Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Auckland, , New Zealand
Miles-to-go... any way to improve accuracy or lower variability?
The miles-to-go indicator is way off as we all know. I did 70kms out and back from home commuting today, started at 500km (usual when I fill up), finished at 513 or some such. It is even worse when the tank gets low. I have had it drop 10-15 km over 1 km of riding. Upon filling (usually reads about 500km), I have had exactly the same trip under more-or-less the same conditions, show 430 one time and 530 another at the end of the ride to work. Note: overall, it does more-or-less the same total miles-per-tank every time on the daily commute.
I am a guy that loves to run the tank low, and I make the effort to fill right up... I hate having to stop to get gas... on the old LT I saw the '---' come up many, many times. Now that was very satisfying.
I do very much understand that it takes current readings from various locations to arrive at its basic calc of the amount of fuel * mileage_per_litre. I assume the root cause of the problem is that the averages that the bike computer generates are calculated over too short a timespan or distance travelled span. Is there some adjustment that allows the average to be calculated by a longer sampling period/distance? This might then help get a more realistic, less 'hyper' miles-to-go reading.
Located: Auckland, New Zealand...
but I left my biking heart along the Scenic Byways of America.....
"Come fill the cup that clears
Today of past regrets and future fears." ....Omar Khayyam
Last edited by longwayfromhome; Jul 26th, 2013 at 12:48 pm.