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post #151 of 157 (permalink) Old 07-30-2019, 09:05 PM
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US mixed manual transmission I get 43 to 45 average using whatever cheap gas I can find. I once hit 50-52mpg when just cruising low speeds highway...and I am a fat *******...
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post #152 of 157 (permalink) Old 07-31-2019, 11:04 AM
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I'm thinking I should pull the air filter and check there aren't squirrels nesting in there or summat!

How many miles do you have on the bike and at what altitude do you usually ride?
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How many miles do you have on the bike and at what altitude do you usually ride?
Actually did a proper consumption check yesterday. 2.63 US gallons for 126 miles...... which is 48 mpg. So my econometer is making me out to be a lyin' fool.

And to answer Speedos Q: 20K and 0-1500 ft respectively.
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Marcoma, not surprising. The fuel economy computer on every vehicle I drive is off, including my AT.

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My average consumption readout is generally no more than 2 mpg out, thatís usually on the lower side too.
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Ran a test today of the fuel mileage computer and the range left in tank. When I came home Friday I had an indicated range of 35 miles left in the tank and 280 on the trip meter. I put some gas in a can and put it in the pannier and took off this afternoon to see how accurate everything is on my Adventure Sport. Fuel Economy was showing at 46.7 mpg. At 300 miles the bike started coughing on slow high-lean corners, and the last remaining range of 14 miles went to blank about a half a mile later. I was about 3-4 miles outside of Mt Angel, OR so I decided that I would go into town and nurse it until I thought it would die and try to get to a filling station. At 305 miles on the level and with a Union 76 station a hundred yards in front of me, it was cutting out and running very rough. I rolled in and the tank took 6.395 gallons in the advertised 6.4 gal tank. It is possible that I could have nursed it another mile or so, but I considered it a valid test. That calculates to 47.69 mpg, or just 1 mpg more than the computer said. Lessons. 1) When push comes to shove my ATAS has 10 miles less range than claimed when the light comes on (came on at 53), and 2) the computed efficiency is a touch low. This tank was 91 octane alcohol-free gas, I was riding my Manual Transmission in Urban Mode, speeds were moderate with very little over 70 mph and average speed was 58-ish. Caution- Your mileage may vary.
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This week I wanted to reach 400km, then when the bike indicated 20km of range, the range changed to "--" since I didn't have gas with me, I rode back home and had 386km on it. I probably could have reached 400km, had I carried extra fuel with me. What amazes me is that I can ride solo, 2up, with luggage, on road, offroad, relaxed pace or more aggressive, I rarely get an average worse than 5L/100km (56.5mpg) and usually it's more around 4.5L/100km (62.7mpg) which to me is pretty impressive on a 500lbs bike with this much torque, on regular (89 fuel). Cruising at 70km/h I can get achieve an avg of 4L/100km (70.6mpg). On the highway at 120km/h thats when it goes up a bit.
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