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post #1 of 10 Old 01-11-2019, 02:22 AM Thread Starter
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Wow, thank goodness the holiday makers are thinning out and double demerits are over! Perfect riding weather!
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post #2 of 10 Old 01-12-2019, 01:24 AM
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still plenty of idiots on the road unfortunately, but getting better slowly :-)
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The increased police presence has definitely made the highways safer and I'm getting 'all time'' fuel economy. I've got over 40k kms on the 650 and lately I've been getting about 26kms to the litre.
It's great to be able to ride to work and not have to worry about roos at dawn and dusk because the days are so long!
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I've been getting about 26kms to the litre.
I hate it when people use km/l instead of the standard (not just in Australia) l/100km. It makes it harder to compare figures.

I get 5.5 l/100km on my XJR1300

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I guess there is a button to press on my dash to change from km/L to L/100kms, but when I'm bored on the highway I keep my eye on kms per litre to keep me amused. Sometimes I try to keep the clock and kms/L at the same rate. Obviously I do this mostly at 2:00 p.m. Do I like numbers? Yeah! 26kms/L equals 3.85 L/100 kms

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I have a 2017 with 5,xxx km on the clock. Average consumption is 3 l/100 km.


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With only 5k kms we all know it is only going to get better!

It's a far cry from the old 2 stroke road bike days!
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My 1000 gets around 4.3-4.8 ltrs /100 fairly consistently. About 10,000k on the clock so far. Of course goes up to 5.?? if having a play so I'm not going to argue with that at all. Last trip the miss's and I were just vegging (all speed limit riding) so 100-110) and I had to get fuel at 410klm's but still had about 3.5ltrs in it :-). My old bike (tuono) would get a warning light coming on anywhere from 150klms to 180klms and the most I pushed it out was to 240klm's and was almost empty. And it had an 18ltr tank on it.
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When I'm riding interstate I often get about 4.3 L/100kms. The furthest I have ridden on the highway in one go was 467 kms. I must admit I was sweating on getting to the next servo but I had a bit over a litre left in the tank.

The Tuono at approx 7 L/100kms would have meant frequent stopping!

I installed some longer screen screws and some spacers the other day and am very happy as the wind now hits the top of my helmet rather than my visor.
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Toby Price has won the DAKAR again! With a broken wrist! Wooooohooooo!!!
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