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Offline rigger jim

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Re: tank range
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2014, 08:27:28 PM »
Thank you all for answering my question sorry but Ive decided to stick with the bike I have
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Re: tank range
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2014, 03:04:16 AM »
I regularly get 400km/250miles (mostly highway riding) before the warning light starts flashing (and then I have about 100km/60km still left).

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Re: tank range
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2014, 10:01:57 AM »
I log all my fill-ups.  Regularly do high 300kms before putting fuel in.  Highest recorded was 412km and the bike took 14.15litres to fill. Theoretically leaving about 3 litres till empty which at an average of 28km/l would leave almost 90km to go  :821:

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Re: tank range
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2014, 05:00:10 PM »
I find I can go 400+ km easily. For example 410km and need 12.75L to fill it again. I have never run it to the blinking refill light. On my 900km trip I averaged 95 mpg (Imperial) on highway with about 30% gravel roads. Most of my highway speeds are not much over 100kmph. I enjoy the ride and take my time looking at the scenery.

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Re: tank range
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2014, 02:49:14 AM »
*Originally Posted by rigger jim [+]
Im a lurker at the moment & on my present bike I usually cruise between 70 & 75 mph if I do that on cb500x will it do 200 miles between fill ups?
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  I don't have much data to add since I just got my CB500x however I filled up for the first time today with 243 miles on my first tank.  It took 3.85 gallons
giving me about 64mpg with mixed in town and Highway riding.

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Re: tank range
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2014, 10:02:33 AM »
At last fill up I put in 16.5 l after 515 km, an average of 3.2l/100km.
Mostly commuting at 70-90km/h and some weekend rides with friends.

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Re: tank range
« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2014, 11:19:44 PM »
I've done 4 fill ups since I've got the bike and I get about 3.2 Liter/100 km or 73.5 mpg (US).

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Re: tank range
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2020, 02:49:22 AM »
*Originally Posted by Triplebrew [+]
I get between 240-250 to each tank full and that is a mix of fun riding and daily commuting of which the majority is fast A roads. Mpg is averaging just over 80 - am very happy with that!

:033: I don't think I believe your claim of getting 80 mpg with only getting 240 to 250 to a tank UNLESS you're lying about the part of taking fast roads and/or going half the speed of those fast roads at 50mph or less. 

You mention nothing in that comment about tire pressures, the max speeds you ever hit and for how long each day or your consistent average speeds daily as well as total weight on the bike and how much hamfisting you did versus gradual -old man throttle turning from a dead stop ( which I respect btw..ftr)

I've been daily commuting with my 2019 cb500x ( mind you tire pressures are front/rear  41 and 41/45 and I went with full gear not even 180 pounds) and I have yet to clear 75mpg and that's with not going faster than 50mph and on all smooth roads..across the entire amount of my fuel tank.

You're talking a mix of run riding and commuting and mostly fast A roads.  This past tank full of mine ( riding no faster than I cleared 277.3 miles in a single tank and yes that's ONE tank from completely full) just today, it took precisely 4 gallons to fill up ( around 12 to 15 miles since it went into reserve mode) 277.3 miles divided by 4 gallons = exactly 69.325 mpg. 

Now the only thing, possibly I could be missing or not accounting for here is when refueling a motorcycle's gas tank at closer to the halfway mark rather than 1/3 or less left, maybe the math will show slightly higher mpg (Shruggs). 

Another thing I almost forgot is the upgrading the front sprocket from 15 to 16tooth which lowers rpms some ( as in say you're doing 60mph and hitting 5k rpm and the upgrade lowers that same rpm's of 60mph to around 4500 or 4600rpms...thus engine turns slower..less stress and slightly better mpg)   My bike is completely stock at the 15t sprocket, for now.

The last thing I just thought of is, I'm not even at 1100 miles on my bike yet.  Thus, does mpg improve a little beyond the miles I have? Or is the bike completely broken in and what I get is what I get?

Sincerely though, please explain how you got 80mpg on  yours.  All good vibes intended for good convo here.  Thanks
« Last Edit: February 01, 2020, 02:51:43 AM by motoryzen »

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Re: tank range
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2020, 03:03:54 AM »
This is a pretty old thread.  If Im not mistaken, this discussion concerned an earlier version of the CB500X that had a smaller fuel tank.  That would affect the mpg calculation.

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Re: tank range
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2020, 03:06:51 AM »
 :138:  I forgot to check the dates of the conversation(s).  Here's my sign. Sorry.  I suppose I should delete my comment then? If yes please let me know.  I'm not very fast with forum chatting.  Thanks  for your patience.

 


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