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    I have been riding slow since I am breaking the bike in. I have not gone over about 40 and mostly closer to 35. As a nice benny I filled up the tank today and the mileage was 88.3MPG. Not bad for a 200+lbs rider. I am not sure if there is much odo error but even saying it is 10% I got 80.



    Not bad. I am sure that it will go down after break though. I am lucky around here I can can E0 gas and that helps.
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    try it with a gps or a phone app (the running/walking/hiking apps will work too)...i would imagine if your bike is stock and the tires inflated properly the tripometer is probably pretty accurate though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephenmarklay View Post
    I am not sure if there is much odo error but even saying it is 10% I got 80.

    Not bad. I am sure that it will go down after break though. I am lucky around here I can can E0 gas and that helps.


    I figure 65 mpg for planning purposes (conservative), but for most of my dirt riding it's more like 70 to 75.... 60 rung out on the highway, against the GPS. But I have a 13/50 setup, so my highway mileage isn't as good as stock. My speedo is about 10% higher than actual, so I assume the odo is too. That means about 125 miles to dry tank.



    And, YES, you ARE lucky to get E0! Figure about 8% less mileage on E10.
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    I am not too surprised since I was able to get 70 on my ninja 500. Although with that was really trying. Normally I can get about 60.



    The E0 helps and keeps the carbs from gumming up too. I bet if I really tried I could hit 100 but that would be way too boring.
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    It is a nice bonus that they get excellent MPG. I average about 75 mpg and usually go about 100 miles till I have to switch to reserve.





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    Funny plate holder I went 105 miles thinking maybe I should hit reserve soon. I guess at low speeds I can get 150 out of the tank.
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    I go 220lbs. and average 80..... My wife is 130 and averages 85... We have both gone 5mpg higher when going slow on the back roads........... At 100 miles we start looking for gas...... OMM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omm View Post
    I go 220lbs. and average 80..... My wife is 130 and averages 85... We have both gone 5mpg higher when going slow on the back roads........... At 100 miles we start looking for gas...... OMM.




    That is great. I didn't buy the bike for that but it is a nice side benefit. I did get it going to 50 for a second later today but only for a second and let it come back down. It will be great to run a little faster after break in. Really though most of my around town stuff is fine at 35-40.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    But I have a 13/50 setup, so my highway mileage isn't as good as stock. My speedo is about 10% higher than actual, so I assume the odo is too. That means about 125 miles to dry tank.



    And, YES, you ARE lucky to get E0! Figure about 8% less mileage on E10.




    rear sprocket affects mpg on front wheel speedometer ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 671tdub View Post
    rear sprocket affects mpg on front wheel speedometer ?




    I think you may be thinking about a reading error rather than an actual increase in MPG due to a increased RPM from the sprocket.
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