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Old 04-17-2008, 01:27 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Sure, what's the challenge? My short term goal is 105mpg FYI (then I can claim a 500 mile range). There's a lot of variance in one tank, so we should probably go by the gas log though, averaged over many tanks. Are you up for adding a garage entry for your bike and tracking the mileage and fillups?

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Old 04-18-2008, 01:05 AM   #32 (permalink)
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High 50's in my CB350 Four. Which was much like this one: http://www.realclassic.co.uk/honda05012100.html

Except I got mine for $150. Replaced battery, contacts, and started riding. Within a few blocks the muffler fell off , and Honda wanted $450 for a set of those fancy quad pipes. I opted instead for the $20 yeah-theres-baffles-in-their-officer straight pipe. Rode it like I was trying to earn WDC points and would get low 40's, which is what I'm shooting for driving like a pawpaw.

Note that this was a 400#+ bike. I can't find specs right now, but the p/w was pretty low.

I think I need to get another bike now D:
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Old 01-17-2009, 06:19 PM   #33 (permalink)
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2008 Hyosung GT250

My first tank of gas was the worst at about 57mpg. Since then, my best was just over 90mpg and I typically get high 70s.
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Old 01-17-2009, 06:28 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Well, I sold my '68 airhead to a friend who has been lusting after it for several years. He kept bugging me to name a price, so finally I did and he never batted an eye. Oops!

Both bikes are now gone, and I'm on the lookout for a bike I can convert to electric.
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Hi,

The best I did on my 1987 BMW K75S was 55mpg -- not bad for a 750cc. This was on a trip from Massachusetts up to Quebec -- we were in the far western part of Maine, west of the Allagash. I was one-up, but with fully loaded saddlebags and large tankbag.
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:28 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I didn't see any info posted on Harleys, so here's what I get on mine.

1998 Harley Davidson Super Glide
Vance & Hines Short Shots
80 cu in, 5 speed

It is my commuter. I don't take freeways. Round trip commute is 35 miles.
I work in a valley and live in the hills. Average 50 mph. I have gotten 50+MPG
over the past 4 or 5 years. I keep my tires at 35psi and am heavy on the
throttle.

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Old 01-17-2009, 10:37 PM   #37 (permalink)
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my 1989 honda hurricane 600 best was 52mpg. I tend to ride it for the acceleration (not top speed) so I usually get 48mpg being hamfisted

When I had my crx hf I usually liked to tell people that my motorcycle got the same mpg with an engine less than half as big and it put out more power too.
On that note, I've noticed in a few futuro hybrids and gas sippers that some of them have motorcycle sized engines now...maybe even a MC motor?

I always wondered why MC engines appear to be so much more efficient than car engines when you compare size and power
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KLR250 Mileage

The wife and I bought a brand new Kawasaki KLR250 (enduro/on/offroad) in 2004 and have put around 5000 miles on it by now. Mileage varies from 75mpg to 77mpg. I am going to replace the tires for next season with something a bit less knobby and might do a sprocket swap to lower revs a tad...the dirt style front fender catches alot of wind but I don't know what will bolt on that's more streamlined.

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Old 01-24-2009, 11:28 PM   #39 (permalink)
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1987 Honda CN250 Helix: 72 MPG, but getting better with every ride. Soon to be sporting fuller tires and some aero bits. I just have to figure out a way to start it without having the read brake depressed; it has a CVT, so I figure I could do some EOC and get the FE way up!
Wow, I am impressed! I topped out at about 60 mpg on my '86, but I also think my belt needed replacement.
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The wife and I bought a brand new Kawasaki KLR250 (enduro/on/offroad) in 2004 and have put around 5000 miles on it by now. Mileage varies from 75mpg to 77mpg. I am going to replace the tires for next season with something a bit less knobby and might do a sprocket swap to lower revs a tad...the dirt style front fender catches alot of wind but I don't know what will bolt on that's more streamlined.

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You can do a motard style and mount it right next to the tire but attached so it moves with the tire (mounted to the bottom of the forks) Are you forks upside down?

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