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Offline applecross

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Re: Fuel consumption...
« Reply #60 on: 19 September, 2014, 11:42:18 AM »
Without wishing to get too political I know it was on the news a lot but it was a big deal.  However I was confident the good sense of the Scots would prevail and it has.  Over 85% voted that's passion and commitment not seen in politics in the UK for a long time.
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Re: Fuel consumption...
« Reply #61 on: 19 September, 2014, 01:04:26 PM »
I agree with applecross, I just ride for fun and the MPG in unimportant, I agree with the comment about the inaccurate fuel gauge though very poor!!!

When mine gets down to 1/4 I take no chances and fill up pretty quickly.

If MPG was important I'de go and buy a TDM or something much smaller!

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Re: Fuel consumption...
« Reply #62 on: 19 September, 2014, 01:11:08 PM »
*Originally Posted by Devonisjustthebest [+]
I agree with applecross, I just ride for fun and the MPG in unimportant, I agree with the comment about the inaccurate fuel gauge though very poor!!!

When mine gets down to 1/4 I take no chances and fill up pretty quickly.

If MPG was important I'de go and buy a TDM or something much smaller!

Neil
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Re: Fuel consumption...
« Reply #63 on: 20 September, 2014, 09:46:24 AM »
Sorry, Point well made!
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Re: Fuel consumption...
« Reply #64 on: 20 September, 2014, 10:18:48 AM »
I just like to measure stuff - average speed, performance of any kind, efficiency, etc. - must be the "inner engineer" trying to be heard.
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Re: Fuel consumption...
« Reply #65 on: 05 April, 2015, 05:10:14 PM »
Thought I'd add my tuppence to this long deceased thread.

Only had the CBF for a month and 700miles (got another steed to add miles to as well  :016:).

Thrapping along, or, as some would say, making progress  :007:, on twisty A & B roads that abound in this corner of the island, I got a little over 49mpg.

Just today, with the boss on the back for the first time on this machine - over 53mpg along the same route.

Seems to me that this machine is so laden with torque that it matters little how I ride, I still get a good return for my money from this litre machine  :046:  :152:

I personnally use the fuel consumption as an indication of the bikes health, taking into consideration the style of riding / route travelled of course.

End of my tuppence worth - moving on  :015:

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Re: Fuel consumption...
« Reply #66 on: 06 April, 2015, 08:03:23 AM »
Been reading this looongggg thread, :006:
On my mk1 24000 miles taught me to ignore the fuel gauge and to be safe I'd always fill up at about 150 mile using the trip.
On my mk2 and only 1600 miles I'm beginning to have doubts about the fuel gauge  :087: so I'm back to using the trip again and filling up at about 150 miles.

One thing I've not seen mentioned is atmospheric conditions which always used to affect engine performance, slightly damp air and the engines always seemed to produce more power which would give better mpg.

Me I don't care I just ride these days for pleasure I just don't want to run out of fuel.

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Re: Fuel consumption...
« Reply #67 on: 06 April, 2015, 10:14:14 AM »
On my MK 2, I reset the trip each time I fill up, but then I use the "amount of fuel used" display to see how much I've got left (it's a 20 litre tank, so easy to work out). Its pretty accurate.

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Re: Fuel consumption...
« Reply #68 on: 06 April, 2015, 10:20:23 AM »
*Originally Posted by alan sh [+]
On my MK 2, I reset the trip each time I fill up, but then I use the "amount of fuel used" display to see how much I've got left (it's a 20 litre tank, so easy to work out). Its pretty accurate.

Alan

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Re: Fuel consumption...
« Reply #69 on: 06 April, 2015, 01:07:11 PM »
I use the "amount of fuel used" display

Some kind people on the forum told me how to set this up a while back and I found it pretty useful. Until I pressed the wrong button a few weeks afterwards and the computer reset itself back to the rolling display of how many litres were disappearing as I went along. Since then like Josiah I have stuck with the old method of seeing how many miles have gone by.

May dig out the thread later and have another go at the techno option. Used run corporate IT systems back in the day, so I really shouldn't be beaten by a jumped up digital clock! :008:

 


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