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Highest distance to empty on a standard GS
« on: December 23, 2019, 02:55:37 PM »
For a bit of fun, what is the highest distance to empty your standard GS [ not GSA] has shown.
Today mine indicated 232 Miles [373km]after I had ridden 12 miles [20km] from refuelling.
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Re: Highest distance to empty on a standard GS
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2019, 10:43:53 PM »
Road use - up to 240 miles if you take the time to fill it up slowly until it goes no further and not exceed a steady 50mph pace. Erratic or aggressive use of the throttle leads to poor mileage.

Off-road things are much worse because i spend more time in low gear easing it along slick terrain, i'd estimate my range to be about 140-160 till reserve.
« Last Edit: December 24, 2019, 10:47:20 PM by Newguy »

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Re: Highest distance to empty on a standard GS
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2019, 10:10:17 PM »
I know you asked for non-GSA bikes, but today I logged a 330 mile tank. At the end the countdown mileage thingie said 6 miles left. I wasn't brave enough to try for 0!

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Re: Highest distance to empty on a standard GS
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2019, 06:48:04 AM »
*Originally Posted by Xyzzy [+]
I know you asked for non-GSA bikes, but today I logged a 330 mile tank. At the end the countdown mileage thingie said 6 miles left. I wasn't brave enough to try for 0!

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i envy your GSA's range. :)
Based on todays performance my bike will go empty at 220 miles, I've got about 40 till empty. It was mostly highway and doing 60+. The onboard computer is pleasantly accurate as to its fuel usage and estimated time till empty.
« Last Edit: December 26, 2019, 06:56:46 AM by Newguy »

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Re: Highest distance to empty on a standard GS
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2020, 12:23:11 AM »
i topped off yesterday and it said 336. That is the most I have seen so far with 3000 miles on the bike.
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Re: Highest distance to empty on a standard GS
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2020, 05:14:25 PM »
Think GSA owners must have iron butts  :008: :008:

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Re: Highest distance to empty on a standard GS
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2020, 11:14:00 AM »
*Originally Posted by ChrisC [+]
Think GSA owners must have iron butts  :008: :008:

My former touring missile I could keep going till empty, it's not about iron backsides at all. I used to get 280-320 miles out of that one. I can go till empty on the GS without discomfort most days.

Presently, my 850GS's performance metrics are a steady 54-56 MPG with 90 percent of that being highway. The onboard computer is really accurate (so far) in estimating fuel usage.