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Post  past-it Mon Mar 26 2012, 11:44

YZFJohn wrote:Past-It - Clean bikes slice throu the air better, to get better fuel economy of course!! Twisted Evil Fuel prices are getting silly.

Can't beat a Cat/Fazer on fuel anyway[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] I've not bought a Trumpet and found how much fuel it drinks Very Happy Oops sorry Ellie you're not the only one to do that, A friend sold his Cat 6 months ago and bought a St 1050, sorry stole it for what he paid Shocked but has been playing with ECU maps, throttle settings, back pressures and god only knows what else in a vain and lost cause to try to recover the missing 20mpg that he's lost on every ride [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] Not that I remind him ever [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] . Oh it also chews up rear tyres, he's wife finds it hard to get on the pillon seat and hes also changed the front discs and pads because it does'nt stop aswell as the Cat either[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] Any way I've chucked a bucket of soapy water over the Cat and I'll take it for a ride if it rains to wash it off.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] Might even change the oil and filter to show that I care for it. But then I might also change the front and rear pads if the new ones arrive today.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]


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Post  YZFJohn Mon Mar 26 2012, 12:24

I was getting fuel light at 150 -170miles on my Cat, I ovehauled the callipers (new seals, pads etc) and I did 200miles at the weekend with no fuel light coming on. Regular mainenance has it's part to play in fuel economy, as well as smooth throttle control and the New Chanin & Sprocket maybe helping, but there are days you just don't give a censored about economy and just enjoy the ride. Thumb
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Post  SteveCat Mon Mar 26 2012, 12:36

Split the topic, and gave a new title ...


On the topic of fuel consumption, you may have noticed the MPG in my signature. It gives the average consumption, anyone taking any notice would have seen the number drop yesterday. That's what you get for spending most of the day on the bike and only clocking up about 5 miles!! Was doing a machine control day.

Only been logging for a few weeks, so far the best is 64 and the worst is 46.5.
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Post  YZFJohn Mon Mar 26 2012, 12:47

Hadn't noticed your fuelly in as much just thought it was a graphic. I am now joining up myself, should be interesting to see how mine compares to yours. pokefun
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Post  past-it Mon Mar 26 2012, 13:24

I know its sad but I've kept records of every thing I've done to the bike since I bought it. That includes fuel. Worst fuel 49.73mpg. Best 77.01mpg. Since 06/06/2006 when I bought the bike till 30/12/2011 the bike adveraged 59.78mpg over 76228 miles. It has been heavily played with over that time to get it to run as it does.
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Post  Wooster Mon Mar 26 2012, 14:20

I don't do gallons, just MPT's (miles per tank).
Going easy it's 200 miles, a blast with the lads, about 140.

Anyhoo, had a shocker the other day.
Bike was parked up in the garage since late October with a full tank that cost me just over £17.
It's first full tank of 2012 cost me £24...I used to fill my car up for that. Crying or Very sad
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Post  ScoldedCat Mon Mar 26 2012, 14:42

I decided to stick the fuelly thing on my sig too \/ (that's meant to be a down arrow...).

Very impressed so far, I haven't got the receipts for my first two fill ups, but I know they were 51 and 52mpg, and my last was almost 54mpg, so very impressed!

I'm hoping a bit of fettling and a good service should see that increase a bit too.

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Post  Wooster Mon Mar 26 2012, 15:03

You know, looking at Fuelly the average fuel consumption on a Cat isn't a massive amount better than my Accord diesel (53mpg compared to 42mpg on the Accord). scratch

I should sign up to find out for sure, since there's only one 2.2 iCTDi listed.
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Post  SteveCat Mon Mar 26 2012, 15:16

YZFJohn wrote:should be interesting to see how mine compares to yours. pokefun

said the Actress to the Bishop Very Happy

Would be interesting to see how our 'Cats rate, sure there are variations in riding conditions - nothing competitive mind, this is a case of less is more.
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Post  MrNutt Mon Mar 26 2012, 17:52

how do you put the little fuelly thing in your bottom footer thingy?
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Post  SteveCat Mon Mar 26 2012, 17:58

Very Happy

On your Fuelly 'Bikey' page, look at the right hand side towards the bottom of the page and you should see

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Share your MPG
Share and compare MPG at Fuelly View all badges and stuff you can share

Click on that and chose which 'badge' you want, I chose the small banner, copied the url info and then added that to my profile sig.

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Post  Wooster Mon Mar 26 2012, 20:49

SteveCat wrote:
YZFJohn wrote:should be interesting to see how mine compares to yours. pokefun

said the Actress to the Bishop Very Happy

Would be interesting to see how our 'Cats rate, sure there are variations in riding conditions - nothing competitive mind, this is a case of less is more.

Aye, less mpg is more fun. green smile
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Post  MrNutt Mon Mar 26 2012, 23:15

cheers for the tip on how to get the badge thingy steve Thumb
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Post  ellie Tue Mar 27 2012, 09:27

I suppose if I was comuting I would be very concerned about the fuel economy but my Triumphs a weekend toy and I'm not too bothered what mileage to the gallon I get but I did around 200 miles at the weekend and it cost me about £25. Wish my car was that efficient lol.



But I did have a little fun on the Caistor High Street green smile and it's put the fun back in biking for me Twisted Evil
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Post  YZFJohn Tue Mar 27 2012, 09:32

I got my Fuelly in my footer now. Sorry went large!

Did the B664 Upppingham to Market Harborough yesterday evening, with the low Sun it wasn't fun. On the way back was better with the sun behind me. Thumb
You both would love this road.
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Post  ellie Tue Mar 27 2012, 10:03

Sounds cool Cool


We did the Lissington bends on Saturday too which I love.


The road from Chesterfield to Ollerton via Nether Langwith & Cuckney isn't too bad either.
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Post  ellie Tue Mar 27 2012, 10:16

Oh it also chews up rear tyres



Yes Nick was really chuffed getting only 2500 miles out of his rear Metzeler on his Speed Triple green smile


Bloody fun 2500 miles tho lol.
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Post  terry lees Tue Mar 27 2012, 12:10

Just as a matter of interest I get 46mpg out of my FJR 1300, and it never seems to alter no matter what sort of riding I do.
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Post  Rosco Tue Mar 27 2012, 12:54

terry lees wrote:Just as a matter of interest I get 46mpg out of my FJR 1300, and it never seems to alter no matter what sort of riding I do.

I've only ever seen you do one sort Terry. What you need my son is a nice little Austin 7 Wink - Turbo charged mind!
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Post  terry lees Tue Mar 27 2012, 13:24

Touche mon ami, touche
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Post  furball Tue Mar 27 2012, 13:55

Just done the Inverness to Gairloch and back to Inverness loop, 198 miles and my fuel light just came on, Oh i was on my Versys which is pretty good on fuel.

Oh and the sun shone all the way, and the roads were dry, and very little traffic...

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Post  Panzerbuilder Tue Mar 27 2012, 21:36

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Post  MiMa Sun Apr 01 2012, 13:34

Maria had her 1st proper ride last week when we did a mini tour with friends.
My ZX6 was doing 60 - 65mpg and Maria's Cat was doing 65 - 70 mpg.
Probbably due to Di as she was a bit slow on her GPZ500.
We all did 153 miles without hitting reserve which is a record of me
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