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Offline Viperx

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Re: MPG Seems Low
« Reply #170 on: September 17, 2018, 12:06:46 AM »
Check your chain tension. Took mine offroad for a few days. Lost 6mpg avg during my regular commute route in the weeks following. Oiled chain, replaced air filter- no change. Checked tension and it was 1-3/4 inches, which is technically in spec. Did 2 flats CW on adjusting screws- chain was then at 1-1/2 tension which is in spec. Immediate jump in mpg back up to what I am used to. Seems the CB is really sensitive to chain slack

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Re: MPG Seems Low
« Reply #171 on: September 18, 2018, 12:33:36 AM »
I have a 2016 with just under 10,000 miles and I get 54.1 mpg.

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Re: MPG Seems Low
« Reply #172 on: September 18, 2018, 07:24:56 AM »
Seems quite low. I'm on 11000 now and still getting between 70 and 76. Running in traffic with the odd longer run out. Can't seems to get it to vary from this by much even when I thrash it a bit.

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Re: MPG Seems Low
« Reply #173 on: September 18, 2018, 01:54:11 PM »
Keep in mind the difference between US gallons and UK gallons.

54.1 US-MPG = 64.97 UK-MPG

Having said that, I have averaged 65.9 US-MPG over the past 12 months.  That included some hard and fast riding.  Over the past 4 tanks riding it easy I am averaging 72.58 US-MPG.

The bike is over 11,000 miles now.
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Re: MPG Seems Low
« Reply #174 on: September 18, 2018, 02:58:18 PM »
If there's one thing I miss about my old 500X it's the MPG. I'm getting about 45-50 mpg (UK) on my Tracer 900 and that's riding fairly conservatively, not a patch on the little Honda.

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Re: MPG Seems Low
« Reply #175 on: September 18, 2018, 03:58:34 PM »
Im just basing that on the CBX Dash indicator so not sure if that is really accurate.

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Re: MPG Seems Low
« Reply #176 on: December 17, 2018, 04:20:24 PM »
*Originally Posted by NoFret [+]
Im just basing that on the CBX Dash indicator so not sure if that is really accurate.

According to my dash I'm getting about the same. I have been riding in the city since I got the bike and my MPG isn't anywhere near what it's "supposed" to be. Bikes generally need to ride a little more aggressively in this city and I'm also enjoying my new bike.

Took a longer ride yesterday which was 120 round trip. Filled up before I left. All highway crossing 2 paved mountain ranges with 50-65mph sweepers if you stay in it. Two valleys of perfectly flat/straight. We also have a massive cold front ripping through, so there were 30mph head/side winds all day. When I got home, the be bike read 54mpg average. Keep in mind I was 3/4 to WOT blipping between 4th-5th for the mountain sections. Not bad at all.  :305:

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Re: MPG Seems Low
« Reply #177 on: December 17, 2018, 04:47:45 PM »
I also have the Rally Raid lvl3 kit intsalled. The tubed tires might be the culperate.

Thoughts?

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Re: MPG Seems Low
« Reply #178 on: December 17, 2018, 04:54:12 PM »
*Originally Posted by NoFret [+]
I also have the Rally Raid lvl3 kit intsalled. The tubed tires might be the culperate.

Thoughts?

Generally speaking a taller bike will yield lower MPG. I don't know how much of a difference the L3 kit would affect the MPG of the Honda. If you have knobbies I would assume that those would also affect your MPG.

The biggest factor is going to be your right hand. Try short shifting a half tank or so and do the math. RPM is really what eats fuel.

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Re: MPG Seems Low
« Reply #179 on: December 17, 2018, 05:03:04 PM »
I'm running e705 tires. No knobbies and try to stay below 5k on rpms when riding around.

 


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