My Camhead has been re-mapped and has a Booster Plug fitted which both have the effect of adding more fuel.
I wonder what MPG a bike in standard trim would return ridden under the same conditions.
General discussion of the BMW R1200RT/R1250RT
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Well done on an epic ride. I reckon the fantastic fuel mileage could be down to the Stainless Pad Pins ! ! .
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You knowsakm wrote:
But how many more smiles per miles do you get )
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I'm assuming the Brit blokes are talking about imperial gallons, which are about 1.2 US gallons? When I first got my 2005 and read these threads, I thought something was wrong with my bike when you folks were talking 50+ mpg until I sussed it out. But are the mpg readings on the screen tailored for each country? Do EU bikes show it in mpl[iter]? On fast motorways, what speeds in either 5th or 6th gear yield the best mpg?
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On my outward ride to Portsmouth, where possible, I set the cruise control at 70 MPH, returning 54.7 MPG.jackronner wrote:On fast motorways, what speeds in either 5th or 6th gear yield the best mpg?
On the return journey, the speed was variable between 50 - 60 MPH. The cruise control was used, with an average of say 55 MPH, returning 67.4 MPG.
Was always in 6th gear when the cruise control was set.
In the 1970's oil crisis, the max. speed in the US was reduced to 55 MPH to save fuel. Could be a bit of a clue!
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