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Old 04-22-2012, 11:46 AM   #11956
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OK, I give up. I've tried a couple different searches of this thread and couldn't find an answer. What kind of fuel mileage are you guys getting with your S10? Cycle World has it in the mid 30's which seemed low to me.
Don't go by someone that is testing the bike and obviously keeps the revs high all the time

On my daily rides around the area I have gotten as high as 48mpg, I'm not out as a hooligan but to enjoy the scenery
This includes lots of starts and stops.

On longer trips including some highway if I keep it at 75mph or below I average 42 to 44mpg

On my last trip to Daytona Beach with lots of high speed on the highway, I won't mention how fast, I got it down to 38mpg

I had never been below 40mpg, the reserve indicator started blinking below 200 miles

But I had lots of fun
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:47 AM   #11957
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37-38 around town

47-48 highway

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Old 04-22-2012, 11:53 AM   #11958
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I wonder if Cycle World is using California gas? I've always heard the crap they add to get it to burn clean reduces mpg, which may be true as it seems mpg figures on all of my bikes are on the low end.

Sure I like to grab some gas when playing but even when I'm riding like grandma the best I've seen is low 40s. I average about 38 mpg and if I'm really pushing hard around 32 mpg. These are all actual calculations, not the bikes display.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:59 AM   #11959
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OK, I give up. I've tried a couple different searches of this thread and couldn't find an answer. What kind of fuel mileage are you guys getting with your S10? Cycle World has it in the mid 30's which seemed low to me.
Mine is averaging 48.5 mpg by the display over the 800+ miles I've ridden. This includes easy break-in miles and less easy sporting miles. Of course, YMMV
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:15 PM   #11960
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I wonder if Cycle World is using California gas? I've always heard the crap they add to get it to burn clean reduces mpg, which may be true as it seems mpg figures on all of my bikes are on the low end.
You have bad gas

I always reset my odometer when I fill up and then at the next fill up I notice how much fuel it takes

The damn indicator starts flashing too early, usually starts flashing while I still have about 1.5 gallons in the tank

I don't know how you guys have such bad averages, my worst was recently on the trip to Daytona where I saw 38mpg
and let me tell you, I did a few miles at around triple digits speeds
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:47 PM   #11961
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i ride pretty aggressivly. in 3200 miles my average is 44mpg
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:06 PM   #11962
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All the CW tests tend to have very low gas mileage results, probably because the wring the neck of the test bikes very hard.

Lot of data on the S10 forum about gas mileage. Like all gas mileage discussions, there's a tremendous amount of variability and noise, but generally you I think 90% of us get high-30's to mid-40's in a mix of riding, topping out high-40's if you're cruising at steady moderate speeds. (This is US gallons, stock US tune.) In 6.3K miles, I'm averaging 41.8.

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Old 04-22-2012, 01:10 PM   #11963
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i ride pretty aggressivly. in 3200 miles my average is 44mpg
Yes you do I can attest to that

My average is between 42 and 45mpg

I was right behind you on 195 the other day, you were carrying some stuff in the back of you Tenere, looked like handle bars

This was just east of Jackson where I live, I was in my Trailblazer truck

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Old 04-22-2012, 03:35 PM   #11964
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In my first 2400 miles I have gotten ~37mpg consistently. My LFL start blinking at ~170 miles consistently. I usually stop with ~185 on the trip and put in ~5 gallons consistently.

I ride in Sport all the time. I ride by myself with no luggage.

I do NOT ride on the highway. Pretty much all of my riding is ~30-70 mph on backroads.

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Old 04-22-2012, 03:44 PM   #11965
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In my first 2400 miles I have gotten ~37mpg consistently. My LFL start blinking at ~170 miles consistently. I usually stop with ~185 on the trip and put in ~5 gallons consistently.

I ride in Sport all the time. I ride by myself with no luggage.

I do NOT ride on the highway. Pretty much all of my riding is ~30-70 mph on backroads.

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Wow, that's pretty bad

I have the full TraX luggage plus the full Altrider complement of protection.
I am not light on the gas either, traffic lights are like drag strips for me and I occasionally feel my boot scrapping

Maybe we should add our weight to the equation, nobody knows how tall we are so weight doesn't mean much, don't be embarrassed

I will start, I'm 155lbs
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:24 PM   #11966
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In my first 2400 miles I have gotten ~37mpg consistently. My LFL start blinking at ~170 miles consistently. I usually stop with ~185 on the trip and put in ~5 gallons consistently.

I ride in Sport all the time. I ride by myself with no luggage.

I do NOT ride on the highway. Pretty much all of my riding is ~30-70 mph on backroads.

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I'm close to that average as well. I've never seen in the 40's for an average.

29 was my lowest average tank.... I don't think this had a thing to do with it.

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Old 04-22-2012, 04:41 PM   #11967
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Wow, that's pretty bad

I have the full TraX luggage plus the full Altrider complement of protection.
I am not light on the gas either, traffic lights are like drag strips for me and I occasionally feel my boot scrapping

Maybe we should add our weight to the equation, nobody knows how tall we are so weight doesn't mean much, don't be embarrassed

I will start, I'm 155lbs
250 + gear.

Jackson, NJ...wait for it...Great Adventure? You must be totally sick of that by now. I'm up in North Jersey, Newton to be exact. Go ahead, "that's near Space Farms?"

PS: For what it is worth I pretty much ring this bike out everywhere I go. I came off a Buell 1125CR, so I am "adapting" to having 1/3 less HP.
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:49 PM   #11968
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.... I don't think this had a thing to do with it.

You need a faster bike
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:04 PM   #11969
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250 + gear.

Jackson, NJ...wait for it...Great Adventure? You must be totally sick of that by now. I'm up in North Jersey, Newton to be exact. Go ahead, "that's near Space Farms?"

PS: For what it is worth I pretty much ring this bike out everywhere I go. I came off a Buell 1125CR, so I am "adapting" to having 1/3 less HP.
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Yea

Less HP but I'm sure it pulls harder down low
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:09 PM   #11970
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Guys, you really need to do the HID conversion, it's amazing!
That is the way to go, after my HIDs I totally lost my desire for driving lights.

I used a kit from FutureVision http://www.futurevisionhid.com, it was pretty straight forward and you can remove it all in less then 10 minutes if you ever want to. Installation took a couple of hours but we were dogging it too.

I put in a 35 watt in the left bulb and 50 watt in the right. The S10 has a mirror that flips up and down, so you get a clean cut off for the low beam and you don't have to worry so much about blinding someone like when you put HID blub in a Gold Wing (which also does not really have the correct reflector for it) but I still thought the 35W in the left was a bit more sane for oncoming traffic.

There is only one modification you really need to make to the S10, you have to cut a hole in each of the two screw in plastic bulb access covers. Since I was not sure I was going to like the lights, I purchased a set of the access covers (I can't remember, I think they were $9 each) or in case I want to put the bike back to stock later. I put the ballast, one on each side, along the fairing nose.

They really light up the night, much better then the driving lights on my V-Strom or the HID lights on my Gold Wing (which again, the Wing reflector, like most, does not really work well with HIDs).

The only other decision is if you want to run a relay. I measured the stock bulb draw (55 Watt) vs the HIDs (35 and 50) and the HIDs were were the same drain on start up and then less while running (after start up) so did not bother with relay. A purist may want to use a relay but given my measurements I did not elect to do so this time (I always have in the past as I am usually putting in blubs that draw a LOT more power).

And since the S10 has the reflector, there is not a high and low beam (just a flip of a mirror internally) so when you hit the high beams, there is no warm up time, you just get instant high beams. Nice.

They really light up the night!

The kits I used are (but it is better to ask for Bruno - bruno@futurevisionhid.com):

< http://www.futurevisionhid.com/h7-motorcycle-hid-kit.html>http://www.futurevisionhid.com/h7-mo...e-hid-kit.html

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