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Dr.Shifty
MartandNick wrote:
Is it me or am I the only one who does not care what my fuel consumption is.


No, it's not just you. I don't care much what it is but I try to keep some sort of figure in my head for when I'm touring. When I take off from home I need to plan fuel stops more on the bike than in the car.
Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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stevenlb21
Doesn't worry me none either, as to this point in time I don't put very many km's on the bike anyway
Cheers......Steve
Penrith, NSW

2015 Indian Chieftain (Indian Motorcycle Red)
"TECUMSEH"
IMRG Membership No.  AU101486

Meanwhile back at the Ranch, Tonto disguised as a door gets his knob shot off !!!.

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Dr.Shifty
OK. Yesterday and today I relented and kept track of my dockets for the first time on this bike. I rode out to lunch yesterday and today, three fills in all. There was a mix of cruisey coastal traffic, twisty bike roads and motorway.

The dash readout was telling me I was getting 5.7 km/100 ltrs both days. With three dockets and 644 kms total Fuelly also tells me I'm getting 5.7 km/100 ltr. That's 17.6 kms per litre or 49.8 mpg in the old numbers.

It's good to know that the fuel use readout is accurate.
Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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CHF10

Cloud wrote:
dont have that option anymore, on any post I write

Refresh the page. (F5 on a computer keyboard). That fixes it.

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Cloud
thanx CHF10, ill try that next time it does it
Ride Safe, Ride Often
2016 Chief Dark Horse
with a few modest mods
NOR Perth WA


IMRG AU - 101381
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crash
Cloud wrote:
dont think thats the point, I personally dont care, i still prefer V8s to a 4 cyclinder, but very much dont wanna be pushing this machine or walking to a servo for petrol, soundz like u fill at the halfway mark, onya


I kind of understand what @martandnick are saying.  I don't read too much into it.  When the bike says feed me, I pull into a server and fill it up.  Don't pay too much attention to the fuel economy at all.
Ulysses #30673
IMRG #AU100394
Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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faceonahead
Only reason I keep an eye on it, is I ride long distances and regional/remote areas so I need to plan stops, as 'winging' it and feeding the bike when it tells me doesn't always work as not all servos are 24/7 in regional Australia
2020 Challenger Dark Horse, stage 1 pipes and air and a stack of minor mostly cosmetic mods
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crash
faceonahead wrote:
Only reason I keep an eye on it, is I ride long distances and regional/remote areas so I need to plan stops, as 'winging' it and feeding the bike when it tells me doesn't always work as not all servos are 24/7 in regional Australia


Understand completely, the riding that you are doing is completely different to what is the norm for me.
When I get out on the road doing a tour, then I pay attention to the gauge and the kms but not granular enough to determine the number of litres per 100kms.  If you have a long way between watering holes then I get it - this becomes quite important for you.
Ulysses #30673
IMRG #AU100394
Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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Croc
hm, never bothered about kms/litre stuff, the Chief tells me that, but I DO know that on a long run (shield on or not, & that's another story!)
I get well over 300kms out of a tank (usually 340-360kms) which is good for making it between servos outback.

The scout is problematic, I flog it too much (that bike is QUICK 😈) but when I have toned it down a tad I have got up to 190Kms plus out
of the tank, but often quite less (read above).

Also, the displays on the Chief show higher mileage/usage & less distance remaining at first, but the faster I go or on longs runs that actually increases!

Again, not sure about the reasons why, just letting you know from riding the lovelies!  (also, left out factors like horror headwinds or weird tailwinds etc that screw with your mileage)
I'm Not Completely Useless . .
I Can Be Used As A Bad Example!

Kwinana W.A.

Ulysses   #48275
IMRG      #100932
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crash
I had a look at mine this morning and it read 6.9L / 100kms
Bearing in mind that my machine would do 200kms per week commuting in relatively slow traffic - could account for the high figure (and I am a bit hard on the throttle most of the time)
Ulysses #30673
IMRG #AU100394
Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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CHF10
Yeah crash I have noticed in the heavier traffic it suck the juice down quicker than normal. I have been in the high 6s too.

On the Sunday Woodend ride we just did, I averaged 5.4l/100km.
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crash
I am mostly two up as well.
Ulysses #30673
IMRG #AU100394
Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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CHF10

crash wrote:
I am mostly two up as well.

I'm just fat! ðŸ˜†

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V-Twin
Since I fitted my 14-inch clip-on windshield to my Vintage, my mileage has gone up by about 0.5l/100kms.  One would think that the windshield and I am about the same size so I was surprised that mileage appears to have gone up.  I have to do some real logging to be sure but...
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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crash
CHF10 wrote:
I'm just fat! ÃƒÂ°Ã…¸Ëœâ€ 
No, just comfortable in your own skin with lots of credibility 😃
Ulysses #30673
IMRG #AU100394
Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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crash
V-Twin wrote:
  I have to do some real logging to be sure but...
What?? doesn't your bike have a read out - I would consider a chieftain if I were you 🙂
Ulysses #30673
IMRG #AU100394
Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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V-Twin
crash wrote:
No, just comfortable in your own skin with lots of credibility 😃
Nice... I must remember this for myself.
crash wrote:
What?? doesn't your bike have a read out - I would consider a chieftain if I were you 🙂
It does but I have not reset the counter on our last ride.
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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