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Not sure if there is a topic about this, the search function wasn't acting nicely to me.

Anyway, what kind of MPG are you getting? How much city/highway?

Here is my last fill-up on my 750. Usually about 80%-85% City.

 

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I have only done just over 400km (250miles) and my last fuel fill produced 28.27 kilometers per litre or 66.64 mpg (US). Locally our pumps run 95 octane unleaded.

Break down:

Kilometers traveled: 192
Litre used: 6.79
Litre per kilometer: 28.27
Fuel cost per litre: R 13.34
Total fuel bill: R90.67

For my US friends:
Miles traveled: 119.30
Gallons (US) used: 1.79
Miles per gal: 66.64
Cost per gal: $4.72 (using a conversion of R12.40 South African Rand = to 1 US$)
Fuel bill: $8.44
 

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I generally get 300ks to 12 litres on my xg500(mix of mainly commuting, occasional weekend cruise)
my terrible math puts that at about 58 MPG?
 

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With 9500 miles on my bike, I'm still getting about 51-53mpg. I was getting 50 mpg with a passenger. My commute for going to work in the morning for now has me going on the freeway here cause the main street in my village is taking for ever it seems to be reconstructed. The new speed limit on the freeway is 70 mph here and the average speed is 75mph and I'm still getting 50-53 on average. The front tire still has tread on it too! :)
 

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I have only done just over 400km (250miles) and my last fuel fill produced 28.27 kilometers per litre or 66.64 mpg (US). Locally our pumps run 95 octane unleaded.

Break down:

Kilometers traveled: 192
Litre used: 6.79
Litre per kilometer: 28.27
Fuel cost per litre: R 13.34
Total fuel bill: R90.67

For my US friends:
Miles traveled: 119.30
Gallons (US) used: 1.79
Miles per gal: 66.64
Cost per gal: $4.72 (using a conversion of R12.40 South African Rand = to 1 US$)
Fuel bill: $8.44

66! Wow, nice! I wonder if that 95 octane helps? We only have up to 91 in my area.
 

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Up until a few years ago we had 98 octane, then it was dropped to 95, so I too will join you in wondering. I live on the coast, but inland in the Johannesburg area they are at 5,000 feet above sea level, so the boys up there only have 87 as a premium grade in their pumps. At that altitude performance is said to be 17% less than on the coast.
 

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I always ride solo.
I ride around the speed limit 99% of the time and mostly on backroads.
I been getting 40-42 mpg.

I been following per what the manual says, 87 octane.
 

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Mine has also been solo so far. We live in the urban suburbs, so 90% of the time is urban riding. The only freeways I have been on so far all have 100k/h (60m/h) restrictions, so speeding has not been an issue. Our highways all have 120k/h limits.

I am really getting to despise the local speed bumps as the Sport's suspension is much firmer than my previous bike.
 

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Mine has also been solo so far. We live in the urban suburbs, so 90% of the time is urban riding. The only freeways I have been on so far all have 100k/h (60m/h) restrictions, so speeding has not been an issue. Our highways all have 120k/h limits.

I am really getting to despise the local speed bumps as the Sport's suspension is much firmer than my previous bike.
i'm getting 40-42 mpg and I don't ride hard....most of the time.
if yall are getting that kind of mpg, then something is fishy (literally) down here in south Louisiana...

must be bad gas down here in the deep south (like every time Jindal speaks....bad gas!)...maybe its evaporating?....maybe it getting cheated at the pumps, nothing would surprise me in this state.....the latter being most suspect!
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I used a spanner wrench I had to adjust the rear shocks up a notch, they came new on the low setting, once I firmed them up a notch the bumps weren't as violent

plus these small diameter tires are much more prone to feel even the little bumps more so than larger diameter ones.

later I may, (if I keep this bike ) install new rear gas shocks and progressive front springs....

that may help.
 

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I'm getting right at 52. Good mix of highway and city. I do ride 75-80 on the highway most the time and I don't have the tiny windscreen anymore not that I could see it making any difference. But I'm heavy on the throttle so I don't expect to have the best mileage.

66 seems like an imperial gallon conversion.
 

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If I made a mistake in the conversion Charles, I apologize, but the original kilometer and litre figures are there for you to check out. After reading through some of the threads I was wondering if the higher octane rating has any effect on the higher MPG, but then in the manual H-D recommends anything 87 and above.

I will add in my 3rd refuel figures to this thread when I refuel. My first refuel according to my log was at 175km (109 miles) and 6.97 litres (1.84 gal)
 

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Tennessee here. I mistakenly was using 87 octane but got 50-60 mpg on the back roads, 35-40 on the highway (blaming the octane on that). Haven't refueled since switching to 93 octane...
 

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I always use 87 octane, it is what my manual recommends.
i'm not paying the corrupt greedy oil companies any more than I have too!
 

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If I made a mistake in the conversion Charles, I apologize, but the original kilometer and litre figures are there for you to check out. After reading through some of the threads I was wondering if the higher octane rating has any effect on the higher MPG, but then in the manual H-D recommends anything 87 and above.

I will add in my 3rd refuel figures to this thread when I refuel. My first refuel according to my log was at 175km (109 miles) and 6.97 litres (1.84 gal)
I didn't do the math before, your math checks out. Does your fuel contain ethanol? I'm curious why you refuel with so much fuel still in your tank?
 

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Our fuel pump price in South Africa is fixed by the government. All fuel stations have a set selling price. This set selling price is calculated based on the current (Rand / $) exchange rate and the international price of a barrel of oil. Today the ZAR to the US$ is trading at 1$ = R12.43 so the world oil price being quoted in dollars has a big effect on the pump price.

Each month on the 1st Wednesday after the start of that month, the price for that month is announced by the government. The fuel here is sold in litres and the price of fuel can rise or drop by up to 80 cents per litre. That is why I either time my refuel to just before or after the price change, to get the maximum value for my money. I will check on the Ethanol query you have.

The fuel is also graded 95 octane at the coastal areas and inland at the higher altitudes it is graded 87 octane. So there are different prices given each month for the two main grades of fuel used. A similar price structure is also used for the diesel prices in South Africa.

What we need is for the world oil price per barrel to drop back to 40 US$ and the Rand to improve to around 7 to a dollar. . . . LOL
 

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Propnut;122250 The fuel is also graded 95 octane at the coastal areas and inland at the higher altitudes it is graded 87 octane. LOL[/QUOTE said:
There is also 93 octane available inland, this is what i use with good effect, 22 l/km average, mainly commuting...bike's got only 2500km on the clock now, I suspect the mpg will pick up as the bike get "looser"...

We do not have ethanol in our petrol yet, but there is a plant owned by Green Fuel, the Chisumbanje Ethanol Plant, that is lying dormant with millions of liters ethanol since February, so time will tell...

I also used 95 for the 1st 1000 miles(1600km), and then changed to 93, no difference in usage. 22km/l = 51.7mpg... I know that the coastal guys do get better usage than our inland people, we saw that everytime we visit the coast on anual holydays!
 

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Saffa you guys get SASOL fuel up there what blends of octane do they offer?
We get 87 super (leaded), and only 93 and 95 octane unleaded. I use 93 on both my bikes. On the Ultra Limited I believe the 93 make it run cooler, my imagination? Maybe, but here on the highveld it doesn't make any difference to fuel consumption.
 
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