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Old 02-15-2012, 07:59 AM   #21
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i get 28-32mpg. my lil maz gets the same if not more.

this ape is a pig, my busa got better gas mileage.
I can get 40 mpg on the 1000RR all day long in "cruise mode"
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:25 AM   #22
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I get between 110-120 before my reserve light comes on. The furthest I've taken it is 140. I get around 47 mpg commuting.
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:40 AM   #23
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i remember you said long ago that bikes don't get any better gas mileage than alot of cars.
, sounds like they don't even get as good mpg as cars.... Pathetic..
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:47 AM   #24
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No one tells u to speed! Lol!!

And at least most of yall have a fuel meter and light! I have to tap my tank and watch my mileage
This. I have no light or indicator. I have to watch. I fill up between 180 and 190 miles; get 55 mpg. My car only gets 30 mpg on the highway. SV wins.
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:51 AM   #25
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160 miles until I hit reserve, then I have about 50-58 miles to bone dry.

Only have a 4.1 gallon tank.
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:53 AM   #26
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145-155 before the light comes on in the 954. My wife's FZ6r can go 165-180 no prob.
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:56 AM   #27
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When the odometer turns 100 on my EX 500, I fill up. One of my first riding "lessons" last spring: max range is about 120-130 miles. The engine sputtered and I coasted to a stop on my third ride, and figured out the reserve works, and sloshed the tank and went to Mr. Exxon. I have never understood why more bikes don't have gas gauges, some have warning lights now....
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:58 AM   #28
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Apparently 162 miles is all I can get out of the ZX-6. Died and rolled into a gas station. I got lucky. Seems like a really short range no?
WOW, 162?!?
I get 125 from my GSXR 1000 K4 before the gas light comes on.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:00 AM   #29
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I get about 165 on my 5.5g tank
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:04 AM   #30
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When the odometer turns 100 on my EX 500, I fill up. One of my first riding "lessons" last spring: max range is about 120-130 miles. The engine sputtered and I coasted to a stop on my third ride, and figured out the reserve works, and sloshed the tank and went to Mr. Exxon. I have never understood why more bikes don't have gas gauges, some have warning lights now....
I wonder about tank size too, nobody complains about having too much range per tank.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:07 AM   #31
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Light on at 110. I have not been past 130
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:10 AM   #32
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I know some of ya'll already do, but wait till you get a Power Commander/Bazzaz.
MPG will be a thing of the past....
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:15 AM   #33
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When the odometer turns 100 on my EX 500, I fill up. One of my first riding "lessons" last spring: max range is about 120-130 miles. The engine sputtered and I coasted to a stop on my third ride, and figured out the reserve works, and sloshed the tank and went to Mr. Exxon. I have never understood why more bikes don't have gas gauges, some have warning lights now....
I used to have a light and odometer before the accident. I replaced it with a vapor cluster that really only tells me the speed and mileage. I keep a very close eye on the mileage and once I hit 180 I plan on stopping at the next station. I have a 4 gallon tank, but don't ever get too low. Before the accident the light came on at 210, but now I also have to take into account that I have a bigger tire.

I have run out of gas once since this new set up- I was only about 180 miles in and on the way to a station anyway. Meaner brought me gas. All I can figure is that the tank wasn't filled all the way.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:26 AM   #34
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I know some of ya'll already do, but wait till you get a Power Commander/Bazzaz.
MPG will be a thing of the past....
Thats where you need a savvy tuner that knows where to lean it out at light throttle and loads...
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a 1441 helps the mileage too
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:38 AM   #36
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Fz6 around town I fill up between 160 and 180, on a straight highway run I fill up at 200 to 220.

Furthest I ever made was 231, and I have the data to prove it since I log miles and fuel at every fill up

To date I have not managed to run out:thumbup:

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Old 02-15-2012, 12:47 PM   #37
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I only have 2 cylinders and a 5 gallon tank. I can hit 200 miles pretty consistently if I take it easy and push it to the limit of the tank. However I've run out at 171 before (distance between Lake Jackson and Centerville) at about 80 mph avg with bursts of 90-100 in the Houston proper.
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:14 PM   #39
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Thats where you need a savvy tuner that knows where to lean it out at light throttle and loads...
Truth.

My problem was riding a bike tuned for the track...on the street.
That was with a PC3 though. I think I'm gonna like this Bazzaz fuel controller with a map selector.
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:21 PM   #40
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It all depends on how you're riding. You can bump it up a LOT if you chill... if you can chill


No matter how I romp on it, almost doubles mpg in my daily driver.
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