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    R1200R - fuel tank range

    Unintentionally, I learned I could go 278 miles with 11 miles remaining showing on the screen (after a day of spirited riding and the average showing 45 mpg). I also learned the Sunday closing times of five general stores and village mini-marts with fuel pumps in the central Pennsylvania mountains.

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    Got Gas?

    Sorry to hear about that. 45 m.p.g. is good... alot better than an suv on a good day. JT

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    The best I've done on the R1200R was a bit over 54MPG.. the worst about 44MPG.

    Fred - how many gallons did it take at 278 miles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by deilenberger View Post
    Fred - how many gallons did it take at 278 miles?
    5.52 gallons. I confess I do not stop when the fuel reaches the red plastic; I keep on pumping and it takes quite a bit more - maybe another quart or half-gallon.

    That calculates to 50 MPG, while the display said 45 MPG. Still, given the way I was riding, I'm not complaining either way. What a great machine!

    Fred

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    5.52 gallons. I confess I do not stop when the fuel reaches the red plastic; I keep on pumping and it takes quite a bit more - maybe another quart or half-gallon.

    That calculates to 50 MPG, while the display said 45 MPG. Still, given the way I was riding, I'm not complaining either way. What a great machine!

    Fred
    I don't think you're supposed to stop at the red plastic. There are vents built into the plastic thingie so the tank can be filled higher. I usually go about 1/4" up it before stopping filling.

    And you're right - what a great machine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by deilenberger View Post
    I don't think you're supposed to stop at the red plastic.
    Check page 71 of the owner's manual. I am bad and keep on pumping. I suppose it has the potential to overwhelm the charcoal canister, but I overfill only when I'm riding off immediately and for long enough to draw the fuel level down.

    My ol' R1150R with a steel filler neck didn't like going past the bottom of the filler neck; fuel would shoot out if I went above it unless the pump was easily regulated to run slowly. The R1200R invites overfilling!

    Fred
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Today the Roadster was as empty as it's been since I bought it new 17,000 miles ago in July. The computer said 16 miles of fuel remained in the tank, but I did not run out. I filled the tank, and it easily took 5.6 gallons. I thought 5 gallons was pushing it!

    Fred
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    Fred - missed you yesterday (it was only a minor storm...) at Square Route. If you'd made it - we would have had 5 R1200R's there.. a regular gathering!

    My last few tanks of gas (calculated, not indicated MPG):
    49 MPG
    48 MPG
    I'm not at all unhappy with those numbers..
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    Gas Station Hours

    I don't know where in Central Pa you were riding but in Danville near the I-80 exit there are two gas stations with extended hours. Also, at the Bloomsburg (Buckhorn) exit there is a 24 truck stop.
    Hope this info is useful.
    Last edited by artsnyder; 07-02-2008 at 01:50 PM. Reason: miss spelled word

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    Just got back from a 9 day trip following Rt 66 for three days and then into Colorado to ride some of the 10,000 ft or higher passes. Got over 50mpg on several occaisions when I bothered to check. No need to do hard math--go 200 miles and the fill up takes less than 4 gallons. Got 59mpg on one--suspect it was some sort of anomally or measurement error.

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    Talking

    I have been riding back/forth from Vancouver, WA to Las Vegas, NV on a semi-regular basis and find I get between 42-45mpg depending on how I'm riding, usually close to the speed limit after several mishaps. I don't fill up past the red filler cap thingy..so I don't know how you get over 55mpg out of the bike...usually feel pretty lucky to get 200+ out of a tank full...will try to "top" off the tank next time & see if that works....59mpg...hmmm, real nice at $4.69/gallon

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    modest riding

    When riding modestly on my r1200s, I've consistently gotten 50+mpg.

    Just for clarification...your total range on one tank was 248 miles? What size tank does the R1200R have?

    Thanks

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