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I just rode up to Octoberfest from SLC to Snowbird on my 2012 TW and back to SLC, UT.



I filled up and checked my mileage because I haven't done it and I got 91.05 MPG. I am just elated.



Moose



PS: I bought the TW used with 1200 miles on it.



PSS: Finally figured out Avatar. I shared a photo of my 2012 T-DUB and sent it to myself resized to small photo saved to IPHOTO then uploaded to my AVATAR.



The T-DUB had 1200 miles on it Moose rack and top case with side bags and windscreen (remove it for trails).

I paid $3800 for it as is. I think I got a good deal?



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That seems very good. You must be a very conservative rider. If you have not done so already, do a search on "mileage" or some such variation and see how you compare with others. Enjoy your bike, you are certainly in an area where there should be lots of interesting dirt roads to explore (I think). Gerry
 

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Better than mine. I got about 72 at best. Kinda sucks for a 196cc bike....but the carb did have a few gasket and float leaks so a rebuild and corrected jetting would probably yeild much better results.



My old rebel 250 tops any TW I've ever seen though. Up to 95 a gallon even running 65 on the highway nearly wound out. If I could manage to ever ride a full tank conservatively no faster than 45 mph I bet I could manage well over 100, maybe 110-120...I don't know what it is about that bike but it's probably because it's a very slow running engine for a 250 (Red line is 8250) with tons of low end power. With the gearing I had the bike could run 55 at about 5200, where the TW would be at what, 7000 with stock gearing? I'm sure that makes quite a difference in efficiency.
 

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That's great mileage. Mine is usually in the mid to low 60s.
 

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I bet that rebel has a hard time running off road............................ We get from 80/90 mpg all the time.. Depending on speed and how many off road miles we run on that tank of fuel... OMM.
 

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It's like this, I followed (lets say tried to keep up with my son on his Yamaha Tenere 1200) my son which required alot of revving and shifting going up the mountain. I mainly wanted to know what my mileage was incase I needed to do some carb tweaking.



I also have a 07 BMW F650G which I never get less than 70MPG. So getting 90 on my new TW felt really good especially in high altitude. I really thought I would need to change the front sprocket which I was ready to do to get over 70mpg.



I am just visiting my son here in SLC. I am really from MT and plan on doing the mountain trails up there. I will keep you informed of how it does in the dirt on the steep trails I plan on doing.



I am by far not as experienced as most of you. It has been at least 25 years since I rode the dirt with my kids.



However, I love the TW as much as my BMW. I mainly bought the TW because it is just too expensive to replace parts on my BMW which makes the TW my dirt bike.



Looking forward to doing the rim trail at Moab with my son. Another one to check off my bucket list.



I told my doctor that I'd rather die riding them from prostate cancer or anything else.



Live your life as best as you can,



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My '87 routinely gets mid 60's and if I am nice to it gets in the mid 70's.

A neighbor gets in the low 90's and the few times we have ridden together I had trouble going his speed. Actually, I wouldn't call it speed at all.
 

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...Looking forward to doing the rim trail at Moab with my son. Another one to check off my bucket list.



I told my doctor that I'd rather die riding them from prostate cancer or anything else...
Well, watch your wheel track while on The Rim, or you might get your wish -- end up looking like that poof of dust from Wile E. Coyote at the end of a Looney Tunes cartoon




I'm with you by the way, not just from Montana, but it's been years since I've ridden dirt. Traded in the cruisers for a sport bike, and the the sport bike for the TW. I don't regret it.
 

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My '87 routinely gets mid 60's and if I am nice to it gets in the mid 70's.

A neighbor gets in the low 90's and the few times we have ridden together I had trouble going his speed. Actually, I wouldn't call it speed at all.


I'm still breaking mine in but I get high-70s, even though I spend about 70% of its time in 3rd or lower, and I always let it idle to warm up when I take short rides to check my water tanks and wells, etc. I did have an interesting moment the other day - rode down to the mailbox and about half a mile it started running poorly. I "knew" it couldn't be low on fuel, only 75 miles since last fill, but she died on me. Switched to reserve and she started right up, go figure. I think it might be that the petcock is way back on the tank and I was going downhill on a pretty steep section.
 

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I got 86 mpg on my ride over natches yesterday. This was trail and gravel roads in the mountains and a backback with survival gear and lunch .so it was a light load.

I have 5000 miles on it now.

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i cruise around 50 miles per hour and i get around 80 miles to the gallon if i cruise any faster the tires vibrate alot witch kills my but my tw is a stock 2010 with no upgrades its is a great all purpose and fun bike to ride need to look into a seat upgrade enjoy each and every ride cheers
 

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If I cruise @ 60mph or faster I get 55 mpg.
OK. I have been doing a lot more highway than I ever thought I would on this bike. Thanks, I feel better. I was beginning to wonder if I had a problem.
 

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i cruise around 50 miles per hour and i get around 80 miles to the gallon if i cruise any faster the tires vibrate a lot witch kills my but my tw is a stock 2010 with no upgrades its is a great all purpose and fun bike to ride need to look into a seat upgrade enjoy each and every ride cheers
Do you still have the stock front tire on. ???????????? If so I'd bet you that it's cupped/angled back on the knobbies..... Both my bike and wife's did it at 5,000 miles.. Vibrated bad enough to make the mirrors shake. We put on the street tire on the front and really love them........... We avoid mud & deep sand..... OMM.
 

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On my ride last weekend I got 136 miles(75mpg) out of my tank (dry) just happened to coast to the only pump for 15 miles. Still had my 1.25 koplin for backup so I was not worried. Just found it interesting that the engine died as I pulled in to the pump.
 

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On most recent ride, a mix of paved and good roads as well as some rougher dirt roads, max speed 55 mph, I got 85 mpg. This is close to what I have been getting.
 

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That seems very good. You must be a very conservative rider. If you have not done so already, do a search on "mileage" or some such variation and see how you compare with others. Enjoy your bike, you are certainly in an area where there should be lots of interesting dirt roads to explore (I think). Gerry
OK! I guess I was a bit conservative. On my last 68.4 miles my gas mileage was 78.6. I rode mountain roads, interstate hwy, and about 20 miles of dirt. Speeds varied anywhere from 20mph to 64mph. I am still very pleased.



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