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Re: The old question of MPG and the Tiger
« Reply #120 on: September 15, 2019, 08:51:29 PM »
I brimmed my new ( 2 week old ) 2019 XCa the day I collected it and refuelled this afternoon. Running in miles so not caning it but tbh I'm riding about the same as I normally would ( brisk without being thrashy ) and I brimmed it again with 19 litres - so clearly not empty.
Odometer read 332 miles. I don't know how accurate that is but if the speedo is anything to go by its pretty close.

I'll get the 500 service done next weekend and do a 'proper' check.
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Re: The old question of MPG and the Tiger
« Reply #121 on: September 16, 2019, 04:55:45 AM »
So, you're saying you did 332 miles on one tank of fuel?

That's 78 mpg. I don't see how that is possible.   :027:

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Re: The old question of MPG and the Tiger
« Reply #122 on: September 16, 2019, 06:20:36 AM »
*Originally Posted by applecorp [+]
So, you're saying you did 332 miles on one tank of fuel?

That's 78 mpg. I don't see how that is possible.   :027:

Looks that way...

I have twice had over 500 miles to a tank of gas commuting on a BMW 1200 GSA and 341 miles ( indicated but when checked using google maps corrected to 321 miles ) from my 57 plate 1200gs. Fuel strip said I had 4 miles left in the tank but no one takes THOSE seriously...

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GS tank takes 1 litre more fuel than the Tiger so looks about right to me.

« Last Edit: September 16, 2019, 06:29:45 AM by penry »
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Re: The old question of MPG and the Tiger
« Reply #123 on: September 16, 2019, 10:01:25 AM »
With the 'puter on current mpg, it register 75mpg at a steady 45mph, so if you ride at a steady 40mph then 78mpg is possible in theory. All depends how slow you ride. At a steady 75mph it registers 45mpg. Try it, like I did, just for curiosity.

Never got 19 litres in mine, that is all the tank holds, usually when showing near to zilch, I get mebbe 16L - 17L in.
 
The fuel is the only coolant the pump gets, I'd guess that 2L is to stop the pump burning out. Not sure on that but makes sense.....to me.
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Re: The old question of MPG and the Tiger
« Reply #124 on: September 16, 2019, 09:46:07 PM »
*Originally Posted by applecorp [+]
So, you're saying you did 332 miles on one tank of fuel?

That's 78 mpg. I don't see how that is possible.   :027:

I manage 74 mpg on a Yorkshire dales circular. No Motorways.
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Re: The old question of MPG and the Tiger
« Reply #125 on: September 17, 2019, 06:55:52 AM »
*Originally Posted by Tiggerton [+]
I manage 74 mpg on a Yorkshire dales circular. No Motorways.

Sounds perfectly reasonable to me.

My running in so far is town miles from Shipley West Yorkshire across to Squires cafe, then home to Wakefield.
A trip mostly motorway and dual carriageway Wakefield to Uttoxeter and back and a country lanes ride from Wakefield to Knaresborough and back.
Bit of everything in there, speeds up to the limits for the road with a couple of just touch 80 then drop back down to mid 60's on the M'way. No wide throttle openings and I've a very smooth riding style.
Just careful and sensible whilst it beds in.

I haven't looked at the computer readings at all as actual mileage for fuel used gives actual consumption figures.
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Re: The old question of MPG and the Tiger
« Reply #126 on: September 17, 2019, 02:48:20 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
With the 'puter on current mpg, it register 75mpg at a steady 45mph, so if you ride at a steady 40mph then 78mpg is possible in theory. All depends how slow you ride. At a steady 75mph it registers 45mpg. Try it, like I did, just for curiosity.

Never got 19 litres in mine, that is all the tank holds, usually when showing near to zilch, I get mebbe 16L - 17L in.
 
The fuel is the only coolant the pump gets, I'd guess that 2L is to stop the pump burning out. Not sure on that but makes sense.....to me.

Are you saying you can only use 17 litres from a full tank? That would be ridiculous if true.

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Re: The old question of MPG and the Tiger
« Reply #127 on: September 17, 2019, 03:51:27 PM »
*Originally Posted by applecorp [+]
Are you saying you can only use 17 litres from a full tank? That would be ridiculous if true.

I don't have a fekin clue. I said, I never get more than 17L in when the puter says I'm on fumes. What reason for the safety margin in your opinion?

You ever got more than 17L in?
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Re: The old question of MPG and the Tiger
« Reply #128 on: September 17, 2019, 04:54:17 PM »
I've been down to 15mls range left and only got 16ltrs in, but we really need to run it dry until it splutters to a halt to find out just how much you've got on 0mls range.

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Re: The old question of MPG and the Tiger
« Reply #129 on: September 17, 2019, 05:42:46 PM »
I have gone 16 miles past empty and put 18.6 ltrs of fuel in.. I can't remember exactly how many miles I got out of the tank but it was in the 240s...

 


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