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Old 01-04-2020, 09:50 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Indiana
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The Van - '95 Chevy Astro Cl
Team Chevy
90 day: 16.39 mpg (US)

The new bike - '17 Kawasaki Versys X 300 abs
90 day: 60.77 mpg (US)

The Mercury - '95 Mercury Tracer Trio
90 day: 33.31 mpg (US)
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For me its more of the route I take. 55 mph speed limits. I'm not sure I've ever had my current car up to 70 mph yet. There has been no destination that really requires the interstate yet. I also find the slower speeds less stressful/more enjoyable.

The only one that I know is my motorcycle.
I get ~60 mpg on my 300cc @70.
At 55 mph, a 10% drag reduction translates to a 5% increase in fuel economy. At 70mph,a 10% drag reduction translates into a 6% increase -Phil Knox (Aerohead), Aerodynamics Seminar #2
Originally Posted by M_a_t_t View Post
My other hobbies have no ROI (making things go fast). So I'm having fun modding my car for better mileage and the side effect is that I save money on gas day to day.
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