Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Success Stories
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-11-2018, 10:05 PM   #61 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 214
Thanks: 0
Thanked 20 Times in 17 Posts
I once hit 120MPG on my Honda Rebel 250.
However, it was doing 40MPH, 3k RPM.
I find the sweet spot is probably around 400-500cc.
The Hondas you always need to go 3T down on the rear and 1T up on the front, to get eco-driving.
Even then, it's still not perfect.

I have a Yamaha FZ07, that does 80MPG peak, after sprocket change.
It starts to drive nicely around 80MPH, and I'm pushing it around 100MPH. Top speed? Probably around 140MPH with the larger sprocket. I did hit 130MPH before, and it's crazy.

Anyway, the 700cc motorcycles aren't optimized for street driving.
My 300CC barely had enough power to be on the interstates, and revved way too high.
So I knew I needed more.
At 4-500cc high-rev engine, you're probably best.
600cc low rev engine with wide gear spacing.

It all depends on where you drive the most.
In the city only, a 125CC is awesome.
On the highway only, a low rev (eco) 500cc (=boring) to high rev 650cc (=fun) is what you'll need.

If hypermiling is where you're after in mixed situations, 400-500cc is what you need.
Tall gears, preferably wide gear spacing. Revving at 3k RPM at 60MPH or less is good.
Should get you around 100MPG avg.

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 09-12-2018, 08:30 PM   #62 (permalink)
Rapturee
 
HHOTDI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Northern Idaho...way up north!
Posts: 254

Kid Hauler - '01 Ford Excursion Power Stroke, Limited
90 day: 22.86 mpg (US)

Stink Bug - '04 VW Beetle TDI
90 day: 45.98 mpg (US)

2012 NC700x - '12 Honda NC700X
90 day: 75.67 mpg (US)

Kid Car - '01 Chevy Impala
90 day: 31.68 mpg (US)

Mom's taxi - '05 Toyota Sienna LE
90 day: 25.98 mpg (US)
Thanks: 875
Thanked 68 Times in 46 Posts
Hey PD, Good for you!! :{)
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2018, 08:30 PM   #63 (permalink)
Rapturee
 
HHOTDI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Northern Idaho...way up north!
Posts: 254

Kid Hauler - '01 Ford Excursion Power Stroke, Limited
90 day: 22.86 mpg (US)

Stink Bug - '04 VW Beetle TDI
90 day: 45.98 mpg (US)

2012 NC700x - '12 Honda NC700X
90 day: 75.67 mpg (US)

Kid Car - '01 Chevy Impala
90 day: 31.68 mpg (US)

Mom's taxi - '05 Toyota Sienna LE
90 day: 25.98 mpg (US)
Thanks: 875
Thanked 68 Times in 46 Posts
The weather has turned cold in my area and it will be time, very soon, to store it inside for the snowy winters we have up here. Soon i will be digging out the materials and starting the Vetter Fairing for which i will start a new thread for that build when it begins! :{)
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to HHOTDI For This Useful Post:
ColoradoChris (11-01-2018)
Old 03-01-2019, 02:39 PM   #64 (permalink)
ASV
weirdo
 
ASV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: PHX AZ
Posts: 111
Thanks: 6
Thanked 17 Times in 15 Posts
i have found pods to be more trouble than they are worth
and a tank bag can fill in the gap between you and the bike without having to crouch so much, an improvement instead of a detriment
and good choice of bike on your part
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ASV For This Useful Post:
HHOTDI (03-01-2019)
Old 03-16-2019, 11:46 AM   #65 (permalink)
Rapturee
 
HHOTDI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Northern Idaho...way up north!
Posts: 254

Kid Hauler - '01 Ford Excursion Power Stroke, Limited
90 day: 22.86 mpg (US)

Stink Bug - '04 VW Beetle TDI
90 day: 45.98 mpg (US)

2012 NC700x - '12 Honda NC700X
90 day: 75.67 mpg (US)

Kid Car - '01 Chevy Impala
90 day: 31.68 mpg (US)

Mom's taxi - '05 Toyota Sienna LE
90 day: 25.98 mpg (US)
Thanks: 875
Thanked 68 Times in 46 Posts
Well today was the day. After an hour of shoveling and chiseling the 4"-5" of ice that was under the 1'-2' feet of remaining snow where i had my NC parked i was able to take the bike out for it's first ride this year!! Went for a nice 2hr ride after work today and only saw 5 other bikes out, all big V-Twins of course.

...and after filling up i scored 84mpg!! :{)
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2019, 03:06 PM   #66 (permalink)
Administrator
 
Daox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Germantown, WI
Posts: 10,939

CM400E - '81 Honda CM400E
90 day: 58.68 mpg (US)

Daox's Grey Prius - '04 Toyota Prius
Team Toyota
90 day: 49.53 mpg (US)

Daox's Insight - '00 Honda Insight
90 day: 64.33 mpg (US)

Swarthy - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage DE
90 day: 59.4 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,276
Thanked 2,353 Times in 1,424 Posts
Very nice!
__________________
Current project: Adding regenerative braking to the Mirage
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2019, 12:25 AM   #67 (permalink)
Rapturee
 
HHOTDI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Northern Idaho...way up north!
Posts: 254

Kid Hauler - '01 Ford Excursion Power Stroke, Limited
90 day: 22.86 mpg (US)

Stink Bug - '04 VW Beetle TDI
90 day: 45.98 mpg (US)

2012 NC700x - '12 Honda NC700X
90 day: 75.67 mpg (US)

Kid Car - '01 Chevy Impala
90 day: 31.68 mpg (US)

Mom's taxi - '05 Toyota Sienna LE
90 day: 25.98 mpg (US)
Thanks: 875
Thanked 68 Times in 46 Posts
So this morning i got the itch to take the NC out for a long ride and stretch it's little wintery legs and see what my bum could handle for seat time! Made 410 mile ride according to mapquest. After several steep grades pulled and a lot of miles with headwinds i topped off my last tank and averaged a nice 74.5MPG, Very pleased! :{)

Part of the road i travelled today was Washington HWY12 which is the Lewis and Clark trail(my wife's family are descendants of William Clark).


Last edited by HHOTDI; 03-17-2019 at 01:11 AM..
  Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to HHOTDI For This Useful Post:
Grant-53 (03-17-2019), sendler (03-17-2019)
Old 05-27-2019, 10:24 PM   #68 (permalink)
Rapturee
 
HHOTDI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Northern Idaho...way up north!
Posts: 254

Kid Hauler - '01 Ford Excursion Power Stroke, Limited
90 day: 22.86 mpg (US)

Stink Bug - '04 VW Beetle TDI
90 day: 45.98 mpg (US)

2012 NC700x - '12 Honda NC700X
90 day: 75.67 mpg (US)

Kid Car - '01 Chevy Impala
90 day: 31.68 mpg (US)

Mom's taxi - '05 Toyota Sienna LE
90 day: 25.98 mpg (US)
Thanks: 875
Thanked 68 Times in 46 Posts
Vacation

So i recently returned from a wonderful 9 day solo motorcycle vacation that took me through 6 states and 2600+ miles! I passed through Idaho, Montana, Utah, Colorado, New Mex, Arizona and back! I travelled from about 700' elevation clear up to 11,017' and everything in between, I also saw weather from 28f-85f that included rain, hail and snow. Being my first solo extended mile trip, i should not have packed half of my dresser nor should i have taken all of it with me. Lesson learned!

I had so much gear with me on the bike that i was an aero nightmare for sure. I also should have replaced my 39T rear sprocket with the 43T before i left to compensate for the extra load and added aero parasites! Consequently, i had to downshift 2 gears to pull most of the mountain passes. I also bucked a lot of head/cross winds through many of those miles, amazingly i felt i just couldn't catch a break with the wind.

Even with all of that gear, pulling all of those hills, fighting all of that wind through the majority of those miles, i still maintained a trip average of 62mpg!

Fantastic trip and i am already looking forward to and planning the next one!
:{)

Here is a shot of the load i was talking about, although i was pretty darn comfortable those 9 days i'll admit!


Here is a shot of the Hacienda Deluxe'. I so enjoy that Cot/Tent and just hate sleeping on the ground that many days. :{)

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com