81 gl1100 gas milage


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81 gl1100 gas milage

Postby bcnv1100 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:56 pm



Hey just want to check on gas milage. I just got my bike and ran out what was in the tank, then filled it with 91 grade and got about 150 miles before flipping to reserve. Now I filled it with mid grade and am waiting to see what i get. I've only been driving freeway miles about 50 a day at around 65-70mph with a couple of 80 mph days( running late). I'm going to see how it runs on mid and low grade and see where any big difference is. Any thoughts??



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Re: 81 gl1100 gas milage

Postby ramdam1 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:01 pm

I also have an 81 and that sounds a little low to me but I usually run around 60 or so. I get about 45 mpg at 60-65 mph. Have you checked the mpg?

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Re: 81 gl1100 gas milage

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:21 am

Do you guys love your bikes or what? I have never been so excited about a motorcycle in my life, and to be able to share stuff with others is so cool, idea's, solutions to problems, making your machine run right, mine was near death when I got it..Now it is just dandy, it took a long time to fix it proper but I finally got it..That bugger will move now off the line..It's so cool.. :D Smooth... click click click thru the gears I love it.. I love the way you sit tall on it, my Nomad was way low I didn't like that to much.. Thanks everyone for teaching me a lot of cool stuff.. :D

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Re: 81 gl1100 gas milage

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:05 am

I absolutely love the feel of riding my bike when it's all working perfectly. When something is not right in my bike (or my truck, my house, anything at all) I HATE it, and have to fix it. :) My wife says I can fix anything...I don't know about that, but I'll sure give it a try. :)

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Re: 81 gl1100 gas milage

Postby MSGT-R » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:46 am

:lol: If you run 60-65 on a California freeway, you will have tire tracks up your backside in short order!

I usually travel around 74 mph (fast enough not to be passed from behind), and I get 38-40 mpg. That will get me anwhere from 148-153 miles before fill up (nervous time) depending on terrain and wind.
Don't spook the road sheep.

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Re: 81 gl1100 gas milage

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:08 pm

I find that as you get above 65 mph, mileage drops off precipitously. At 60-65, I get around 45 mph.

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Re: 81 gl1100 gas milage

Postby bamadave » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:57 pm

I get 42 MPG on both my '82 Aspencade and '03 GW 1800 pulling my 285 lb. carcass. :lol:

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Re: 81 gl1100 gas milage

Postby bamadave » Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:05 pm

littlebeaver wrote:Do you guys love your bikes or what? I have never been so excited about a motorcycle in my life, and to be able to share stuff with others is so cool, idea's, solutions to problems, making your machine run right, mine was near death when I got it..Now it is just dandy, it took a long time to fix it proper but I finally got it..That bugger will move now off the line..It's so cool.. :D Smooth... click click click thru the gears I love it.. I love the way you sit tall on it, my Nomad was way low I didn't like that to much.. Thanks everyone for teaching me a lot of cool stuff.. :D


This site helped a low self-esteem shade tree mechanic work and fix my '82 when I got it doing such things as putting in new timing belts, fuel filter and flushing radiator/new anti-freeze and Stant radiator cap. :D




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