Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Off-Topic > The Lounge
Register Now
 Register Now

Reply  Post New Thread
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-26-2009, 10:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
cfg83's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 5,864

1999 Saturn SW2 - '99 Saturn SW2 Wagon
Team Saturn
90 day: 40.49 mpg (US)
Thanks: 439
Thanked 529 Times in 356 Posts
Christ -

The two parts that scream Honda are the rear taillights, the rear shocks, and the disk brake oil cup thingy on the handlebar. Everything else was fuzzy.



What's your EPA MPG? Go Here and find out!
American Solar Energy Society
  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

Old 10-26-2009, 11:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
Moderate your Moderation.
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Troy, Pa.
Posts: 8,919

Pasta - '96 Volkswagen Passat TDi
90 day: 45.22 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,369
Thanked 430 Times in 353 Posts
Other interesting features might include the fuel pump, as mentioned before, the integration of electronics and radiator overflow into the perceived fuel tank, the dual disc brake front wheel, some models were produced with a reverse gear in the transmission, since it was thought that due to size and weight, riders might not be able to move the hefty design easily backwards.

I'm not sure if this one has reverse or not, I'll have to check. Early models had kickstart and electric start. The 4 cylinder engine sits atop the manual transmission, rather than in front of it. The shaft drive was also a first for Japanese bikes, adapted from BMW's then-used design.
"żʞɐǝɹɟ ɐ ǝɹ,noʎ uǝɥʍ 'ʇı ʇ,usı 'ʎlǝuol s,ʇı"

  Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 12:49 AM   #13 (permalink)
lurker's apprentice
Join Date: May 2008
Location: the Perimeter
Posts: 872

PlainJane - '12 Toyota Tacoma Base 4WD Access Cab
90 day: 20.98 mpg (US)
Thanks: 444
Thanked 197 Times in 150 Posts
My mileage is down right now due to new tires. They're awesome in the rain and pretty comfortable even at elevated psi's, especially compared to the rock-hard, bald OEMs. But they knock a few MPGs off. Eh. New winter tires going on soon, that will probably put another blip on the chart. I just record them all, except the ones where I can't get an accurate mile/gallon reading.

Nice bike btw. As often happens Japan copies a good design and adds their own innovations.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 12:53 AM   #14 (permalink)
Moderate your Moderation.
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Troy, Pa.
Posts: 8,919

Pasta - '96 Volkswagen Passat TDi
90 day: 45.22 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,369
Thanked 430 Times in 353 Posts
For maintenance items and such, things that are part of normal routine, I would still record them.

I still wish it came w/ the bags/trunk/fairing. It had a Craig Vetter WindJammer fairing, nicely painted and with OE speakers. The guy wanted another $50 for it, and I didn't have it. The bags were taken by the "abondoning" owner about a year ago, right before he abandoned it. Same w/ the seat.
"żʞɐǝɹɟ ɐ ǝɹ,noʎ uǝɥʍ 'ʇı ʇ,usı 'ʎlǝuol s,ʇı"

  Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 01:26 AM   #15 (permalink)
Frank Lee's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: up north
Posts: 12,761

Blue - '93 Ford Tempo
Last 3: 27.29 mpg (US)

F150 - '94 Ford F150 XLT 4x4
90 day: 18.5 mpg (US)

Sport Coupe - '92 Ford Tempo GL
Last 3: 69.62 mpg (US)

ShWing! - '82 honda gold wing Interstate
90 day: 33.65 mpg (US)

Moon Unit - '98 Mercury Sable LX Wagon
90 day: 21.24 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,585
Thanked 3,548 Times in 2,215 Posts
Measuring can be a funny thing. Just about all we do related to fe modding is made or broken on measuring.

True you can record whatever you want. What you may have then is an incomplete data stream. Don't know how that helps.

Jah it is for your uses. But sometimes I'll look at someone else's fuel log to correlate with things they've said/claimed in a thread. Sometimes it can be revealing and help put things in context i.e. if they're making fe claims based on a 1 gallon top-up.

Eh, yet another thing that must be approached with skepticism i.e. you'd hope it's accurate and true but you can't know.

  Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 02:25 AM   #16 (permalink)
aero guerrilla
Piwoslaw's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Posts: 3,538

Svietlana II - '13 Peugeot 308SW e-HDI 6sp
90 day: 58.1 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,056
Thanked 630 Times in 396 Posts
Christ, I also believe that all data should be in the fuel log, but since you didn't put everything up (I do hope you're at least recording the 'haul' tanks somewhere), you're honest about it That's a plus.
e·co·mod·ding: the art of turning vehicles into what they should be

What matters is where you're going, not how fast.

"... we humans tend to screw up everything that's good enough as it is...or everything that we're attracted to, we love to go and defile it." - Chris Cornell

Piwoslaw's Peugeot 307sw modding thread

  Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 07:37 AM   #17 (permalink)
Daox's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Germantown, WI
Posts: 11,173

CM400E - '81 Honda CM400E
90 day: 51.49 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: 56.69 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,471
Thanked 2,537 Times in 1,529 Posts
Originally Posted by Frank Lee View Post
My take on fuel logs is they should be all or none. It ain't a contest where we win by picking out the "bad" entries.
Ditto. Everyone is going to have bad tanks here or there, thats life. If my wife drives my Paseo, it probably drops the mileage almost in half.
Current project: A better alternator delete
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 09:30 AM   #18 (permalink)
Ecomod noob
zjrog's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Tooele, UT
Posts: 412

ZJ - '95 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Upcountry
90 day: 20.57 mpg (US)

Neon - '03 Dodge Neon SE
90 day: 33.46 mpg (US)

S'Crew - '02 Ford F150 Supercrew XLT
90 day: 16.4 mpg (US)

Ranger - '90 Ford Ranger
Last 3: 28.02 mpg (US)

Not the Jeep - '03 Dodge Neon SE
90 day: 34.11 mpg (US)
Thanks: 7
Thanked 15 Times in 10 Posts
I throw out any tank where I spend considerable distance offroad, for my Jeep. By considerable, I mean better than 50, or whenever most of the time is spent in 4LO. That becomes more a fuel per hour measure than by mile. And I'm not sure the best way to value that.
When it comes to Heroes, RENEGADES are mine!
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 02:41 PM   #19 (permalink)
Ol' Skooler
jcp123's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Tyler, TX
Posts: 1,176

Beater Echo - '00 Toyota Echo
90 day: 42.67 mpg (US)

Hondizzle - '97 Honda Civic DX
Team Honda
90 day: 46.55 mpg (US)
Thanks: 66
Thanked 197 Times in 168 Posts
Except for the opposed engine and gas tank, it looks like a Kawi KZ1000. Can't tell beyond that.

Anyhow, go ahead and post them. I post every tank, good, bad, or indifferent, for any reason. But then again, keeping a fuel log is for your own uses...

'97 Honda Civic DX Coupe 5MT
'00 Echo - dead 2/17
'14 Chrysler Town + Country - the better half's car
'67 Mustang Convertible - gone 1/17
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 03:27 PM   #20 (permalink)
needs more cowbell
dcb's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: ˙
Posts: 5,038

pimp mobile - '81 suzuki gs 250 t
90 day: 96.29 mpg (US)

schnitzel - '01 Volkswagen Golf TDI
90 day: 53.56 mpg (US)
Thanks: 158
Thanked 267 Times in 210 Posts
yah, said "GL" as soon as I saw the pic

wow, kick starter and spokes (I'm a fan of both)

looks like a 1977 or earlier


Last edited by dcb; 10-27-2009 at 04:00 PM..
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
smart cdi (diesel) owner from BC, Canada smartzuuk Introductions 29 09-06-2018 03:09 PM
Hydrogen Generator Experiment willy57 DIY / How-to 601 08-23-2016 05:53 AM
mileage computer for a carbureted engine diesel_john Instrumentation 221 05-01-2014 10:38 PM
Project: Rebuilding an '01 Honda Insight as a nonhybrid Fabio Hybrids 158 01-12-2013 11:59 AM
ElmScan + Customized Scantool Software = data logging! cfg83 Instrumentation 19 08-08-2010 09:24 PM

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com