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Gas mileage during trip to Americade. I decided to keep pretty detailed notes for when people ask what kind of mileage I get. Notice how much it varies depending on the type of riding. From a low of 33.35 mpg to a high of 47.44. A 1 1/2 hour run at 80mph gave 35.26 mpg where a similar amount of miles but at a complete mix of riding style was the 47. This is closer to my normal mileage when at home. Also note that riding around Americade involves higher elevation that normal for me and a LOT of uphill riding (of course there's an equal amount of downhill <G>)

Bike: 1997 1500A
Mods that would affect mileage: Windshield, coasters, DG Hardkrome Drag Pipes. No carb mods at all. Oh yeah... and my weight <G>

I guess it's safe to say that I average 40 mpg on trips. The last leg doesn't really count since I put the gas cap on crooked (oh oh, I didn't say that) and lost gas during that time.

Date Notes Gal Tot Gal Miles MPG Tot Miles Tot MPG
6-9-99 Trip up 1.894 1.894 76.1 40.17 76.1 40.17
6-9-99 Trip up 3.485 5.379 122.9 35.26 199 36.99
6-9-99 Trip up .865 6.244 34.6 40.00 233.6 37.41
6-9-99 Trip up 1.816 8.06 79 43.5 312.6 38.78
6-10-99   1.752 9.812 76.2 43.49 388.8 39.62
6-10-99 Jus Ridn 2.35 12.162 95.9 40.80 484.7 39.85
6-12-99 Poker Run 2.563 14.725 121.6 47.44 606.3 41.17
6-13-99   1.757 16.482 58.6 33.35 664.9 40.34
6-13-99 Trip Back 2.23 18.712 95.5 42.82 760.4 40.63
6-13-99 Trip Back 2.401 21.113 82.6 34.40 843 39.92
6-13-99 Trip Back 1.826 22.939 78.4 42.93 921.4 40.167
6-15-99 Trip Back 3.083   93.1 30.19    
Note for below: Other readings, no pattern Sometimes riding
two up
  Note for above: Lost some gas on last leg... ooops won't count it in totals  
TOTALS   Gal Tot Gal Miles MPG Tot Miles Tot MPG
    3.397 26.336 147.4 43.39 1068.8 40.58
    1.896 28.232 81.5 42.98 1150.3 40.74
    3.355 31.587 138.3 41.22 1288.6 40.79
    3.467 35.054 141.7 40.87 1430.3 40.80
    3.051 38.105 127.2 41.69 1557.5 40.87
    3.050 41.155 134.5 44.09 1692.0 41.11
    2.758 43.913 118.7 43.03 1810.7 41.23
TOTALS   Gal Tot Gal Miles MPG Tot Miles Tot MPG
    2.607 46.52 105.7 40.54 1916.4 41.19
    2.142 48.662 97.0 45.28 2013.4 41.37
    3.136 51.798 137.6 43.87 2151.0 41.52
7-31-99   2.778 54.576 106.9 38.48 2257.9 41.37
    2.887 57.463 120.2 41.63 2378.1 41.38
    3.299 60.762 142.7 43.25 2520.8 41.48
    3.482 64.244 151.2 43.42 2672.0 41.59
TOTALS   Gal Tot Gal Miles MPG Tot Miles Tot MPG
    3.562 67.806 150.3 42.19 2822.3 41.62
    3.038 70.844 132.9 43.74 2955.2 41.71
    1.832 72.676 74.2 40.50 3029.4 41.68
    3.469 76.145 150.3 43.32 3179.7 41.75
    2.915 79.06 126.9 43.53 3306.6 41.82
    3.339 82.399 145.5 43.57 3452.1 41.89
Note: Bike at 10,000    14 mos. old (including long winters)  
TOTALS   Gal Tot Gal Miles MPG Tot Miles Tot MPG
    2.999 85.398 127.2 42.41 3579.3  
    3.528 88.926 152.3 43.16 3731.6  
    2.694 91.62 110.3 40.94 3841.9  
    2.028 93.648 83.2 41.02 3925.1  
    2.657 96.305 87.9 33.08 4013  
    3.062 99.367 105.9 34.58 4118.9  
    3.622 102.989 127.7 35.25 4246.6  
  2 up 3.076 106.065 118.1 38.39 4364.7 41.15
    3.041   116 38.14    

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