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    I get about 45 on highway.. city about 35 to 40 depending on how I accelerate away.. Just installed a 2 Brothers Exhaust so I am hoping to get at least the same.. 2000 RT1100 w 26K
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motor31 View Post
    I average low 30's to 35. Highest I have ever gotten is 38. Almost all mixed or city driving.

    Forgot to add I have an 04 1150RT.
    Wow, that isn't very good gas milage. I average 46 - 48MPG riding two-up. Even if most of a tank is short trips (doesn't happen much), I 'll get low 40's.
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    About 35. No difference noted between w/s up or down, much difference on cruising speed. <60 produces about 40; >80 drops it to about 30.

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    38 tp 40 mpg in town. 2004 R1150RT. I seem to run around the 4.3k to 4.7k rpm range in town. If I drop down to the 3.5k to 4k range it will be about the 45 mpg range on the highway.

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    So. Cal to Mt. Rushmore, via Glacier NP-2 up & pullin' our piggybacker, 4100 mi.
    ....42.9 mpg!

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    Mileage/02 Sensor?

    I have an 04 RT with 98,000 miles on it. For the last three years, mileage about the same as what I just saw posted: 42 to 45, pending load. Added a Uni-go trailer a couple of years ago, gets about 38 if I have a full load.

    Now, the mileage is staying about 36 to 38, without a load. I am suspecting the 02 sensor is due? I can smell some gas when it starts up, smells rich. I am also relating this to a 95R I had previously. It was running rich, low mileage in the upper 30's. Replaced 02 sensor, back to 42 to 47 range, pending load/ride.

    I am about to roll it to 100K, at that time, I'll do some TLC maintenance to it.

    Otherwise, this has been pretty much a trouble free bike.

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    I get 45 mpg with my '04 RT.
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    On my 2009 RT I have tracked my mileage for every tank fill and logged the results in a spreadsheet. After just passing 30,000 km on the bike my average mileage has been 4.1 litres per 100km. According to this calculator site: http://www.sciencemadesimple.net/fuel_economy.php that equates to just over 57 mpg (US gallon). This is all my riding from a daily commute on freeway and surface streets to some fairly long trips in the last few years. Frankly I was surprised at the result since I do not ride with mileage in mind and do vary my speed a lot and like to accelerate briskly and rarely use cruise control on long stretches.
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    My 2002 R1150RTP averages between 34 and 38 mpg on each tank. If I'm only doing the commute, it's closer to 34 mpg. If I'm out on a distance ride, then it's closer to 38 mpg.

    No canister, no CCP, no Techclusion. I have the stock exhaust.

    I get crappy mileage because I'm not aerodynamic with a huge windscreen to push through the air and lights and crash bars hanging out in the slip stream.
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    Cool

    This is kinda worthless without speed, elevation, wind, load carrying, and other conditions.

    From this past Friday after work to 1 AM Sunday (basically 1.5 days) I did about 1250 miles going over numerous passes (some up over 5K ft.), rolling hills along the Columbia River, some freeway, mostly 2 lane. Temps were from 40 - 85, I had 1 saddle bag full, trunk full and a lightweight bag on the seat. Aeroflo windshield, stock 99 RT with (now 97K) no C Canister. My typical speed was 75 with bursts up to..., sometimes I had side winds but rarely a headwind.

    Mileage on different fill ups 41.x, 42.x, 45.x, 46.x, 44.x I pushed about 190-220 miles per tank and haven't filled up this last time but that's a pretty representative hwy mileage figure for me.

    City driving can be from 35-42 with the majority in the 38-39 range.

    Hope this helps, back to lurk mode .
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    Thumbs up buzzfeldspar

    I put about 300 miles on yesterday on my '96 R1100RT, mostly on 2 lane roads in SW Minnesota. I got 51.5 mpg. That's higher than normal, I usually get 43-46. I guess it was low winds, and mostly 60-65 mph. and few stops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdiver View Post
    This is kinda worthless without speed, elevation, wind, load carrying, and other conditions.

    From this past Friday after work to 1 AM Sunday (basically 1.5 days) I did about 1250 miles going over numerous passes (some up over 5K ft.), rolling hills along the Columbia River, some freeway, mostly 2 lane. Temps were from 40 - 85, I had 1 saddle bag full, trunk full and a lightweight bag on the seat. Aeroflo windshield, stock 99 RT with (now 97K) no C Canister. My typical speed was 75 with bursts up to..., sometimes I had side winds but rarely a headwind.

    Mileage on different fill ups 41.x, 42.x, 45.x, 46.x, 44.x I pushed about 190-220 miles per tank and haven't filled up this last time but that's a pretty representative hwy mileage figure for me.

    City driving can be from 35-42 with the majority in the 38-39 range.

    Hope this helps, back to lurk mode .
    Where were you riding? We went riding over the Cascades, around the Columbia Plateau, and back this past weekend. We might have passed each other
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    2005 Rockster here. Never less than 40 mpg, when urban commuting, usually low 40's. Mid 40's touring, non Interstate.

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    04 R-1150-RT, Low of 40 High of 51 and average at 44. I check my mileage quite often so these numbers are current.
    The thing about traveling is, you never want it to end and you can't wait to get home.
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    Wow. Great response from everyone. Thank you.

    It looks like the majority of folks are getting 40+ mpg from their rides. A couple of us must have some issue that causes lower fuel economy.

    Thanks for all the comments!
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