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Re: MPG Seems Low
« Reply #130 on: February 05, 2018, 08:44:17 AM »
Is ethanol bad then?

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Re: MPG Seems Low
« Reply #131 on: February 05, 2018, 12:14:57 PM »
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Is ethanol bad then?

Would seem to affect fuel consumption:

https://www.whatcar.com/news/new-e10-fuel-will-cost-uk-motorists/

and not so good for older vehicles as well:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/classiccars/9108430/The-ethanol-threat-to-classic-cars-and-bikes.html

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Re: MPG Seems Low
« Reply #132 on: February 05, 2018, 01:25:26 PM »
*Originally Posted by Applecorp [+]
Is ethanol bad then?

It can be. The CB line up should be set up with the proper parts to not be damaged by ethanol laden fuels. Older bikes fuel systems can be damaged by ethanol. It does bring down fuel mileage. I noticed this in my car. I went from 31 US mpg to 27 mpg on the interstate. I think you guys in EU call it the motorway. Fortunately for some of us in the US, we have some fuel stations that carry straight gasoline without ethanol. I don't know how fuels are handled outside the US.
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Re: MPG Seems Low
« Reply #133 on: February 06, 2018, 01:39:13 AM »
*Originally Posted by Applecorp [+]
Is ethanol bad then?

Ethanol is of the devil.  The real reason corn is in our fuel is the corn lobby is wealthy, influential and our politicians are corrupt.

There's tons of info on the web about it.  Enough at least to turn me into a half baked conspiratorial cynic on the topic.  :156:

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Re: MPG Seems Low
« Reply #134 on: April 03, 2018, 05:15:44 PM »
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If your 2017 only has 200 miles on it, the engine is still tight and not fully broken in. My mpg came up after about 1500US miles. No matter how I load my bike, I get roughly the same mpg, 68US mpg. I ride her like I stole her most of the time.

I've noticed my MPG has started to increase even more lately, I'm thinking a combo of the bike being fully broken in now I'm at about 1450 miles, and also the weather is warming up.

Either way I'm very happy, filled her up and went about my short commute (no other riding) the last 3 weeks and I calculated about 295 miles to empty, which is exceptional.   :002:
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Re: MPG Seems Low
« Reply #135 on: April 03, 2018, 08:42:16 PM »
*Originally Posted by Applecorp [+]
I've noticed my MPG has started to increase even more lately, I'm thinking a combo of the bike being fully broken in now I'm at about 1450 miles, and also the weather is warming up.

Either way I'm very happy, filled her up and went about my short commute (no other riding) the last 3 weeks and I calculated about 295 miles to empty, which is exceptional.   :002:

That's good news to hear.  :062:
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Re: MPG Seems Low
« Reply #136 on: May 18, 2018, 08:08:33 AM »
Filled up the bike and got a staggering 52 miles from the first fuel gauge segment yesterday, normally get 40-45. Didn't ride any differently than normal so don't know what happened there, but I'm not complaining.   :152:

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Re: MPG Seems Low
« Reply #137 on: May 18, 2018, 08:16:48 AM »
Funny how it can vary - last tankful I was (unusually) riding a lot of motorways at faster speeds, overtaking lines of trucks and cars and generally getting where I wanted to be quickly, and mileage dropped to (UK) 80ish mpg, this tankful I've been cruising around and it's nudging the 90's.

Both great of course, but 10mpg difference, just down to speed and acceleration/overtaking....
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Re: MPG Seems Low
« Reply #138 on: May 18, 2018, 08:23:26 AM »
It's amazing what mpg you can get out of the bike when wringing it's neck, so to speak. It's doesn't drop massively from conservative use.

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Re: MPG Seems Low
« Reply #139 on: June 15, 2018, 10:52:07 PM »
So I got my Bike not too long ago second handed there was 7500miles on it.
So far I have done two refile and both times I only managed to do around 140-160miles on it before I had to fill her up. It was flashing atlest for 5miles, but then could only put 14L in the tank. Meaning there was another 3L still in it. The dashboard is telling me i'm doing around 10mile/L
That seams low.
Should I be able to do around 200miles with each tank?
When it starts flashing how much can I push it and should I

 


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