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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-11-2019, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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Pretty mundane subject, but for those interested here’s my fuel usage since owning the bike...

As you can see the starting miles was 975... and I’ve recorded every fill up on an iPad app...

I’ve done almost 1700 miles and used 131 litres of fuel, with an overall average of almost 61mpg (UK Gallons)

I have to say I’m pretty impressed with the efficiency of the Triumph motor





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Here are my numbers. Over 8k miles tracked.
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Thanks for sharing this info guys,

Very interesting.

Although I can't help thinking you both have too much time on your hands...

Cheerio,

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It takes 20 seconds to input data at the pump. I track all my vehicles. Efficiency drops...I have an issue. I can see how changes make a difference. Data is good.

People tend to like it when I sell a vehicle with a log of every tank of fuel and maintenance done since new.
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It takes 20 seconds to input data at the pump. I track all my vehicles. Efficiency drops...I have an issue. I can see how changes make a difference. Data is good.

People tend to like it when I sell a vehicle with a log of every tank of fuel and maintenance done since new.
What's the name of the app you use?

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Thanks for sharing this info guys,

Very interesting.

Although I can't help thinking you both have too much time on your hands...

Cheerio,

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I just write the odometer mileage on the receipt.... and input the data whilst watching TV at home

The app is called ROAD TRIP HD...
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With a rough average of 60mpg (Imperial) and a 2gallon (Imperial) tank that's a range of 120miles, which is pretty much the figure I came to, although I just do the maths at the pump.

If I fill up straight away after the light comes on I usually get around 6litres in, with the Bobber's 9litres tank that gives me half the range I've just done in reserve. So if the fuel light comes on at 84miles (typical when bobbing around) then I should have 42miles in reserve, who said the Bobber's tank is too small!
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With a rough average of 60mpg (Imperial) and a 2gallon (Imperial) tank that's a range of 120miles, which is pretty much the figure I came to, although I just do the maths at the pump.

If I fill up straight away after the light comes on I usually get around 6litres in, with the Bobber's 9litres tank that gives me half the range I've just done in reserve. So if the fuel light comes on at 84miles (typical when bobbing around) then I should have 42miles in reserve, who said the Bobber's tank is too small!
I regularly run mine to between 130-145 miles per tank
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I regularly run mine to between 130-145 miles per tank
My 60mpg (Imperial) average is from doing short to medium runs on quite country roads (that's the twisties for our US cousins). When I'm out with my mates on faster bikes that can drop to 50 or below but conversely on longer runs where there's long periods on a steady throttle I can get 70+ so yes 130-145 seems very possible. Although I'd be sweating at 145!

All I was trying point out is that you don't need an app just apply the 'Bobber Rule of Thirds' - that's 2/3's in the tank 1/3 in reserve. If you brim the tank and run it until the light comes on then whatever that number is (if you carry on riding the way you have been) you should get half as much again to empty.
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