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Discussion in 'Triumph Tigers' started by Mr noname, May 15, 2011.
self calculated or computer calculated?
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.
Calculated the old-fashioned way, with a pocket calculator before riding off. The bikes computer tends to be 2-3 MPG low.
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".
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...
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.
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?
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.
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.
Yup, regular gas. That's another of the reasons I selected the Tiger over the F800GS.
+1 on that
Thanks, guys. I definitely learned something today.
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).
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.
Whatcha flying in the avatar? Hawker?
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.