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Old 11-18-2013, 04:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by 3-Wheeler View Post
Using DWL is the most effective way to work with EOC, Engine Off Coasting.
This is a description of "pulse & glide", but not "driving with load" as it's generally understood.

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Originally Posted by bikenfool View Post
Why is 'Driving With Load' (DWL) or 'constant throttle' (CT) better than constant speed?
DWL isn't the same as constant throttle (not sure if you're equating them there).

A better way of thinking of DWL is "target driving", where your target is an instant fuel economy number (ie. on your MPG display) that you can hold at constant speed on the flat. You work to maintain that particular number through elevation changes by playing the throttle.
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