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Offline mpkellyesq

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Fuel Consumption
« on: January 01, 2015, 02:22:08 PM »
Happy New Year to all. :821:
On the subject of fuel I've found I'm averaging around 47/49mpg even tootling around@50/60mph.Even at 80/90mph on motorways. But never done a proper check from a bone dry tank but may try this some time.. At the moment all I want to do is ride it(done just under 4k since last March) As the speedo readings from Mr Honda are around 10% out@60/70mph  makes me wonder about the computed fuel readings.:730:

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Re: Fuel Consumption
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2015, 03:14:02 PM »
Curious why Honda sell (all) bikes with optimistic speedos.
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Re: Fuel Consumption
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2015, 03:24:46 PM »
I did a calculated fuel consumption to actual fuel consumption calculation two years ago, and the on board computer is very accurate. The results are on here somewhere.

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Re: Fuel Consumption
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2015, 06:20:33 PM »
I don't find the on-board computer to be accurate at and if anything it is pessimistic. The odometer is 2% out so that will impact on any readings that you make.
« Last Edit: January 08, 2015, 05:59:55 PM by SHR61 »

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Re: Fuel Consumption
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2015, 06:08:12 PM »
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47mpg seems about right for steady riding . not much change if your cruising at high speed. riding with spirit 38mpg.
Last year i was cruising around 90 and ran out of fuel at 201 miles, its one big bike to push for 0.5 of a mile fully loaded, will not do that again. Riding with a multi strada which returned more to the gallon regardless of how we rode, a little surprised at the time.
The hyabusa returned over 60 mpg on a trip, great touring bike.
Fright of me life when in germany travelling over 180 and a big bug hit me helmet, thought i been shot, lol. Crazy country cruising at 150 and being flashed to move over by four wheel transport.
My only worry is if something happens to me, my wife sells all me toys for the price a said I paid, hehehe

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Re: Fuel Consumption
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2015, 07:14:53 PM »
I record all my refills on the fuelly thing and i dont think the on board computer is that far off really.
Im averaging about 47 mpg with a best, which occurred 2 up with luggage on motorways cruiseing around 80 to 85 was 53.4.
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Re: Fuel Consumption
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2015, 07:23:11 PM »
A bit confused... are you talking in imperial or US gallons?

Mine sits at around 5.8 liters/100 kms (zumo 660 consumption tool)

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Re: Fuel Consumption
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2015, 08:32:15 PM »
*Originally Posted by B3rr3 [+]
A bit confused... are you talking in imperial or US gallons?

Mine sits at around 5.8 liters/100 kms (zumo 660 consumption tool)

ha ha, you are right to be confused? the UK started selling fuel in Litres 20-years ago   :156:  yet our road signs are displayed in Miles as are the Odometers on most of our vehicles.
To answer you question though, the guys are talking about Imperial Gallons.

Oh, my CT has returned as much as 55 mpg (Imperial Gallons)

Cheers,
Rob.
« Last Edit: January 02, 2015, 08:35:22 PM by Big Rob »