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Old 07-27-2012, 12:48 PM   #346
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I have found that each bar is worth about 20 miles on the highway. After the gas light is on I have gone 40+ miles with no problems.
I have never put more than ~ 4 gallons in the tank. Even on my last trip after 220 miles ... it was showing 1 bar left. It's accurate if I define accurate to "empty for the bike's display means 1 gallon left".
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:31 PM   #347
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For the first 5k of mostly pavement the average was an indicated 47 mpg. Getting close to 8k on the odometer and more of it dirt.... the indicated average has moved to 50 mpg. I haven't manually calculated actual mpg, but from what I read hear the pod mileage is 2-3 mpg low.

Easily over 200 to the tank with 50+ reserve........

Good to go!
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:09 PM   #348
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For the first 5k of mostly pavement the average was an indicated 47 mpg. Getting close to 8k on the odometer and more of it dirt.... the indicated average has moved to 50 mpg. I haven't manually calculated actual mpg, but from what I read hear the pod mileage is 2-3 mpg low.

Easily over 200 to the tank with 50+ reserve........

Good to go!
Make sure your bike is reading US MPG. It doesn't necessarily default to US. If it doesn't say US then it's not...
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:20 AM   #349
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Make sure your bike is reading US MPG. It doesn't necessarily default to US. If it doesn't say US then it's not...
Just checked......US MPG.

Does my indicated mileage seem off to you?

Trip 1 avg. mpg has dropped as low as 39 with the fuel light winking on at 165.....this bike is awesome when ridden hard in the paved twisted.....damn the TKC front, slows me down.
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:41 PM   #350
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What grade of fuel is everyone using? I have always put super in mine. Is there any MPG or performance difference when other grades are used?
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:21 PM   #351
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I have always put super in mine.
Why?
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:26 PM   #352
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Why?
Well, it was recommended for the 1050 triple in my Sprint ST so I figured the 800 needed it as well. Am I wrong?
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:48 PM   #353
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Well, it was recommended for the 1050 triple in my Sprint ST so I figured the 800 needed it as well. Am I wrong?
Yes. The manual calls for 87.
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:37 AM   #354
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Runs great on regular. No need and no benefit to running anything more expensive that that. A quality I would rate higher than economy for a bike taken to out of the way places. I've been several places, even in the U.S. and Canada where anything other than 86 or 87 octane simply wasn't going to happen.
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:47 AM   #355
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Runs great on regular. No need and no benefit to running anything more expensive that that. A quality I would rate higher than economy for a bike taken to out of the way places. I've been several places, even in the U.S. and Canada where anything other than 86 or 87 octane simply wasn't going to happen.
That's very good to know.
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:20 AM   #356
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Yup, regular gas. That's another of the reasons I selected the Tiger over the F800GS.
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:03 AM   #357
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Yup, regular gas. That's another of the reasons I selected the Tiger over the F800GS.

+1 on that
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:23 PM   #358
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Thanks, guys. I definitely learned something today.
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:55 AM   #359
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Just checked......US MPG.

Does my indicated mileage seem off to you?

Trip 1 avg. mpg has dropped as low as 39 with the fuel light winking on at 165.....this bike is awesome when ridden hard in the paved twisted.....damn the TKC front, slows me down.
IDK, Im steady at 41 mpg self calculated. But I run knobby tires all day everyday and I have a 52 tooth rear sprocket (2 higher than stock).
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:29 PM   #360
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Just got back from a trip through the Rockies. Averaged 47-51mpg with very spirited driving up and down Bear Tooth Pass. My best tank was 59mpg driving through Yellowstone at 45mph. 240 miles on 4 gallons used. I've been very impressed with the mileage so far.
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