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Old 08-01-2012, 03:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Four consecutive 100mpg+ fillups!!! (Yamaha SR185 streamlined motorcycle)

I just filled up the bike today, my longest tank for mileage, 233mi on 2.09gal. that comes to 111mpg and caps a great week for FE on my streamliner.

7/21 108.5mpg- official results for the vetter challenge
7/24 130.2mpg- riding home after my tow vehicle broke down
7/25 117.8mpg- last bit of the ride home, plus to/from work, and car shopping.
8/1 111.5mpg- to/from work, visiting with family, and more car shopping.

lots of miles, since I have no car at the moment. I even had to ride to work in the rain one day, and the only thing that got wet was my backside. it seems the rain hits my seatback and a little runs down to the seat.

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Well done!

I never used to let the threat of rain keep me off a bike. That's what towels are for.
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BMW built two concept's, the Simple and Clever,the Simple was a masterpiece,very low drag cd,excellent ergonomics,tilting technology, extremely efficient,high MPG.The engineers that drove it,say it was incredible,as comfortable as a sedan.I don't know all the numbers,but can you imagine driving to California from NY and spending 45.00 in fuel,while enjoying a beautiful view.Build them now,enclosed MC,three wheeler's,the time is right.I'm not waiting I'm building my own.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm working on tooling for a universal fairing. it will meet Vetter conditions, and fit almost any bike. should make most 250cc or smaller bikes get over 100mpg at highway speed with corresponding gearing changes.

check it out

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...ike-23987.html
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I've commuted 192 miles by bicycle so far this year, 192/0 = overflow. Yes 111 mpg is amazing little gas used. Too cold to rain here in the winter. I had a cover that zipped up on my human powered streamliner to keep the rain out, it also improved the aerodynamics..
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I've commuted 192 miles by bicycle so far this year, 192/0 = overflow. Yes 111 mpg is amazing little gas used. Too cold to rain here in the winter. I had a cover that zipped up on my human powered streamliner to keep the rain out, it also improved the aerodynamics..
I rode my bike about 2200 mi in three months last summer, including many trips that would be impossible on a bicycle. can you ride a bicycle 100miles in two hours? or 350mi in an afternoon. in 2011 I rode 650mi in a single day to get to the Vetter Competition. Bicycles are great for short commutes, and I have saved a great deal of money by walking to the grocery store, or anywhere else nearby I need to go. but they are not long distance transportation.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:01 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm working on tooling for a universal fairing. it will meet Vetter conditions, and fit almost any bike. should make most 250cc or smaller bikes get over 100mpg at highway speed with corresponding gearing changes.

check it out

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...ike-23987.html
anybody considering building their own body,here's a product that really wasn't designed for just that ,but it has some nice features.It has a plastic core which makes it fire retardant and also dampens noise,it is very flat and well here's the site,read about it.Seems like a nice product for duplicating the stealth like BMW Simple body,its real slick 0.18 for fuel saving's and it has all flat panels.easy to fab.Make a quarter scale of cardboard or full scale.hope you find this interesting like I did. Alucobond Pe :: Properties

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