1980 GL1100 MPG


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1980 GL1100 MPG

Postby Dave N » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:26 pm



I have had my Wing for about a month and half now and been checking fuel mileage. I am getting about 38 MPG with all around riding. Is this about average for this bike?



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Re: 1980 GL1100 MPG

Postby Wilcoy02 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:18 pm

I get 36 mpg without atf and 41 mpg with atf. Yes you are in the ballpark.

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Re: 1980 GL1100 MPG

Postby David-Mantle » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:59 pm

Around town ( stop , start ) I get 28 mpg - on a run cruising at 65mph I get approx 47mpg.
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Re: 1980 GL1100 MPG

Postby Dave N » Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:44 pm

Thank you for the reply I wasn't sure what to expect out this bike, I was getting around 40 out of my 1977 GS550.

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Re: 1980 GL1100 MPG

Postby lacanars » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:46 am

I'd say that's pretty good, I get about 40 mpg out of my '82 mainly hiway after running some seafoam through it a few times and then some MMO a few tanks. Got 50 mpg out of my "81 CM400C so it was an ajustment, but more power, fairing and luggage is a big plus.

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Re: 1980 GL1100 MPG

Postby David-Mantle » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:11 am

I use 75 cams and my 84 has higher gear ratios than other 1100`s. works for me.
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Re: 1980 GL1100 MPG

Postby Wingsconsin » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:02 pm

The 80 & 81 are geared slightly diffrently than the 82 & 83 - The later years get slightly better fuel economy.

2 weekends ago we went on a trip of about 2500 miles with our 1980 GL1100 that we recently finished restoring including a complete carb rebuild and synch. It was running as well as it possibly could for the trip...excellent if you ask me...

Fuel econmy results are:
Interstate speeds (70-75 MPH) = 36-37 MPG
Country Highways (55-65 MPH) = 38 - 39 MPG
Crusing back roads in West Virginia (45 - 55 MPH) = 40-42 MPG

We did burn a little oil (1 quart per 2000 miles - but I find that acceptablefor as hard as we werer running the interstate - 75 to 85 MPH the whole time)

Here is a You Tube Video fo a cold start 1 week before the trip..

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Re: 1980 GL1100 MPG

Postby patbrandon1 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:58 am

Hey Wingsconsin, thanks for taking the time to post this info and video. But I have a quick question for you. What is the groovy thing on top of your false tank?

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Re: 1980 GL1100 MPG

Postby Wingsconsin » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:36 am

patbrandon1 wrote:Hey Wingsconsin, thanks for taking the time to post this info and video. But I have a quick question for you. What is the groovy thing on top of your false tank?


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