This subject came up on another thread and I didn't want to clutter it up.
Twice now, within the last 2 months, I've run out of gas at about 185 miles and 195 miles respectively. In both instances, the tank was completely full.
I'm going to figure up my mileage over the course of this next fill-up, but it seems like most people plan on 220-230 miles per tank and I'm only getting about 190 miles lately.
I'm wondering what some factors might be. I've been running a large, nearly-vertical windshield that I just took off today. I didn't remove it because of possible fuel mileage issues, but just because I think I like riding more without it, at least when it's hot.
I usually run around 270-280 and carry probably 25 pounds of assorted crap with me at all times, but that's not nearly as much weight as you guys carry when geared up for trips.
I really don't care what kind of mileage I get, but I find it odd it seems dramatically lower than all the mileage reports I read on here.
I run a stock-size front tire and my trip to work racks up the same miles as my Toyota, so my odometer's not off.
Bike runs great and I use 87-octane.
90% of the time I'm running 60 or so with a couple of short 2-mile 80-mph indicated bursts down the freeway on the way to work and back.
How much useable gas is available in the main tank minus reserve? Maybe my mileage isn't as bad as I think it is.
Last edited by planalp; 07-09-2012 at 06:01 PM.