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)
2005 Suzuki SV650n
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