1975 GL 1000 fuel economy


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1975 GL 1000 fuel economy

Postby scotterichmond » Mon May 09, 2011 4:58 pm



So ..........how many mile per gallon would a person expect to get with a well tuned GL 1000?
I ride pretty aggressive and get 35 mpg.



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Re: 1975 GL 1000 fuel economy

Postby Fred Camper » Mon May 09, 2011 8:46 pm

I ride pretty conservative, except when depressed and I need to smile more. Low's around 40, high of 52. Now this is based on the odo, not GPS. If the bike sits alot between rides, 40 is all I can expect perhaps due to evaporatation or float leakage. Your number for agressive riding is pretty typical and that is what I would expect you to get.

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Re: 1975 GL 1000 fuel economy

Postby dingdong » Tue May 10, 2011 8:11 am

I also ride aggressively on my 76. I have never gotten more than 37. most of the time I get 27 to 30mpg. Anyone who gets more than 35 on a 75 / 77 is the exception. ON the 78 and 79 you can expect to get between 40 and 50.
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Re: 1975 GL 1000 fuel economy

Postby scotterichmond » Tue May 10, 2011 9:48 am

Why so much more on the 78 and 79 ?

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Re: 1975 GL 1000 fuel economy

Postby Fred Camper » Tue May 10, 2011 7:53 pm

'78 and '79 have smaller boar carbs and run lean for emission purposes, good for low rpm economy but not good for top end power.

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Re: 1975 GL 1000 fuel economy

Postby dingdong » Wed May 11, 2011 8:41 am

Yes! Those carbs as well as the cams were revamped for emissions and economy.
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Re: 1975 GL 1000 fuel economy

Postby Fred Camper » Thu May 12, 2011 9:17 pm

Seems like '75 was tops for performance and bottoms for mileage. But your mileage will vary.




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