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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-21-2019, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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Year, Mileage, issues?

Just wondering what have been your experiences with your AT's. So I'll start:

2017 AT Manual (Purchased Dec 17)
17k kms (10,600mls)
Got wheels replaced last week due to spoke corrosion.
Oxford heated grips came loose on clutch side (solved my super glue)
Averaging 4.7l/100km (60mpg)
Just put on 3rd set of tyres (Mitas E07+ rear & Mitas E10 front
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-21-2019, 10:28 PM
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2016 DCT delivered Dec 2016 to original owner.
I purchased bike Dec 2017 with a couple of hundred km's on it!
Currently 13,500 kms.
Spokes replaced under warranty last month.
OEM grips showing error codes when I purchased the bike, repaired under warranty.
Still Rubbish!
Averaging a bee's dick under 4.2 L/100 km, getting slightly better consumption with 95 Octane rather than the 98 which I was putting in originally. Bonus!
Still on the OEM tyres which I'm not a fan of. Wet grip could be better. looking for suggestions for road biased replacements.
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Forgot to add, other than grips and spokes bike has been faultless, there, jinxed it now.

Cold starting issue I had on cool evenings, sub 8 degrees C, where it would fire up and stop after a couple of seconds or run lumpy for a few seconds I sorted with a work around.
Turn on ignition, when start sequence complete, open and close throttle fully. Start bike.
Works very time.
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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-22-2019, 06:31 PM
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2016 manual 52,420 miles no issues
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How are you guys getting such good consumption? Iím still on break in, so not revving over 4000rpm and last tank lasted 258km and I filled up 17.5 litres! Must have been running on fumes although the odo said 26 miles left...

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467km's is the best I've had out of a tank so far. To put your mind at rest, I got 19.5 litres dead in when I filled up so you would have been fine, a couple of litres left I would say.
As to how I do it, I can only think it's down to riding defensively. Cagers in Oz are generally pretty unaware of bikes and in South Australia we seem to have some especially **** drivers. Last week alone I had someone try to swing into my lane whilst I was along side them and another clown who pulled out in front of me doing a right turn whilst he was looking left the whole time. I think they get their licences free in a cornflakes packet!
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Wow that is a lot. But definitely was open roads and no traffic right? I do drive mainly in the city sadly during the week, about 8 miles to work of traffic so have to ride defensively too, but still.
I thought the tank only took 18.8 litres lol. Once the empty dial starts flashing, how many litres are left?

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Must admit I've never filled up when the low fuel light flashes. I normally go by the trip meter and aim to fill at around the 420-430 km mark. At that point I invariably get around 17 or so litres in to the brim.

The capacity of the tank is quoted as a nominal 19 litres or so but I'm guessing that is only up to the plate that the fuel nozzle passes through. I think the recommendation is not to fill past this point, presumably to allow for expansion, but I always brim the tank, hence why I know it holds slightly more than quoted.

My daily commute is mixed. I live in the City Centre, ride out through the burbs and have a short stint on the Expressway so fairly mixed but as I work an afternoon shift, I only experience light traffic. Certainly not the madness that is a London commute!
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421 km on a full 16.8lts. tank, riding on D mode my 2019 AT DCT.
Still trying to get more km per liter, until, eventually, I will stall fuelless!
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2017 Manual 12000 miles, no Honda issues at all yet. I have oxford heated grips, full Altrider Crash protection and back plate, motobriiz chain oiler, SW motech racks and have TRAX hard boxes and old Wolfman expedition dry bags for soft bags. I has been ridden off and on road with stock suspension (a bit soft for my #250 lbs with gear but works fine), not babied but cared for. I changed the oil every 4000K miles with the Honda HP4 oil and new filter - oil is cheap, bikes are expensive. I'll be coming up on my 16,000 service this year and plan to have the dealership do it the first time as I have a 5 year warranty and don't want any issues. I may ship my suspension off to have the springs and rebound improved at Cogent Dynamics this year, but then again maybe not. If it ain't broke... I average 36-46 mpg US on rotgut 87 octane. My wrist gets a little happy sometimes. More smiles per smile at 36 mpg...

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