Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Motorcycles / Scooters
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-16-2021, 04:17 PM   #431 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Location: McKee ky
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
CTX700 manual transmission

Just bought a new Honda ctx 700 6 speed and my first 2 tanks were 70.1 and 73 mpg US. Any tips? would love to avg 80 mpg us . Thinking of adding cruise control and a windshield

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 06-16-2021, 05:18 PM   #432 (permalink)
Human Environmentalist
 
redpoint5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 10,388

Acura TSX - '06 Acura TSX
90 day: 28.24 mpg (US)

Lafawnda - '01 Honda CBR600 F4i
90 day: 47.32 mpg (US)

Big Yeller - '98 Dodge Ram 2500 base
90 day: 21.82 mpg (US)

Prius Plug-in - '12 Toyota Prius Plug-in
90 day: 57.64 mpg (US)

Mazda CX-5 - '17 Mazda CX-5 Touring
90 day: 28.06 mpg (US)

Chevy ZR-2 - '03 Chevrolet S10 ZR2
90 day: 17.14 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,605
Thanked 3,866 Times in 2,909 Posts
Windshield will reduce your MPG. Going slower is the easiest way to improve MPG. You might mess with gearing to give lower RPM at cruise.
__________________
Gas and Electric Vehicle Cost of Ownership Calculator







Give me absolute safety, or give me death!
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2021, 07:21 PM   #433 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Location: McKee ky
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yes when it needs a chain I have thought about using the DCT sprocket and chain set instead of the manual 39 tooth rear sprocket instead of 43
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2021, 10:27 PM   #434 (permalink)
EcoModding flying lizard
 
Daschicken's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 739

Cibbie - '88 Honda CBR 250R
Motorcycle
90 day: 51.54 mpg (US)

Rarity - '06 Honda Accord EX V6
Team Honda
90 day: 34.46 mpg (US)

Baby viff - '86 Honda VFR 400R
Motorcycle
90 day: 42.15 mpg (US)

Latios - '08 Suzuki SV650SF
Motorcycle
90 day: 71.35 mpg (US)

Mazda 3 - '14 Mazda 3 i Sport
90 day: 47.48 mpg (US)
Thanks: 610
Thanked 258 Times in 173 Posts
I went to a motorcycle dealer just recently to test ride a KTM Duke 200, ideally one of the new five speed groms as well. Inventory was very short, I've never seen it so empty. Grom shipments didnt show up, so i just rode the duke. Wasn’t as fun as I was expecting, i still need to try a new grom. They quoted me $5300 for that duke 200 ($4000 MSRP), which had been sitting on the lot for about a year.


Just gonna have to wait this out, maybe get a used one at some point, i’m not paying that much over MSRP. They also quoted me for a grom ABS, of which they had none in stock, $5000. Ive read about people already riding around on their new groms for $3800 out the door.
__________________
-Kaze o tatakaimasen-

Best trip in V6: 52.0
Best tank in V6: 46.0
Best tank in Mazda: 49.9
Best tank in CBR: 61.3
Best tank in SV: 83.9

Quote:
Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
You can lead a fashion-conscious horse to unusual-looking water...

  Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2022, 04:04 PM   #435 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Oct 2021
Location: Auburn WA
Posts: 9
Thanks: 5
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
All US Gallon. Always 85 octane E10 regular.

2003 Suzuki Burgman 650 Scooter. With taller GIVI windshield and the passenger backrest got 49-50 MPG at a commuting stop and go 0-70 MPH.
Steady 70 MPH it got 54 MPG. On a 2500 mile road trip, from Butte MT down to Laramie WY I did a lot of 95 to 115+ MPH blasts and got 28 MPG.

2008 Burgman 650. With tall GIVI windshield, GIVI top box and two GIVI hard side bags. On a 485 mile mountain road trip with speeds between 50-70 MPH and locking it in manual Overdrive it got 68 MPG with 1 tank of 71 MPG. This run was from home south of Seattle area, northbound to Monroe WA then eastbound over US-2 mountain pass, northbound up to US-20 (North Cascades Pass) westbound to Everett WA and back home.

These Scooters are big and heavy. It weighs 575 pounds wet, I weigh 205 with a full belly.
They look Aero with the full fairing but are NOT.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2022, 02:42 AM   #436 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
kurzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Germany
Posts: 103

Knut - '07 Toyota Prius
90 day: 50.9 mpg (US)

Santa - '00 Hyundai Santamo
90 day: 29.07 mpg (US)
Thanks: 62
Thanked 44 Times in 31 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
Windshield will reduce your MPG. Going slower is the easiest way to improve MPG. You might mess with gearing to give lower RPM at cruise.
well, it depends. the main thing is, to seal the WS against the bike body. a small gap can ruin the benefit, or even turn it over. made once a sealing from an old door gasket and it made a huge difference. (pic is before)

then u can adapt the Shield to ur riding position. feel the air with ur hand, make sure the turbulent air stream is touching ur head and shoulder a tiny bit. u will end up with a shield, somewhat under ur line of sight. good for trafic and MPG...

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Windschild.jpg
Views:	25
Size:	164.8 KB
ID:	31756  
__________________
kurzer Gruß

Prius II
Hyundai Santamo
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Motorcycle fuel economy champ's advice for efficient cross-country touring... MetroMPG Motorcycles / Scooters 6 01-31-2008 01:38 AM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com