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post #1 of 29 Old 10-24-2008, 02:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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What kind of Gas Mileage y'all gettin?

Chiefs, with 6400 miles on her, my 08 just gave 50 MPG on my last tank of fuel. Im pretty pleased with that since it was sadly, all in town. Evrything on its stock.

Made me wonder what kind of mileage y'all are gettin.
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post #2 of 29 Old 10-24-2008, 07:19 AM
 
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Talking Gas Milage

Hozit!!! (As we say in South Africa)

I have 14000 km on my 08 and am getting 23 km/l, which is very comparable to what you are getting in MPG. 90% of my travelling is on tar roads between work and back, at an average of 110km per day.
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post #3 of 29 Old 10-24-2008, 12:10 PM
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My 08 has 7k mi on it now. I usually get around 55mpg if I don't rev past 4k rpm. If I shift at 5-6k rpm, the mileage drops to 50 mpg.
Now, if I restrain myself and shift at 3k rpm thru the gears, and limit spd to 60mph (4krpm with 38t rear) I have gotten as good as 62.5mpg, but that takes a lot of restraint. Much more fun getting 52 or so mpg.

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post #4 of 29 Old 10-24-2008, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thats great.

Im in the search mode for the right aftermarket exhaust that won't negatively affect my mileage. I want a paint job too. The blue is just not for me and I already took the decals off. I didn't like them.
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post #5 of 29 Old 11-10-2008, 07:58 AM
 
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I filled up this weekend for the first time from new, and I got 19km/l. I guess it will get better the more I get used to riding the bike.
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post #6 of 29 Old 11-10-2008, 10:27 AM
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post #7 of 29 Old 11-10-2008, 10:56 AM
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gas mileage

With tires aired up for street(32psi), cruising north NH, Vermont, Maine at 50-55 on rural paved roads I got 63mpg.
Last week riding dirt/gravel roads with tires around 20 psi I got 50mpg
Usual commuting to work 15m each way- 58mpg
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post #8 of 29 Old 11-11-2008, 05:02 PM
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The 16th tooth front sprocket puts me over 60 mpg regularly.

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post #9 of 29 Old 11-16-2008, 01:32 AM
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15/45 sprockets and getting 55-61 mpg up to about 70 mph, maybe 50 mpg at higher speeds. I have gotten a low of 45 pushing a 50+ mph head wind. That was a rough uncomfortable ride on that day with gust to 70 mph that would almost swat the front wheel out from under the bike. I got off the main roads and took the back roads home because the 4 wheelers couldn't stay in their lanes.
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post #10 of 29 Old 12-11-2008, 10:28 AM
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How are you guys gettin' that kind of MPG? I ride mostly road, 65 mph speeds, stay at approx 5500 rpm and get right at 40 mpg. I have gotten 50 mpg twice, long uninterrupted ride that used most of the tank but 55-60 mpg would be great. Why the difference?
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