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Offline edger

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Re: Fuel consumption...
« Reply #10 on: 02 September, 2014, 10:19:53 AM »
Not to sure about mileage but I know that a sunday hoon will empty the tank in around 150 miles.
Almost ran out last week ,the gauge  is rubbish  I/4 full to empty in the blink of an eye,
Just made it back, when I stopped on a down hill junction she cut out as the petrol sloshed away from the pump.
Managed to limp to the PUB though so it could have been worse :001: :001:

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Re: Fuel consumption...
« Reply #11 on: 02 September, 2014, 08:45:24 PM »
*Originally Posted by edger [+]
Not to sure about mileage but I know that a sunday hoon will empty the tank in around 150 miles.
Almost ran out last week ,the gauge  is rubbish  I/4 full to empty in the blink of an eye,
Just made it back, when I stopped on a down hill junction she cut out as the petrol sloshed away from the pump.
Managed to limp to the PUB though so it could have been worse :001: :001:


Mental note, if this bike comes up for sale avoid  :008:


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Re: Fuel consumption...
« Reply #12 on: 02 September, 2014, 10:34:25 PM »
I'm not sure about the average miles per litre gauge on my MK2.

I've decided not to reset it after every refuel, I'm now averaging 13.1 miles per litre............that's a whopping 262miles per tank!! Although today me and my wife did about 160 miles, her CBF600 took 12.99litres and mine took 13.4 litres.

In view of these figures, I'm not sure how I'd need to ride to get just 150 miles to a tank. :125: :001:

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Re: Fuel consumption...
« Reply #13 on: 03 September, 2014, 08:18:05 AM »
I may have miscalculated the amount of petrol in the tank to start with ,
But every thing else stays the same ,I wish the tank came with a reserve tap .

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Re: Fuel consumption...
« Reply #14 on: 03 September, 2014, 09:02:03 AM »
*Originally Posted by edger [+]
I may have miscalculated the amount of petrol in the tank to start with ,
But every thing else stays the same ,I wish the tank came with a reserve tap .

Ah well, it doesn't, but I have a spare bamboo cane in my garden shed for dipping the tank if that helps  :008: .
« Last Edit: 03 September, 2014, 09:16:25 AM by Bifferman »

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Re: Fuel consumption...
« Reply #15 on: 03 September, 2014, 03:48:22 PM »
The Mk1 is a heavier drinker than the Mk2, which makes sense as they refined the mapping and the criteria from governmental requirements changed. My baby BMW's fuel map is actually dangerous at low speed, close the throttle and the total fuel cut stops the engine dead at low revs, BMW updated the map, but UK main stealers won't install it if they can avoid it... In the USA you only have to ask, class action litigation focusing the corporate mind me thinks.

Back to Biffers, my Mk1 does ~10 miles to the Litre, large rider, large screen, top-box, add the panniers and it drops even more.

Addendum: Talking to my observer for the day yesterday he's also suffering the fuel cut issues on an R1200RT, seems BMW have issues across the ranges, going by the Booster Plug testimonials even on the 4 cylinder models...
« Last Edit: 08 September, 2014, 03:44:03 PM by NeiljohnUK »
Formerly an EMT (1), now a Superintendent, not that makes any difference, still just as crazy...
I ride for pleasure, commute mostly by PTW, do most of my own spannering.
Started to do my IAM, having done the RoSPA version years ago, seems I'm not fast enough, unlike the Chief Observer I'm not prepared to do 50+ in a 40 limit, so I've given it up as a bad job, 'too slow to pass, too old to care'!

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Re: Fuel consumption...
« Reply #16 on: 03 September, 2014, 08:28:57 PM »
BAMBOO CANES!!  just had a flash back to my boarding school days :005:

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Re: Fuel consumption...
« Reply #17 on: 04 September, 2014, 02:10:09 PM »
I have no idea what my MPG is.  I ride entirely for pleasure and on lovely twisty, hilly and fast roads.  I'm sure everyone is getting better MPG than me but what the hell I enjoy the blast :001: :001:
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Re: Fuel consumption...
« Reply #18 on: 07 September, 2014, 03:59:56 PM »
hi, not sure if this adds to the confusion. I used to have a 14 mile each way commute through light traffic on minor roads, lots of junctions and averaged 42-43mpg ridden through last winter and up to May. Now doing a 55 mile each way, heavy traffic ( 20 - 50 mph) motorway 5 miles (M25),  at around 70 (4500 - 5000rpm) for 45 miles (A3) then a bit of minor road, averaging 52-55 mpg, scenic route home occasionally stopping at Loomies, still gives 53-55. Always have top box with stuff for the office and sometimes stick a side pannier. Tweaked screen height to get buffeting down and now only the helmet collects the bugs.
« Last Edit: 07 September, 2014, 04:06:40 PM by selva1055 »
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Re: Fuel consumption...
« Reply #19 on: 07 September, 2014, 08:35:05 PM »
3/4 full to just on the red in 100 miles ,
no idea how much this is but it was a nice Sunday morning out :002: