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PostSubject: Re: Best Modifications for Best MPG?   Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:10 am

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PostSubject: Re: Best Modifications for Best MPG?   Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:05 pm

That's true, but I'm not the only one that's binned them, and I believe you said in a previous post you only ride out for a couple of hours, so they probably are fantastic for you. It's a good job I don't take much notice of all the other junk that's regarded as essential to fit. Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Best Modifications for Best MPG?   Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:44 pm

I don't have any modifications ( unless you count Pro Grip handlebar grips and Iridium plugs) and i have just done an MPG check. Starting with fuel visible in the filler neck, and zeroing the "B" mileage counter i did 221mls before running completely out of fuel. I carried 2 ltrs of fuel in a spare container so i could run completely dry and not get stranded, is this good?. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Best Modifications for Best MPG?   Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:08 pm

That's excellent mate, I fancy cracking the 200 mile tank range as a little project in the Spring, already bought me 2 litre spare fuel container in Munich last year. If I hadn't suffered a type of stroke last September I'd have already had a go.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Modifications for Best MPG?   Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:11 pm

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I listened to advice on here and installed Grip Puppies, they were rubbish. I removed them and they now fitted to the handle of my snow shovel as Slush Puppies! Smile

What do you suggest then? Did you find any that worked for you?

No I didn't, my right hand cramped up badly and the foam prevented the heated grips working efficiently. So I removed them, the hand cramps stopped and I could feel the heat through the grips again.

Last time out I wore Hein Gericke Pathan 2x2 finger gloves and hardly needed the grip heaters as my hands were warm. However afterwards I noticed the web of skin between my right forefinger and thumb was quite numb and red for about 24 hours, which may have been the glove liner bunching.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Modifications for Best MPG?   Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:10 pm

Limey,

That is pretty good since it figures out to about 55 mpg. I figured 221 miles/4 gallons for U.S. conversions. I think you guys over use liters don't you?
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PostSubject: Re: Best Modifications for Best MPG?   Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:27 am

221 miles for 16 litres.

62.79 MPG (UK)
52.28 MPG (US)
22.22 Km per litre


Using various website conversions I got those figures, am I right?
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PostSubject: Re: Best Modifications for Best MPG?   Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:46 am

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221 miles for 16 litres.

62.79 MPG (UK)
52.28 MPG (US)
22.22 Km per litre


Using various website conversions I got those figures, am I right?

Isn't around 50mpg what they got from the factory new? My goal is to bring that amount up.

I crouched a bit behind the windscreen and the buffeting noise and cold wind disappeared on my face. If I lowered the seat and lowered and angled the windscreen more, I might find some hidden mpg?

Tonight I also loosened my grip and found my hands didn't fall asleep.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Modifications for Best MPG?   Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:12 am

Whilst reading the thread about H7 globes and following the link Waspie posted I came across this post from Bill (honda_silver):

I do not know why but my left arm was feeling every vibration like a stinger. I did not want to stop riding, so I got the larger Manic Salamander bar end weights which greatly reduced the vibration. I was able to keep riding and allow my arm to heal ... I never had a the arm stinger again.

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PostSubject: Re: Best Modifications for Best MPG?   Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:00 am

MikeO wrote:
Whilst reading the thread about H7 globes and following the link Waspie posted I came across this post from Bill (honda_silver):

I do not know why but my left arm was feeling every vibration like a stinger. I did not want to stop riding, so I got the larger Manic Salamander bar end weights which greatly reduced the vibration. I was able to keep riding and allow my arm to heal ... I never had a the arm stinger again.

If the Grip Puppies did not work ... that would be my next suggestion.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Modifications for Best MPG?   Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:31 am

I use the bar weights and cushioned grips and my SWing is very smooth. All and all it costs about $100 for all of it.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Modifications for Best MPG?   Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:40 pm

RE: my mileage figures: These figures were obtained under normal riding conditions, i just wanted an idea of the range i could expect. Most roads in England are 60mph some are now 50mph through towns it is 30mph. I keep to the limits. Ocassionaly i get the devil on my shoulder ( usually when I'm overtaken by a "sports Bike") then i may touch 90mph as i overtake them, on bendy roads of course. I rarely travel on motorways where the limit is 70mph, but where is the fun in travelling in a straight line on two wheels? Wink I worked out my mpg at 62
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PostSubject: Re: Best Modifications for Best MPG?   Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:51 pm

Limey: That MPG is amazing, the best I've got so far is 56 mpg (UK), with my average being 51 over 3 fills of mostly city driving.

Check out www.fuelly.com you might find it useful to log your fills.
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