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on: October 16, 2011, 05:57:32 pm
October 16, 2011, 05:57:32 pm
Today I've just completed 500 miles on my new machine  ( I went for Red ). Todays ride was 178 miles. This was a mixture of town centre's , country lanes and the A14 and A1. Time spent bimbling around and time in V-tec mode.  Todays fuel stats are 45.6 mpg. This has been a general figue for me in the time I've had the bike.
 It would appear to be a little less thirsty than some reviews would lead us to believe. Have to say the more I ride it the more I am enjoying it.

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    Reply #1 on: October 16, 2011, 08:58:36 pm
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    Re: Fuel
    Reply #2 on: October 16, 2011, 10:25:49 pm
    October 16, 2011, 10:25:49 pm
     :062: Hi all am getting steady 45`s MPG also but thats with my son on the back so very pleased.   :001:

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    Re: Fuel
    Reply #3 on: November 07, 2011, 10:08:25 am
    November 07, 2011, 10:08:25 am
    I have been keeping a record and after 6000 miles I am averaging 48 MPG. My best mileage between fill ups is 170.6 Miles
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    Re: Fuel
    Reply #4 on: December 30, 2011, 06:50:02 pm
    December 30, 2011, 06:50:02 pm
    I'm starting to get a bit worried reading your messages as after 4 fill-ups, my best so far was 39mpg and worst 34mpg, averaging about 37mpg and I am not pushing the bike that much. I rode the whole variety of roads from motorways, As, Bs and town. mostly keep to speed limits and a few overtakes occasionally when I get to hear the V-Tec but not much.

    I hit the reserve today at 117mile mark which was pretty disappointing.

    I used to get 58mpg out of my SV when most people were getting 50-52 and my tyres usually last 30% longer than fellow bikers, I hardly break and try to accelerate smoothly but that's only in my head. I must be doing something wrong / different with this bike.

    Do you guys have any tips on how to ride this bike more economically? What sort of RPM you tend to keep the engine, what gears do you use on the 30s and 40s?

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    Re: Fuel
    Reply #5 on: December 30, 2011, 06:54:59 pm
    December 30, 2011, 06:54:59 pm
    *Originally Posted by Rocker66 [+]
    My best mileage between fill ups is 170.6 Miles

    Did this include the reserve?

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    Re: Fuel
    Reply #6 on: December 30, 2011, 08:03:17 pm
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    Is there a reserve? You don't normaly get a reserve with FI or do you mean after the fuel light comes on?
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    Re: Fuel
    Reply #7 on: December 30, 2011, 08:08:43 pm
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    The reserve starts once the last bar of the fuel gauge begins flashing and the odometer switched automatically to 0.0 counting litters used from the 5L reserve.

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    Re: Fuel
    Reply #8 on: December 30, 2011, 08:24:12 pm
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    I suppose that is a sort of reserve. Being of the (very) old school I only think of it as a reserve when you had to actually move the fuel tap (remember them) to the reserve position. I can't remember if the last bar was flashing or not I'm afraid
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    Re: Re: Fuel
    Reply #9 on: December 30, 2011, 08:31:23 pm
    December 30, 2011, 08:31:23 pm
    *Originally Posted by maxincuk [+]
    I'm starting to get a bit worried reading your messages as after 4 fill-ups, my best so far was 39mpg and worst 34mpg, averaging about 37mpg and I am not pushing the bike that much. I rode the whole variety of roads from motorways, As, Bs and town. mostly keep to speed limits and a few overtakes occasionally when I get to hear the V-Tec but not much.

    I hit the reserve today at 117mile mark which was pretty disappointing.

    I used to get 58mpg out of my SV when most people were getting 50-52 and my tyres usually last 30% longer than fellow bikers, I hardly break and try to accelerate smoothly but that's only in my head. I must be doing something wrong / different with this bike.

    Do you guys have any tips on how to ride this bike more economically? What sort of RPM you tend to keep the engine, what gears do you use on the 30s and 40s?
    Short shifting, smooth throttle and. Keep below 6600 rpm.  I know on the vfr 800 vtec 70mph in 6th was 4200rpm if I remember correctly.  I think crossrunner gearing is identical.  keep your revs down and use the torque. 
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