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Old 02-16-2019, 07:00 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Where is the sv’s speed sensor?

On the dL it is on the front sprocket.
Also stock gearing on my 13 dl650 puts an indicated 70mph at exactly 5k rpm.
Front wheel!

Oh, and jkv, the tach is something like 1100 RPM optimistic(at rev limiter), which is already fairly optimistic, but when you also include that the bike only revs to around 10,400 RPM, that inaccuracy is kind of ridiculous. My CBR 250R is 1300 RPM optimistic, but it revs nearly twice as high!

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Old 02-16-2019, 07:50 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Never noticed the tach being off but my speedo is about 7% high and but the odo is less than 2% off.
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Old 02-21-2019, 10:24 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Rear tire hugger Installed. This is the powerbronze model.


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Old 02-23-2019, 08:51 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Nice.


Is that marketed as an aero enhancement or just as a fender?
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Old 02-24-2019, 01:57 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Is that marketed as an aero enhancement or just as a fender?
It appears to only be marketed for appearance, but it should help aero. I think I read it in CBR 600 literature that rear fenders supposedly enhance cooling air evacuation, as the air can go out the back of the bike without fighting air going forward from the rear tire.

Some aero focused bikes like the hayabusa and BMW K1 do not appear to have rear fenders, but moto2 bikes manage to streamline the rear swingarm with their rear fenders.
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Old 03-03-2019, 04:09 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Just ran a second tank through, mostly with the 17/42 gearing. The first 70 miles were short trips plus some inefficient hooning, but the rest of the 222.8 mile tank was riding fairly efficiently. The fuel light temporarily came on, but went out shortly after. I filled 2.973 gallons, resulting in 74.9 mpg. A whole tank of riding efficiently should easily pass 85 mpg. With its 4.5 gallon tank, this thing is capable of some serious touring range.
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Old 03-03-2019, 06:54 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Your best tank record seems set to be updated.

Man, it still feels a long way from motorcycling weather around here!
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Old 04-02-2019, 09:41 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Two more tanks later and I got a new best tank. 79.5 MPG. Was hoping for at least 85, but it was a lot of 60 mph riding.
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:30 PM   #29 (permalink)
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No new record tank as far as efficiency goes, but I got a new long distance record. 285.5 miles, 3.743 gallons, 76.28 MPG. The two stage fuel light came on at 232.0 miles, and hadnít switched to the next stage over 50 miles later. With the 4.5 gallon fuel tank, this thing has some range to it!
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Old 06-18-2019, 06:06 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Okay, I got past 80, finally! I benefited from the corridor effect(group ride) just about the entire tank, versus half of the previous(long) tank, plus more tucking.

187.5 miles, 2.234 gallons, 83.9 MPG!

Hitting 100 is going to require some seriously MPG friendly riding, or those DL650 cams.

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