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    new member
    on: March 04, 2021, 09:00:32 pm
    March 04, 2021, 09:00:32 pm
    hi I'm Ray from Swansea
    i brought a crossrunner last year and i am very happy with it , the only problem its a bit thirsty
    hopeful we can all get out a bit more this summer ps, im a bit thirsty myself lol

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    Reply #1 on: March 05, 2021, 08:49:44 am
    March 05, 2021, 08:49:44 am
     :400: Welcome to the clan, Ray. I'm sure we're all looking forward to an end to this lockdown when we can legally go out for a spin.
    What do you call thirsty? I regularly get around the 50mpg mark on my 2019 model.
    Some of my past bikes. Norton ES2 - Norton 650SS - Velocette Venom - Velocette Thruxton Venom - Kawasaki Z1100  ST - Kawasaki GPZ 1100 B2 - Honda CB500.

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    Reply #2 on: March 05, 2021, 09:53:08 am
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    Hello and  :400: from Hollandshire  :028:
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    Reply #3 on: March 05, 2021, 10:09:37 am
    March 05, 2021, 10:09:37 am
    Hello Ray and welcome.  :400:

    You know you don't officially exist until we see a pic of your bike.  :016:

    As Corringdon says, what do you call thirsty? 40-55mpg is about the standard fuel consumption (in English gallons that is) depending on what yr doing, so what are you getting?
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
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    Reply #4 on: March 05, 2021, 04:04:37 pm
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    MetricMe had to find a conversioncalculator, but I do about 47 mpg on average.
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    Reply #5 on: March 05, 2021, 07:45:41 pm
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    Evening

    and welcome Ray :028:

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    Reply #6 on: March 05, 2021, 10:17:15 pm
    March 05, 2021, 10:17:15 pm
    hi getting about 36mpg ,but have not done many miles on the moterway yet

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    Reply #7 on: March 06, 2021, 08:49:40 am
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     :400: Mine is the same the others above have said. In fact, never had below 50mpg in my time of ownership, but I suppose I’m quite rural so no low speed running through traffic. Is the 36mpg average on the bikes trip display or have you brimmed the tank before and at the end of your journey and worked it out from that?

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    Reply #8 on: March 06, 2021, 11:02:02 am
    March 06, 2021, 11:02:02 am
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    hi getting about 36mpg ,but have not done many miles on the moterway yet

    That's pretty poor fuel consumption. Just out of interest the worst I ever got was on my old '98 Fi VFR800 on a track day....33 mpg, and that was constant red lining and holding the revs above 7k rpm pretty much all day.

    As Goggins says above, have you calculated that from the readout or your own measurement from fill-up to fill-up? If you calculated it, just confirm you used the correct calculations; 1 gallon = 4.55 litres, 1 mile = 1.6 km. I'm sure you already know those but we should cover every base .

    Where you ride can make a heck of a difference too; if it's all town work, sub-30mph followed by short blasts of acceleration, then that will really hit consumption.

    Either way, 36mpg is pretty poor and could indicate something not right with the bike. Has it been like this since you bought it or has it only started recently and does that coincide with any changes you made to journeys or any work done on the bike?
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
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    Reply #9 on: March 06, 2021, 02:39:29 pm
    March 06, 2021, 02:39:29 pm
    Hello and welcome !

    just to chime in.
    I had pretty bad fuel consumption on my 2015 when I got it first as well. For me it was around 40-45 mpg ( 6,8 - 6,4 l/100km ) today it is at 6,4 ( 45 mpg ) when I go slightly nuts on my favourite tour and 4,8 l/100 km ( 59 mpg ) on a hot day cruising on flat, straight Hungarian roads. admittedly thats an extreme and its no fun at all just to put a couple of values here. on average I am sitting at 50 mpg ( 5,5 l/100km ) plus however more fun I need.
    ( Not to show off but on Autobahn speeds going 140 to 200 kmh ( 86-125 mph ) you are easily looking at 8,5-9 l/100 km ( 30 mpg ) oh and no Autobahn is not fun on a motorbike )

    A few more things to consider are:

    - I actually kept record of my fuel consumption and on average the machine used about 0.3l/100 km ( around 2 mpg more ) more when the bike and the engine was new thats normal. I only got my current values after around 10000 km ( 6200 miles )
    - YOU are an important factor ! You have to know how to ride the V4 properly. It is fun to have it run at 6k rpm and above but thats not efficient. It took me a long time to learn that partly becasue well, it is fun and the sound and Vtec and so on. try keeping it between 3500 and max 5500 rpm if you are looking for efficiency
    - when you measure always take your distance into consideration dont even bother to get a reasonable average value below 30 miles ( 50 km )
    - temperature matters a lot - the difference of riding the same way at 9 C and 20 C is an easy 0,3-0,4 l/100 km ( 3 mpg ) less. its even more when you ride at high temperatures at lets say 35C to 40 C then its another 0,2 l/100km  ( 2 mpg ) less.

    I would not bother that much about consumption in the beginning, you and the machine have to learn how to get on with each other it takes time.

    Assuming you have a new ( ish ) bike one piece of advice: VFRs dont like the cold. dont rev it up to vtech range and beyond when the engine and the oil is not warmed up. the three bars in the display is the coolant not the oil, it takes an easy 10 km ( 6 miles )  to warm up, 30km ( 19 miles ) to properly warm up assuming "normal" riding.

    Lars
    Last Edit: March 06, 2021, 02:46:32 pm by Lars

     


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