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Offline C14lvr

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Re: What is typical C14 fuel mileage? I have a C10
« Reply #25 on: October 28, 2017, 10:48:24 pm »
I've owned my 2011 since new in 4/'12. I currently have 43,000 miles logged.
I had Steve's EVO flash done at around 40,000.

Prior to the flash, I almost always ran in ECO mode.
Combined city/highway usually averaged 42-45mpg.
Long trips, keeping speeds around 70 mph, I have been able to achieve 50mpg in ECO.
Since Steve's EVO flash, I now average 46 combined.

Motorcycle mpg is very subjective to conditions, though. Head winds will knock it in the dirt.
Heavy right hand knocks it in the dirt!
Types of road surfaces, like chip & seal, or lots of twisties will, too. Also, tall windscreens!

Best mpg's on most bikes happen usually if you are on straight flat roads, steady 60mph or less, less start/stops, no 2-up or heavy loads, easy braking.
But it isn't easy on a C14!

But, after riding a carbed bike for years, fuel injection ROCKS!
You gonna like it a lot!
Bob
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Re: What is typical C14 fuel mileage? I have a C10
« Reply #26 on: October 28, 2017, 10:57:38 pm »
All:
My 2013 w/23K recent trip from GA to Waltham, MA close to 50mph, in eco, no flash, cruising 75. Up and back, great mileage. Temps were low 80s to mid to hi 50s.

Around town, occasional warp drive, 40-44 mph here in Columbus, GA

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Re: What is typical C14 fuel mileage? I have a C10
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2017, 12:02:24 pm »
Thanks for the fuel mileage comments.

Here is a photo of a test I did. I measured the amount of CO2 coming out of the tailpipe of an idling 1000 cc Connie.

In the months since, I have come across a problem. The hot exhaust (around 120 F) rises very rapidly when it comes out the tailpipe. It causes the measured readings with the CO2 meter to be too low.

Best wishes. I see a '14 commuting sometimes in the morning on Highway 1. Hey there!

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Re: What is typical C14 fuel mileage? I have a C10
« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2017, 09:35:17 pm »

Anyhow, I wonder how the C14 does in the mileage area.


On 2010 or later you should average 40 - 45 mpg in the ECO mode. 
It's really hard to get above 47. 
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Re: What is typical C14 fuel mileage? I have a C10
« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2017, 03:36:25 am »

Anyhow, I wonder how the C14 does in the mileage area.


On 2010 or later you should average 40 - 45 mpg in the ECO mode. 
It's really hard to get above 47.

I believe 47 mpg can be achieved under certain conditions.
1. Very small wind screen in the down position.
2. Rider is 125 pounds or less and 5'2" or less in height.
3. Absolutely no passenger.
4. No top case and no additional luggage for sure.
5. None ethanol gasoline would help.
6. Very fresh air filter and well tuned engine.
7. 80 degrees or warmer temparaure with the humidity of 65% or less.
8. Traveling from North Carolina to Georgia. (Down the hill)
When I'll drop 100 pounds on the South Beach diet and get shorter, I will try. :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Re: What is typical C14 fuel mileage? I have a C10
« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2017, 03:21:32 am »
When I had my c10, was lucky to get 35mpg. My c14 in ECO averages 50-55 at 75mph
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Re: What is typical C14 fuel mileage? I have a C10
« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2017, 01:07:34 pm »
I get about 35 but tend to drive aggressively. When I'm riding with my Goldwing buddies, I get around 40. Never better than 41, and honestly, I can only remember getting MPG that good once or twice. However, I didn't buy the bike for the MPG, I was riding a 900 Vulcan before that and couldn't stand the vibration at highway speeds nor the fact that I had to make an appointment to pass a car. Neither of these are issues with the Connie! It would be a perfect bike if it had Cruise control and speakers in the faring!

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Re: What is typical C14 fuel mileage? I have a C10
« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2017, 08:01:28 pm »
2011 with steves EVO flash, 55 rear tire, very seldom in eco mode and I average 43-44 mpg, 210 lbs with gear on and a Cee Bailey windscreen which probably hurts my mpg a little.

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Re: What is typical C14 fuel mileage? I have a C10
« Reply #33 on: November 08, 2017, 09:47:34 am »
Last weekend I rode 450 miles for a ride to eat.  First tank was 38 mpg being in no hurry to get to where I was going, the second tank running 80 mph on I 16 for 110 miles with some back roads before hand, I was surprised to get 42 mpg.  My fuel mileage is all over the place with no rhyme or reason as to why.  I need to quit worring about it, since I didn't buy the bike for fuel mileage but fun mileage   ;D   I do have Steves EVO flash.
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