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post #1 of 39 Old 06-17-2011, 07:38 AM Thread Starter
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I'd like to hear some mileage figures in mpg (I'm Canadian but too old too have any idea what litres per kilometres means). Please specify if US or Imperial gallons are being cited.

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between 44-46 mpg.

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On my 919...My light just came on at 155 miles. It will usually take about 3.7 gallons if I fill up as soon as the light comes on so...about 42 MPG.

This is when commuting. When out hitting the twisties, I actually get slightly better mileage.

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~ 35ish mpg here.... but 90% of my riding is aggressive super twisty 1st n 2nd gear canyon riding.

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42-45 mpg for me. US Gals.

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38-40 highway, or commuting. The best I've ever had was 42. US Gals.

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between 44-46 mpg.
That's about mine and most of my miles are commuting on HOV at about 75mph. Shifting around 6K RPM and running a flyscreen and softbags on it 90% of the time.

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Commuting @ 75mpg indicated = ~45-46MPG

Hard canyon riding = 35-38 MPG.

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If I trickle the last 3/4's of a gallon in (waiting for the vent to catch up) and fill my tank to the max, I can usually got 160-170 miles before the light comes on. If I refill immediately, I can usually squeeze in 4.1 gallons. Puts me right at 40mpg or so.

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ok want to read something really weird? when i bought rick02's 919 in july of last year, i was getting anywhere between 155-165 before the light would come on with ~4 gals to fill up. as soon as the temps dropped below 50 consistently (around nov.), my light would start turning on at around 135-140 consistently. nothing changed, nothing was modified, and i was puzzled! got the pcIII installed and still no change. changed the k/n filter back to stock and still no change. got the bike dynotuned and got ~155 before the light turned on. this happened only once and went back to ~135. since the temps have been consistently above 65 for a couple weeks now, i've gotten 2 fill ups ~155-165 with ~4 gals. yesterday i filled up with 158, the light didnt come on, and it took 3.7 gals being 76 degrees outside. not sure what's going on lol.

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ok want to read something really weird? when i bought rick02's 919 in july of last year, i was getting anywhere between 155-165 before the light would come on with ~4 gals to fill up. as soon as the temps dropped below 50 consistently (around nov.), my light would start turning on at around 135-140 consistently. nothing changed, nothing was modified, and i was puzzled! got the pcIII installed and still no change. changed the k/n filter back to stock and still no change. got the bike dynotuned and got ~155 before the light turned on. this happened only once and went back to ~135. since the temps have been consistently above 65 for a couple weeks now, i've gotten 2 fill ups ~155-165 with ~4 gals. yesterday i filled up with 158, the light didnt come on, and it took 3.7 gals being 76 degrees outside. not sure what's going on lol.
So it runs leaner with warmer temps it seems?

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Mine was capable of getting 50 mpg. I said capable because I did it only onec. Sugarpuss was on back and she's a big (self proclaimed) chicken. WE went really slow for a whole tankful.

Air temps have a very pronounced effedt on how the 919 runs. It's very noticable if you are "in tune" to what your bike is doing. For example, when it gets really hot, the 919 still runs smooth, but doesn't make as much power. When temps drop to below 60, it's amazing how much stronger tha engine pulls. My Super Duke is the same way. It likes cool weather.

Some guys won't rejet a carburated bike themselves because thay think it needs to be Dynotuned. Bullshit. You get that bike super dialed in at 1000 ft above sea level on a 75 degree day and then the temp rises to 95, and you climb another 1500 ft in elevation, and your super tune job just went out the window. A rejetted set of carbs will always be a lot closer than stock jetting, but carbs area "dumb" system. Real close is about as good as it gets. I don't think the simple (by camparison to other FI systems) FI on a 919 is much better.

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Don't they add shit to the gasoline in the winter months that burns cleaner, but less efficiently?

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My '92 VFR felt like it gained 20hp in cold weather.

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My Droid says I'm getting 33.81 MPG average with a worst of 32.05 MPG and a best of 36.94 MPG.
My riding is 90% in town commuting to and from work (approx 5 miles one way)
Average distance between fillups is 150.60 with a worst of 141.00 and a best of 157.00
Average cost of fillup is $17.27 of an average cost per month of $23.02 ($.14/mile)
Average fillup is 4.42 US Gallons, so far 71.68 US Gallons YTD.
I do notice my fuel light comes on sooner since I swapped to a 17th front sprocket.


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post #19 of 39 Old 06-17-2011, 01:37 PM
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~ 35ish mpg here.... but 90% of my riding is aggressive super twisty 1st n 2nd gear canyon riding.

2nd that -canyons. Not a whole lot of those in MN

but yeah, I accelerate really hard most of the time and most of my ride home is done somewhere around 100mph.

my worst tank is about 30mpg and best was about 48. the 48 was easy riding, average 63-65 mph. The worst tank is pretty much the rest of the time.

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I keep detailed records, and the average since buying the 919 is just under 42 MPG (US gallon)

A track day will drop the mileage to 32-35 MPG.

Using Amsoil PI in a tank will typically increase the mileage by about 3%

When I ride like I drive the truck, mileage increases a few MPG.
When I ride like I'm having fun, mileage drops a few MPG.
The difference between the two? ~40 mpg vs ~44 mpg.

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post #21 of 39 Old 06-17-2011, 02:18 PM
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The speed limit in NZ on the open road is 60mph. If I am riding 'around' (ahem) there I can easily get 50mpg. A good thrashing through the hills will lower it.

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I get about 25 mpg when flogging the Tuono, and cruising gets me a whopping ~35. I plan on a Power Commander here soon, and from all I've read, that improves it to the tune of 8-10 mpg. We'll see.

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post #23 of 39 Old 06-17-2011, 02:48 PM
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The speed limit in NZ on the open road is 60mph. If I am riding 'around' (ahem) there I can easily get 50mpg. A good thrashing through the hills will lower it.
yeah, limit here is 55... i need to calm down a little maybe...

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Routinely get around 18km per litre which is around 51mpg (Imperial) or 43mpg (US)

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I used to average 42-45mpg on the 919, hit 49 once on a trip. That was the one area the 919 outperformed my Super Duke, only getting about 34mpg with it.

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My Droid says I'm getting 33.81 MPG average with a worst of 32.05 MPG and a best of 36.94 MPG.
My riding is 90% in town commuting to and from work (approx 5 miles one way)
Average distance between fillups is 150.60 with a worst of 141.00 and a best of 157.00
Average cost of fillup is $17.27 of an average cost per month of $23.02 ($.14/mile)
Average fillup is 4.42 US Gallons, so far 71.68 US Gallons YTD.
I do notice my fuel light comes on sooner since I swapped to a 17th front sprocket.
with the 17 tooth the speedo is closer to correct but the odo is off on the low side(ie you've gone farther than indicated) by about 8%+/-

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ok want to read something really weird? when i bought rick02's 919 in july of last year, i was getting anywhere between 155-165 before the light would come on with ~4 gals to fill up. as soon as the temps dropped below 50 consistently (around nov.), my light would start turning on at around 135-140 consistently. nothing changed, nothing was modified, and i was puzzled! got the pcIII installed and still no change. changed the k/n filter back to stock and still no change. got the bike dynotuned and got ~155 before the light turned on. this happened only once and went back to ~135. since the temps have been consistently above 65 for a couple weeks now, i've gotten 2 fill ups ~155-165 with ~4 gals. yesterday i filled up with 158, the light didnt come on, and it took 3.7 gals being 76 degrees outside. not sure what's going on lol.


Perhaps I'm way wrong with this, but in the winter I need to let her warm up longer before I can start riding – would this not be directly related to lower miles per gallon. Mine goes from around 42 mpg (US) for summer to 38mpg in winter.
Just an idea…..

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I've averaged between 32.5 - 42.3 (US) according to the Droid. Overall avg is 37.7 with about 1500 miles so far.

Secondly does air density take an effect? The lower the temp the more oxygen available hence higher horsepower? Not a scientist just a salesman so I claim no expertise.

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My last tank just came in at a touch under 41 and I was being 'normal' - some 'sporting' acceleration, some highway cruising.

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with the 17 tooth the speedo is closer to correct but the odo is off on the low side(ie you've gone farther than indicated) by about 8%+/-
Ah, true! And I'm running the 17T so my mileage is 7% or 8% better than recorded above.

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I've often wondered how much alcohol goes into our Indiana gas. I got a lot better gas mileage when I was buying gas in Wyoming and Utah last summer.

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my guess is that it has more to do with altitude and less with gas, but I can also say, when i lived in NM i got better mileage with my pickup than i do in MN

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I've often wondered how much alcohol goes into our Indiana gas. I got a lot better gas mileage when I was buying gas in Wyoming and Utah last summer.
Here in Texas we get 10%.

Sucks!!
I would really like to use real gas, and not the adulterated stuff.

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my light comes on around 170ish and i go striaght for fuel. I gt a consistant 44mpg

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also we have to factor in stuff like the above... gearing... as well as tire pressures.

my ~35mpg probably stems from the tons of canyon riding like stated, but also my lower tire pressures... 30/30 front/rear.

also i definitely will agree the 9er loves the colder air temps, mine pulls so much harder when its <55*f out... not saying it has nothing when its hot but its noticible.

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my light comes on around 170ish and i go striaght for fuel. I gt a consistant 44mpg
i also run a 17 tooth up front. dont know if that matters

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Perhaps I'm way wrong with this, but in the winter I need to let her warm up longer before I can start riding – would this not be directly related to lower miles per gallon. Mine goes from around 42 mpg (US) for summer to 38mpg in winter.
Just an idea…..
thx but doesnt apply to me. it doesnt matter winter or summer, i only give the bike enough run time upon start up to get my helmet and gloves on and ride it at a "fair" pace 1 mile up the hill to the freeway. from that point on, i'm hard on it. so my start up is pretty consistent.

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The light usually comes on about 175 and i can almost get 200 miles so about 46-48mpg. Plus it's much more fun than any 4 wheel variety out there!

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just took a 110 mile ride,filled up took 2.02gals=54mpg,cruising between 50-70mph,scrub919

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