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Offline Kernow57

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Re: fantastic fuel range
« Reply #10 on: Jul 14, 2018, 12:38 PM »
One of the main reasons I bought the Versys was the 21litre/250mile tank range my previous bike had a 14litre/150mile tank range which wasn’t so good for touring.
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Re: fantastic fuel range
« Reply #11 on: Jul 14, 2018, 02:31 PM »
the other connected issue is the fuel gauge. at 2 bars, i almost have 2.5 gallons left in the tank. at 1 bar, as much as 1.8-1.9, topped off. but i still easily get 2-2.5 hours in the saddle at a time. get off, gas, hydrate, trail mix, get back on the road.

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Re: fantastic fuel range
« Reply #12 on: Jul 14, 2018, 03:29 PM »


 

 "... i still easily get 2-2.5 hours in the saddle at a time. get off, gas, hydrate, trail mix, get back on the road."

 Sounds familiar  :008: :008: .

 Not generally a familiar routine in the U.K.

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Re: fantastic fuel range
« Reply #13 on: Jul 14, 2018, 09:43 PM »
different universe ..... lol.     from where i live it's 850-900 mile simply to leave the state. long distances to get anywhere in western us/canada.

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Re: fantastic fuel range
« Reply #14 on: Aug 06, 2018, 01:33 PM »
*Originally Posted by jonnster71 [+]
Guitar Slinger, I commute from Stroud to London which is a 220 mile round trip for me and I can make it on one tank if it is freshly brimmed and I keep it below 80mph. In my experience the V economy is worst on motorways and best on the twisties. I can easily get over 220 miles on a ride out (about 58mpg). Normally I'm getting between 48-52 mpg with mixed riding.

On the London run the last bar on the fuel gauge starts flashing at around 180 miles as I approach Swindon, which is 30 miles from home so I normally stop at the next garage. For reference, I'm 18st in all my gear, bike is fully loaded with laptop bag, rain gear and chains/locks.

Hope that helps.
I went near Stroud on the last two weekends - a 220 mile round trip for a week at Hartpury, with panniers, rucksack and tank bag all full.  Speed was 70-ish on the motorways, 50-70mph on single/dual carriageways (with a few cheeky overtakes) and one day I did a beer run to the nearest Sainsbury's (unloaded, on the twisties). 

On the trip home, the fuel gauge went down to 1 bar with about 40 miles to go, but it got me home on Sunday and another 10 miles into work this morning before the flashing FUEL message appeared.   I was impressed with the handling and comfort on both legs of the journey, one in the pissing rain and the other in hot sunshine.

I filled up with 247 miles showing, but won't be chancing my arm to get any more, especially as I really brimmed it before the outward trip.  The bike was sat in a sunny car park all week, so I did wonder how much escaped as vapour. 

The only downside is that I seem to have neglected to check/lube my chain over the summer.  Four runs in the last month has eaten up 400 miles and my chain is a bit floppy. Still, gives me a maintenance subject to search the forum for... must do it while the weather's still good.
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Re: fantastic fuel range
« Reply #15 on: Aug 07, 2018, 09:41 AM »
*Originally Posted by Guitar_Slinger [+]
I went near Stroud on the last two weekends - a 220 mile round trip for a week at Hartpury, with panniers, rucksack and tank bag all full.  Speed was 70-ish on the motorways, 50-70mph on single/dual carriageways (with a few cheeky overtakes) and one day I did a beer run to the nearest Sainsbury's (unloaded, on the twisties). 

On the trip home, the fuel gauge went down to 1 bar with about 40 miles to go, but it got me home on Sunday and another 10 miles into work this morning before the flashing FUEL message appeared.   I was impressed with the handling and comfort on both legs of the journey, one in the pissing rain and the other in hot sunshine.

I filled up with 247 miles showing, but won't be chancing my arm to get any more, especially as I really brimmed it before the outward trip.  The bike was sat in a sunny car park all week, so I did wonder how much escaped as vapour. 

The only downside is that I seem to have neglected to check/lube my chain over the summer.  Four runs in the last month has eaten up 400 miles and my chain is a bit floppy. Still, gives me a maintenance subject to search the forum for... must do it while the weather's still good.
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Re: fantastic fuel range
« Reply #16 on: Aug 07, 2018, 11:09 AM »
210-220 miles to a tank. If you are planning high speed mway runs in any sort of wind with a topbox or something, had low 160 miles to a tank. It really  doesn't like sustained high speed for fuel economy.
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Re: fantastic fuel range
« Reply #17 on: Aug 07, 2018, 11:16 AM »


 +1 re high speed.

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Re: fantastic fuel range
« Reply #18 on: Aug 07, 2018, 04:37 PM »
I ran out after 215 miles, only two miles from the next petrol station. :008: :008: Panniers but no top box and spirited riding, with stretches well in excess of national speed limits. I normally don't fill up till about 220 and still have two or three litres left over when using the top box alone. Therefore I conclude that the panniers combined with high speeds were to blame.

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Re: fantastic fuel range
« Reply #19 on: Aug 08, 2018, 10:08 AM »
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