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I know gas mileage shouldn't be a concern when riding a bike like this but I am just curious to know if anyone has checked on their bike. I average 32 to 33 mpg and have 400 miles on it now. Let me know what you're getting and if it changed with the miles you put on.
 

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I was trying to take it easy on this tank and see if it gets better. If it gets the same by taking it easy as it does riding it hard, well guess which way I'll be riding?
 

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My mileage is increasing. Today I took a decent ride of various conditions (highway, backroads, hills, etc), and averaged approx. 36 or 37 mpg. Pure highway (70 mph in 5th gear)might get it up to near 40.
 

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Hey guys if anyone is asking...quote the mpg in Canadian (english) gallons....it will impress them even more. I haven't check mileage, but it usually takes me 3 times longer to fill up...lots of people with questions about the bike. My first fill took 15 minutes for $10.00 worth...had at least 10 people standing around the bike after I paid.

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i was really curious about this as well. my gauge read full when i left the dealer. i got only 84 miles before the gas light came on. i did the math...5 gallons, 84 miles...something's wrong. i refilled it, and am at 46 miles since the fill up, and the gas gauge reads full still. not sure if the EFI had to adjust, or the tank wasn't really full the first time. lookin forward to burning the rest of that tank tomorrow (only had the bike 2 days).
 

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phaed said:
i was really curious about this as well. my gauge read full when i left the dealer. i got only 84 miles before the gas light came on. i did the math...5 gallons, 84 miles...something's wrong. i refilled it, and am at 46 miles since the fill up, and the gas gauge reads full still. not sure if the EFI had to adjust, or the tank wasn't really full the first time. lookin forward to burning the rest of that tank tomorrow (only had the bike 2 days).
It wasn't full to begin with. I rode 70 miles, and my guage showed full. At 100miles, it only dropped 1 notch, but took over 2 1/2 gallons. The notches come off quicker, once the first one goes.
 

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It wasn't full to begin with. I rode 70 miles, and my guage showed full. At 100miles, it only dropped 1 notch, but took over 2 1/2 gallons. The notches come off quicker, once the first one goes.
I just noticed that as well. It dropped one bar at 105 miles. And my fuel light seems to come on with 4.2 gallons used. That would mean that there is still a gallon left, 5.2 gallon tank,right?
 
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The only thing I've figured out about the fuel gauge is that, unless you're way out in the boonies, you can run down to 1 bar with the little fuel pump flashing before you have to start looking for fuel. Every time I've done that I've had a gallon or just a little less than a gallon left in the tank.

BTW I just logged over 1000 miles and on the last fuel fill I got 44.2 MPG :eek:.

I know, I know......I'm not having enough fun. But I ride with my wife, She has an ST1300, and unless I wanna sleep in the garage I have to behave :redfaced:.
 

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alright. good to know i'm not the only one that was confused with the fueld guage. i mean, ya figure 5 bars, 5 gallons...should work out perfectly. guess not.

p.s. just curious, do you guys bother sitting on your bike when filling up to keep it centered, and get it completely full, or do you just keep it on the kickstand?
 
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