: What kind of gas mileage you getting on your bikes??



CG
03-11-2002, 10:07 AM
what kind of gas mileage you guys getting on your bikes???

in city riding, i'm getting around 220-240kms a tank (if I hang around 4000-6000 rpm)

My fuel light will come on at around 200kms if i'm taking it easy and 180kms if I have been riding the bike hard. Then i'll have another 30-40kms left after that.

On the highway, well I dunno, I haven't gone anywhere far yet so no clue....

adamantium
03-11-2002, 10:10 AM
I haven't gone through a full tank of gas yet this year, and my memory is a little foggy, but I think I get about 150km's before my fuel light comes on, and about another 60 after that (although it is untested ;)).

bl1tz
03-11-2002, 10:10 AM
i usually fill up at the nearest gas station after 175kms...

Quasi
03-11-2002, 10:43 AM
Older bikes have larger tanks? I get around 300 Kms out of tank with mainly city riding.

Bluestone
03-11-2002, 11:13 AM
I always fill up before 200kms, but i haven't hit empty yet so i don't know how much my reserve gives me.

xenz
03-11-2002, 11:25 AM
Mine start blinking at ~160 and went solid around ~200-210 with the style I'm riding.

BCSBADMIN
03-11-2002, 11:27 AM
I fill up at about 140 Kms.

I think my 4 wheeled beater gets better gas mileage.. :laughing

Jim.

thr1
03-11-2002, 12:36 PM
Originally posted by absolutdm
I haven't gone through a full tank of gas yet this year, and my memory is a little foggy, but I think I get about 150km's before my fuel light comes on, and about another 60 after that (although it is untested ;)).

dude your memory is foggy...my light doesn't come on until at least 200-210 and then we have about another 30-40km on that

Quasi
03-11-2002, 12:38 PM
Originally posted by thr1


dude your memory is foggy...my light doesn't come on until at least 200-210 and then we have about another 30-40km on that

He might ride a lot harder, or then again maybe he's just foggy :)

TeeTee
03-11-2002, 12:38 PM
I have a liter bike. It makes enough power that I don't care..............
:flip :D



Goes on reserve somewhere around 235 when touring with an eye out for radar.

thr1
03-11-2002, 12:44 PM
Originally posted by Quasi


He might ride a lot harder, or then again maybe he's just foggy :)

yeah he's probably a little more throttle happy that i am, but when i'm having fun the light kicks in at about 180

Digi168
03-11-2002, 01:45 PM
The real question should be how much mileage do you get and how $$$ does it cost you to fill up.

On my new R1 the light comes on around 190km city and I usally get gas at around 220km, and the last 3 tanks on Premium have cost just around $10-$11

Where as my triumph would get 270km before the gas light came on but would cost $15 to fill up, so do the math.

cheers

CG
03-11-2002, 01:48 PM
I fill up at 200kms and it cost me 9-10bucks to fill up, this is when I have about 20-40kms left in the tank.

btw, I use only Chevron 94 octane, sure it's overpriced, but 92 octane made my on/off response feel like crap, well that was esso 92, shell 92 seems to run fine.

Digi168
03-11-2002, 02:52 PM
Originally posted by Canadian_Gixxer
I fill up at 200kms and it cost me 9-10bucks to fill up, this is when I have about 20-40kms left in the tank.

btw, I use only Chevron 94 octane, sure it's overpriced, but 92 octane made my on/off response feel like crap, well that was esso 92, shell 92 seems to run fine.

I know what you mean I prefer Chevron 94 as well, but I havn't had any problems with Esso or Shell, but Petro can gas really sucks big time.

atomlowe
03-11-2002, 03:06 PM
Pretty much the same as everyone else.....185km and about 10-11 bucks to fill. I only use Chevron 94, but I'll put a few bucks of other stuff in when I couldn't find a Chevron.

Hu99
03-11-2002, 03:25 PM
About 260km before she coughs politely and asks for the reserve.

adamantium
03-11-2002, 03:28 PM
That's another thing with Kawi's, have they changed that yet? The fuel reserve petcock that is? I think almost all the other brands have switched over to a 'fill me up' light.

thr1
03-11-2002, 03:35 PM
Kawi's are the only one left with the petcock

bl1tz
03-11-2002, 04:33 PM
petcock's nothing, just leave it on reserve the whole time:D :D

CG
03-11-2002, 04:35 PM
Originally posted by thr1
Kawi's are the only one left with the petcock

I guess what they say is true that Kawi's are behind the times :D

LimitedEdition
03-11-2002, 05:08 PM
200 kms here and the light is on. But then I am still breaking her in =) I am on my third tank of gas =) haha.

dknite
03-12-2002, 08:30 AM
Hmm well i have only run 1 talk of gas threw my new baby and i got 230km on my brand new engine.. i imagine that will improve a little once its broken in.. oh and 1 question do any bikes actually come with a gas gauge or are they all on the idiot light system.. i have only ridden hondas so i have no idea.. but man do i miss having a GAUGE!

Digi168
03-12-2002, 08:54 AM
Originally posted by dknite
Hmm well i have only run 1 talk of gas threw my new baby and i got 230km on my brand new engine.. i imagine that will improve a little once its broken in.. oh and 1 question do any bikes actually come with a gas gauge or are they all on the idiot light system.. i have only ridden hondas so i have no idea.. but man do i miss having a GAUGE!

My BMW had a gas gauge, but for $24000 you would expect one. Not sure of any others. The gauge doesn't work all that well, kind of like a car, you get way more mileage it seems out of the top half of the tank then the bottom.

Human
03-12-2002, 09:04 AM
I ussually don't hit reserve till I reach 250, I have gone uptil 285 approx. on reserve...I know it will go till 310 till it's completely dry - that is if the bike magazine has done their math right...


on the cascade run, where I was trying to chase down Lloyd, didn't know he went down :rolleyes, I was only getting 190 before my reserve light showed...I was like what the hell ? I just filled up...lol but then was constantly at 180-220 all the way till the White Spot in Abbotsford near the HWY ?

Human
03-12-2002, 12:35 PM
Originally posted by Canadian_Gixxer


I guess what they say is true that Kawi's are behind the times :D


Well I will be seeing you on the side of the road, when you apparently missed seeing the light becasue of that trip through the canyons.....we Kawi riders prefer our petcocks and our non digital speedos....nothing like seeing those needles go.....:D :D


and the 6Rs transmission is the smoothest of them all....go read about it anywhere....not to mention our 12.8:1 compression ratio, and not to mention the stopping power of 6 pot brakes, and don't forget the 2001 6R is the fastest 600 out there in top end speed, 166+mph....:D :D

all in good fun....when's that damn dyno day...lol, I know you got me beat though....in some areas....;)

BCSBADMIN
03-12-2002, 01:06 PM
Originally posted by Human



Well I will be seeing you on the side of the road, when you apparently missed seeing the light becasue of that trip through the canyons.....we Kawi riders prefer our petcocks and our non digital speedos....nothing like seeing those needles go.....:D :D

I prefer a little light.. I'd hate to be mid corner and have a spitter, sputter, put, put and need to grab the petcock.. :p

Jim.

CG
03-12-2002, 01:37 PM
Originally posted by Human



Well I will be seeing you on the side of the road, when you apparently missed seeing the light becasue of that trip through the canyons.....we Kawi riders prefer our petcocks and our non digital speedos....nothing like seeing those needles go.....:D :D


and the 6Rs transmission is the smoothest of them all....go read about it anywhere....not to mention our 12.8:1 compression ratio, and not to mention the stopping power of 6 pot brakes, and don't forget the 2001 6R is the fastest 600 out there in top end speed, 166+mph....:D :D

all in good fun....when's that damn dyno day...lol, I know you got me beat though....in some areas....;)

both you and your bike better hit the gym if you want to hit those exagrated motorcyclenews.com numbers :p :laughing

I've riddin the 6r, it is smooth like you say.... the new gixxer are have a loud tranny, which is nice, I like to be able to tell when I shift....

at least with my fuel injection, my bike wont sputter and die on me when I hit high mountain altitudes :) :laughing that would especially suck when your in a tight corner :p

Human
03-13-2002, 08:43 AM
true about the fuel injection but we, the cascade group, didn't notcie any difference, excpet in the low end....but we were hardly there...and BIGJIM...that's one heck on a mid corner if you need to turn the petcock in the middle of it :D:D:D:D:D:D

oh....I have done 285....close to 166....so I don't doubt the mag. numbers expecially Cycle Canada...their words are as real as they can be.....maybe a trip to superport after the dyno ??? :D:D:D:D

(psst....if the folks start betting on us we could make some quick $$$ by planning who losses in which round...lol)

CG
03-13-2002, 09:08 AM
Originally posted by Human

(psst....if the folks start betting on us we could make some quick $$$ by planning who losses in which round...lol)

hahahahahahaha :laughing :laughing :laughing

tokenboy
03-13-2002, 12:56 PM
Well Human, to back your argument, I have kept a spreadsheet over the past 12,000km detailing all of my gas stops. Each stop I took an odometer reading and recorded my gas.

Long story short, I've set my spreadsheet up to calculate the average maximum range I can attain based on all my mileage data...and with a 5% safetey margin, the bike will do 308km (using most of the reserve).

On average, my bike wants to hit reserve around 240-260km.