July 10, 2018


I'm fairly certain that nobody finds this interesting but I do. I filled up my motorcycle twelve times on this trip. I spent $120.05 on 33.566 gallons. I waited an average of 157.75 miles before refilling and put in an average of 2.797 gallons into a tank that holds 3.7 gallons. I got an average of 56.39 miles per gallon with a best of 63.64 miles per gallon heading to Crescent City, CA, from Grants Pass, OR. I got a worst of 53.18 miles per gallon scooting around San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. The most I paid for gas was $3.89 per gallon in San Francisco and the least was $3.22 in Oregon. You can see how this compares to previous trips here.

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What kind of gas does your bike take? 56mpg is awesome. I average 35ish but that's usually with plenty of stops and "spirited" accelerations. Also, how do you know when to fill up? A gauge, light, reserve, or just base it on the odometer?
posted at 7:45AM PDT on July 11, 2018 by ken
Well it's 750cc which helps keep the consumption low. I use 87 octane. This bike is fuel injected so it has a gauge that lights up when the tank has a little left than a gallon. My last Honda Shadow was carbureted and so it used a petcock that I knew to switch when the engine would start to sputter and cut out. I also just kind of know that "oh hey we're getting close to 150 should start to look for gas stations" or "well the next service station is 70 miles away should probably fill up now just in case.
posted at 9:02AM PDT on July 11, 2018 by paul

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