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post #131 of 139 (permalink) Old 01-02-2019, 10:35 PM
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Are the octane numbers calculated the same between US and AUS? I have never seen 98. We have here 85, 87, 91. There is too much snow to ride now but I put 87 in and bike worked good. Manual calls for at least 86. I’m at 7300 feet elevation so I bet the 85 would work too.
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Are the octane numbers calculated the same between US and AUS? I have never seen 98. We have here 85, 87, 91. There is too much snow to ride now but I put 87 in and bike worked good. Manual calls for at least 86. Iím at 7300 feet elevation so I bet the 85 would work too.
No they're different. I may be off a bit but I'd guess your 85 is our 91 and your 91 is our 98.

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Do you find at 80kph in 6th the motor feels like it's labouring a bit? I use 5th gear at 80kph. It'd be interesting to see the economy difference. I might check it out.
Nope of course it isn't picking up like crazy, but it's running fine and no hickups or vibrations, keep in mind I live in switzerland so I use 95 octane fuel all year long, could be making
quite a big difference as compared to 91 octane !

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I just did a few hundred miles this past weekend. I have about 1500 miles on a 2018 ATAS with DCT. I reset my consumption computer for the first time, and I ran 87 octane regular ol gas in it.
This was a mix of highway, interstate and city riding.
I was pleased at the end of the day, that it was reporting 49.3mpg.
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My 2016 DCT AT has so far returned 4.8 litres per 100Kms = 60 MPG no matter the roads or how I'm using her, OK, shes just got 12K on the clock, but in 2 and a 1/2 weeks I've clocked up the last 2,000 of them on all sorts of sealed roads around southern Auckland and the 4.8 is the average, best was 4.2 worst 5.5. Hope she keeps doing that, rode 351K's before I lost the last fuel bar and went to the flahing orange light, deazler told me I had about 50-100 K's when the light came on, so good for at least 400K.
Not complaining about that, the Bandit 1250 I just traded on this wonderful machine did similar K's unles you turned the wrist a bit harder, not so good then, fun, but no go so far aye.
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Breaking in a new 2018 Adventure Sports w/manual tranny, & am now at 310;miles on the odometer.
91 octane getting 53-56 mpg.
I am also in New Mexico, up north near Ojo Caliente about 6700 feet elevation.
Gonna try 91 octane no ethanol fuel next fill up, my other bikes get on average of 5 mpg better using the no ethanol stuff.
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I'm on a quest to get more range out of the AT.

I have a 2016 AT and am working on a project to custom build a rear twin tank set-up. I will share some pics and start a thread on the rear tanks when we get some proto-types built.
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Hi all my 2016 DCT is only delivering 7.2l/100km I'm doing a trip around Australia at the moment and am very disappointed in the fuel economy especially with the distance between fuel stations.
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Hi all my 2016 DCT is only delivering 7.2l/100km I'm doing a trip around Australia at the moment and am very disappointed in the fuel economy especially with the distance between fuel stations.
At what speeds?
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