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post #1 of 68 Old 03-29-2008, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Talking What MPG are people getting

I am getting ready to buy a KLR 650 but would like to know what type of mpg people are getting on their bikes. I have read reviews but they are everywhere from 27-50mpg but also heard 50-55mpg from one person in NE. Any additions to help mpg's...

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post #2 of 68 Old 03-29-2008, 10:09 PM
 
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55mpg here
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post #3 of 68 Old 03-29-2008, 10:25 PM
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was averaging 50 before my exhaust mod..

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Previous ride was a 2007 KLR Black/Silver, I miss it..
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what after the mod and what exhaust mod did you get!
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so far, between 40 and 44, but don't quite have the jetting set right yet...I installed a Jardine exhuast, [email protected] air filter and jet kit.

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post #6 of 68 Old 03-29-2008, 10:36 PM
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best and worse tank

My worst tank avg was 48 and my best was 53. I ride like an old woman and I am always looking for good gas mileage as i use the klr for commuting duty and playing midly in the dirt and on forrest service roads...

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post #7 of 68 Old 03-30-2008, 01:28 PM
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If you figure on 50mpg, you'll be close enough. You'll never nail it down exactly because riding styles differ. Also, a persons mood changes, you'll ride fast one day and slow another. Figure 50mpg and start looking for gas at 225ish and you should be fine.

Only thing I've heard that MIGHT gain you some mileage is a rear sprocket to lower RPM's during highway riding. But this affects off road negatively. Now, you could change everything out for the diesel model at 100+mpg.

This gas thing can eat at you, take a look at all the questions surrounding it. Just accept 50 and move on to something more interesting and you'll be a lot better off. I doubt anyone is going to make this bike get 60mpg all of a sudden. After 20+ years of this bike being around, it would have been figured out by now. And if it was easy, nobody would have to ask for the information, it would be plastered everywhere.

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post #8 of 68 Old 03-30-2008, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thank You, this is what I was looking for. Yeah can't wait for the diesel version kit to come out or go on sale.
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post #9 of 68 Old 04-07-2008, 02:58 PM
 
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I have a 2006 KLR. I get between 55 to 60 mpg. Most of my riding is on the street. I have alittle over 19,000 miles on it. Haven't had any problems.
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post #10 of 68 Old 04-12-2008, 08:46 PM
 
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I have an '89 and got 57 the last time i checked. That's a totally stock A3L on premium gas.
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