I-BMW.com I-BMW.com

Welcome to the I-BMW.com forums! - You're currently viewing as a limited access guest. By joining our free member supported community, you'll gain access to post/ reply, communicate privately with other members (PM), or globally via "real time chat", respond to polls, upload photos, post classifieds etc. Membership is fast so, Register @ the Ultimate Sport Touring Portal!
Should you not receive an email with activation link, check your SPAM settings or please contact us and include the ID/ email address you registered with.

Go Back   I-BMW.com > BMW K-1300 Series Motorcycles > K1300S > "K13S/R" Technical Q&A
User Name
Password
Home Register Gallery Classifieds FAQ Members List Calendar Donate Mark Forums Read

"K13S/R" Technical Q&A K1200S/R Technical Questions/Answers

Vendor Sign Up | Want to see your name in neon blue? | Want a neat reflective sticker for your ride?!

View Poll Results: K13S FUEL MILEAGE POLL
>= 34 - < 37 16 8.42%
>= 37 - < 40 38 20.00%
>= 40 - < 44 62 32.63%
>= 44 - < 48 53 27.89%
> 48 21 11.05%
Voters: 190. You may not vote until 'registered'. Please go here: http://www.i-bmw.com/register.php

Reply
 
Thread Tools.. Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-18-2013, 10:41 AM
JER K13S's Avatar
JER K13S JER K13S is offline
Cycle Therapist
Post: 604 Thanks: 66
Thanked 134 Times in 93 Posts
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Denver, CO US
K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

What is your average mpg ?
__________________
Jer

********************
02 R 1150 RS
02 K 1200 RS
04 K 1200 RS
07 K 1200 S
08 K 1200 S
10 K 1300 S
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-18-2013, 12:00 PM
Beech's Avatar
Beech Beech is online now
I-BMW Rider of the Year 2016
Post: 6,568 Thanks: 1,627
Thanked 1,543 Times in 1,182 Posts
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: mount vernon, WA usa
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

If I'm being good and not going over 70 like a couple of trips to Seattle, I get over 52 solid. The State Patrol has I5 locked down. But as marked on the ballet normal is about 47. All bets off when crossing into Eastern Oregon or into the South West.
__________________
Beech Arriba, Abajo, Al Centro, Adentro
Mount Vernon Cannon Works
K1300S
S1000R
I need a Vespa
I change your tires, you buy them on the web, I do the work $40, trying to keep riders on the road.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-18-2013, 12:44 PM
JER K13S's Avatar
JER K13S JER K13S is offline
Cycle Therapist
Post: 604 Thanks: 66
Thanked 134 Times in 93 Posts
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Denver, CO US
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Quote:
Originally Posted by Beech
If I'm being good and not going over 70 like a couple of trips to Seattle, I get over 52 solid. The State Patrol has I5 locked down. But as marked on the ballet normal is about 47. All bets off when crossing into Eastern Oregon or into the South West.
Average is fine . . ., Single rides on I5 may be omitted as long as you don't get caught.

Thanks for the response.
__________________
Jer

********************
02 R 1150 RS
02 K 1200 RS
04 K 1200 RS
07 K 1200 S
08 K 1200 S
10 K 1300 S
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-18-2013, 02:15 PM
Welshman's Avatar
Welshman Welshman is online now
(Moderator) Tries to be slick but fails
Post: 2,510 Thanks: 4
Thanked 1,261 Times in 560 Posts
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: L'Aldosa, La Massana, Andorra
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

A and B road riding maintaining a high average speed and the OBC says consistently 52. Having said that I think the OBC is a touch optimistic.
__________________
BMW R1200 GSA
BMW K1300S MS
BMW HP2 Sport
BMW R90S
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-18-2013, 02:28 PM
Fastman's Avatar
Fastman Fastman is offline
Getting up to speed
Post: 54 Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Webster Groves, MO United States
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Still breaking in the new bike with mostly city driving. Running around 37-38 mpg.
__________________
Bruce F
'86 R65 - Black - SOLD
'96 R1100RS - Marakesh Red - SOLD
'04 K1200RS - Piedmont Red - SOLD
'13 K1300S 30th Anniversary

The most notable thing you can leave for posterity is your name...signed Anonymous
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-18-2013, 02:33 PM
Kermit Kermit is offline
Entering the on-ramp
Post: 10 Thanks: 1
Thanked 6 Times in 2 Posts
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Yarm, uk
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

45 to 47 on a bad day

30 to 35 on a good day
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-18-2013, 02:41 PM
K13Mike's Avatar
K13Mike K13Mike is offline
Living the Dream
Post: 1,604 Thanks: 186
Thanked 811 Times in 390 Posts
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Calgary, Alberta., Canada
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Through my 1000km/600 mile break in period (now completed) I have been getting: 41 miles per US gallon, 49 miles per Imperial gallon, or in Canadian terms 5.6L/100km

This has been a lot of running up and down between 3000-7000 rpm so I expect that it will improve when I steadily cruise at highway speed.

I am assuming the poll is based on US gallons.
__________________
2013 BMW K1300S Black
2013 Yamaha XT1200 Super Tenere White
1983 Suzuki GSX1100S Katana Silver
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-18-2013, 04:58 PM
wbmac's Avatar
wbmac wbmac is offline
Site Contributor
Post: 202 Thanks: 13
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Two-all-ah-tin, OR usa
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fastman
Still breaking in the new bike with mostly city driving. Running around 37-38 mpg.
Same situation with the break in going on..., but I like the sound of being able to get 50mpg/us gal @ 70. On my one 300 mile jaunt I didn't check, but if it was in the 40s it was low 40s...based on fill ups

I'll put my numbers into the poll when I've got a bit more history
__________________
2013 K1300S 30 Jahre
1982 Laverda Jota brought back after 17 year storage +2 yr resto & I designed my own ignition board
1984 Laverda RGS bought new
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-18-2013, 04:59 PM
loubre's Avatar
loubre loubre is offline
Site Contributor
Post: 1,705 Thanks: 195
Thanked 519 Times in 372 Posts
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Darwin, NT Australia
Send a message via MSN to loubre
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Mine's an R so not as slippery streamlining as the S but during run in 5.7l/100KM, on the recent 10000km trip got down as low as 4.9l/100kms, back home now averaging 5.2l/100kms.
__________________
FarRider #912
2016 R1200RS
2005 R1200RT
2013 F800R - GONE
2013 K1600GT Montego Blue - GONE
2012 K1300R SE Satin Black - GONE
To be old and wise you must first have been young and stupid!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-18-2013, 08:23 PM
elp_jc elp_jc is offline
Can assemble bike blindfolded
Post: 3,151 Thanks: 1
Thanked 97 Times in 92 Posts
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

I've done better than 48 average twice already, so voted for that . But it all depends where and how you ride. On those 2 occasions I couldn't get over the ton, but was close to it for many miles. Where my bike is very fuel efficient is in the mountains, for obvious reasons (less oxygen, therefore less fuel). This bike is better than my ex-KRS which is hard to believe. Very happy with it .
Reply With Quote
This I-BMW member either likes, thanks -or- is 'shouting out' to 'elp_jc' for this post:
  #11  
Old 05-18-2013, 11:15 PM
Lee's Avatar
Lee Lee is online now
Debbie's Servant
Post: 15,097 Thanks: 3,508
Thanked 3,680 Times in 1,744 Posts
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: SW, IA USA
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

I'm guessing an average for us is in the mid 40s. Around home in Iowa where we only ride 65 or so, we get around 50 MPG. On trips west or Texas we get 40 to 45 because of the higher speeds.
Last month coming back from Texas riding 80 to 85 into a 40 MPH headwind was one of the few times we got in the high 30s.
Last year following James Texas from Ft Worth to Big Bend NP we got over 40 MPG.
It amazes me a bike with 175 HP at the crank can get this kind of mileage.
__________________
Lee
2016 R1200RS

Past BMWs
2011 K1300S
03 K1200RS, 91 K75S, 87 K75T, 84 R100RT

Reply With Quote
This I-BMW member either likes, thanks -or- is 'shouting out' to 'Lee' for this post:
  #12  
Old 05-19-2013, 11:57 AM
brucev's Avatar
brucev brucev is online now
Administrator
Post: 14,981 Thanks: 4,409
Thanked 5,433 Times in 3,153 Posts
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: W MASS, USA
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Riding to the BRPR - about 630 miles - running 80 - 85 mph - 42 MPG.
__________________
Bruce

16 S1000RR-Black (Track Only)
16 R3-Black (Track Only)
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-19-2013, 09:07 PM
X-RAY MIKE's Avatar
X-RAY MIKE X-RAY MIKE is offline
Shooting the gap
Post: 359 Thanks: 128
Thanked 109 Times in 80 Posts
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ghent, NY U.S.A.
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Being good will get me > 50 MPG.
Having fun 45 or less
__________________
2015 Motorsport Speed Bike
09 K1300 S Lava Orange (the faster color) R.I.P.
79 H-D FXS Low Rider (original owner)

Never pick a fight with an old man. If he's too tired to fight he'll just shoot you.
I'm the first guy you see when you come to after saying "Hold my beer and watch this !"
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-19-2013, 09:41 PM
wbmac's Avatar
wbmac wbmac is offline
Site Contributor
Post: 202 Thanks: 13
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Two-all-ah-tin, OR usa
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Quote:
Originally Posted by X-RAY MIKE
Being good will get me > 50 MPG.
Having fun 45 or less
Define good...please. I'm barely getting 40 and think I'm being good. I am technically still in the break in period but first service will be next week.
What is the expected mileage where the engine is really "broken in"
__________________
2013 K1300S 30 Jahre
1982 Laverda Jota brought back after 17 year storage +2 yr resto & I designed my own ignition board
1984 Laverda RGS bought new
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 05-19-2013, 09:52 PM
JER K13S's Avatar
JER K13S JER K13S is offline
Cycle Therapist
Post: 604 Thanks: 66
Thanked 134 Times in 93 Posts
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Denver, CO US
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Quote:
Originally Posted by wbmac
Define good...please. I'm barely getting 40 and think I'm being good. I am technically still in the break in period but first service will be next week.
What is the expected mileage where the engine is really "broken in"
That's a good question, Bill - But one I'll have to defer to other 30 Ann' K13S owners.

I wonder if your "fuel mapping" is different ? ? Does anyone know ?
__________________
Jer

********************
02 R 1150 RS
02 K 1200 RS
04 K 1200 RS
07 K 1200 S
08 K 1200 S
10 K 1300 S
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 05-19-2013, 10:28 PM
wbmac's Avatar
wbmac wbmac is offline
Site Contributor
Post: 202 Thanks: 13
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Two-all-ah-tin, OR usa
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Quote:
Originally Posted by JER K13S
I wonder if your "fuel mapping" is different ?

Is the map changeable? I'm getting some popping on overrun and during deceleration.
I've got it on the list of concerns for first service.
__________________
2013 K1300S 30 Jahre
1982 Laverda Jota brought back after 17 year storage +2 yr resto & I designed my own ignition board
1984 Laverda RGS bought new
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 05-20-2013, 10:14 AM
K13Mike's Avatar
K13Mike K13Mike is offline
Living the Dream
Post: 1,604 Thanks: 186
Thanked 811 Times in 390 Posts
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Calgary, Alberta., Canada
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Quote:
Originally Posted by wbmac
Is the map changeable? I'm getting some popping on overrun and during deceleration.
I've got it on the list of concerns for first service.
Hi Bill

I have just completed my 1000km/600mi break in of my 2013 K13S.

I have notice a little popping on deceleration. This is usually symptomatic of a lean fuel/air mixture (thank the EPA for that). A power commander would certainly improve your fueling issue if that is what it is.

Your bike has the Akrapovic can on it does it not? I expect it will be louder than my standard model possibly making the popping more audible.

As far as your fuel economy goes steady cruising on the highway in 6th gear for long periods will give you your best results. Like me you probably have not been doing much of that during the break in.
__________________
2013 BMW K1300S Black
2013 Yamaha XT1200 Super Tenere White
1983 Suzuki GSX1100S Katana Silver
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 05-20-2013, 10:44 AM
wbmac's Avatar
wbmac wbmac is offline
Site Contributor
Post: 202 Thanks: 13
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Two-all-ah-tin, OR usa
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Quote:
Originally Posted by K13Mike
Hi Bill

As far as your fuel economy goes steady cruising on the highway in 6th gear for long periods will give you your best results. .

What's a highway...?
__________________
2013 K1300S 30 Jahre
1982 Laverda Jota brought back after 17 year storage +2 yr resto & I designed my own ignition board
1984 Laverda RGS bought new
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 05-20-2013, 11:34 AM
Beech's Avatar
Beech Beech is online now
I-BMW Rider of the Year 2016
Post: 6,568 Thanks: 1,627
Thanked 1,543 Times in 1,182 Posts
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: mount vernon, WA usa
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Quote:
Originally Posted by K13Mike
I have just completed my 1000km/600mi break in of my 2013 K13S.

Now you can finish the brake in for those rings and get even better fuel economy, ride it agressively. Things really smooth out by about 8K miles or so.
__________________
Beech Arriba, Abajo, Al Centro, Adentro
Mount Vernon Cannon Works
K1300S
S1000R
I need a Vespa
I change your tires, you buy them on the web, I do the work $40, trying to keep riders on the road.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 05-20-2013, 11:43 AM
BeemerMikeTX's Avatar
BeemerMikeTX BeemerMikeTX is offline
Exceeding Highway speeds
Post: 1,208 Thanks: 716
Thanked 455 Times in 319 Posts
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: League City, TX USA
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lee
It amazes me a bike with 175 HP at the crank can get this kind of mileage.

My 30-Years only has 212 miles on it (just got it Friday), and so far I'm doing the break-in regimen (with some accel and decel), but riding around on the local main highways in the 50-70 mph range the trip computer says I'm getting 44-48 mpg. That does seem amazing for 1300 cc and 175 hp. My well-broken-in 90 hp R1100RS does not get that.
__________________
Mike

2013 BMW K1300S "30 Years"
1995 BMW R1100RS
1988 BMW K75S
1997 Ducati 916 Monoposto
1995 Ducati 900SS CR
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 05-20-2013, 11:45 AM
Beech's Avatar
Beech Beech is online now
I-BMW Rider of the Year 2016
Post: 6,568 Thanks: 1,627
Thanked 1,543 Times in 1,182 Posts
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: mount vernon, WA usa
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Modern combustion effeciency and high compression.
__________________
Beech Arriba, Abajo, Al Centro, Adentro
Mount Vernon Cannon Works
K1300S
S1000R
I need a Vespa
I change your tires, you buy them on the web, I do the work $40, trying to keep riders on the road.
Reply With Quote
This I-BMW member either likes, thanks -or- is 'shouting out' to 'Beech' for this post:
  #22  
Old 05-22-2013, 10:12 PM
elp_jc elp_jc is offline
Can assemble bike blindfolded
Post: 3,151 Thanks: 1
Thanked 97 Times in 92 Posts
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

On a 313-mile ride with Chilei on Monday, got 48 mpg, and that included a lot of triple digits, plus nasty headwinds. Not quite as good as taking it easier, but excellent for such a powerful machine. And it's quite a bit better than the KRS, which is amazing.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 05-24-2013, 03:56 PM
greyfox's Avatar
greyfox greyfox is offline
Site Contributor
Post: 714 Thanks: 1,390
Thanked 561 Times in 268 Posts
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Parkes, australia
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

averaging 5.2litres per 100kms , pretty good considering how i like to get that exhaust popping though the quickshifter
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 05-24-2013, 06:46 PM
rider29206's Avatar
rider29206 rider29206 is offline
Entering the on-ramp
Post: 18 Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Columbia, SC USA
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

42 since day one overall average. A little over 2500 miles since purchase last month.


Quote:
Originally Posted by JER K13S
What is your average mpg ?
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 05-28-2013, 10:44 PM
XRx's Avatar
XRx XRx is offline
Crashing the net!!!
Post: 1,419 Thanks: 234
Thanked 187 Times in 153 Posts
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: New England, USA
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Thinking of reasons why such disparity, so I have to ask, very interested to hear you guys' answers.

1. Riding with panniers?

2. Power Commander installed?

3. Aftermarket exhaust?

4. Reiterate mileage?

Me: always panniers, no PC, full race Akropovic, 39-40 mpg.
__________________
Favorite current toys: NEW! 2016 Arctic Cat Wildcat X 1000 UTV! - '09 Light Gray K1300S daily driver 65k - '12 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 SP Corse 'round town scooter - '09 CRF450X , Plated - Snow Duty: '04 MB S500 4matic - Rain Duty: 2000 Corvette

"K1300S is the most refined sport bike I have ever had the pleasure of riding" -Wolfman
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 05-29-2013, 01:18 AM
wbmac's Avatar
wbmac wbmac is offline
Site Contributor
Post: 202 Thanks: 13
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Two-all-ah-tin, OR usa
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

What kind of roads? My set up is similar except I don't usually have the sport cases on. I don't ride on highways. This summer I will be taking some longer trips but I have yet to have my average over 40 between fill ups...I have less than 1000 miles since I bought the bike in April - now that it is getting its first service I don't expect the mileage to go up as I take the revs higher. I will have to do 100 mile highway run to see if I can break 40 - on fast secondary roads I have reset the counter and done 42 for a short while...
I expect that as the bike breaks in it should get better.

I asked the dealer if the tuning for the Akropovik is any different - the comment was that the brains take care of it...
__________________
2013 K1300S 30 Jahre
1982 Laverda Jota brought back after 17 year storage +2 yr resto & I designed my own ignition board
1984 Laverda RGS bought new
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 05-29-2013, 07:28 PM
rodon's Avatar
rodon rodon is offline
Flying at DOD Nominal...
Post: 91 Thanks: 12
Thanked 17 Times in 12 Posts
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Did 1200 miles over this past weekend (4 days including Friday and Monday) riding 300 miles down to West Virginia (the Cass rally, near Green Bank), 300 miles of mountain roads on both Saturday and Sunday, and 300 miles back home Monday, half twisties/half slab. I got 47.2 mpg overall. 2010 K13S with 22k miles on the clock; Power Commander and Remus pipe. I was getting over 200 miles per tank because the best roads called for more finesse than power. Was nice to have the power though when it came time to pass cars.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 05-29-2013, 10:26 PM
XRx's Avatar
XRx XRx is offline
Crashing the net!!!
Post: 1,419 Thanks: 234
Thanked 187 Times in 153 Posts
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: New England, USA
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Quote:
Originally Posted by rodon
Did 1200 miles over this past weekend (4 days including Friday and Monday) riding 300 miles down to West Virginia (the Cass rally, near Green Bank), 300 miles of mountain roads on both Saturday and Sunday, and 300 miles back home Monday, half twisties/half slab. I got 47.2 mpg overall. 2010 K13S with 22k miles on the clock; Power Commander and Remus pipe. I was getting over 200 miles per tank because the best roads called for more finesse than power. Was nice to have the power though when it came time to pass cars.

No panniers? I'm starting to think maybe they take lots of mileage. Maybe I'll try using my knapsack or luggage rack instead.
__________________
Favorite current toys: NEW! 2016 Arctic Cat Wildcat X 1000 UTV! - '09 Light Gray K1300S daily driver 65k - '12 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 SP Corse 'round town scooter - '09 CRF450X , Plated - Snow Duty: '04 MB S500 4matic - Rain Duty: 2000 Corvette

"K1300S is the most refined sport bike I have ever had the pleasure of riding" -Wolfman
Reply With Quote
This I-BMW member either likes, thanks -or- is 'shouting out' to 'XRx' for this post:
  #29  
Old 05-30-2013, 06:39 PM
rodon's Avatar
rodon rodon is offline
Flying at DOD Nominal...
Post: 91 Thanks: 12
Thanked 17 Times in 12 Posts
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Quote:
Originally Posted by XRx
No panniers? I'm starting to think maybe they take lots of mileage. Maybe I'll try using my knapsack or luggage rack instead.

I had the panniers on all the time. On the rides down and back, they were completely stuffed and the straps were extended all the way, plus I had a 30 liter Kriega bag strapped on the seat with a tent and seat strapped to the outside of it.

This is a photo from last year; looked the same this year except the panniers are now all black:

Reply With Quote
This I-BMW member either likes, thanks -or- is 'shouting out' to 'rodon' for this post:
  #30  
Old 05-30-2013, 09:28 PM
joeboxer's Avatar
joeboxer joeboxer is offline
Has gotten a ticket or two…
Post: 134 Thanks: 5
Thanked 13 Times in 11 Posts
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Ottawa, ON Canada
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Does the Power Commander really improve fuel economy?
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 05-31-2013, 02:46 AM
elp_jc elp_jc is offline
Can assemble bike blindfolded
Post: 3,151 Thanks: 1
Thanked 97 Times in 92 Posts
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Quote:
Originally Posted by joeboxer
Does the Power Commander really improve fuel economy?
It improves rideability by adding fuel (vehicles run too lean from the factory nowadays, thanks to the EPA), so whoever says that would be lying . But the difference should be minor. My bike is stock other than the Remus can w/insert (also no canister and PAIR blocked), and after 1K miles, the insert barely stains my finger a little black. Other than the slightly erratic idle, fueling can be a bit touchy on the off/on transitions at certain rpm, but I'm fully adapted to it. Having said that, a PC is a must if you put anything more than a slip-on, but properly tuned with an EGA (exhaust gas analyzer). Just my opinion. Good luck.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 05-31-2013, 06:05 AM
joeboxer's Avatar
joeboxer joeboxer is offline
Has gotten a ticket or two…
Post: 134 Thanks: 5
Thanked 13 Times in 11 Posts
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Ottawa, ON Canada
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Cool, I just picked up a cordona quick shifter but was wondering if I would need a power commander eventually anyways or not. I'm more than satisfy with its current power with my EVO dual intake and laser carbon slip-on.

I always question the efficacy of the power commander other than running more fuel to squeeze a little more power that I won't need.

Luckily I have no low idle issue yet.

The EVO slave clutch makes little to no difference in feel to me other then extend the functional range of the clutch action to the very end of the pull. Only good for feathering.

So bMW did a pretty good job with this bike. The rest that we can do is salt and pepper to taste!
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 06-02-2013, 03:17 PM
XRx's Avatar
XRx XRx is offline
Crashing the net!!!
Post: 1,419 Thanks: 234
Thanked 187 Times in 153 Posts
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: New England, USA
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Actually even us lower mpg guys are doing pretty well. I was just reading a middle-weight bike comparo article, and they all seemed to average a hair under 40mpg, with about half the displacement and power, so even us 40mpg guys are doing well. You guys in the high 40's is amazing to me, great for you guys. I'm a bit jealous, but not complaining at all.

BMW F800GS 40MPG
DUC 848 SF 37
HD 1200 CUSTOM (?) 36 MPG
K VERSYS 41MPG 58.8 HP
ZX-6R 40
GSXR750 37
TR. STREET TRIPLE 41
YAMAHA STAR STRYKER 37
(FROM CYCLE WORLD NOV. 2012)

39-40MPG on my 180bhp KS sounds great to me, and that's my actual daily mileage, not some published hopeful fantasy number.

Even the "75 mpg" Honda NC700 I read that the mileage is MUCH lower if you try to get any power out of it. Don't remember which issue of CW that was.
__________________
Favorite current toys: NEW! 2016 Arctic Cat Wildcat X 1000 UTV! - '09 Light Gray K1300S daily driver 65k - '12 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 SP Corse 'round town scooter - '09 CRF450X , Plated - Snow Duty: '04 MB S500 4matic - Rain Duty: 2000 Corvette

"K1300S is the most refined sport bike I have ever had the pleasure of riding" -Wolfman
Reply With Quote
This I-BMW member either likes, thanks -or- is 'shouting out' to 'XRx' for this post:
  #34  
Old 06-19-2013, 04:04 PM
pegscrapr's Avatar
pegscrapr pegscrapr is offline
Exceeding Highway speeds
Post: 76 Thanks: 3
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Milpitas, CA USA
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

You guys are getting great MPG's. I have a Leo Vince slip-on exhaust on my bike, and it runs really rich. It's so bad that most guys don't like riding behind me because it really stinks when I downshift. There's also quite a bit of carbon residue on the end cap of the pipe. Granted, it was rich with the stock pipe on it also. I average around 37.5 - 38... and that's with freeway riding/commuting. Should I have the dealer look at it? If so, what can they do to rectify it so it doesn't run so rich?
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 06-19-2013, 10:08 PM
XRx's Avatar
XRx XRx is offline
Crashing the net!!!
Post: 1,419 Thanks: 234
Thanked 187 Times in 153 Posts
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: New England, USA
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Interesting. Since this thread started, I started calculating my mileage instead of trusting the on-board computer mileage calculation.

According to my bike computer, 39mpg.

According to my smartphone spread sheet, over four tanks so far, 41mpg.

WTF??? If anything, you'd think the bike computer would be optimistic. But evidently not, in my case. I'll see over more time, but so far after four tanks burned, 2mpg more than the trip computer figures...go figure.

So which method are you guys using? Yet another variable...
__________________
Favorite current toys: NEW! 2016 Arctic Cat Wildcat X 1000 UTV! - '09 Light Gray K1300S daily driver 65k - '12 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 SP Corse 'round town scooter - '09 CRF450X , Plated - Snow Duty: '04 MB S500 4matic - Rain Duty: 2000 Corvette

"K1300S is the most refined sport bike I have ever had the pleasure of riding" -Wolfman
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 06-22-2013, 12:35 AM
NathanK13's Avatar
NathanK13 NathanK13 is offline
Has gotten a ticket or two…
Post: 238 Thanks: 54
Thanked 50 Times in 41 Posts
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Medford, OR USA
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Riding in a pack of mostly Harleys on a 2,000 mile desert run (avg speed never exceeded 60 mph) I got 50-52 mpg.

Riding into a huge headwind at 80 mph I got 34 mpg.

Riding around town I'm usually around 40-42 mpg.

So really, my wrist is the greatest predictor of expected mileage. And I'm shocked... absolutely *shocked* I get 50 mpg when riding the speed limit on the highway on a 175 hp machine. I don't know how BMW did it, but it seems like magic.

I almost always use the onboard computer to calculate mileage. I did the math at the pump for a while but just got lazy.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 07-02-2013, 04:06 PM
funflyer26's Avatar
funflyer26 funflyer26 is offline
Entering the on-ramp
Post: 10 Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 1 Post
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Oregon City, OR USA
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

I guess i'm going to have to do some testing on mine. I have a 2013 with about 1500 miles on it, and according to the computer I'm only getting about 35mpg. Granted that is nearly 100% city driving, but on the few highway trips I've taken I never saw it go up much more than 36. Something must be wrong, or my wrist is exceptionally heavy... I would love to get the mileage that you guys are claiming, I have to fill up way too often!
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 07-02-2013, 04:55 PM
rider29206's Avatar
rider29206 rider29206 is offline
Entering the on-ramp
Post: 18 Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Columbia, SC USA
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

My computers has my overall milage at 44.8. I have just over 6000 miles on the bike now (purchased new in May). Riding includes Interstate (80 mph usually), city and mountains.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 06-09-2014, 01:40 AM
BMW BROMLEY's Avatar
BMW BROMLEY BMW BROMLEY is offline
Getting up to speed
Post: 31 Thanks: 2
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: chandler, AZ United State
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Quote:
Originally Posted by elp_jc
It improves rideability by adding fuel (vehicles run too lean from the factory nowadays, thanks to the EPA), so whoever says that would be lying . But the difference should be minor. My bike is stock other than the Remus can w/insert (also no canister and PAIR blocked), and after 1K miles, the insert barely stains my finger a little black. Other than the slightly erratic idle, fueling can be a bit touchy on the off/on transitions at certain rpm, but I'm fully adapted to it. Having said that, a PC is a must if you put anything more than a slip-on, but properly tuned with an EGA (exhaust gas analyzer). Just my opinion. Good luck.
My bike picked up 1 mpg with the PCV Also some power and no more pinging under hard throttle and less de cell popping I have a open pipe and K&N air filters.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 06-09-2014, 06:02 AM
ChrisCannin ChrisCannin is offline
Speed Demon
Post: 1,775 Thanks: 1
Thanked 315 Times in 225 Posts
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Birmingham, UK
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Quote:
Originally Posted by BMW BROMLEY
My bike picked up 1 mpg with the PCV Also some power and no more pinging under hard throttle and less de cell popping I have a open pipe and K&N air filters.

That's your riding a PC is throwing more fuel into the motor when the mapping is done it's putting more fuel into the midrange where it is starved with the stock map because of the TUV.
Reply With Quote
This I-BMW member either likes, thanks -or- is 'shouting out' to 'ChrisCannin' for this post:
  #41  
Old 06-12-2014, 11:55 AM
Notthatold's Avatar
Notthatold Notthatold is offline
Retirement is Fleeting
Post: 673 Thanks: 631
Thanked 229 Times in 177 Posts
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Bethesda MD & Jupiter FL, USA
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

After 3,000 miles on my 2013 KS the onboard computer reads 39.3 MPG. Not sure if that is good or bad?
mm
__________________
2013 K1300S Titan Silver
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 06-12-2014, 03:19 PM
BMW 06 john's Avatar
BMW 06 john BMW 06 john is offline
Getting up to speed
Post: 42 Thanks: 2
Thanked 19 Times in 10 Posts
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Rochester, NH USA
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Ok, when my 06 K12 isnt in the shop trying to figure out that GD stalling problem..!!! seldom do I get under 46. Open highway, cruise on and set at 75...about 50.
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 06-19-2014, 08:37 AM
BeemerMikeTX's Avatar
BeemerMikeTX BeemerMikeTX is offline
Exceeding Highway speeds
Post: 1,208 Thanks: 716
Thanked 455 Times in 319 Posts
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: League City, TX USA
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Quote:
Originally Posted by BMW 06 john
Ok, when my 06 K12 isnt in the shop trying to figure out that GD stalling problem..!!! seldom do I get under 46. Open highway, cruise on and set at 75...about 50.

"Cruise"?
__________________
Mike

2013 BMW K1300S "30 Years"
1995 BMW R1100RS
1988 BMW K75S
1997 Ducati 916 Monoposto
1995 Ducati 900SS CR
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 09-21-2014, 07:25 AM
frantic frantic is offline
... ...
Post: 1,126 Thanks: 807
Thanked 910 Times in 450 Posts
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Quote:
Originally Posted by loubre
Mine's an R so not as slippery streamlining as the S but during run in 5.7l/100KM, on the recent 10000km trip got down as low as 4.9l/100kms, back home now averaging 5.2l/100kms.

Mine is too. My riding life has been pretty sad this year with mostly, say 99.9%, commuting I'm religiously getting 5.2l/100kms. So what does that convert to, so I can do the poll?
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 09-21-2014, 07:56 PM
K1300S Pete's Avatar
K1300S Pete K1300S Pete is offline
Getting up to speed
Post: 99 Thanks: 367
Thanked 250 Times in 64 Posts
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Canberra, ACT, Australia
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

According to my calculations:
1 US Gallon equals 3.7854 liters
So 5.2 liters equals 1.3737 US Gallons
Then 100km equals 62.5 miles
So divide the miles by the US Gallons and you get 45.5 mpg
Which puts you in the most popular consumption bracket.
Always a joy figuring all this out.
Just returned from a trip to the USA. Paying about $3.80 US per gallon for fuel over there.
Equates to about $1 US per liter. Makes our pump price of about $1.50 per liter look scandalous!!
Cheers,
Pete
Reply With Quote
This I-BMW member either likes, thanks -or- is 'shouting out' to 'K1300S Pete' for this post:
  #46  
Old 09-22-2014, 08:53 AM
frantic frantic is offline
... ...
Post: 1,126 Thanks: 807
Thanked 910 Times in 450 Posts
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

You're a legend, Pete. Many thanks - I've just polled ....
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 09-22-2014, 03:23 PM
bernardo's Avatar
bernardo bernardo is online now
Moderator
Post: 5,051 Thanks: 2,646
Thanked 2,067 Times in 1,416 Posts
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Las Varillas, Argentina
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Quote:
Originally Posted by K1300S Pete
Makes our pump price of about $1.50 per liter look scandalous!!
Cheers,
Pete


Is what we pay here the premium fuel....


Interesting graphic here, prices @sept 15 :

http://www.globalpetrolprices.com/gasoline_prices/
__________________
Do you like the forum? Please help to maintain it, make a donation!
Reply With Quote
This I-BMW member either likes, thanks -or- is 'shouting out' to 'bernardo' for this post:
  #48  
Old 09-23-2014, 09:33 AM
frantic frantic is offline
... ...
Post: 1,126 Thanks: 807
Thanked 910 Times in 450 Posts
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Good find there, Bernie

I checked today's price in AUD, and its spot-on. I filled up four hours ago at $1.489. I'd HATE to be riding/driving a gas guzzler in Norway
Reply With Quote
This I-BMW member either likes, thanks -or- is 'shouting out' to 'frantic' for this post:
  #49  
Old 10-11-2014, 01:01 PM
jargon's Avatar
jargon jargon is offline
Deplorable and Still Rides
Post: 9,175 Thanks: 6,060
Thanked 2,782 Times in 2,054 Posts
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: NJ, U S A
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

I just finished a 2,000+ mile trip to DGR and Barber Motorsports Park with Bruce. Up until this trip, I had been getting a pretty consistent 38-39 mpg. To my surprise, on this trip, I averaged 42-45 mpg per tank, depending on the type of riding on that fill up. On the highway doing 75-90, I was getting closer to 46mpg. Bruce was getting pretty much the same on his '14 K13S with 3,000 miles on the clock, mine is an '09 K13S with 17,000...I outweigh him by 110 lbs and we were both running PR4's.

Any ideas why my mileage suddenly jumped?
__________________
John

Don’t confuse me for someone who Gives a Fuck

‘Narcissism is the gift for the unhappy few.’ Unknown


Current Bikes-The Perfect Combination
'15 R12GSAW 'The I-BMW Pussy Bike'
'09 K1300S 'fits me like a glove' with Wilbers
Handy Motorcycle Lift

Past Bikes
'04 K1200RS with Ohlins (traded for GSA)
'11 F800R (traded for GSA)
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 10-11-2014, 05:20 PM
wbmac's Avatar
wbmac wbmac is offline
Site Contributor
Post: 202 Thanks: 13
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Two-all-ah-tin, OR usa
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Different fuel in a different part of the country? I know that when I ride in Canada their premium is not oxygenated and it make a significant difference in mileage.
__________________
2013 K1300S 30 Jahre
1982 Laverda Jota brought back after 17 year storage +2 yr resto & I designed my own ignition board
1984 Laverda RGS bought new
Reply With Quote
  #51  
Old 10-11-2014, 06:45 PM
cstumpf750 cstumpf750 is offline
Shooting the gap
Post: 277 Thanks: 3
Thanked 108 Times in 77 Posts
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

I've attached the graph of my mileage log. I'm using Road Trip for iOS. It allows me to log what the bike's computer calculates, which is always higher than the actual. I'm currently averaging 38 mpg and have never gotten better than 43.76. That was 98% highway miles. Riding local streets only will drop my mileage down to 32.
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 10-11-2014, 06:50 PM
cstumpf750 cstumpf750 is offline
Shooting the gap
Post: 277 Thanks: 3
Thanked 108 Times in 77 Posts
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Here is a graphing showing average speed vs mpg
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 10-20-2014, 03:09 PM
k_enn k_enn is offline
Shooting the gap
Post: 289 Thanks: 56
Thanked 143 Times in 64 Posts
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Northern New Jersey, usa
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Just did a week long trip that was mostly highway speed at 75 - 80 mph. I averaged 49 mpg. There was a day and a half segment where my speed was around 60 - 60 mph, and I was getting about 55 mpg then. Over the year, with a lot of local riding, the bike has averaged about 43 mpg.

k_enn
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 10-20-2014, 03:35 PM
cstumpf750 cstumpf750 is offline
Shooting the gap
Post: 277 Thanks: 3
Thanked 108 Times in 77 Posts
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Was that calculated mileage or from the LCD of the motorcycle? Also are you using american gallons or imperial gallons?
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 10-21-2014, 12:45 PM
k_enn k_enn is offline
Shooting the gap
Post: 289 Thanks: 56
Thanked 143 Times in 64 Posts
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Northern New Jersey, usa
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Quote:
Originally Posted by cstumpf750
Was that calculated mileage or from the LCD of the motorcycle? Also are you using american gallons or imperial gallons?
From the LCD display of average fuel consumption (I am lazy). The average was not much in the way of averaging with respect to speed because I was generally in the same highway speed all of the time. It was using american gallons.
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 10-21-2014, 03:17 PM
cstumpf750 cstumpf750 is offline
Shooting the gap
Post: 277 Thanks: 3
Thanked 108 Times in 77 Posts
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Take a look at the images I posted of my fuel logs. They clearly show the on bike computer is very optimistic and not by a consistent amount. 2-4 mpg higher than calculated is typical. So all you guys claiming such great mileage will probably be shocked if you did actual calculations like I have been doing.
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 01-26-2015, 10:21 PM
XRx's Avatar
XRx XRx is offline
Crashing the net!!!
Post: 1,419 Thanks: 234
Thanked 187 Times in 153 Posts
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: New England, USA
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Quote:
Originally Posted by cstumpf750
Take a look at the images I posted of my fuel logs. They clearly show the on bike computer is very optimistic and not by a consistent amount. 2-4 mpg higher than calculated is typical. So all you guys claiming such great mileage will probably be shocked if you did actual calculations like I have been doing.

I had the opposite experience. I have a spreadsheet on my smart phone that I did for twenty two fillups, got 40.3 mpg. I stopped taking the time to record because the calculated by bike was very similar to the calculated by me.
__________________
Favorite current toys: NEW! 2016 Arctic Cat Wildcat X 1000 UTV! - '09 Light Gray K1300S daily driver 65k - '12 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 SP Corse 'round town scooter - '09 CRF450X , Plated - Snow Duty: '04 MB S500 4matic - Rain Duty: 2000 Corvette

"K1300S is the most refined sport bike I have ever had the pleasure of riding" -Wolfman
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 02-04-2015, 01:02 AM
phxazcraig's Avatar
phxazcraig phxazcraig is offline
Twisted Wrister
Post: 714 Thanks: 10
Thanked 312 Times in 155 Posts
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Phoenix, AZ USA
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

You guys must ride slower or something to get those nice MPG numbers. I once zeroed the computer while traveling on the freeway at about 70mph in 6th gear - 50mpg. But in all my riding, I average about 35mpg. (Sport panniers usually on, at least 50% with a passenger).

I also got only 3000 miles on the stock rear tire. Hoping the new Angel GT's do better.

So far almost all mileage is 'around town', with no long trips, and only one 250 miler. Sigh.

2015 Motorsport edition.
Reply With Quote
  #59  
Old 02-06-2015, 06:54 PM
RC51-05 RC51-05 is offline
Site Contributor
Post: 153 Thanks: 2
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Fillmore, CA USA
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Just thought I'd chime in..

With my Dyno'd PC-V and LeoVince slip on, brisk freeway driving 65-85mph I was getting roughly 41mpg.Avg. per display..

Same commute and average speeds, my MPG jumped up 49mpg when I removed the LeoVince and put on my Akropavic full system.... Wow... Runs much stronger also.. I still Should get it re-Dyno'd though..

I do miss the sweet song of that LeoVince tho...

RC
__________________
RC51-05
Reply With Quote
  #60  
Old 02-06-2015, 08:47 PM
XRx's Avatar
XRx XRx is offline
Crashing the net!!!
Post: 1,419 Thanks: 234
Thanked 187 Times in 153 Posts
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: New England, USA
Re: K13s Fuel Mileage Poll

Quote:
Originally Posted by RC51-05
Just thought I'd chime in..

With my Dyno'd PC-V and LeoVince slip on, brisk freeway driving 65-85mph I was getting roughly 41mpg.Avg. per display..

Same commute and average speeds, my MPG jumped up 49mpg when I removed the LeoVince and put on my Akropavic full system.... Wow... Runs much stronger also.. I still Should get it re-Dyno'd though..

I do miss the sweet song of that LeoVince tho...

RC


That's something. I'll add to confuse a bit more, when I went from my full titanium akrapovic evolutione back to stock it didn't change my mileage any that I noticed. Though I have stock tune. Always thought of pcv, but just don't need the little extra maybe power enough to justify the expense.
__________________
Favorite current toys: NEW! 2016 Arctic Cat Wildcat X 1000 UTV! - '09 Light Gray K1300S daily driver 65k - '12 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 SP Corse 'round town scooter - '09 CRF450X , Plated - Snow Duty: '04 MB S500 4matic - Rain Duty: 2000 Corvette

"K1300S is the most refined sport bike I have ever had the pleasure of riding" -Wolfman
Reply With Quote
Reply


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

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads (a database pull of similar subject matter)
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HOW-TO: Installing an aftermarket in-line fuel filter on slant K-series. Nick V "K12S/KR" Technical Q&A 10 11-19-2011 05:54 AM
K13S shift assist and stalling - POLL heron163 "K13S/R" Technical Q&A 17 05-17-2010 04:51 PM
K1200S Fuel Mileage bartonfj "K12S" Gen. Discussions 24 10-22-2008 01:05 PM
Fuel Mileage K12S TEXIAN "K12S" Gen. Discussions 20 12-02-2007 07:58 AM
Temperature going down = Fuel mileage going down barnburner180 "KRS/GT" Gen. Discussions 9 11-08-2007 08:30 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:45 PM.


I-BMW.com is via vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 1998 - 2018, I-BMW.com LLC .
Page generated in 1.11979 seconds with 17 queries