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Old 11-07-2012, 12:59 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Not that simple I'm affraid.
I agree with Cburt. Too many factors enter in on fuel economy. Height, weight, sitting position, luggage and other accessories, hills compared to flatland riding, temperature, elevation, and twitchiness of right wrist just to name a few things, can vary mpg a lot from one bike to the next. Then figure in two identicle bikes, ridden in identicle conditions, by identicle twins riding side by side, and you still won't get identicle fuel economy. You want good mileage, get a big scooter. You want a GREAT looking bike that is a blast to ride and is an all around decent on-off road bike with fair fuel economy, get the Tiger. AND... DON"T... LOOK... BACK...
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:50 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Not that simple I'm affraid.
True. Keeping the speed down and consistent is more effective than just keeping the RPMs down.
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I'm running the stock exhaust and map, getting a reliable 46-51 mpg.

I ride it fairly easy though, no more sportriding for me.
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I'm running the stock exhaust and map, getting a reliable 46-51 mpg.

I ride it fairly easy though, no more sportriding for me.
I should have added that to mine; that my Tiger is stock except for top and side cases.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:01 PM   #15 (permalink)
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True. Keeping the speed down and consistent is more effective than just keeping the RPMs down.
So, 40mph in 1st gear will net the same mpg as 40mph in 6th gear? I had no idea.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:46 PM   #16 (permalink)
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So, 40mph in 1st gear will net the same mpg as 40mph in 6th gear? I had no idea.
Guess you can twist anything around soneone says if you try.
You should consider politics.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:04 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I track my fuel and mileage on the Mileage Keeper app for my iPhone. This is what it is telling me I am getting in fuel economy since purchase (in mpg):

43.0, 43.5, 44.1, 44.6, 42.8, 39.8.

But on the gauges, the Trip A (which has never been reset) states that I have gotten 50.3 mpg.

I am 6'5", 245 lbs. Bike is stock. Some of the time I have the Adventure Tail Bag and/or the Expandable Adventure Tank Bag installed. I have about 5 miles of city riding each day when I take the bike to/from work. Other times I'm on the highway going 70-80mph. I think the last fill up I was closer to 80+mph on most of that trip...
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:19 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I get terrible gas mileage but I bought the bike because it's fun to ride not economical. If gas mileage is your main concern buy a scooter.
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Do XC's get lower fuel economy numbers than roadies because of the more agressive tread on their tires and softer suspension? Just wondering.
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Do XC's get lower fuel economy numbers than roadies because of the more agressive tread on their tires and softer suspension? Just wondering.
That's an excellent question.
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