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Old 07-27-2012, 08:09 PM   #346
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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   #347
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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   #348
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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   #349
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I have always put super in mine.
Why?
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:26 PM   #350
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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   #351
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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   #352
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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   #353
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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   #354
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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   #355
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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   #356
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Thanks, guys. I definitely learned something today.
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:55 AM   #357
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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   #358
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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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Old 08-09-2012, 08:13 AM   #359
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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.
I am headed in that direction next week. Trucking to Iowa from Nashville to meet up with a college bud and then we are headed to Yellowstone and back.

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Old 08-10-2012, 06:15 AM   #360
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I just went on a short trip and noted something interesting.

I was coming back home and calculated that by mileage, and not gas gauge, I should make it with ease with about 20 miles or so to spare. As I'm heading home, my buddy stops for gas and I look at my gauge which shows 2 bars and no indicator light. As soon as I turn down the gas opportunity, the light pops on. No big deal. So, switch to count down display. It shows around 35 miles to go, which at that point is about right by my estimation.

I watch the count down mode go down by increments of 1, 2 and 3 miles at a time. By the time I'm on the last several blocks, the count down is now zeroed with blinking bars and a single bar on the gauge. The bike is still running fine, but says I should be empty, however, I should still have another 20 miles or so before its truly empty. Hmm
So the follow up is, I go to the gas station and fill up. It is up to the brim on slighly more than 4 gallons.
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