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Post  firemaster Tue May 10 2011, 12:55

after having a 125 i was a little worried about how much fuel would increase by having a much bigger bike, but i was very much surprised when i have filled up 4 times now, and all bar once i am getting between 190-210 miles before the light scomes on, is it just me being a complete softy with the throttle or this about right for the usual jaunt to work Question

Andy has the same bike (he is a bit on the looney side ) he only gets 90 to a tank but says he is never under 8000 rpm
(trip to work consists or A roads and bristol City centre)

what do you guys and gals get as a norm?
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Post  SteveCat Tue May 10 2011, 13:01

That is quite normal 180-220.

90 miles is, very low
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Post  greencat Tue May 10 2011, 15:25

firemaster wrote: he only gets 90 to a tank but says he is never under 8000 rpm

I'm thinking the throttle needs adjusting or the part that connects the handle bars to the seat! Shocked

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Post  firemaster Tue May 10 2011, 17:01

i think the later lol
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Post  yamahamad Tue May 10 2011, 19:10

If it is only doing 90 miles then there is something drastically wrong with the fuelling on the bike. Does the end of the exhaust look excessively sooty?.
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Post  firemaster Wed May 11 2011, 08:48

i will take a good look next time i see him
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Post  weasley Wed May 11 2011, 09:53

Mine has been running on 3 cylinders for a lot of the last tank, and I still made 150 miles! Usually more like 180. 90 is way too low - I got more than that including a track day (and I wasn't hanging about).
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Post  0ldcat Wed May 11 2011, 09:54

firemaster wrote: he only gets 90 to a tank but says he is never under 8000 rpm
Question He does know the thundercat has 6 gears and not just 4 ! Shocked green smile
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Post  Rosco Wed May 11 2011, 23:26

Sounds more like a 2nd gear problem. Can't get into it or above it.
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