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FUEL MILEAGE ? ECO made a difference OR JUST HYPE ?
« on: October 11, 2009, 11:22:00 pm »
Hi everyone  I would like to know what kind of miles/gal or klm you get on average.  I presently have a C10 and average about 55mpg - in normal 55-60 mph riding.   C:-) Cops are a really hard on you if you go over by 15klm/hr where i live.  Given that this bike will be used to commute about 30K, miles a season  the fuel millage can make a big difference to the over all operating cost. 
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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2009, 05:40:00 am »
Mine seems to get about the same as my C10 did. Maybe even a little better.    Bionic Bob  COG & AMA member  First C14 CDA member #0220  2008 C14 & 2003 Mean Streak  

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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2009, 05:45:00 pm »
Thank you  I seem to get about 55mph - cdn - as a average on my c10  John  You'll never know where I'll be or when I'll be their as i'm riding in the wind.
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2009, 07:08:00 pm »
I can document almost 17K miles of road running with an average fuel mileage at 42.2 MPG.  I normally run about 5 to 7 MPH over the posted speed limit in our country (using my cruise control) which means a lot of these miles are in the 75+ MPH range.    Frankly, I never run 55 MPH so I don't know what my fuel useage is at that speed.    Ride safe.  
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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2009, 05:12:00 pm »
My 08 C14 and my 03 C10 seem to do about the same on economy at sane speeds.  And that is both bikes generally see between 38-42 mpg  

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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2009, 06:19:00 pm »
Hardcore.  I can get that if I ride conservatively without a lot of stop and go if it's in miles per imperial gallon.  
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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2009, 03:04:00 pm »
average 41 mpg no matter how I ride it.    UP  

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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2009, 02:50:00 am »
I seem to get 3 or 4 mpg better with the stock windscreen in the down position.  I fill it to the metal with the 14 on the center stand.  I usually get 38 to 42 mpg and always get higher mpg than the computer indicates.  Possibly because I live one mile up dirt road and just ride about 20 mph in 1st gear?  I have 2500 miles on it and would like to know if the milage will improve with more miles.  Thanks  Rick

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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2009, 10:08:00 am »
Where do you live?  We have a 55 mph limit here in MD but if you aren't doing 65 + you'll get run over even by the 18 wheelers  
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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2010, 04:31:00 am »
My overall average for 2009 is 45 miles per imperial gallon; 37.5 miles per US gallon; 6.25 litres/100km. Variance is almost always +/- 3mpg, but extreme care once gave me 51mpig and sustained full-throttle thrashing produced 39mpig. (And a (ahem) walk to a gas station...)  
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« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2010, 10:36:00 pm »
I owen 08 Iam lucky to see 38mpg my avg is 34 I wish it got better but its worth the extra fill ups with all the fun that this bike is. I mostly drive city 45 4th gear or freeway85  90mph I try to stay a little faster than the cages, as not to be rode over.  
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« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2010, 10:28:00 am »
I used to get 34-36 before flies out and full exhaust with a PC-V.  Now I get 39-41.  


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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2010, 01:02:00 am »
My average is around 38 mpg, give or take 2 depending on how I'm riding.    tcars  John  
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« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2010, 11:38:00 am »
I am running a Cee Bailey 21' front door in the spring & fall and it seems to drop the millage about 1 mpg. In the summer I have a Targa that is shorter 17" and about 1' narrower on each side (it sucks in the rain).  I also found that running the Metzlers Me880 at 39 & 41 psi.Front shocks at 7psi (still original & work) Main shock is set at 45psi & #3.  I am a big guy so i prefer a firm ride.  I live in central Ontario Canada. Most of the roads up her are 2 lane black top & 10klm over the posted limit WILL cost you $therefore speeding is not a great idea. I ride 30,000 mi a year 50k so the millage is a big issue.  John    You'll never know where I'll be or when I'll be their as i'm riding in the wind.  
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« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2010, 05:39:00 pm »
I got about 46MPG on my 2000 C10 and get an average of 38MPG on my new 2009 C14.  I am always in the throttle with a grin on my face, so I might get closer to 42MPG if I was a good boy.  The bike is just too fast to be a good boy though :)  
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« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2010, 06:04:00 pm »
If you can't use the power and speed I really think the C10 is probably the better commuter.  Better mileage, better wind/rain protection.  Run it till it drops.  Now if it has dropped then a lower cost, lower power, better mileage bike is a better commuter bike.  The power and the speed are the reason for the C14, if you can't use it then...?    I commuted on a bike for years and practical is good for this application.  :)    --chris  - on the trailing edge of technology    
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« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2010, 10:36:00 pm »
I'm getting 43 mpg on my 2008 C14.  
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« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2010, 12:46:00 pm »
I'm in Kalifornicate, known for its crappy oxygenated gas. My old C10 gets ~38 mpg around town, 44 to 46 mpg or higher out of town (hiway, mountains)    My C14 aint' no where close. Same conditions, 31 mpg in town, 38 to 43 out of town.     Only real difference, other than the motor, is the gas - 87 octane for the C10, 91 octane for the C14.    When I leave the state, my mpg goes up 10% on each bike.  
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« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2010, 01:50:00 pm »
Me too! I saw a big jump in mileage when I went to Nova Scotia a couple of years ago. Normally I need to fill up (low fuel light) with about 200 miles on the odometer. I was going quite a bit farther before the low fuel light came on when I was running Canada petrol!    Bionic Bob  COG & AMA member  First C14 CDA member #0220  08 C14,03 Mean Streak, & 86 C10  

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« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2010, 05:29:00 pm »
I bought a C10 (1987) and it got 41.9 MPG (US) on a recent tank.  It's 10% ethanol almost everywhere here and the engine has a detectable random miss at low rpm's, but the mileage is good according to what I read on the forum.  I ride 90% on the highway between 60 and 75 mph (indicated), usually, the limit is 55 but I try to avoid being over-run by NY traffic.  Onre thing to watch out for is speedometer/odometer accuracy.  I plan to check mine soon but my old bike (a Boulevard) was 9% high for speed.  That meant my 75 mph indication was really about 68.  If that's true for the Connie and its odometer, my map-miles per gallon might be lower than 39.    
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« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2010, 11:36:00 am »
I track the fuel/mpg with an on-line site called fuelly.....it's (hopefully) part of my signature below.  40mpg with premium fuel here in WA  
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« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2010, 11:42:00 am »
I just finished a 2000 mile ride and averaged about 43 mpg . It went up as I slowed down and down as I pulled a load / fast. I would say low to mid 40's , but was fully loaded down with gear also.  

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« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2010, 11:16:00 pm »
I get around 36 average  

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« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2010, 11:18:00 pm »
I still must be going too fast, only about 36 MPG...   LOL  

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« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2010, 12:46:00 pm »
I noticed a comment about the connection between speed and odometer.  I always thought they were connected (because they were in the same indicator - I guess).  Anyway, my brother told me to check it out separately and boy was I surprized.  To my nearest calculation, my speed is off by 9%.  At 75mph, I take off 7 - actual speed 68.  Then I checked the distance.  Went 40 miles and checked my distance against Google/maps.  I was within 1%.  Figuring for tire ware, I should go from 1% error on one side to 1% error the other way.  I just thought it interesting that the two are not equally linked.