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post #31 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-11-2016, 08:48 PM
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My 1300 R will almost without exception go over 200 mi before hitting reserve. I ride pretty easy most of the time and the bike is totally stock in terms of intake, exhaust, and carb adjustment. Overall average is around 53 mpg, has yet to get below 50, and best to date is 56. I've done almost 240 miles between fill-ups and assuming the tank truly holds 4.8 gal max Range would be 268 miles- enough to get me from home in southern Maine to New York City on a tank of gas.
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post #32 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-21-2016, 11:05 AM
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203 miles. The next ride I was letting the bike warm up, putting on the helmet, gloves, jacket, etc. then the bike ran out of gas. In me defense the best place to run out of gas is in the drive way.
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203 miles. The next ride I was letting the bike warm up, putting on the helmet, gloves, jacket, etc. then the bike ran out of gas. In me defense the best place to run out of gas is in the drive way.
LOL! I'd argue that running out of gas at the pump would be better, but the stress and anxiety SUCKED!
I was on a ride with a couple buddies (one on a Road King, one on a Goldwing - both far greater range than my 1800F) when we finally approached a gas station. NO JOKE - my bike stalls out as I'm going into the turn lane to head into the gas station - a split second white knuckle coast across the oncoming lane of traffic (it was clear enough, but made the oncoming guy brake - NOT ideal ). I had to get my feet down and shove it once or twice to reach a pump... Yeah, that was not a fun one.

I had to sit there and take the crap the other two guys were giving me. I would'a left 'em in the dust to show what I get for performance along with the gas mileage, but like I said - Dale was on a Goldwing and he would have QUICKLY put me in my place.

The mileage? I don't remember exactly, but before we approached that little town I remember looking down and thinking "183 miles, damn, we better see a station coming up"


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