Optimal speed for lowest consumption of gas?

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Re: Optimal speed for lowest consumption of gas?

#21 Unread post by sapaul » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:36 am

jstark47 wrote:
Marvin wrote:I just thought if I would share how I feel that someone with the same experience I do would agree with me.
Nobody has the same experience as you, because no one else can hear the voices in your head. Try a tin-foil hat, they really work sometimes.....



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Re: Optimal speed for lowest consumption of gas?

#22 Unread post by Brackstone » Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:12 am

I wanted to say that (at least with my bike) if I keep the RPMs too low the engine seems to heat up faster because the engine isn't pulling as much air through the filter. Not sure if I'm going crazy or not but that makes me try to stay close to my power band.
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#23 Unread post by vito » Sun May 06, 2012 8:03 am

Marvin: You've succeeded. I rarely come to this website because of the low level of participation, but when I do, invariably your inane comments, and carrying on about your little scooter convince me not to bother with reading any more threads. You've succeeded in convincing me to delete this entire site from my favorites and to stick to motorcycle related forums that are not dominated by trolls.

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Re: Optimal speed for lowest consumption of gas?

#24 Unread post by Wrider » Sun May 06, 2012 8:57 am

vito wrote:Marvin: You've succeeded. I rarely come to this website because of the low level of participation, but when I do, invariably your inane comments, and carrying on about your little scooter convince me not to bother with reading any more threads. You've succeeded in convincing me to delete this entire site from my favorites and to stick to motorcycle related forums that are not dominated by trolls.
That's a shame considering he's been banned.
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#25 Unread post by HYPERR » Mon May 07, 2012 7:56 pm

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That's a shame considering he's been banned.
He got banned? :shock:
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#26 Unread post by dr_bar » Mon May 07, 2012 7:59 pm

HYPERR wrote:
Wrider wrote:
That's a shame considering he's been banned.
He got banned? :shock:
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#27 Unread post by sapaul » Tue May 08, 2012 1:46 am

I am sure that he will take it like the manly man he is and go pick up some super hot girl on his manly T- Max
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#28 Unread post by vito » Tue May 08, 2012 6:50 am

I guess I don't have to stop coming here. Thanks.

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#29 Unread post by sapaul » Tue May 08, 2012 7:42 am

vito wrote:I guess I don't have to stop coming here. Thanks.
Nah, you are OK


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#30 Unread post by HYPERR » Wed May 09, 2012 8:26 am

dr_bar wrote:
HYPERR wrote:
Wrider wrote:
That's a shame considering he's been banned.
He got banned? :shock:
YUP!!! :o)
which post was it?
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#31 Unread post by Wrider » Wed May 09, 2012 9:20 am

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#32 Unread post by HYPERR » Wed May 09, 2012 3:13 pm

Wrider wrote:Here you go
So the banishment was ultimately over a Harley bashing?
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#33 Unread post by dr_bar » Wed May 09, 2012 4:39 pm

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Wrider wrote:Here you go
So the banishment was ultimately over a Harley bashing?
I think it went a way further than that. Mike doesn't ban somebody very easily, it takes a whole lot to "pee" off that easy going guy and he gives someone every chance he can. It was obvious that marvin was a troll and wasn't adding anything but grief to the boards...
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#34 Unread post by Wrider » Wed May 09, 2012 10:49 pm

dr_bar wrote:
HYPERR wrote:
Wrider wrote:Here you go
So the banishment was ultimately over a Harley bashing?
I think it went a way further than that. Mike doesn't ban somebody very easily, it takes a whole lot to "pee" off that easy going guy and he gives someone every chance he can. It was obvious that marvin was a troll and wasn't adding anything but grief to the boards...
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#35 Unread post by jmillheiser » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:39 pm

VermilionX wrote:your bike doesn't have a tachometer?

basically you wanna keep your rpms low, shift early, don't accelerate hard.
This depends on the engine. My bandit 600 would get its best fuel economy while wailed on hard in a canyon (working between 6-10k rpm constantly), I would get about 55mpg in the canyons, its worst mpg was highway cruising at 75-80mph (constant 5k rpm) it would get around 41mpg, and it averaged 45-47mpg in normal in town riding (slower acceleration and short shifting).

I have heard similar from other 600 riders too.

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Re: Optimal speed for lowest consumption of gas?

#36 Unread post by HYPERR » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:01 pm

jmillheiser wrote:
VermilionX wrote:your bike doesn't have a tachometer?

basically you wanna keep your rpms low, shift early, don't accelerate hard.
This depends on the engine. My bandit 600 would get its best fuel economy while wailed on hard in a canyon (working between 6-10k rpm constantly), I would get about 55mpg in the canyons, its worst mpg was highway cruising at 75-80mph (constant 5k rpm) it would get around 41mpg, and it averaged 45-47mpg in normal in town riding (slower acceleration and short shifting).

I have heard similar from other 600 riders too.
It sounds like the Bandit 600 is overgeared. It would probably benefit from a tooth down on the countershaft.
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#37 Unread post by dr_bar » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:57 pm

My Valk got its best milage right around 2900 RPM, hit 3000 or above and I may as well been driving my 240 SX...
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#38 Unread post by dr_bar » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:00 pm

jmillheiser wrote:This depends on the engine. My bandit 600 would get its best fuel economy while wailed on hard in a canyon (working between 6-10k rpm constantly), I would get about 55mpg in the canyons, its worst mpg was highway cruising at 75-80mph (constant 5k rpm) it would get around 41mpg, and it averaged 45-47mpg in normal in town riding (slower acceleration and short shifting).

I have heard similar from other 600 riders too.
But I bet if you kept the Bandit to 60MPH on the highway, your mileage ould have been the best there, remember, the original poster was looking for the optimal, not the fastest speed... :o)
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