Ever wonder about the exact range and fuel capacity...

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Sharky1948, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. Sharky1948

    Sharky1948 Junior Member

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    ...of an '09 FLHR. It's 210 miles, 5.6 usable gallons. Don't ask me how I came to know this fact today....:(
     
  2. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    Sounds aweful low i have made it farther than that i mine and took less fuel than 5.6 usually 230ish is 5.5
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    It's that big engine that's doing it :lolrolling
     
  4. TXMikey

    TXMikey Junior Member

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    ...and how steep was the upgrade?
     
  5. glens

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    I just yesterday put in 5.035 gallons at 214.1 miles ridden mostly two-up and only moderately conservatively; less-so when solo.
     
  6. Hoople

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    I'm running an '09 96ci and get 41 miles a gallon on Hyway in 6th gear. That puts me at 229 miles on 5.6 gallons of fuel. Running open loop at ~13.4 A/F ratio. Not great mileage but I like it fat.:p
     
  7. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    It's all upgrade when your pushing, don't ask me how I know.:lolrolling
     
  8. gmurdock

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    I get an average 40mpg. I know it depends a lot on how you drive. If I am with a group I seam to get better mileage. Easier on the throttle. I have seen 224 miles & only put in 5.4 gallons. Is it a 6 gallon tank if you fill it up to the very top? I have noticed that the remaining miles goes down a lot quicker after 40 miles left.
     
  9. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Around town I get 40 on my Streetbob on the hiway I can get 50 if I dont hammer it likes to run all day at 80mph
     
  10. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    It is a good idea to know your cruising "limit" especially if you do not have a "reserve" position on the ol' petcock and keep your fuel guage (if equipped) in perspective to actually mileage range. Never know when you are pushing the limits...not that you ever should...but gas stations close and sometimes even the best of us have less than "steller" navigating skills or fail to do the proper fill up regimen...holy cow, did I just leave that petcock on reserve or forget to push the reset knob...nah not me!!!