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Old 07-14-2010, 02:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey there

I know this isn't the intro section, but figured it'd be more applicable since I have a bike. I've been a lurker for a while and haven't posted up too much. First I have to give thanks to theycallmebryan, it was his thread that inspired me to pick up the bike. It's an 06 ninja with just over 8k on it.

I've put about 1k on it since I bought it a few months ago. Just bought some 90 series tires and some 15/41 gears. Depending on the riding style, with the stock setup I've gotten 55-75mpg. Hopefully with some of the advice I've found on here I can atleast break into the 80's.

Thanks for all the good info guys, keep up the good work.


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Old 08-24-2010, 10:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm curious what difference would changing the gears make!
We'll probably mod another 250 twin (a Hyosung GV250) this way, I'll definitely report on the results (no log here yet(?), I'm already tired of the redundancy keeping log of 2 bikes at 2 places and one here).
It seems it's possible to achieve 100mpg with that setup:


Of course "possible" and "consistently doable" are 2 different things: I've almost done it with my 650cc single, but I still happy for every 90+mpgUS tank, and I get many sub-80mpg tanks too depending on the circumstances (freeways, cold weather and head/sidewind are worst enemies of my FE (strong wind being the worst as I moderate my speed at freeways but I can't moderate wind), short trips don't help either; plus I ride pretty much 2-up for several hundred kms at once, that counts too) - but in that topic you can see definite, steady improvement, I don't know though that how much of this improvement is because of the mods and how much is because of hypermiling.
My log is an example of mere hypermiling as I can't change Teresa's gearing (but it may not be beneficial/practical to begin with).
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Old 08-25-2010, 03:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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welcome abourd fellow ninja rider. this is a great site, and i know you will enjoy it. have fun and ride safe.

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