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Just did a ride up to Lake Tahoe last week; got gas in Jackson, up to Carson Pass on 88, around Tahoe then back to Sacramento. 243 miles, 3.0 gallons! Back in the Bay Area this week, refueled and was back down to about 65 mpg. Pretty remarkable mileage.
 

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I changed from Honda's basic 10W30 to a Motul semi-syn 10W-30 oil a few weeks ago. I had been doing 65-70 US mpg. On the most recent fill, I was just a fraction shy of 80 US mpg with pretty much the same riding routines. I could attribute some of it to the oil, I suppose. Maybe it's more a matter of the engine breaking in (2400 miles) ?
 

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I changed from Honda's basic 10W30 to a Motul semi-syn 10W-30 oil a few weeks ago. I had been doing 65-70 US mpg. On the most recent fill, I was just a fraction shy of 80 US mpg with pretty much the same riding routines. I could attribute some of it to the oil, I suppose. Maybe it's more a matter of the engine breaking in (2400 miles) ?
Also, warmer weather and summer gas mix.
 
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First full tank, averaged 75 mpg. Mine's a 2015.
^ This was general suburban riding. Taking it easy (mostly short-shifting for break-in)

I just finished a tank that was mostly expressway at 75 mph. It was 66 mpg for that tank. I can see why folks like the 16T countershaft sprocket.


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Do you guys check using the trip meter 1 and reset it on fill up, or do it the manual way?
I'm doing both. The manual way seems to be more accurate, since the computer seems to start from 0 mpg and keep recalculating the average throughout the tank.

What I'm doing now is resetting Trip B with each fill up, leaving Trip A to keep calculating the running average. (and disable the auto-reset for Trip A, in case I run the tank down low) The running average is getting to be more realistic now. For example, it's showing 66 mpg and the last tank WAS 66 mpg, calculated.

When I go on a road trip, I'll probably use Trip A for tank specs and Trip B for its actual intended purpose.

One thing to keep in mind with the manually calculated method: We can't fill up the tank to the same point every time. All we can do is get close. So the running average calculated by the bike MAY actually be more accurate.
 

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I looked back a few pages and didn't see anything re. how much expressway fuel economy improved with a 16T front sprocket. Anyone?

Also, for those of you who have been concerned you might not make it to the next gas station, did you reduce your speed to 35 mph to get top fuel economy? It's slow and painful, but not as much as pushing the bike!
 

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Do you get better gas mileage if you Scott your butt all the way back on the driver seat and duck your head and body all the way forward vs sitting straight up? I am experimenting with this and want to say yes. Anybody else experience this?
 
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