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11-23-2019 08:40 AM
jrengelt Waoooo super cool to know this🙏🏻

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Originally Posted by Drifter. View Post
Who has done 300 miles on one steel tank of gas and joined the exclusive 300 mile club?

Today I became an official member 320.2 miles on 5.9 gallons, went on reserve at 301, switched to reserve ,it ran out at 315...did the lay over on the peg trick for secret reserve and got another 5 miles. This tank averaged 54.27 MPG. I have a manual petcock with a sediment bowl so stock bikes will go on reserve sooner.
10-12-2019 03:35 PM
dohalloran . . . and probably a lot more doable in one shot, now that I have the Sargent seat on there !!
10-12-2019 03:34 PM
dohalloran I believe I went somewhere in the neighbourhood of 463km, which brings me somewhere in the 280 mile range. I was buzzing around NW Pennsylvania earlier this year, Really pleasant ride, and riding in top gear around 90 km/h.

Heading up #62 to Gowanda, I could not believe that I had not hit a gas station yet. Nothing around for miles. I was prepared to just roll into a farmer's driveway and ask for gas. Can't remember what the receipt read in terms of gallons /litres, but I was impressed.

Running a 16T front sprocket and I probably did not have the Madstaad screen on there.

I must attempt the 300 mile mark.
09-29-2019 11:15 AM
donnieballgame Oh man, new owner new to the forum, Iíve been avgn 45-48 mpg, donít know this secret method but I carry a small reserve tank, prob 20oz, I think I maxed at 220ish, didnít go into reserve but she started sputtering and went off on me lol, I was on a small hill though. I ride about 350per week would love to improve the mpg a little, typical ride is 70 for 8 miles the rest is 55 or less.
09-28-2019 10:12 AM
lineman1234
thanks

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Originally Posted by Retfird View Post
60 plus MPG would be great! My best was 58 i average around 54 have done 300 3 times. My speeds vary from 55 to 70 most of the time around 60.

Lineman, i cant understand why your mileage is so bad except for the 75 plus speeds, try some Amzoil synthetic next oil change should gain 2 or 3 MPG And dont forget KLRs use oil above 5k check the oil level regularly many KLR owners have learned the hard way!!
I have gotten in the habit, of checking oil about every time, and am getting better at shutting my pet-cock off, as I deleted the vac part of it, because it gave me problems, of what I caused.
I have no reason to go over 5,000 rpm with the 17 sprocket, as its fast enough.
Speedo sais 80mph, witch is GPS, 77,5-78
Instead of getting the bumble bee color, I should have went with the camo, as it would be more stealthy.
I am very happy with it, but the yellow attracts bees, so one needs to look before just jumping on and grabbing things.
I should have taken a pic, as I was hauling grain for a friend and they have bee hives in that area. They did not want me to leave with the bike.
It would be funny/not funny, if anyone with this color, got tapped in the side, and the person said, I didn't see it.
09-27-2019 02:14 PM
Retfird 60 plus MPG would be great! My best was 58 i average around 54 have done 300 3 times. My speeds vary from 55 to 70 most of the time around 60.

Lineman, i cant understand why your mileage is so bad except for the 75 plus speeds, try some Amzoil synthetic next oil change should gain 2 or 3 MPG And dont forget KLRs use oil above 5k check the oil level regularly many KLR owners have learned the hard way!!
09-26-2019 02:23 PM
lineman1234 Well. When I get to TX in 3 or so weeks.
I'll have to do a sprocket shoot out for myself. I can do an rpm on same rout days on the 17 tooth. Then put the 15 back on and do same rpm rout days, and see what happens. It would be nuts if running higher rpm on this thing gets better mpgs. I also need to check and probably clean my air filter.
I am 5.11 and about 165-168lbs.
But even before crash bars n panniers, I still got 42mpg with 15 sprocket when new in TX. I put the 17 on around 600 miles.
09-26-2019 11:40 AM
Surfersami Lineman, I live a mile back on a gravel road, but all my other riding is almost all country roads in the NC/SC Piedmont, rolling hills. 55 is my top speed usually, and close to 45 is an average according to my gps. 55 - 58 mpg is what I usually end up with in "normal" driving.
09-26-2019 11:27 AM
lineman1234
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Originally Posted by pdwestman View Post
lineman1234, There is such a thing as being geared too high for the power output of an engine. Have you tried either the stock 15 T or a 16 T front sprocket?

Are your tires too squishy? I weigh 165lbs and mostly run 32F & 30R psi. If you weigh more, you need more.

Is your drive chain loose enough to lift the bottom run up to almost touching the rear tip of the rubber underslider? With a 15 T it needs to touch it.

If you read the thread you've seen I am a 300 mile club member, usually by happen chance.
I do only highway and gravel roads where I am now, and if needed would adjust front sprocket as needed. With the 17, it seems happy and I do love the low rpms, when going down the highway. I don't have to slip the clutch at all and it isn't sluggish. I bought it in AZ and never used it till I got to TX for a month and a half this spring. ( I sold a 2015 Harley in AZ, and was going to take a bike, break.) BUT, as I was interested in a simple dual sport. I found out that the 2018, was the last year of production. And jumped on it. The place I was at in TX was 75mph right out of the driveway. It was go or get run over. It had a hard break in, and I didn't like the rpms, with the front 15 tooth. The day I got 176 miles before hitting reserve, I was going all day 5,000 rpms, with and against the wind. And, again, that's about 77-78 miles an hour. So I don't blame it for drinking fuel. But still cant, and haven't gotten close to 50mpg. 4,000 rpm is around 63mph. Per the GPS, my speedo is about 2.5mph off. My tire psi is up there, and chain isn't to tight. The carb is set factory, little choke to start and choke off, it sits and idles perfect.
I have put on about 6500 miles since I got it, April this year, and I used to at most put on 5000 a year on the Harley. The klr is a fun simple work horse, jack of all trades, and master of none.
09-25-2019 03:05 PM
Surfersami I am running a 16t F 42t R sprocket setup. Keeps me around 4000 rpm at 60.
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