What is your average mileage for your GL1500?


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Roughridercog
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What is your average mileage for your GL1500?

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Both city and highway?



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35 mpg, , 75% city-25% highway (according to my fuel app). I would guess 35-38 highway, 32-35 city is close to actual results.

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oops, double post by accident

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'99 1500. 42 mpg, day in and day out.
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I've had a '94SE and a '98SE, and in both cases for me, they averaged about 32 mpg...

I have an old Spreadsheet where I documented over 4,000 miles over a year, and each fillup was topped off at the neck of the tank while on the center stand.

Year end avg: 32 mpg

individual trips as high as 39.x
or as low as 22 mpg.

on this particular sheet, which I can only show 1 screenshot, it shows 32.3 mpg average, in any event, rigid documentation will prove that none of these bikes can consistently do better than 40mpg on every tank of gas. It depends on a lot of things, elevation, terrain, headwinds, temperature, Throttle Control, 1 up, 2 up, pulling a trailer?

and no two of us will ever, ride exactly the same.


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33 avg, 39 best. Even though roads here have a lot of bends and its very hilly those are the roads I seem to get the best mileage on. Rough back country roads.
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I can expect 32-36 usually. Have one of those TALL windshields adding to the wind drag. Got 42 once, half of that tank was just a very leisurely putt thru the mountain twisties.
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3 minutes thru town then 25 minutes on the highway every day to and from work. Below 45 f. I get 36 mpg above 60 f. I get 40 mpg.

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92 GL1500 Interstate, with Tulsa Tall Windscreen, in Jacksonville, Florida

Highway mileage near but not over 3,000 rpm 39 - 43 mpg, avg.
Highway mileage over 3,000 but less than 4,000 rpm 35 - 40 mpg. avg.
City mileage light traffic 34 - 38 mpg. avg.
City mileage heavy traffic 33 - 37 mpg. avg.
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1999 SE gets 35 mpg average on premium with ethanol and same on non-ethanol. 1 up, 2 up no difference. Riding into the wind will bring it down to about 30 mpg.
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