Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Evansville, WI,
Fuel Mileage/Trip Computer
I filled up about a week ago, the first fill I did myself, so felt confident about finding fuel mileage (dealer did it when I picked it up, I don't know how full they would have gotten it).
I knew I was getting close to needing fuel this morning, but based on the first fill I did, I thought I could stretch it a bit, as it only took about 3.7 gallons last week.
So I was warily watching the distance to empty get lower and lower, and all the bars disappearing on my fuel gauge. At 225.5 miles I had - - - - showing instead of miles to empty. I drove about an additional 7 miles to the gas staion I normally use. Took 5.7 gallons, my understanding is that the bike has 6.3 gallons "useable", my mileage was a tad over 40 mpg, but the bike only has about 500 miles on it (still breaking in I assume). The trip coputer said I was getting closer to 44 mpg.
Mainly just thought I'd share my experiences and see if what I am getting is about normal at this point. It almost seems like when you get the dashed lines that this is where the gallon of reserve (or 1.1, whichever it is) begins?