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Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by eeore39648, May 30, 2009.
I have all the stock parts.
Heck --I want the Jeep that'sitting down this away--but have to buy it on $1.00 a week payments
So, you have a NC700, tslaw?
I will be stopping by Brookhaven Honda!
Yep. When I went down there last July (I think) only a couple of weeks after they came out, they prepped one off the show room floor for my demo ride. Great deal last year (700 off MSRP with no fees) but $500 better now on left over '12's. You are welcome to ride mine if you are ever in Vicksburg or if they won't give you a demo in Brookhaven.
What kind of mileage/range do you get out of it? I like the design of the bike and the builtin storage appeals to me.
Based on the first 11K miles:
generally, 50 to 75 mpg depending on riding conditions.
75-80 mph --> 50-55 mpg
65-70 mph --> 60-65 mpg
55-60 mph --> 70-75 mpg
worst 2 tanks of gas: 65 mph into an unbelivable headwind = 46 mpg
75-80+ mph B'Ham to Vicksburg = 56 mpg
(Carabnsol's Versys was at 45 mpg)
best: 83 mpg going 50-55 mph riding with my crusier buds but wasn't
based on a full tank run
I can ride around Vicksburg to work and get mid 60's.
Sharp bike for sure!
Thanks. It's makes a good commuter and is a reasonable compromise as my only bike. It's fun to ride but could use a little more power. I have had more exciting bikes but probably like this one second only to my FZ1. It's neck and neck with my Versys.
you know what is funny is the FZ get's the best millage at 70 to 80. it get's less millage below 65. easy to tell where it has spent most of its life at mph wise.
That bike was only ridden to church on Sundays by a little old lady.
It has gotten over 50 mpg at 65-70 mph. Would consistently get 50-53 mpg on the Trace at 55 mph. Lowest it got was 42 on a quick trip home from Barber. Don't twist too hard and it does real good for a powerful bike. That's what ticked me off when I went KLR only for a year: at speeds around 65 mph it got worse mileage than the FZ1 at 85 mph - 40 mpg with only a fraction of the power.
The FZ1will do better if you slow down, but you have to be smooth - it's hard not to blast up to triple digits just to hear it wail. It sounds like a sewing machine at 5000 rpm's but screams like a race bike from 7-11.5k.
when i came back from b-ham with that wedding dress on the back i didn't come under 80 and it got 70mpg. and i get around 50 to 56 trace normal 2 lain stuff. back and forth to work it gets just under 50. but it's not even warming up good in 5 miles.
and i normally shift at the 4500 to 5k range, that's the sweet spot, and I put a cramp buster on it to help with my right hand hurting so bad, i haven't got to ride it over 2 miles with it on there but it alows me to relax my grip enough to let my fingers have a break. I have come to the conclusion that its a old injury causing my pain, i tore a ligiment in that hand years ago and that's where it starts hurting and ends up making everything but my pinky hurt from middle of my forearm.
Your 70 mpg is suspect - possibly down hill with a tail wind. In 88k miles I couldn't get over 53 mpg at lower speeds. Never coming under 80 would be low 40's for me. Of course there is a huge mass difference and surface area difference between us.. I would expect you to get better mileage than me since I look like a 250 lb sail on top of the bike.
I spent a number of years at the speed limit or under on the highway and slow back road riding on that bike learning how to ride and didn't see a much of a drop in mileage when I went slightly faster up to my usual 5+ over the speed limit cruising pace. That bike spent most of it's life under 5500 rpm when traveling and probably under 4500 rpm's on back roads.
I had a magic ride on the NC that gave me 83 mpg. I know something was wrong like the gas pump calibration or I didn't fill it exactly the same. I do know it wasn't a 200 mile run so it was probably only half empty or less than 2 gals to fill it so it doesn't take much of an error to distort the gas mileage.
I am always blown away by my mileage in the mountains. Lower top speeds combined with lots of downhill I suppose. The tiger got over 65 mpg a time or two.
well the wedding went off with out any problems, thank you again Wolfy and wife for coming and snapping pictures,
and it might have been the way the bags and dress where tied on the bike, maybe it made it more aerodynamic. but I know it got hella millage cause I camy all teh way back from B-ham to my house none stop, and had over a quarter tank left in it, and checked the millage the next week when I filled up and it was over 70mpg. I think it came out to 72mpg actully. but with me and Stef on it it gets in the 55 to 65mpg range.
My 06 BMW F650 has gotten 80 mpg a few times,in the mnts.mostly also,N.Trace 55-60mph.nonstop,not loaded,that's why i bought that bike,best mpg.for traveling.Saved me some bucks going to Alaska&back last summer.
You got it man, and at the risk of a sneak peak, I thought I'd share this one, as I found it particularly funny. I dressed it up a bit for Sam since he felt like he got stuck wearing the green lantern shirt!
I love it.
I've hit 80mpg a few times on my F650 riding the Trace and BRP. Normally b/t 65 - 70 mpg, even riding with this group. When I rode, anyway. (Figured I would throw that out b4 the p-nut gallery chimed in.)
Good job Wolfie.
DUTY CALLS AND THE WEDDING WILL HAVE TO WAIT--------------
IT WAS JUST THERE BEGGING FOR SOMEONE TO FEEXX EET!!!!