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Old 03-24-2007, 09:29 PM   #61
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Old 03-24-2007, 09:30 PM   #62
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Old 03-24-2007, 09:33 PM   #63
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Old 03-26-2007, 02:54 AM   #64
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i get 60 miles a gallon... thank you gixxer!
wow...are you sure?

My 03 750 get's 35-37 on the highway...
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Old 03-26-2007, 03:00 AM   #65
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Old 07-23-2007, 08:40 PM   #66
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My 03 636 gets 30-32 mpg in stop and go traffic just around town. I get on the throttle frequently too. I thinking if I cruise it on the high way it will get at least 40mpg. My gs500e gets anywhere from 35-55mpg but the ninja is a lot more fun to drive
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Old 07-23-2007, 08:44 PM   #67
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up the air pressure to like 40 if your going to just ride to and from work.
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:47 PM   #68
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:52 PM   #69
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my bike still gets better milage than a corola.
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:56 PM   #70
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my 2000 929 will get around 35mpg or so with some playing around at times.
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Old 07-23-2007, 11:17 PM   #72
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my record so far is about 50mpg. that is when i first go the bike. after my first oil change, it has gotten to about 40-45mpg
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Old 07-23-2007, 11:23 PM   #73
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Stop using Super Unleaded gasoline!! The burn efficiency is horrible for getting good gas mileage and with the addition of ethyl alcohol the need for having detonation suppression is total overkill. Regular unleaded fuel has plenty of suppression strength with the newly formulated fuels for most any bike out there... including mine. If you change to regular unleaded and ride the same as you are now, I would bet you the cost of a tank of fuel you will see 4-5 mpg better mileage!

The reason for is that having a lower flash point means that the btu or power output can be had faster at lower rpms. Truly this means that you will be making more power than you are currently at a lower rpm than you can with super unleaded at that same given load point.

I could go deeper into this subject but I'm tired and google is your friend.

PS: My Busa uses Regular Unleaded and gets 35 if I am haulin' ... 43-48 on the highway.
so regular is fine for you bike in every aspect? it wouldn't do any harm in the long run?
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THATS ABOUT WHAT I GET IN CITY AND I NEVER GO ABOVE 2ND GEAR.

"so i get 31.94mpg"

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Check your plugs after running a tank. Listen for detonation but for the most part, run it a pass and then pull a plug if you are concerned. You can also drop a heat range or two and see then if you have any signs of detonation. This is how fine tuning can help.

The cost of plugs and the time spent will be paid by the fuel you save. You should also see a difference in a sharper throttle response and more midrange power. If I had access to a dyno, I could show you easily the differences.
I thought octane requirement and detonation supression was in direct relation to compression ratio, and cylinder pressure? How does changing the heat range of the spark plug change any of that?

Seriously, run what gas your owners manual suggests. Run 87 and you better mechanically lower your compression ratio, or your engine will do it for you.

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The newer sport bikes are not as gas friendly. Get an SV if you want a high MPG commuter.
dunno, my SV and VFR get about 35ish

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Old 07-24-2007, 07:47 AM   #78
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on my 07 zx10r i normally go 128 miles before my gas light comes on and then fill up it will take 3.25 gallons. this is my every day commute to work. i go as fast as traffic will let me. i work about 23 miles from home. on average i get about 38-40 mpg around the city and streets. on long trips i got around 50 mpg going around 80-90mph.
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Old 07-24-2007, 03:31 PM   #79
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You going to let some guy setup your race bike by looking at the color of your spark plugs? You do know that different race fuels/additives leave different colorations on the plugs don't you? I can assure you I've tuned and built a fair share of race motors and I've looked at the plugs to get a general feel for the state of tune but I'd never take my machine to a professional that relied on that archaic practice.

Talk about stupid...
Actually the best way to tune is with a wideband 02 sensor for A/F readings and if possible an EGT guage for even finer tuning (I don't think it would be necessary for most).
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