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post #1 of 272 Old 02-21-2015, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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Post Real world R3 Fuel mileage thread

Some of you will be getting your bikes soon, (lucky!) so once you get a few tankfuls ran thru it post up your mileage.
I'm sure many of us present members and future potential buyers would appreciate this info.
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Yes, and don't forget to go to Fuelly.com and post the results there. Eventually, it becomes pretty clear what the mileage is, once you subtract the numbers that are just plain wrong for various reasons. 60 mpg US will be pretty close to the average.
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I always check fuelly but some vehicles have so many more people participating than others.
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Deliveries seem to be starting. Get some miles on them boys and girls!

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According to the mpg meter on the bike, I'm averaging 46.7. Most of my riding is in 4th gear around 40mph. Not sure what octane fuel the dealer put in it though
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It would be better to use "non-ethanol" gasoline if you have access to it; I've been using 90 octane pure gasoline here in NW Georgia in all my vehicles for almost three years, and my mileage is better, and no problems with carbs/fuel injectors gumming up like with ethanol. I found my local stations on pure-gas.org. I also use Startron fuel treatment in my bikes, because they sit for weeks at a time. My 15-year-old lawn mower sits in the shed for 6 months, and cranks right up with one pull!
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It would be better to use "non-ethanol" gasoline if you have access to it; I've been using 90 octane pure gasoline here in NW Georgia in all my vehicles for almost three years, and my mileage is better, and no problems with carbs/fuel injectors gumming up like with ethanol. I found my local stations on pure-gas.org. I also use Startron fuel treatment in my bikes, because they sit for weeks at a time. My 15-year-old lawn mower sits in the shed for 6 months, and cranks right up with one pull!

Using the fuel treatment you have in motors that are sitting is something I haven't done in the past and have paid for it, it definitely goes a long way to use those treatments, cheap 'insurance'

What brand of lawn mower do you have? Honda?
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I bought the push mower at Home Depot in 2000; I think its a "Lawn Boy" or something like that--it has a Tecumseh engine, and I've only had it serviced once about 6 years ago.

As for the gas treatment, I take my 6 gallon gas can to the gas station with 2 ounces of Startron in it, so the gasoline will always be preserved. I prefer to gas up my bikes in the garage.

The AMA has loads of articles on how bad ethanol is for motorcycles (or any engine for that matter).

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Finally went through a Tank.
My results are:
  • 169 Miles
  • 2.8 Gallons
  • = 60.35MPG
My MPG Gauge on the bike read 57.
So pretty accurate.
Also my Empty Indicator was going off for about 20miles before I fueled up.
Gas Gauge is alittle inaccurate!!! Should be able to go over 220miles on one tank No Problem.
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Been averaging 54 mpg on the highway soo far
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