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CURRENT MPG CHAMP:      AlbatrossCafe - 58.2 MPG

CURRENT RANGE CHAMP:   AlbatrossCafe - 207.5 miles

 

I feel like it would be fun to see who is the best at two things:

 

  1. Highest MPG
  2. Longest range

 

RULES:

  • Everything must be calculated over one full tank
  • No external gas sources (e.g. extra bottle, gas can) may be used
  • Display must be reset ONLY at the beginning of tank
  • You must AT LEAST reach the reserve mark tank before you can be judged for MPG
  • We will use indicated MPG because there is too much discrepancy between different pumps or how people fill their tanks
  • Pics or it didn't happen!

 

Post in the following format:

 

Total miles:

Reserve miles:

Gallons Gas used:

Indicated MPG:

Calculated MPG:

MPG factors:

 

This competition is tough because riding so restrained on this bike is a VERY difficult task! And BTW, if your MPG is "94.2" we all know you're lying!  😑  lol

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AlbatrossCafe

I'll start, but I know I can be beat!

 

Total miles: 207.5

Reserve miles: 40.9

Gallons Gas used: 3.346

Indicated MPG: 58.2

Calculated MPG: 62.01

MPG factors:  Commuted 50 miles (90% highway) for 4 days. Positives are summer blend gas, ECU flash + Akra carbon exhaust, and self control. Negatives are that I'm 6'2" 220lbs with no windscreen.

 

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I feel like I could have gone another 5 miles or so. I am pretty sure I have put in 3.4+ gallons before. Wasn't sputtering yet haha

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faffi
54 minutes ago, AlbatrossCafe said:

 

 

This competition is tough because riding so restrained on this bike is a VERY difficult task! And BTW, if your MPG is "94.2" we all know you're lying!  😑  lol

Total miles: 227

Reserve miles: 44 (with E flashing)

Gallons Gas used: 3.41

Indicated MPG: 65.2

Calculated MPG: 66.6 

MPG factors: Mostly country roads, mountains, corners, typical speed range 30 to 65 mph, 200 lb net/220 w/gear, 5'11''. EJK, Arrows full shorty system, tyre pressure 28/30, tiny screen. Using 6th gear above 40 mph.

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robbo10

Now, if our good friend, Cruizin, could show their region for each member, we would straight away know if we are dealing with US or Imperial gallons. Would anyone object?  (or have I missed something?). 

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faffi

Since most members are US-based it seems sensible to only us mpgUS.

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dmoney

Its on like donkey kong 😎

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Bigturbomax

Dang, my best tank was 168miles @55.9 mpg took 2.6 gallons lol. I need to get out on some longer rides lol

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JayMT07

Total miles: 208.7

Reserve miles: 28.6

Gallons Gas used: 2.93

Indicated MPG: Forgot to look. It wasn't reset for this tank, anyways. 

Calculated MPG: 71.06

MPG Factors: 2018 with just over 600 miles so far, bike is stock except for a Yamaha cowl, 87 octane used, rider is 5'7" 190lbs, essentially 95% rural highway with speeds between 55 and 65 mph, approximately 10 lbs in my tailbag. 

 

For the Canadian members:

 

Total Kilomters: 335.9

Reserve Kilometers: 46.1

Liters used: 11.12

Calculated L/100km: 3.31

 

Sorry for the crappy pics. I snapped them quick as my wife grabbed the hose to fill up her bike. 

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motomeek

LOL I remember a previous thread where we tried this. I don't ride enough to do participate this time around. Be safe, have fun!

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AlbatrossCafe
On 7/1/2018 at 3:56 PM, JayMT07 said:

Total miles: 208.7

Reserve miles: 28.6

Gallons Gas used: 2.93

Indicated MPG: Forgot to look. It wasn't reset for this tank, anyways. 

Calculated MPG: 71.06

MPG Factors: 2018 with just over 600 miles so far, bike is stock except for a Yamaha cowl, 87 octane used, rider is 5'7" 190lbs, essentially 95% rural highway with speeds between 55 and 65 mph, approximately 10 lbs in my tailbag. 

 

For the Canadian members:

 

Total Kilomters: 335.9

Reserve Kilometers: 46.1

Liters used: 11.12

Calculated L/100km: 3.31

 

Sorry for the crappy pics. I snapped them quick as my wife grabbed the hose to fill up her bike. 

 

Wow! That blows me out of the water! You must have some kind of secret Canadian technology.

Unfortunately because of forum settings I can't update the OP ;(
 

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bornagainbiker

Total KM:  310.4 (192.87 mi)

Reserve KM:  .8 (.5 mi)

Litres used:  10.256 (2.7 US gal)

Indicated L/100KM:  3.4  (69.18 US mpg)

Calculated L/100KM:  3.3 (71.28 US mpg)

 

Mostly secondary roads at speeds of 60 - 90 KM/hr, with a bit of highway riding at 100 - 115 KM/hr, using 91 octane fuel.  My bike is stock, with a Puig windscreen and I tip the scales at around 205 lbs with gear.  I know that I can do a bit better--will try again. 😉

 

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Beemer

If I ride slow to win this the Harley guys will be passing me. 🤨 Not gonna happen.

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bornagainbiker
23 minutes ago, Beemer said:

If I ride slow to win this the Harley guys will be passing me. 🤨 Not gonna happen.

That is the real danger when trying for great fuel economy. 😁

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Spitfire
On 7/5/2018 at 9:54 AM, AlbatrossCafe said:

Wow! That blows me out of the water! You must have some kind of secret Canadian technology.
 

Canadian secret technology to boost MPG...... Riding downhill with a tailwind.😉

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bornagainbiker
44 minutes ago, Spitfire said:

Canadian secret technology to boost MPG...... Riding downhill with a tailwind.😉

And don't forget adding a little Tim Hortons coffee to the tank. 😜

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DewMan
1 hour ago, Spitfire said:

Canadian secret technology to boost MPG...... Riding downhill with a tailwind.😉

Or better yet... Off a cliff with a down draft? 😄

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faffi

Sitting at a steady 40 mph in 6th gear on a very level ground with no wind and tyres pumped to 36/42 PSI should provide figures around 90 mpg, I reckon. 

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bornagainbiker
1 hour ago, faffi said:

Sitting at a steady 40 mph in 6th gear on a very level ground with no wind and tyres pumped to 36/42 PSI should provide figures around 90 mpg, I reckon. 

You might be able to manage that on the prairies. 😉 

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dmoney

450.0km (279.6 miles) would not have made it to 280

88.9km in the reserve (55.2 miles)

Indicated economy 3.2l/100km

Calculated economy 3.102l/100km

Petrol used 13.96l ( used BP 98)

 

Probably 450km of the most boring riding ever but the old girl did it. Engine started missing the last couple km but she made it to the petrol station on 449.9 so i had to do a little lap of it to get to 450 even. No highway riding. About 10km of two up. Bike is pretty much stock except for akra carbon and yamaha sports screen. I weigh 315lbs with full gear. Will try and add all the pics to this post but my laptop is dead and my phone camera is playing up so apologies in advance if it takes a million posts. 

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dmoney

Having some trouble with other photos. Will put up as soon as i can

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dmoney

Forgot to add 75.8 US mpg calculated

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bornagainbiker
1 hour ago, dmoney said:

Forgot to add 75.8 US mpg calculated

That's going to be tough to beat. 😉

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dmoney
5 hours ago, bornagainbiker said:

That's going to be tough to beat. <img src=">

I really hope so. I dont think i could handle that much boring riding again. 

 

The bottom pic is of my receipt after filling up. They're a bit funny about phones at petrol stations around here.

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mjh937

They will not let you photograph the fuel pump, @dmoney?   Are they afraid the competing gas station will learn some secrets?

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dmoney

Nope. As soon as i got my phone out to try there was an announcement over their PA system saying 'the person at pump 6, please put your phone away'. Something to do with safety and the pump blowing up. Thats why i took the receipt.

 

You think thats bad, try filling up wearing your helmet. They go nuts

 

 

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