fuel milage


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rgshilling88
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Motorcycle: 1980 GL1100 Goldwing

fuel milage

Postby rgshilling88 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:51 pm



What kind of fuel milage is everyone getting out of your GL1100. Mine is a 1980 GL1100 with a Vetter Windjammer, bags and trunk. My milage seems kind of low. :(



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ramdam1
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Motorcycle: 1981 GL 1100 Interstate
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Re: fuel milage

Postby ramdam1 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:12 pm

I have a 1981 gl1100I with an 82 engine and get about 45mpg. I ride her very easy and treat her nice. Normally not over 65-70mph.

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rgshilling88
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Re: fuel milage

Postby rgshilling88 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:23 pm

I don't think I am getting anywhere near that, maybe in the 20's. I will know for sure the next fill up. Thank you, I just wanted to see what was possible.

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scratcho
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Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100 I
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1976 GL1000 x2

Re: fuel milage

Postby scratcho » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:01 pm

I get right around 40 mpg for in town riding. Haven`t gone on a long enough trip to check highway milage.

emt613
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Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100 Aspencade

Re: fuel milage

Postby emt613 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:36 pm

I have an '83 ASPY and routinely will get high 30's to 40 in town and as high as 45 on the road.

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RoadRogue
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Re: fuel milage

Postby RoadRogue » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:18 pm

Hi 30's -low40's is about normal. If you are indead only getting in the 20's check for a fuel leak and make sure your air filter is clean. either one can really cut into the mileage.
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DragnMastr
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Motorcycle: 1981 GL1100I Interstate

Re: fuel milage

Postby DragnMastr » Sun May 01, 2011 6:02 pm

RoadRogue wrote:Hi 30's -low40's is about normal. If you are indead only getting in the 20's check for a fuel leak and make sure your air filter is clean. either one can really cut into the mileage.


I too have a '81 GL1100 - converted to GL1100 Interstate... all original OEM (except the mufflers). I normally have the trunk and suitcase saddlebags empty unless me and my girl get away for the weekend (then I only get about 23 mpg... w/ extra weight I expect to lose mpg). I do not have any type of leaks (fuels, oil or coolant) - I replaced my air filter with an OEM (but the old one was changed when I did the carbs & it still looked great)... I keep my plugs, oil charged quite often - because I want it in tip top shape... I believe in good maintenance, that is probably why bike is in mint condition) I drive it back and forth to work every day (15 miles each way) - I am only getting about 27.8 mpg... I had my carbs rebuilt and new air cutoffs installed about 2,200 miles ago... I bought new headers and mufflers about a year back and have recently noticed that my headers are really turning blue... a friend told me that I was running 'rich' but I can't seem to find how to test / calibrate / adjust the mixtre - do you have any suggestions? Appreciate any help... my other Winger friends are getting about 45 to 50 mpg with their GL1200, but we always have to stop (for me to get gas...) about every 125 miles (130 if I push it)... I know that this frustrates them - it does me too

any assistance will be deeply appreciated - luv my vintage toy!
s/ Bill :D




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