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We did a 1000 mile roundtrip to Reno this past weekend. Gas mileage was 47-50 at 2700-2800 rpms; 43 at 3000 rpms
 

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Boloney :roll:

in town 33-36 mpg
highway cruising 37-38 mpg
best ever 38- 39 mpg
 
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I get 40 mpg every time no matter how far I go, but don't control the RPM's. Be an interesting experiment.
Thanks for the idea.

:D Pat
 

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43 mpg at 3000 rpms is about what I get on my o6....BUT put in the Honda correction factor and it turns into a realistic 40 mpg
 

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We did a 1000 mile roundtrip to Reno this past weekend. Gas mileage was 47-50 at 2700-2800 rpms; 43 at 3000 rpms
I did 978 miles from phoenix to denver. Gas mileage varied from 45 to 54 in some spots when I held it to about 2500 rmp. When I toned it down to 65 mph and could keep it between 2600 and 2700 rpm, I could average about 48mpg for over 200 miles. After I fill up the gold wing, it will get better mileage if the weather if between 69 degrees and 75 degrees. If the humidity is over 63%, then my mileage will suffer a little bit. I prefer to ride when the humidity is less than 12% and the temperature is about 65 degrees. Then I can get close to 51 mpg if I keep my rpm below 2500 and the speed at around 68 mph. I think the gold wing is the greatest bike ever... :yes1:
 

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best ever was 47 for me on a GL1800 and worst was 32+.
I get 38 in the mountains when I ride like a knob and 44 when I'm a good citizen.
I've been trying to avoid interstates lately.
 

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My '02 would get mid 40's on a regular basis and as much as 52 a few times when traveling the interstate out west. Per my GPS, the Wing's speed and distance was off by 3% - even at 52 "Honda" miles, I was stilling getting over 50 mpg's.

Now my '05 will only get about 40 mpg's and maybe 44 on the highway when I don't exeeding 70mph.
 

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When I toned it down to 65 mph and could keep it between 2600 and 2700 rpm, ...
Then I can get close to 51 mpg if I keep my rpm below 2500 and the speed at around 68 mph.
So your bike runs 65 mph between 2600 and 2700 rpm and around 68 mph below 2500 rpm??? :? :shock:

You need to take that thing in to have it checked out or take your hand off the clutch lever.
 

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33 to 40
33 very very fast riding
34-36 fast riding
38 my usual riding
40 riding behind some old farts
 

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I drive pretty conservatively, and I've been in the high 40's whenever I've checked it. I drive lots of secondary roads and have the benefit of often cruising at 40 to 55mph in 5th gear.
 

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Just completed 1900 mile trip last week, two-up and loaded (no trailer though). Part of it was over 400 miles on Natchez Trace averaging about 55mph. Overall mileage for the trip was 42-43 mpg which wasn't much different than what I get commuting with it.
 

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33 to 40
33 very very fast riding
34-36 fast riding
38 my usual riding
40 riding behind some old farts
Finally, now that sounds realistic!!
 

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I'm afraid getting 40 would be pushing it for me. Usually in the low to mid 30's. Of course most of that is mountain riding in lower gears having fun. and seldom under 80 on the highway.
 

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My 06 does about 35-36 in town and on longer rides (300-400 miles) about 40-43...mostly about 42. I have a Yellow Box and it's right on the money with my portable GPS. I only use the portable to check my Yellow Box periodically to make sure it is right on, and it has stayed that way. I have had a bit better highway mileage with a big tailwind. Maybe a couple of 45's between fills but only a couple times. Much as I'd love to see higher numbers, I can live with that mileage in town and on the highway. It's really very good.
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My 06 does about 35-36 in town and on longer rides (300-400 miles) about 40-43...mostly about 42. I have a Yellow Box and it's right on the money with my portable GPS. I only use the portable to check my Yellow Box periodically to make sure it is right on, and it has stayed that way. I have had a bit better highway mileage with a big tailwind. Maybe a couple of 45's between fills but only a couple times. Much as I'd love to see higher numbers, I can live with that mileage in town and on the highway. It's really very good.
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Man oh man, I'm a little jealous of those kinda numbers. I thought some of you guys were exaggerating but if so, most everyone is. I have an 06 too but have never gotten more than 38- 39 mpg even with the cruise set on the highway. But I do ride kinda fast. Typically cruise at 80 to 85 mph. My normal everyday average mpg is only around 33- 34. But who cares it's a blast if it got 10 mpg. T.
 

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I'm with oldguy I never get over 40 mostly 38 but I don't care I drive like I stole it.LOL
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Almost always over 40 mpg. Last week to and from WOTS we got 43-45 on the interstate (75-80) and slightly less when sporting around the hills around Asheville and Hendersonville (64, 74, Caesers Head, Lake Lure, etc) grinding down peg feelers with my sport bike ridng friends. Last year in the Rockies I was getting way over 50 mpg for about a dozen tankfuls.

Pete
 
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