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Hello, So i have a Africa Twin 650 RD03. The bike seems to be running perfect and with no issues.. just had a full service inc carbs cleaned and re,jetted, also a compression test was done..

Anyway im just back from a 1000km trip, Two up and Fully loaded, driving 100Kph avg and i am getting 13 to 14KM PER LITER ?? sound good ? i think it should be higher...

14KM Per Liter is about 34MPG US
 

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Sory I made a mistake. the carbs were balanced , air/fuel mixture ....

If I drive solo with no luggage I can get 20km/L witch is 500km to a full tank ..

So my trip with my wife and full luggage was 380km to a full tank . I know I will get less km with two up and luggage but losing 120km, is that a normal amount to lose?

Has anybody done touring on a transalp or Africa twin two up with luggage and have any info ?

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I think we need a few photos of your wife to help with the calculations of fuel usage :lol:




only hopping the ball with you man :thumbup: . its a smashing looking bike nice bit of kit on her too . I know putting on a adult passenger or a lot of luggage really saps the power and the breaks are nowhere near as effective with all the extra weight on a bike that's not got the strongest of breaks so I wouldn't be one bit surprised about the extra fuel usage . I have never ridden with both only one or the other .
 

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That sounds about right to be honest.
45 mpg ish solo.
35-40 two up.
Saw your machine and yourself presumably coming out of the JLT recently!
 

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14km / litre of fuel is usually indicated as 7 litre/100km. Which is plausible if you are riding loaded and two up in the mountains. My loaded RD03 with no passenger usually does 6 litre/100km at 120/130km per hour on the highway.

If you want to verify if you are running too righ, just check your sparkplugs.

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Hi "Massive Lee"
I got 7L/100km driving on the motorway (mostly flat )

In the city what does your rd03 get ?

Also I have checked spark plugs and they are good.
Carbs are clean
New oil, filter, air filter ..




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14km / litre of fuel is usually indicated as 7 litre/100km. Which is plausible if you are riding loaded and two up in the mountains. My loaded RD03 with no passenger usually does 6 litre/100km at 120/130km per hour on the highway.

If you want to verify if you are running too righ, just check your sparkplugs.

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Hi "Massive Lee"
I got 7L/100km driving on the motorway (mostly flat )

In the city what does your rd03 get ?

Also I have checked spark plugs and they are good.
Carbs are clean
New oil, filter, air



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Bike looks lovely

20km/l is approx 56 mpg (good)

14km/l loaded is approx 39 mpg (also about right given 2 up and luggage)
 
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There very rare !! Your the first person I have come across with one :)

Does the Millage I'm getting sound normal ? What are you getting ?


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Thats about the go of them.
Went up and down to Dingle June WE and still had plenty juice for work for a day or so!
Also its a 650 putting out 50 bhp at best.
And aerodynamics wasn't really on the design spec (thankfully)
Sitting at 130 or so on the clock and they will guzzle.
And the single disc while perfectly fine one up could struggle two up.
Handling as they say these parts is pure decent.
When did you get it?
There was one for sale in Killarney about the same time I got my one.
 

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Yes I noticed they drink a lot at 130 . I find best results are from 90-110kph ..

I found the brakes not to bad . I just needed abit more front then normal . (The brakes are far better then my XLR250 2up !!) :p

I got mine at Christmas from CB's garage..
Didn't drive much until now :)

I'm doing a RTW trip 2up next year. Leaving May 2016.. So I'm making sure I'm getting the most Millage out of the tank !
Might look into putting different sprockets on the bike ..
I know on the varadero 1000 that can make or brake the Millage ..




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Thats about the go of them.
Went up and down to Dingle June WE and still had plenty juice for work for a day or so!
Also its a 650 putting out 50 bhp at best.
And aerodynamics wasn't really on the design spec (thankfully)
Sitting at 130 or so on the clock and they will guzzle.
And the single disc while perfectly fine one up could struggle two up.
Handling as they say these parts is pure decent.
When did you get it?
There was one for sale in Killarney about the same time I got my one.
Yes I noticed they drink a lot at 130 . I find best results are from 90-110kph ..

I found the brakes not to bad . I just needed abit more front then normal . (The brakes are far better then my XLR250 2up !!) :p

I got mine at Christmas from CB's garage..
Didn't drive much until now :)

I'm doing a RTW trip 2up next year. Leaving May 2016.. So I'm making sure I'm getting the most Millage out of the tank !
Might look into putting different sprockets on the bike ..
I know on the varadero 1000 that can make or brake the Millage..


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Hello, So i have a Africa Twin 650 RD03. The bike seems to be running perfect and with no issues.. just had a full service inc carbs cleaned and re,jetted, also a compression test was done..

Anyway im just back from a 1000km trip, Two up and Fully loaded, driving 100Kph avg and i am getting 13 to 14KM PER LITER ?? sound good ? i think it should be higher...

14KM Per Liter is about 34MPG US
13...14km/l equals about 7.1...7.7l/100km.
I wouldn't call that alarming, but certainly on the upper limit.

My RD07a consumes as follows:
- Solo, with or without luggage, no motorways, 95 octane: 6...6.5l/100km
- Solo, with or without luggage, motorways at about 110-115km/h average, 95 octane: 6.5...7.0l/100km
- Solo, with full luggage, 120...125km/h, with heavy cross/front winds, 92 octane: about 9...9.5l/100km
- Two up: No idea

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Markus
 
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