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Old 11-29-2010, 04:54 PM   #231 (permalink)
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Since I have to carry a bit of gear for work, I'll more than likely invest in a duffel and some straps, and just carry a backpack for my personal gear.
get you a large magnetic tankbag. i have 2 different size bags, and they are wonderful. you can get a good, cheap one on ebay, and they are money well spent.

good luck getting the bike running good. they are fun bikes aren't they?

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Old 11-30-2010, 12:50 PM   #232 (permalink)
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get you a large magnetic tankbag. i have 2 different size bags, and they are wonderful. you can get a good, cheap one on ebay, and they are money well spent.

good luck getting the bike running good. they are fun bikes aren't they?
I have to carry muck boots, a full set of FR clothes, a full FR rain suit, as well as assorted gloves and tools. Most of the tank bags I'd be comfortable using wouldn't carry all my gear LOL.

However, I was considering getting one just for when I go visit friends, to carry clothes and a care pack.

I decided to let a friend of mine work on it to get it running for me. I just have to take it to him, but he's agreed to do it for $50 off the price of some other things I have that he'd like to have (the engine from my Ninja 600, which I don't care to ride anymore).
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My best repeatable mpg was 76mpg from my DR250SE - obtained in the summer riding it from NY to DC on backroads ~45mph.

My Bandit 1250 consistently did 50-60mpg (and 62mpg once) riding around the rockies - it loved the altitude. I wasn't riding with mpg's in mind either, but chasing friends on sport bikes.

My TL1000S did low 30s in stock form. After filter, full exhaust and a custom fuel map its now doing low 40s (combo of highway and city at sea level).
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:04 PM   #234 (permalink)
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I've managed 60mpg on my V-Strom 650 on an extended tour, but the usual is more like 45-55mpg. My 250 Sherpa has turned in at least one 90mpg around town tank.
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:36 PM   #235 (permalink)
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I've managed 60mpg on my V-Strom 650 on an extended tour, but the usual is more like 45-55mpg. My 250 Sherpa has turned in at least one 90mpg around town tank.
90mpg? is that an enduro ?
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Yep, it's a small enduro: air cooled and simple.
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:33 PM   #237 (permalink)
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that would explain it haha



not exactly a motorcycle but its my summer dd when its just around town, new piston, rings and head mildly ported with a smaller slide carb with a leanish tune (hopeful to clean emissions) as well as super inflated tires ridged suspension and a smaller rear sprocket, It usually get between 130-140 but I've seen 155 before
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Above figures were day-in, day-out averages, not highs. I've owned a number of other bikes, but don't remember their fuel economy.
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hey ODIN, that thing looks sweet! i sometimes wish i had one to tool around town on.
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These numbers from way back when:

Honda CB350: 103 MPG at a steady 30 MPH, 63 MPG at a steady 60 MPH, and 60 MPG normal driving (some city, 55 MPH highway). The gas mileage was real sensitive to throttle useage - it would drop a lot if I got twitchy on the throttle. The 30 MPH was a one time test, too boring to repeat.

BMW R75-5 - up to 60 MPG mostly highway.

BMW R80RT - 50 MPG driving mostly 55-60 MPH.

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