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Old 09-20-2011, 10:23 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Let me know when you are going to set it up. I had more wrong with my car than I knew and would also like to get the mods that I had planned for this trip tested on a course.

My son and I also had a great time and thank you and Steve for the work you did.

Your car looked awesome!
Thanks Ken. Sounds good, now we have four of us planning to head back out to Fonda, NY for one more record attempt this fall. Right now we are looking at Sunday, October 16th.

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Old 09-20-2011, 11:16 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Holy cow Mike, that's great for that sentra. I love what you did with the coroplast - that's going all out!
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Nice results, Mike!

And your Sentra looks mean. In an aero kind of way.
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:23 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Mike,

I'll be "on call" again that weekend, but will make arrangements if that winds up being it( got called out less than an hour of getting home on Sunday). I also got some time to start the mods I tried to get done before this run, and updated my album.

Hopefully I can give you a run for your money, this time.

Looking forward to your build thread.
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Old 09-24-2011, 10:10 AM   #46 (permalink)
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Thank you Will, Darin, and CigaR!

Ken, we're pretty much set on the October 16th date, as long as the weather looks OK. Up to five interested in joing us now.

I am rewiring my engine cut switch to interrupt the positive side of the injector circuit, instead of the power transistor to the ignition. On those long hill climbs the extra engine heat was causing after run "dieseling" by cutting only the spark. So we refine our techniques and continue.

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Hey guys, take a look at this short but entertaining video of the event:

Lots of great still pics here too: Fuel Economy Contest - MAX BMW - Andrew Phillips

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Old 09-24-2011, 03:52 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Tri-State Fuel Economy Championship Results

Tri-State Fuel Economy Championship Results

The first ever Tri-State Fuel Economy Championship went off under perfect weather conditions on September 18th, out of Williamstown, MA. The theme of the event was "Cars vs Bikes" and Steve Mauk of Max BMW Motorcycles, organized the roster of 17 motorcycles. Although the event was open to any motorcycle, only two non BMW bikes came out to play. One was a Kawasaki KL 250 and the other a Harley Davidson Street Glide. On the car/truck side of things we had 9 entries.

In prior A.M.E.C. economy run events the best that a motorcycle was able to achieve [Ernie Yue's '08 Kawasaki Ninja 250] was 73.06 mpg.


However the record books [and the cars] were overhauled by Steve Mauk's 103.65 mpg figure, riding a completely stock 2011 BMW G650GS.



Steve [on the right] is over six feet tall and he mounted a pillow on the tank to rest on as he crouched as low as possible for the full 105 miles of the course, which wound it's way through the Berkshires of MA, continuing though portions of VT and NY. Needless to say he was a bit stiff after getting off of the bike! You can hear it in his voice in the event video link in the last post. The award is being presented by Max BMW's Ben Stratton.



Mount Greylock was the biggest challenge for all of the participants, but especially for the cars, as their mass necessitated using engine braking to keep their brakes from overheating down the long narrow decent.


Jim Stoddard rode BMW's brand new 1600cc touring bike, the 2011 K1600GTL with its 1649cc inline-six, and managed to get 59.55 mpg with it. He didn't even remove the bags or top case!

Jonathan Bartlett topped the Diesel/Hybrid class with a stellar 79.38 mpg figure in a borrowed '98 VW Jetta TDi. Now that's impressive. I wish I had a picture of the car. There was nothing visible done to it!


Steve handed out awards to all other participants.






Our friend Hobbit was there with his 2004 Toyota Prius

More event pictures can be viewed here: Fuel Economy Contest - MAX BMW - Andrew Phillips

Motorcycles under 700cc:

1. Steve Mauk, 2011 BMW G650-GS [single] - 103.65 mpg

2. Bruce Lemeiux, 2009 BMW F650GS [single] - 95.02 mpg

3. Gregg Templeton, 2002 Kawasaki KL 250 - 88.60 mpg

4. Fred Jones, 2009 BMW F650GS [single] - 80.09 mpg

5. Joe Warner, 1964 BMW R27 - 76.58 mpg

6. Jeff Parker, 1967 BMW R50/2 - 64.97 mpg

7. Andrew Phillips, 1968 BMW R60/2 - 64.93 mpg

8. Michael Conway, BMW - 50.70 mpg

Motorcycles over 700cc:

1. Chris Benda, 2010 F650GS [twin 800cc actual] - 75.48 mpg

2. Max Stratton, 1967 BMW R60/2 - 72.51 mpg

3. Ben Stratton, BMW 2010 R12R - 71.57 mpg

4. Max Schling, 2011 BMW F800ST - 70.32 mpg

5. Jeff Frisch, 2006 BMW R1200RS - 67.09 mpg

6. Rick Butterfield, 2010 BMW R1200GSA - 50.82 mpg

7. George Yonnone, 1992 BMW K100RS - 49.20 mpg

8. Steve Remslow, 2012 Harley Davidson, Street Glide - 49.065 mpg

Gas Cars:

1. Mike Kamm, 1991 Nissan Sentra SE-R - 76.12 mpg

2. Ken Snowman, 1990 VW Jetta [gas] - 53.51 mpg

3. Gabrielle Isenbrand, 1993 Honda Civic Del Sol S - 49.05 mpg

4. Ron Kienhuis, 2001 Subaru Forester - 36.01 mpg

Diesels/Hybrids:

1. Jonathan Bartlett, 1998 VW Jetta TDI diesel - 79.38 mpg

2. Hobbit, 2004 Toyota Pruis - 70.6 mpg

3. Arthur Evans, 2000 Honda Insight - 68.27 mpg

4. Louise Kodela, 2000 Honda Insight - 62.2 mpg

Trucks:

1. Carter Willey, 1980 Iveco Zeta 100 [diesel] - 24.28 mpg
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Ha! Those motorbikes were riding like they were a bunch of cyclists in a peloton! Drafting works, of course...
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:44 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Mike- Any news of the Oct. 16 run? I got a surprise for ya'( see my sig)!

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