Two Questions - Now MPG
automan25 at yahoo.com
Sun May 6 14:36:45 PDT 2007
Two things that I just thought of that might hurt the gas mileage with my bike is:
1. It has California emissions which restricts the breathing of the bike a bit
2. The gas here in the Seattle area contains 10% ethanol which doesn't burn as efficiently as straight gasoline.
Jeffrey R. Markham
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From: Ped <pedmail at dbmail.dk>
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Sent: Sunday, May 6, 2007 2:05:35 PM
Subject: Re: Two Questions - Now MPG
Riding at the legal speeds (80 km/h - (50 mph)) plus a little extra
never takes me under 20 km/liter (47 miles per US gallon).
Motorway speeds (110 - 130 km/h (68 - 81 mph)) is usually around 18
km/liter (42 miles per US gallon).
The record so far was 24,2 km/liter (57 miles per US gallon) during a
trip through Poland with a XV 250 behind and speed traps every 10 miles
The low was 13 km/l (30 miles per US gallon) on a German Autobahn with
170 km/h (105 mph), strong headwind and loaded with passenger and
I have 102.000 kilometers (63.400 miles) on mine now. Carbs, jets,
exhaust etc. is stock.
'96 "Black Stealth" GPZ
BTW: There has been a distinct smell of gas around the bike lately. I
just found out tonight that the petcock is leaking. No, it's not
flooding the carbs or anything, it's a leak in the petcock itself or the
mount. I have to take a closer look one of these days.
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