Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Technical, Bike forums > BMW Tech

BMW Tech BMW Tech Forum - For Questions specific and of interest to BMW riders only. Questions comparing which bike is best etc go in the "Which Bike" forum.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

7 Litre Camel Tank Lets You Explore More, Click to Find out More!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 16 Dec 2008
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Victoria, Australia
Posts: 45
Fuel range, 1150ADV

I'm riding from Darwin to Melbourne. I had the bike serviced before i left and i put new tyres on him. There is some long flat stretches of road on which you can get a good idea of the range from a full tank. I 've seen it on the HUBB where people say they get upwards of 600k per tank. So far i've travelled around 4000k in 6 days and the most i've managed out of a tank is around 450k. I sit on about 110 because it's seems to be the most efficient speed. So, i guess i'm asking for other peoples experiences.

A merry xmas


__________________
Swaino; The wide brown land for me!
2008 Electra Glide,2005 KLR650
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 16 Dec 2008
illustratedman's Avatar
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: UK/Kent
Posts: 65
Economy

That's about what i get from mine, fuel light normally comes on at about 240 miles that leaves 4 litres in reserve (31 litre tank) and it doesnt seem to make much difference how i ride either.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 17 Dec 2008
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cardiff
Posts: 73
I get much the same 240 miles, before fuel light although I have had 300 miles on a long steady couple of days cruising ,watching the world go by
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 18 Dec 2008
Steve Pickford's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Oxford, UK
Posts: 1,028
I've drilled out the filler neck on my 1150 Adventure tank, increases capacity to 32 litres.



Best mileage so far is 312 miles / 499km from 27.5 litres giving 18 km per litre or 51.5mpg.

Another tip for the Adventure tank is to an additional right angles quick fuel disconnect to the crossover fuel pipe on the left hand side. This allows much easier tank removal & refitting whilst leaving the crossover pipe in place, useful in low light conditions.

__________________
My photos: www.possu.smugmug.com
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 18 Dec 2008
jc's Avatar
jc jc is offline
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Mandurah, Western Australia
Posts: 231
I get 500km with my GSA no problem(2002). Once I ran out of fuel on 550km in Northern Mozambique. This consumpsion is with two-up and RTW luggage (lots). My traveling speed is 90-100km/h to get this milage. I use the 'low fuel grade' chip (not sure if that helps) and always buy the cheapest low octane fuel. The higher the altedute the better the fuel millage. Reserve normally comes on at 460-480kms. The main key is to accelerate slow and be consistant with you speed, but I'm sure you know this. . . .

Cheers
Johan
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 20 Dec 2008
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Canada and the Alps
Posts: 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by swaino View Post
I'm asking for other peoples experiences.
If you are worried about running out, the trick is to know your RID and when that last bar goes out, how much fuel remains and how far you can go till you are pushing.

The stats from my spreadsheet...

Best 4.78 l/100 kms or 59.1 MPG.
Average: 5.38 l/100 kms or 52.7 MPG.
Worst: 6.25 l/100 kms or 45.2 MPG.

The average accounts for well over 90% of my fill-ups where I cruise at 120 km/hr on back roads and I fill up at 500 kms, give or take.
__________________
All the best,
Alex

Alex's BMW Motorcycle & Global Touring Page
SmugMug Site
Alps Motorcycle Tours - Priced Right


- If motorcyclists claim to be individuals, why then do so many of them ride in packs?
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
fuel range -Ali- Northern Asia 12 19 Dec 2008 11:06
Fuel range Billy Bunter sub-Saharan Africa 2 8 Dec 2008 17:33
Fuel range Rich K Equipping the Bike - what's the best gear? 5 13 Mar 2008 21:15
Fuel Range DarrenM Travellers' questions that don't fit anywhere else 1 11 Sep 2006 22:21
Fuel Range mcluretaylor South America 6 7 Feb 2005 13:44

 
 
 

NEW! HU 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar is now available! Get your copy now for some terrific travel inspiration!

HUGE, 11.5 x 16.5 inches, beautifully printed in Germany on top quality stock! Photos are the winning images from over 600 entries in the 9th Annual HU Photo Contest!

Horizons Unlimited 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar.

"The calendar is magnificent!"

"I just wanted to say how much I'm loving the new, larger calendar!"

We share the profit with the winning photographers. YOU could be in the HU Calendar too - enter here!


HU DVD Autumn Special!

Take 40% off Road Heroes Part 1 until October 31 only!

Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers Peter and Kay Forwood (193 countries two-up on a Harley); Dr. Greg Frazier (5 times RTW); Tiffany Coates (RTW solo female); and Rene Cormier (University of Gravel Roads).

The first in an exciting new series, Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers."Inspiring and hilarious!"

"I loved watching this DVD!"

"Lots of amazing stories and even more amazing photographs, it's great fun and very inspirational."

"Wonderful entertainment!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'HEROES' on your order when you checkout.



Scottoiler automatic chain oilers. The most important accessory for your next motorcycle adventure!


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:51.