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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-20-2019, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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Best Mileage Yet With My Speedmaster Tank

Hi Gents,

I've been getting out early every morning this week for a ride and before it gets a little too hot. You know the old saying "only mad dogs and Englishman"? Well this Englishman definitely likes to stay out of the midday sun here in Arizona.

Anyway, I think these nice sedate morning rides cruising around desert roads at 50/60 MPH have improved my MPG, so thought I would share.

I put Trip 1 down to zero each time I fill up and consistently (on my Speedmaster tank) get 130 miles (give or take a mile or two) before the low fuel light comes on. Today I reached 140 so pulled over at the side of the road to take a photo or three.

Pretty good I think, I may even continue to take it easy this week and see if I can improve on that.

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Hhmmmm
I may have to try cruising at 50/60. 🤔
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I’ve been getting about 120 miles before the light on my SM tank but I’m pretty aggressive on launch. One of these days, I’ll have to take a fuel bottle and see exactly how far I can get on a full SM tank.
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The worst I ever got was about 108 but I was riding really hard (85plus) and non stop.

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The worst I ever got was about 108 but I was riding really hard (85plus) and non stop.

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You're cheating Roy, you have a bigger tank. In this case size does matter.

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Thanks mate,

Cheating maybe.. But I did state right up front it was a Speedmaster tank..

Now I want a smilie blowing a raspberry .....

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Amazing highway shots Roy...I can hear Steppenwolf!
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-21-2019, 08:20 AM
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In the summer of last year, I managed once to get 260km (161.4 miles!) out of a full tank.
This was a mix of normal riding, around the beautiful Edersee lake district in Germany, and the ride home on the Autobahn A7 at 140 km/h.
I've not managed that again since then, but consistently get at least 200km/120 miles out of a full tank.

I rode down to Monaco from here near Hannover, via Montreux, Geneva, Grenoble, Gap, last autumn, stopping for fuel about every 180-200km, which is about the time I want to stop anyway on long tours.

I don't need a bigger tank.
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PS, the picture was taken in Apricale, Italy. Just 40 km from Monaco, beautiful ride up through the south-west end of the Alps.
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Thanks for that Mike,

Great shot of the bike.

I think when I was running my stock tank last year I got 150 (including running on low fuel light) at one point but I know I was just a couple of miles from running out.

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The best mileage for me was last week 60.3 US miles per US gallon. That gives me a theoretical total of 144 miles per tank with 2.4 capacity. That day I rode %80 on backroads, %20 on highway at speed of about 65 mph.

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