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I get around 48 mpg with my 02 1800 and with the talk of higher gas prices, what is a good vehicle to buy to take to work when you cannot take the Goldwing. :sw1: I have to drive about 60 miles a day. My van only gets about 20mpg. Geo metro or Honda civic or others????????? :?: . Help!!!!!!!!
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We drive one of our trucks. About 72 - 80 miles a day depending on the path taken

17 mpg with the 2000 chevy or 16 mpg with the 2001 Ford f-150 .

I should mention that the wife and I carpool 3-4 days a week though.

48 mpg with the wing? I am think i am doing something wrong at 36-40
 

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Gas milage

1997 Toyota Avalon V-6
Yearly average around 25 - 26 mpg
On trip from N.H. to So. Dakota and back 28 - 29 mpg

1984 Plymouth Voyager 4 Cyl
Around town and backroad treveling 18 - 20 mpg

2002 Gw1800 July - Nov 2003 46 mpg average all around driving

1990 Honda NX250 Dual Sport 50 - 90 Back trails - Hiway
 

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:D My other ride is a 03 Dodge Quad Cab with the Hemi motor it has not seen a gas station it did not like, 16 MPG. LOL not great mileage but it sure is fun. :D :sw1: :sw1: :sw1:
 
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The 48 mpg was with the trailer on and the wife and I motsly interstate at 70 mph, have done that about 6 0r 8 times, Outstanding bike. About 46 average with the two of use and no trailer, that was with the 01 I had. Two Great bikes. :rw1: :sw1: :yes:
 

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The 1800 gets me about 43 to 45 (low 40, high 51), and over
the last three years has be about 44.1 odometer mileage. That
would true out about 42, more or less.

On the other hand, Carols Civic runs about 28 city and 33 road.
My Honda CRV gets about 23 city and 26 road.

The GL1500 and GL1800 run side by side for a couple of thousand
miles, and burn just about an identical amout of gas. Each fill
is within a tenth or two of the other. On the other hand, a 1300
Voyager Kawa will burn about 15% more fuel on the same trip,
but a 1200 Voyager will burn about 15% LESS than the GL's.

Just my personal observations. Did not get them for fuel mileage.
 

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'01 Wing = 27 to 34 MPG with Sidecar, 40 to 44 without - ACTUAL not Honda Miles. :wink:

'99 F-350 PSD Dualy with 4.10 diff's = 13 to 17 ACTUAL. 8)

Fingers crossed that Diesel doesn't go up as high a Reg. Right now Diesel = $1.50 and Reg = $1.55 here.

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I can squeeze 42 out of my wing, 36-38 pulling the kwikamp.

My old F250/390ci gets 7-9 mpg, loaded or not.

These little guys and the CM200 I have in the garage get about 80 MPG! :p

 

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my wing is new and it was cold in november when i put the 700 miles on, but mine was in the 38 mpg range, thats adjusted for speedo error.

my pacific coast gets about 42-44

my grand prix just went on a 2600 mile trip to georgia recently, averaged 31 for the overall trip. thats real nice for a decent sized car, considering it was 75 -80 almost all the way.

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My '99 Mercury Sable with the 24 valve engine gives me 30 mpg regularly on the highway. 1 tank is good for 400 miles.

Wish the Wing had that range! My '02 gets 38 to 42 mpg.
 

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2002 Honda GL1800 (17,000 miles)... 42-45 mpg.
1987 Chevy Monte Carlo V8 (247,000 miles)... 13-14 mpg.

I don't drive the other cars that I own enough to have a good idea as to what they get. Probably in the 18-20 mpg range. As a rule, I only drive them to car shows, and then back home... or maybe to go out cruising on a Saturday night.
 

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Don't know what I am doing wrong...all these great gas milage bikes..40 plus? I ride carefully and only get about 37 max on the road or in the city!
On the road i drive 79 mph in a 75..that's it! Probably too much weight i suppose carry my lard ass around! :roll: The most I ever got was 248 on a tank on the road and filled up with 6.1 gals (40.6) and I thought I was gonna have too walk. I slowed down to 60 for about 10 miles. This is still better than my F-250 V-10 with 22k miles (99) at 13 mpg. But, I didn't buy either ride for it's milage! :lol:


bruce aka "the blue trawler"

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Goldwing GL1800 41 average.

I make my daily 60 mile commute in a Diesel VW New Beetle and average around 47 mpg. After 4 years, I would definately buy the diesel again if I had it to do over.

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My '03 Hummer H2 is lucky to get 11 MPG, my Valkyries average in the mid to low 30's and my new '04 Goldwing is the champ at almost 40 MPG. The more I ride it - the more I like the 1800. Each of these rides serve their individual purpose very well.

Savage
'04 Candy Black Cherry w/ABS
'00 Valkyrie Tourer
'99 Valkyrie Standard
 

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My 02 Mustang GT gets 23-24 MPG on my round trip to work which is
approximately 150 miles. My 99 Town Car gets 19-20. My 01 IR 1800
gets 38-39 MPG. All are driven between 75-85 MPH on the trip which is
from my home to Atlantic City, NJ. Sarge in NJ.
PS. I can't understand how some of you get 48 MPG. Your trips must be
down hill both ways.
 

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Just my two cent worth

02 Goldwing highway = 45 town = 35

01 BMW F650GS highway=50 town=50
that is only the first tank of gas thru it, but will experiment as owners manual says the thing should get between 60 and 70 mpg
 

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'02 GL 1800 41 avg

'92 HD FLSTC 50 avg

'04 BMW R1150RT 51avg

'02 VW Golf Diesel 50 avg

'92 Dodge Ram 250 van 17 avg (doubles as a flower pot)
 

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VW Jetta Diesel - 52 mpg city. Close to 60 mpg on highway. My GL gets about 42 mpg.
 
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