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post #1 of 48 Old 09-16-2008, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
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how do ya'll do it????

someone please tell me the secret to the 40-50 mpg ya'll are reporting.. the absolute best i ever got was 36... i average low 30's with once it only getting 28.. 08 919 17t front flapper mod 1998 900rr exhaust (vance and hines) michelin power sports i am 6'3 230 in ma drawers...lol.. i dont think i ride harder than most of you guys.. but i have no "chicken strip" on my tires ...



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post #2 of 48 Old 09-16-2008, 07:46 AM
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I do get 50 out of mine, but it's a 30 horsepower KLR650 single. I'm riding it today. Sporty, does it make my butt look fat?

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I do get 50 out of mine, but it's a 30 horsepower KLR650 single. I'm riding it today. Does it make my butt look fat?


We're kind of like the mileage numbers on a vehicle's window sticker--coasting down a hill with a strong tailwind following a tractor trailer...

Seriously, steady hand on the thottle, rumbling around 3,500 rpms (stock drivetrain...). I never get that on the twisties. 919 cc's is alot of volume to fill. I think mileage is most relative to riding style.

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I consistently get 46mpg with combined city/hwy riding and 50mpg on road trips. I run Shell V-Power, have a PCIII and Satos, engine is stock other than flapper mod, blockoff plates and platinum plugs.

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I'm consistently getting 40mpg on my '02...


• CF Yosh TRSs
• PCIII
• Stock air filter
- I've been considering the flapper mod and the PAIRS block-off plates, but haven't acted on either one yet.

• I weigh about 210lbs with gear

• I've painted a lot of parts flat black:
- rear grab handle
- airbox covers
- headlight brackets
- protective strips on the sides of the radiator

...surely going stealth has got to count for something right?

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My commute is down hill both ways.

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i drive bout 22 miles each way to work.. I595 to I75.. i guess you could say a little agressively.. cruise at 5000ish rpm in 6th.. 90mph.. maybe i need a pc3



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My bike is completely stock, besides removal of rear snowplow, and I am getting around 43 MPG. That is riding between an actual speed of 70 - 80 MPH highway. Having fun in the twisties, MPG never matters. lol.

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Stock 06' 919, wide open throttle all the time and I'm still on the original tank of gas from the dealer!

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Stock 06' 919, wide open throttle all the time and I'm still on the original tank of gas from the dealer!




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I'm in top gear most of the time. I don't downshift until I get below 25mph.

I get 50 in town and 45 if I'm speeding on the freeway.

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...surely going stealth has got to count for something right?
Stealth counts for a lot! My '02 is all blacked out, obviously increases my fuel economy by 3-4mpg

Mine also weighs less than a stock bike, the carbon fiber front fender, rear fender, and side covers save a few ounces, and the cf Satos are like 25lbs lighter than stock exhausts. If a stock bike dry weight is 427lbs, I figure mine is right around 400 now. I weigh 175, probably 190 with full gear and helmet. Figure that 6 gallons of gas adds 36lbs, then oil, brake fluid and coolant add approx 8lbs more, for a total wet weight with rider of 634lbs.

Of course that adds nothing of value to this discussion, but it was fun to add up all the numbers.

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note to self.. go get flat black krylon can .. lose 30 pounds... keep it under warp speed... maybe wax my faceshield.. try to find route to work downhill... call d.o.t. ask feasability of redoing interstate to achieve above mentioned route remind them i am a taxpayer..



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Red is the fastest and gets the best mileage.

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40+ MPG..... all the time

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Red is the fastest and gets the best mileage.
mine is red...



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I can't believe no one has told you about their fuel-injector mods.

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I can't believe no one has told you about their fuel-injector mods.
do tell..



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the throttle is key, if you are on it hard all the time you will not get the gas mileage as others have listed. I range between 40-50 as you stated and I usually know where it will fall when I fill up depending on the type of riding I was doing with that tank of gas.

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I can't believe no one has told you about their fuel-injector mods.
i know it was the first thing that i did to mine

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i know it was the first thing that i did to mine
this has the wafting air of a snipe hunt (country boys know what i am talking about) but...... what are and how do you perform the "fuel injector mods"....



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Stock 06' 919, wide open throttle all the time and I'm still on the original tank of gas from the dealer!
+1 Wait a minute, you mean we have to put gas in the bike???

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I get 38mpg. It doesn't matter if I take it to the drag strip or not. I spend alot of time at full throttle 1st, 2nd, 3rd. It's a very fun bike.

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It's all in the riding style. Sure some mods will help, but I find that I can achieve about 48 MPG when riding with my cruiser friends, then if I head out into the twisties, I get about 36. Commuting to work (mix of highway and surface streets, I get right around 40.

If you're in it for the gas savings, you need to shift like my 70 year old grandma would. However, if you like passing cars like they are sitting still, you can do that and still get good mileage.

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+1 Wait a minute, you mean we have to put gas in the bike???
Not gas...just rice patties.

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...you need to shift like my 70 year old grandma...
That's cool! Granny rides, too?


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ok i ordered a pc3.. gonna see if that helps... side note gonna jack my own thread here... the chosen one (girlfriend mary) was at the post office and some a$$head broke the driverside window out of my 08 grand cherokee limited to steal her bag.. she is a massage therapyst and they stole her bag complete with 2 sets of sheets and 2 tubes of lotion.... anyway she wasnt hurt the cops caught the people and i gotta pay $210 for a new window.... this is a crazy world aint it?? people need to get a hobby



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ok i ordered a pc3.. gonna see if that helps... side note gonna jack my own thread here... the chosen one (girlfriend mary) was at the post office and some a$$head broke the driverside window out of my 08 grand cherokee limited to steal her bag.. she is a massage therapyst and they stole her bag complete with 2 sets of sheets and 2 tubes of lotion.... anyway she wasnt hurt the cops caught the people and i gotta pay $210 for a new window.... this is a crazy world aint it?? people need to get a hobby
That sucks! Not the PCIII, that's cool, but that somebody broke into your Jeep!

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yeah... thats the second time.. they target suv's here.. the first time she was pumping gas and they went in the passenger door got her purse.. couple credit cards.. wrote a couple hot checks we didnt have to pay.. then and i aint making this up.. took the spare key for my 07 jeep grand cherokee and come stole my truck .. joy rided .. rode.. rided.. whatever anyway they ran it out of gas then dumped it into the everglades... totaled... now they break a window and get nothing... the good news is the cops caught these guys.. mary got her bag back... and maybe they will have tto reimburse me.... whatever.... i'll pay 210 to get a thievin piece of &*&^ off the street...



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Unfortunatly they wont be off the stay off the streets for long, if Florida is anything like California it's more of a catch and release program.

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Gas milage????????..........himph........UH yeah dont care. Got that 16/45 combo havin way to much fun doin wheelies to care. If iwas worried about milage I'd by a Prius

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got my absolute best last weekend. 49.7 with 164 miles of highway. kept it at around 4000rpm the whole time. Usually get around 45-47 with bone stock bike, 180# rider, 21 mile highway commute.

This is all counting on the odometer giving me the correct mileage. Many here will tell you that it ain't. Regardless, my old CBR always ran mid forties and I don't think that one was off too.

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I do get 50 out of mine, but it's a 30 horsepower KLR650 single. I'm riding it today. Sporty, does it make my butt look fat?
He's got a point ya know. I get 50 on my KLR no matter how hard I twist the throttle. You guys just obviously bought the wrong bike.

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I get about 48 (reading off of the factory speedo / odo).

40 mile commute each way, 4 miles of 55mph backroads to 36 miles of slab.

I guess I shift like an old lady... I tend to take it easy when commuting. I shift below 4500 rpm, and stay around 5k rpm once on the free way.

Tires stay around 36 - 38psi, aftermarket mod is a K&N filter with veloc stack (which I need to get rid of).

I'm about 5'9 and weigh 160 + a few with gear....

I run 87 oct. fuel... I'm too cheap to use the good stuff because I fill up every 2 - 3 days.

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50-55 mpg

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55 miles one way to work (110 total if you're math challenged).

•1 mile @ 25 mph
•2 miles @ 35 mph
•1 mile @ 50 mph
•6 miles @ 70 mph
•2 miles @ 35 mph
•15 miles @ 55 mph
•5 miles @ 50 mph
•13 miles @ 55 mph
•6 miles @ 60 mph
•2 miles @ 35 mph
•2 miles @ 25 mph
Total = 55

I only ride about 10% over the speed limit because my exhaust system can be loud and 50% of the miles listed above is farm country where dogs, tractors, farm workers are the norm. The large number of farm workers result in more than the usual number of sheriff's deputies patrolling the county.

When I fill up each night I put between 2 and 2.2 gallons in the tank ( don't try to fill it to the exact same line every night). I do this five times a week and have for four years. No guesses, no memory problems, just the same thing every day.

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Tail winds
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Riding to work down hill both ways
No luggage or extra weight
Always riding with less than 1/3 tank of gas
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Tire pressure of 50 PSI

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Bwt~251 lbs, tank bag~12lbs, loobman oiler~ 3oz, small windsheild~ 2 lbs.= 48-51 mpg.
I would say, ride it like "you" paid for it, not like your dad paid!!!

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Bwt~251 lbs, tank bag~12lbs, loobman oiler~ 3oz, small windsheild~ 2 lbs.= 48-51 mpg.
I would say, ride it like "you" paid for it, not like your dad paid!!!
lol... i am originally from alexandria... send me bout 20 lbs of boudin..



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