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RE: 5600 miles on an R1200RT
- Subject: RE: 5600 miles on an R1200RT
- From: "Seattle Dan" <danweb@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 07:07:34 -0700
Great report! Thanks for taking the time to write that up. My Goldwing
buddy will love it too.
I too removed the rubber thingy out. On a tip from another rider, I
effortlessly pulled it out needle nose pliers.
In terms of gas range, here's my actual gas log for *estimated range* from 0
miles to 6700 miles on my GS. This is only about 20% highway riding. By
estimated range I imply that I did fill up before this point but if I were
to run until 5.0 gals are gone, this is what I'd have gotten. I used 5.0 as
my number because I've managed to put up to 5.3 gallons in the bike 3
different occasions. In all 3 of those cases the countdown timer was above
10mi left. The average of the below list is 202mi per tank.
PS: The 154mi entry is not an error... it's a track day <grin>
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From: owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Tom Brown
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2005 5:28 AM
To: BMW Oilhead List
Subject: 5600 miles on an R1200RT
Well, guys, you're both right. The GS has better range than I intimated.
didn't actually get to ride that one, although I had a good sampling of one
the French Alps on an Edelweiss trip last year. We did stop every 130 to
miles but I didn't get to see the gas gage on the GS, so I don't know how
empty it got. I do know that near Wall Drug, I got real mad at my friend
for letting his gas get down to fumes. I still had a quarter of a tank or
more. A little over 100 miles worth of fuel according to the computer.
any references to GS fuel range are hereby withdrawn from my story.
I read somewhere that the rubber grommet in the bottom of the fuel neck on
1200RT, and maybe on the GS, can be removed to allow more fuel in the tank.
I'm happy to report that removing this thing not only allows more fuel to be
put in, but stops the problem of fuel squirting up just before the pump
off. Also makes the topping up of the last little bit much easier. No
negative side effects. I think the grommet is put in there to comply with
USA's unleaded fuel nozzle size requirements. Just remove the 6 bolts,
the top off and remove the rubber grommet. Replace everything and you're