Not sure I understand the thread but my 06 gets 52 - 53 without the panniers and 47 - 48 with the panniers. They are really big boxes. I ride a lot without them around the home area unless it is a grocery run.
I rode a Yamaha XV 1200 for years that would give a consistent 56mpg. at 60 - 70 mph. My KLR gets 46 with the panniers on and 50 - 51 without them, big difference huh? As for the claims I have heard about 60 - 70 mpg. with a KLR I can only get that If I put it on my trailer.
My Kymco People 150 got insane gas mileage. Granted, it was a scooter, but it was probably the most fun vehicle I have ever owned...fast as hell...I could beat about any motorcycle off the line with that thing...for about 30 feet. And got 80 MPG when I didn't ride the living crap out of it forever. I sold it almost for a profit after putting 10K miles on it (my buddy sold them). And I still wish I hadn't sold it. :mad0235:
My Puch got 120 miles to the gallon. And you could pedal when you ran out of gas. I'm glad as shit I sold that thing. Got $700 bucks for it too. :16a:
I've never done the math on the KLR, but I've only switched it to reserve once. Granted it was in the middle of the golden gate bridge so that probably counts as double or something.
Since when is an Oilhead "old"?? My 2000 R1100R was good for 50mpg after a 2 Bros pipe and K and N filter (which also got rid of my surging issue)
But 50-55 mph??? How can you run that bike at that speed? Mine never seemed to find any time under 70..:evilgrin0007:
My OLD R80 is a very consistant 40mpg.. Speaking of that, my new Wilbers rear shock for the old airhead is in today!!
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