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Old 10-12-2012, 12:46 AM   #110 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by thomason2wheels View Post
It is my hope that by moderating acceleration and driving speeds i can get into the 70 mpg range. Time will tell and with much cooler weather here already, my opportunities for breaking my best of 67 mpg so far will be few, at least until next spring.
My experience is, that too much moderating of acceleration gave me worse FE, early shift with large-ish throttle opening proved better for me - just like classic BSFC figures say. Moderating cruising speed: yes, that definitely helps. So does coasting instead of (even engine) braking. Without coasting it was pretty hard to get under 3l/100km (~78.4mpgUS). With it, it's just natural. Except when it's cold or too windy, or I do long-range 2-up rides without significant amount of Pulse&Glide (will do one this month too).

My winter tanks are always worse, winters can be spotted from far away in my log.
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