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    Miles per gallon - first 500 miles running in

    Hi guys, just completed the first 500 miles, limiting my revs to 5500.
    Bike has acheived 48mpg, and I have enjoyed the performance!
    I reckon that's pretty good - becaue it didn't need too much self restraint.
    Don't these motorcycle journalists talk b*****ks!! (90 miles to reserve from Ride) - either that or they ride everywhere in 2nd or 3rd. Can't beleive everything you read,can you!!
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    Re: Miles per gallon - first 500 miles running in

    Oh, you wait until you start ragging it! I've seen reserve flashing at me around 100 miles a few times, and I've been pushing hard to get that, but I'm not as fast or capable as some of these journos. There is a big variation on how far the tank takes you, depending on how you ride




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    Re: Miles per gallon - first 500 miles running in

    Too right, 5500 revs is sipping at it,,,, wait till you get the red mist on!!

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    Re: Miles per gallon - first 500 miles running in

    Yes, I'm sure you're right!!

    Started getting over 5500 today - feels good & strong but without the powerband of the FZ1. I'm certain it's quicker up to 100mph, which is what I wanted.

    Honestly, though the beauty of this bike to me is that you can really enjoy it and keep things below 100mph.

    After 3 week this one feels like a keeper to me!!

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    After 3 months I'm not so sure. I really love the bike but I actually think I may be one of those people who needs something a little less smooth, I dunno. The excitement from the blinding acceleration does eventually tire somewhat and I'm finding myself pushing harder to get my thrills. I love the bike, don't get me wrong, but I think I may have to do something to it to make it a bit more of an animal. Maybe switchable fuel maps might be in order, on a PCIII so it's still usable in really wet weather




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    Re: Miles per gallon - first 500 miles running in

    Change the rear/front sprockets then Ant and get even MORE low down power out of it.

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    Re: Miles per gallon - first 500 miles running in

    I've been averaging 38mpg during break in, 400 miles so far, but I aint been keeping her below 5500rpm. Theres no need on this engine its built to rediculous tollerances, just dont redline, dont accellerate too agressively, dont lug the engine and dont hold one rpm for too long untill they put propper oil in it at the 600mile service.

    I'm topping the tank at about 110 to 115 miles, which aint great, but its no 90.

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    Re: Miles per gallon - first 500 miles running in

    You'll see elsewhere that most people are getting 110 - 120 to reserve, which I don't think is too bad for a 1000.

    And Ant, I know what you mean about the excitement factor. Sometimes it all seems too easy, but then, that discussion's been had elsewhere, too.
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    Re: Miles per gallon - first 500 miles running in

    Indeed, and I don't think I need more acceleration; it's a missile already, it's just so smooth that sometimes it seems to easy. I think a sports bike would be even worse personally because of the lack of windblast, but again this is for another discussion




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    Re: Miles per gallon - first 500 miles running in

    Quote Originally Posted by Antnee
    After 3 months I'm not so sure. I really love the bike but I actually think I may be one of those people who needs something a little less smooth, I dunno. The excitement from the blinding acceleration does eventually tire somewhat and I'm finding myself pushing harder to get my thrills. I love the bike, don't get me wrong, but I think I may have to do something to it to make it a bit more of an animal. Maybe switchable fuel maps might be in order, on a PCIII so it's still usable in really wet weather
    Antnee ..what am I hearing!!!!!!are you getting a bit fed up with the CB???Tell me it`s no so!!

    However I do know what you mean.
    The bike is so bloody easy to ride..almost effortless in fact but I am loving it.
    I don`t get my kicks from warp speeds....very conscious I have 2 kids who need me and
    a licence I need to keep...
    I`m happiest sitting at 80-90 mph going over the ton on overtakes or really when the road is
    is clear and safe.Bear in mind we don`t have motorways up here and we don`t have very straight roads either!!!
    120 is about what i happy doing although i have gone faster on other bikes.
    Instead of battling with a sportsbike round corrners, i now feel smooth and controlled and for me
    it is definitely "doing it"
    I am lucky enough that hubby has his R1 which i can have if i fancy a blast on a sportsbike
    but that won`t be often..I LOVE MY CB TOO MUCH!!!!
    It`s not the size of the dog in the fight , it`s the size of the fight in the dog.....http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h5...ssmiley6jj.gif

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