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Offline Strats

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Screen options V Fuel consumption.....
« on: May 13, 2012, 08:38:54 AM »
Just an observation....

Cruising at a slightly illegal in Australia speed of 125kph

Average L/100K

Standard screen 5.4  :062:

Genuine touring screen 6.2  :005:

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Re: Screen options V Fuel consumption.....
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2012, 11:14:32 AM »
seriously, that big of a differance?? are you sure everything else was the same except the screens?
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Screen options V Fuel consumption.....
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2012, 11:36:40 AM »
Yeah, that's what I thought. The weather was even about the same as the other day, same pillion same roads, the only difference was the screen.

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Re: Screen options V Fuel consumption.....
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2012, 12:21:52 PM »
It's not going to change my opinion on the bike anyway, but it looks like 14-15% (just my guess, not keen on this number) increase on consumption. That's truly  :005: news to me.
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Re: Screen options V Fuel consumption.....
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2012, 02:05:33 PM »
How very strange, would you say there is a lot of difference between the two screens regarding noise and protection issues, i do find the lower screen quite noisy,touring screen on order hoping will do the trick.

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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2012, 08:28:49 PM »
*Originally Posted by Eltar [+]
It's not going to change my opinion on the bike anyway, but it looks like 14-15% (just my guess, not keen on this number) increase on consumption. That's truly  :005: news to me.

Mine neither, love the bike...
May change the screen back on the weekend just to confirm.

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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2012, 08:38:01 PM »
*Originally Posted by Raccoon [+]
How very strange, would you say there is a lot of difference between the two screens regarding noise and protection issues, i do find the lower screen quite noisy,touring screen on order hoping will do the trick.

I'm just under 6ft and I find there is a fair amount of wind buffeting, some whistling noise but it does offer quite good protection.  The other thing I don't like is the little Honda sticker that says "don't go over 130" or words to that effect. I removed the big ugly warning sticker but can't help think there is some truth to it, after all, the screen is basically held on by 4 rubber "olives" and 4 plastic washers, don't think I'd be too keen on it coming adrift at speed.

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Re: Screen options V Fuel consumption.....
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2012, 09:20:20 PM »
You've all seen my fuel consumption figures and I conclude that, regardless of which screen you use, the fuel consumption is the same. If anything, the smaller screen should be worst, due to the extra buffeting.

If someone is willing to go on tour with me using the smaller standard screen, we could compare results...

...no, I don't think anyone will want to do that - the standard screen is shi not very good.

 


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