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Old 08-18-2008, 05:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 53.56 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 66.29 mpg (US)
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Aero mods will help at low speeds precisely because the drag is really bad to begin with. If you have some figures on your scooter (frontal area, Cd with rider), you can plug them in here and see what kinds of gains can be made by reducing Cd:

Resistance calculator: aerodynamic and rolling resistance - MetroMPG.com

Of course you've seen the Craig Vetter scooter aeromod thread?
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