triumph tiger 800 - fuel consumption

Discussion in 'Triumph Tigers' started by Mr noname, May 15, 2011.

  1. fbj913

    fbj913 Adventure Aficionado

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    self calculated or computer calculated?
  2. fbj913

    fbj913 Adventure Aficionado

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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.
  3. slobinski

    slobinski easily amused

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    Calculated the old-fashioned way, with a pocket calculator before riding off. The bikes computer tends to be 2-3 MPG low.
  4. cug

    cug Out riding ... Super Supporter

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    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".
  5. strider.deano

    strider.deano Been here awhile

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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!
  6. fbj913

    fbj913 Adventure Aficionado

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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...
  7. strider.deano

    strider.deano Been here awhile

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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:wink:.
  8. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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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?
  9. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Why?
  10. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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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?
  11. andykeck

    andykeck Been here awhile

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    Yes. The manual calls for 87.
  12. helotaxi

    helotaxi Been here awhile

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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.
  13. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    That's very good to know.
    Thanks
  14. Kawidad

    Kawidad Long timer

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    Yup, regular gas. That's another of the reasons I selected the Tiger over the F800GS. :deal
  15. Marsh Tiger

    Marsh Tiger Been here awhile

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    +1 on that
  16. burmbuster

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    Thanks, guys. I definitely learned something today.
  17. fbj913

    fbj913 Adventure Aficionado

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    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).
  18. wi_pilot

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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.
  19. Flying Dave

    Flying Dave Been here awhile

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    I am headed in that direction next week.:clap 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?
  20. Kawidad

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    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.:*sip*