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Old 23rd September 2013, 01:56 PM   #11
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Default Re: How many miles do you get to a tank

Touch wood the fuel strip is the one item from "The Big Book of K1x00GT Failures" that mine's not succumbed to yet It's currently on 30000 miles.

My understanding was the failures in the USA were more related to the higher usage of ethanol there than in the UK, and that Europe also used more than the UK (although mine has survived forays into froggleland)
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Old 23rd September 2013, 02:26 PM   #12
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As you know slparry, i-bmw has numerous threads about it on their site and no, it's not just the 2008 K1200, but it is a very common problem and is most likely the reason BMW went back to the float type sensor after 2009.

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Old 23rd September 2013, 02:47 PM   #13
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OK the results are in
Computer shows Zero miles left at 275 Miles
Ran out of petrol at 297.2 Miles
5 Lt of petrol added from can, travelled 0.9 miles to garage
filled up with 19.64 Lt
I think we can ignore the .9 miles, that gives us a total tank capacity of 24.64 Lts
This gives me and MPG figure of 54.7601
The last 20 or so miles were in a urban environment so I think that on a motorway you would get 300 miles to a full tank
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Old 30th September 2013, 11:55 AM   #14
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I find that the readout gets reasonably accurate once it is down to about 80-100 miles. Going by the average since owning the bike (4 years) I'd get an 'average' 253 miles on a tank. Still not really sure what an 'average' ride is though! I usually start thinking about a refill at 210-220 miles, and make sure I've got some by 240. I've rolled on to the forecourt just as the remaining fuel has clicked to zero before now though.
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Old 30th September 2013, 12:58 PM   #15
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mine shows that even at zero I had 22 miles left so in the future I will zero the trip every time and fill up at about 250
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Old 30th September 2013, 01:00 PM   #16
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Good range for the GT. I normally don't allow it to get past 190miles on the K1200S. Mind you it does depend what sort of riding you've been doing.
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These figures were for me riding solo which tends to be a bit faster than when my wife is on the back, I have recorded better MPG when touring with my wife as I tend to take it a bit more steady
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Bl@@dy Hell Tom! I thought I held the record for 'pushing' a K12S without having to actually push it; although it has run out on me twice, once with 6 miles on the countdown and once with 9.

Most fuel in the tank at fill-up is 18.63litres after 174 miles and a miserable 42.2 mpg on a long M'way dual carriageway blast to Poole from Newbury.

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Seriously find mine extremely accurate and it was discovered a cold night in the freeway with almost all fuel station going on strike, one was open, god of bikers to thank for, and the reading was 8kms left.
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My commute is 10miles each way. I get 160to a tank! Even on long runs I don't get much more. Maybe 190 tops... :/
I don't 'brim' the tank though and usually fill up at 20miles left showing.

Does 160miles to 24 of super sound bad?

Hello by the way! I'm new here but know a few of you from other forums. got an 07 GT SE with a crap clutch! Love it otherwise....
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