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Offline Paulhere

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Britannia rallies
« on: August 20, 2019, 06:54:37 PM »
Just home from the Britannia rallies in Sweden & Denmark after 2,210 miles. Great company & great rallies. Downside was, one of our chums is left in I/C in Sweden hospital & likely to be there for some time after a bad crash with son pillion. Mum flew over, son got a broken ankle, she's taken him home. We got best country turnout at Denmark rally with 29 bodies. Bad crash closed the M62 with lorry, car & bike. The rider was airlifted to hospital, might be one of the many German boys off the ferry heading for Liverpool then IOM Manx GP. Hope he's mendable. The M'way was closed for some hours. We were diverted off at J31 after an hour or so.
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Re: Britannia rallies
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2019, 08:24:08 AM »
The trip involved a lot of M'way riding. 'Puter reading over the entire trip = avg mpg 49.4, avg speed 48.6mph. Bit disappointing on a '16 XRx.

Kept the speed in the 70's, in the 80's fuel was in the high 30's mpg. Very glad of the CC on that trip.
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Re: Britannia rallies
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2019, 12:33:49 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
The trip involved a lot of M'way riding. 'Puter reading over the entire trip = avg mpg 49.4, avg speed 48.6mph. Bit disappointing on a '16 XRx.

Kept the speed in the 70's, in the 80's fuel was in the high 30's mpg. Very glad of the CC on that trip.

Doesn't sound very good at all Paul, mine's showing around 56mpg, largely short commuter journeys up the A50 and car dodging (rush hour) over Thelwall, even the Sport/ Explorer managed low 50's on the same sort of journey  :084:

I think the mpg is better on the new 2018+ models (mine's only 3 months old, 2,500miles), certainly better than my old 2011 one.
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Re: Britannia rallies
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2019, 12:43:27 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dilbert [+]
Doesn't sound very good at all Paul, mine's showing around 56mpg, largely short commuter journeys up the A50 and car dodging (rush hour) over Thelwall, even the Sport/ Explorer managed low 50's on the same sort of journey  :084:

I think the mpg is better on the new 2018+ models (mine's only 3 months old, 2,500miles), certainly better than my old 2011 one.

First time I've really used the T800 on M'ways, it always averaged 65'ish mpg on A & B roads, it don't like M'ways. The earlier T800 was much worse my chums tell me. Worst trumpet I've had for high speed work but then, I didn't buy it for that, I have the TS for that but my '14 TS don't have CC & I needed it for this trip due to Carpal Tunnel crap.
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Re: Britannia rallies
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2019, 12:44:24 PM »
Sounds like a very eventful trip bud  :028:  hope the lad's OK

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Re: Britannia rallies
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2019, 03:19:09 PM »
Sumert that may be of interest to us chain anal folk on here.

I filled the Scottoiler e system bottle before set off, just checked & filled it, see before & after pics & the lovely clean chain after 2210 miles on the road. It took 45ml to top up



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