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Online sparky12353

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Re: Fuel Range
Reply #10 on: January 05, 2021, 12:33:01 PM
Hi All you can add fuley to your profile   not too sure how but could ask someone

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Re: Fuel Range
Reply #11 on: January 18, 2021, 08:25:18 AM
At the speed limit, I get about 360 klms with a couple of litres still in the tank, upping it for the rent in every gear 250klms. A mixture of highway and racer road I bank on 300. HTH.👍

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Re: Fuel Range
Reply #12 on: January 18, 2021, 04:42:39 PM
What's your speed limit?  Riding the bike 'hard' is only part of it, highway speeds can and will kill your fuel economy as they get faster and faster.  55mph seems to be the sweet spot.  Most freeways here are 65mph which makes a dent and keeping up with traffic at 80mph can really tank the numbers.

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Re: Fuel Range
Reply #13 on: January 18, 2021, 08:17:41 PM
Thanks guys, I pick up my XR tour this morning, Happy Days of riding ahead

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Re: Fuel Range
Reply #14 on: January 19, 2021, 09:18:59 AM
*Originally Posted by rcb78 [+]
What's your speed limit?  Riding the bike 'hard' is only part of it, highway speeds can and will kill your fuel economy as they get faster and faster.  55mph seems to be the sweet spot.  Most freeways here are 65mph which makes a dent and keeping up with traffic at 80mph can really tank the numbers.

It's metric down here👍.

Our open road speed limit is mostly 100kph with a few 110 zones in some states. The freeway is 110 in most states. Here in Victoriastan, the highway patrol don't have much of a sense of humour. 80 mph would have your bike impounded and you walking for 3 months. It's not the fun place it used to be. Other states are less jackboot like. Tasmania in particular. The boys in blue realise the importance of motorcycle tourism.🙂

Today sitting on a real 112kph (the Speedo was reading 117. But it's really a playschool clock.) I was putting 13 litres in every 300klms. So a safe 340. I recall at one stop, the countdown trip meter showed about 25klm of range and I drip fed 12.3 litres into the tank to fill it to the brim. So another 35-40 klms real range.
That's PFG in my eyes. That's accurate with a margin of safety.




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Re: Fuel Range
Reply #15 on: January 19, 2021, 10:41:18 AM
Thank you Astro for your very compressive fuel use details.
I intend to start planning on refueling at 300klm's, that way I will not have a problem.
Unfortunately in Qld. the service stations with 95 are not always easy to find in the country areas.

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Re: Fuel Range
Reply #16 on: January 19, 2021, 10:58:43 AM
*Originally Posted by Barry47 [+]
Thank you Astro for your very compressive fuel use details.
I intend to start planning on refueling at 300klm's, that way I will not have a problem.
Unfortunately in Qld. the service stations with 95 are not always easy to find in the country areas.

They run fine on 91. That's all I use.

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Re: Fuel Range
Reply #17 on: January 19, 2021, 12:11:13 PM
Nice 1 Astro. :762: Not sure all the members will understand your funny descriptions of your long trip. Well put just the same.
Cheers Leon

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Re: Fuel Range
Reply #18 on: January 20, 2021, 09:51:14 AM
Hi Astro, This is my forth BMW but the others were 1200's so I just thought they all needed 95.

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Re: Fuel Range
Reply #19 on: January 20, 2021, 10:33:38 AM
Just a question.
If you use 91 fuel on a bike that the manufacturer advises you to use 95 or 98 grade could BMW refuse a Warranty Claim?  :084: