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Old 06-22-2009, 10:57 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I did it!!!!!!!

101.5mpg!!

My bike went 391 miles before hitting reserve!!! Its crazy! I told my dad how I am now getting over 90mpg and he asked me whether my odometer was incorrect or not.



As a side note: The gas in this tank was exxon 87.... it must have been bad gas because any more than 40-50% throttle and my bike would start pinging. It didn't bother me much though since i rarely ever use that much throttle.

Now its time to back this one up with the next tank! Stay tuned.

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Old 06-23-2009, 12:02 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Old 06-23-2009, 12:21 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Wow - that pic will definitely do. As will the 100 mpg! Congrats again.
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Spotted your folded-in mirrors.
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Old 06-23-2009, 12:32 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Spotted your folded-in mirrors.
Actually, i fold in my mirrors like that when i park the bike in the parking lot. If i dont, people seem to always bump into them for some reason.

When I am riding, the right side mirror stays folded in (because i never need to use it), and the left mirror i adjust so i can see out of it while tucked.

Did you spot anything else though?
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Cool, I have a Ninja250 also. They are great bikes and great on gas.
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As a side note: The gas in this tank (from 6-15 to 6-22) was exxon 87.... it must have been bad gas because any more than 40-50% throttle and my bike would start pinging. It didn't bother me much though since i rarely ever use that much throttle.
That's the kinda gas you want for good FE... I wish I could find some around here.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:53 AM   #28 (permalink)
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TheycallmeBryan,

Why not just go with a single bar-end mirror instead of the factory wings?
I had an '03 and never did much care for the look of those mirrors anyway. A single bar-end would have much less total front end mass than even one factory mirror.
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:43 PM   #29 (permalink)
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TheycallmeBryan,

Why not just go with a single bar-end mirror instead of the factory wings?
I had an '03 and never did much care for the look of those mirrors anyway. A single bar-end would have much less total front end mass than even one factory mirror.
I was never really fond of bar end mirrors simply because of functionality. I am 6'1'' and the bar end mirrors would make me look almost straight down to check my rear view.

I have no problem with the look of the mirrors; I think they look fine. Functionally, they work great. They are right out infront of me within my view so i dont have to really move my head to check the mirrors. They do a much better job of showing the view directly behind me than the mirrors on my ducati 900 do. A lot of other sport bikes are the same way where the mirrors only show the rear side views.

To each his own i guess
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:51 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Tank ending on 06-30-09: 97.8 mpg!

Was stuck in traffic on the highway a few times because of people rushing down to the shore. Tried my best to EOC and DWB in traffic as much as i could, but i think it took a little hit in mpg from that.


I want to experiment on the effect of my body on FE at the speeds that i am riding at. So with this tank i currently am on, i am not going to tuck at all, but rather sit up in a nice comfortable position. The reason being is that i have some lower back problems and the tucking strains my lower back after a long time. Thats what years of competitive soccer in the goal keeper position does to you!

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