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post #81 of 1786 (permalink) Old 08-14-2008, 12:21 PM
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My Thundercat gets between 50-55 hwy, but maybe 30ish when i hit the twisties!
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1996 Honda Shadow Ace 1100.

I get about 35 MPG in the city. I don't do much highway driving yet.
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I get a heck of a lot better gas mileage on my custom chopper then my 07 Ford F150 at 10 MPG, that's all I have to say about that!
Anyone know where I can get some UltraLuster waterless wash for my bike? I met some guy at a car show and his product kicked butt but I didn't get his number.
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new bike, new muscles being used, you will get used to it bro
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My Harley FLTCI Trike gets right at 38 MPG. Before I made a Trike out of her she got between 45 and 50 MPG. Either way it sure beats the 11 MPG I get in my 2500 Chevy 4x4.
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was just at a bike fest in Hollywood and ran across this guy selling UltraLuster. The stuff works! I kept the guys business card, his website is www.ultralusterwash.com
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2000 Yam RoadStar 1600. Mostly 70 mph=37 mpg. Mostly 60 mph=51 mpg.

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Im getting about 41 mpg on my 08 Big Dog Pitbull. Hell of alot better than my jeep.
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My first Buell, an '03 XB9R, got 55-60mpg.
She dyno'd 78 HP @ 7500 rpm.

I now have an 1125R that gets 37 mpg, constant over 12k miles.
She dynos 128 HP @ 10,500 rpm.

I get about 27 mpg in my '95 Z-28, but I only drive if the weather's crappy.

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Last tank I got 52 mpg and that wasn't all hwy driving. Pretty good for a 1312cc V-Twin.
I don't ride it hard and I have made it a point not to screw around with the carb or exhaust.....seems to me when you start adjusting and replacing stock parts the mileage drops off. IMO

This totally depends on what you are after and the loss of fuel mileage relative to the overall gains in performance can be huge. My 2004 XL1200R came from the factory with 64RWHP and could get an all out best of 61mpg. After changing the jets, air cleaner, exhaust and counter pulley -1 it now has an all out best of 59 however, it is now making 77RWHP and cruises much better solo or 2-up. Just putzing around back roads with little or no highway I can regularly get 52-54mpg and this is 2-up. When you start changing things it takes a lot of thought and an understanding of what you desire in terms of the end result. For me, this was simple, get as much out of the bike as I could with as little loss as possible in terms of fuel efficiency. I'll take a 2mpg hit anytime if I can gain 13RWHP in the process.
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Flipping heck, my fuel consumption seems to be on the increase I only got 57 miles to the gallon out of my bike this weekend, mind you I was riding pretty fast for most of the journey, about 90mph average.

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My NH750 gets 47MPG average over the last 4 years (I keep a spreadsheet).

The lowest was 39MPG, and the highest 54MPG.

I get the best mileage when I burn a whole tank on a trip, no warm up time. Those warm ups kill the MPG.

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My 83 Nighthawk 550sc is getting between 45-50 MPG...sure beats the 16 my truck puts out.

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70+ MPG from my 1980 Twinstar.
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I get about 40 from my 1980 XJ650. I'm very happy with that considering its age and the fact that the carbs probably aren't adjusted quite right.
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Eat your ever lovin hearts out. The misses and I were 2 up on the Sporty today and went 152.8 miles on 2.7 gallons of premium unleaded which gave us 56.6mpg. Not bad for a stage 2 1200 Sporty. Lets see one of them new fangled injected models pull that one off......
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My most recent tank on my 2005 Yamaha Virago XV250T was 70 mpg. My Lance Phoenix 150 cc scoot gets slightly more.
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My last tank gave me 44 mpg on my 82 CB750SC. It seems everytime I go riding through a tank I get better mileage.

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I ride an 05 C50, doing mostly highway driving and get between 50 to 55 MPG.

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I get 46-48mpg on my 07 FJR 1300 riding solo with mostly hwy miles and a few city. All time best was 51 mpg.
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45-50 on the FJR1300 although the bike is tremendously more fun when I'm not trying to squeak out a few more miles from the tank.
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Mileages

95 750 Virago-47 mpg almost every time for the first 52,000 mi
95 DR250S-as low as 38 trail riding with as much as 85 on the street.
01 SV650 from 50 to 65
09 Buell 60-72 in first 900 mi
00 XR400 ?????????
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my 650 special usually gets 50mpg
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averages out to right around 45
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My Mean Streak is getting right at 40mpg when I can stay out of the throttle.
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About 2.7 l/100km (= 104MPG I think) on a dual-sport 200. That's way better than a Toyota Prius (single occupant, anyway)
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Eat your ever lovin hearts out. The misses and I were 2 up on the Sporty today and went 152.8 miles on 2.7 gallons of premium unleaded which gave us 56.6mpg. Not bad for a stage 2 1200 Sporty. Lets see one of them new fangled injected models pull that one off......
That's excellent mileage....Too bad you have to be seen on a Girls bike.....

J/K

You pay more for gas though, my NH750 gets a little less MPG, but the higher acceleration rate makes up for it, and since it uses 87 Octane, it is cheaper to fill.

2 Up with my son on back, last tank, I got 53 MPG.

So there...hahaha

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Average 75-80 on my Virago for my commute, but I got 100mpg one time when I was first starting out and practicing on 50mph country roads.

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06 Ninja 250 -70mpg and thats 6k+ all the time. heh
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88 MPG on my Nighthawk!
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I ride a Goldwing 1800 and it really depends a lot on elevation. Above 4500 ft, I can get 44mpg. At 600 ft where I live, I rarely get better than 35.
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holy moly! how do you guys ride?!?! (meaning, i need to learn how you guys ride so i can get better mpg).

I ride a little under 10mi (one way) to work, once and a while I go to the market/store (so maybe ad another 5miles perday) and fill up approximately every 5days. So, 90% of my tank mileage is city riding.

I usually shift at approximately 4500-5500rpm. How do I know? Because I usually look. Not for shifting purposes, but for reporting riding style purposes in this thread.

My fuel light starts "threatening" (ie. it'll blink, then then it'll go away for about 10-15miles, and then start consistently blinking) at about the 125/130 mark.

I have a California tank, so I believe I have 4 or 4.2gal. My fill up's average 3.5mi (to the bottom of the filler neck). The tripometer reads 150-160, which calculates to 42-46mpg.

Now, I'm going to go ahead and assume b/c i run my bike for such a short distance that it's the reason why I don't see 50+ mpgs...

From now on, can we start including riding styles? (ie. short distance commuting riding, long distance commuting/riding, long distance pleasure rides, short distance errand runs, track/drag racing, etc)

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My riding style is 75% highway (well, route 130, which is 55mph with lights every so often), 25% city. I am getting better at riding so my mileage has been getting better. 85mpg average now for my school commute. Since I have a small bike (250cc), what I lack in acceleration, I make up a little in shifting very quickly. This way, there is no lagging down in between gears, and I do not have to wind out each gear as far to keep up to speed (less rpm = less gas used)

Mostly though, I try to get to 5th gear asap, usually by 35mph if in light traffic, 40-45mph if in heavy traffic. I usually try to keep my speed down to 55mph on Route 130 so I am usually no higher than about 3000rpm cruising in top gear.

Also, I pull the clutch in when coming to a stop instead of engine braking, and I rely solely on the brakes to slow the bike down. This way, you are essentially just idling when coming to a stop.

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45MPG City in San Francisco, 75 Highway, on my Ninja 500 1999 with D and D street pipes

Ironically, before I put new pipes on my bike, I would keep the RPMs below 4000 all the time and had a gas mileage of 35 MPG. Then I started watching youtube videos of people going near the red line around the same time I got the loud D and D pipes. So I started going much higher on the RPMs and my mileage jumped to 45 in city.
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06 honda shadow spirit 750 i get 40 going to work 5 miles down the road. when i go farther i get better miles like 47 to 50. when i ride threw angeles crest or any higher elevations i can squeeze 55 to 60 miles, maybe. i do tend to overfill on the long rides as my bike has short legs, 150 miles from full to on vapors on 3.5 gallons. oh and no tach and on gas gauge, i know its time to fill up when i hit about 80 miles just to keep a good reserve.
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06 honda shadow spirit 750 i get 40 going to work 5 miles down the road. when i go farther i get better miles like 47 to 50. when i ride threw angeles crest or any higher elevations i can squeeze 55 to 60 miles, maybe. i do tend to overfill on the long rides as my bike has short legs, 150 miles from full to on vapors on 3.5 gallons. oh and no tach and on gas gauge, i know its time to fill up when i hit about 80 miles just to keep a good reserve.
i forgot to add my yamaha zuma now gets me 40 mpg, it was about 50 to 60 before the mods for more speed
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95 Yamaha 600r - about 56 mpg
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Ace gets 45-50
Tard before mods 45-50
Tard after mods 50+
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my honda shadow 600 gets about 60 in town and 70 highway.
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