of that.

I am wondering if there is something wrong with my bike or if I really need to drop weight to improve my fuel mileage. I'm overweight, but I wouldn't think my 250 lbs versus some of our lighter K1600 brothers and sisters would make that dramatic of a difference.

To h3ll with improvements to my health. My new New Years resolution is to make 50 MPG by dropping 50 LBS.
Donít let anyone fool you. If you ride the K the way it is designed and meant to be ridden, thatís what You will get. Nothing wrong with your bike.
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Donít let anyone fool you. If you ride the K the way it is designed and meant to be ridden, thatís what You will get. Nothing wrong with your bike.
Yep. I weigh 150 pounds and will get mid 30s to low 40s depending on how I'm riding. Best I've ever seen was 45 mpg on an all highway long distance ride where the cruise was set fuel tank to do tank to fuel tank.

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Except, A, the bike will tell your fuel economy so nothing to figure out, B, knowing your fuel economy allows you to estimate range and maximize fuel stops and C, knowing your fuel economy may allow you to spot a sudden change which could mean potential issues to address before they leave you on the side of the road.

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How accurate have you guys found the MPG that the bike shows?

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How accurate have you guys found the MPG that the bike shows?
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How accurate have you guys found the MPG that the bike shows?


Surprisingly accurate for sure.

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