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post #1 of 8 Old 10-14-2010, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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Jigunda kudos to the Stromers who heartily recommended the 16:43 sprocket change. Been a couple months now. How do I spell money well invested? ....
16:43 is how. Great bike before, WOW! This rocks now. Thanks to Realshelby, acormier, senderofan, Dirt Dad.

Question. Is the fuel mileage increase I have tracked just a mirage? Averaging 45-46 now, it was only around 40-42 previously.

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Question. Is the fuel mileage increase I have tracked just a mirage? Averaging 45-46 now, it was only around 40-42 previously.
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what has happened is that your odometer is now off substantially, reporting more miles than you actually rode


when you adjust for the difference in gear ratios, you'll prolly find a slight decrease



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when you adjust for the difference in gear ratios, you'll prolly find a slight decrease
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say he'll probably see a slight increase now that the bike is geared more efficiently.
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I think my mileage when down some, but it's something I don't really track.

16:43 makes for fun riding but it does mess with the odometer.


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I'm going to plug the SpeedoDRD again. It's so easy to install and calibrate, would be a good addition even on a stock bike so your speedo is the speed you're going.

I may have been one of the first to go 16/43 and I'm still loving it. Woohoo she takes off like a rocket! Climbs hills rarely needing 1st gear, and she lugs along in heavy traffic better.

What was Suzuki thinking putting such high gearing on a 'dual sport'? I mean you're really breaking the speed limit if you can keep her in 6th gear. Not anymore though, can cruise below 60 mph in 6th gear.

I only posted this all again in case there's a few non-believers out there who might make the change and discover the truth.

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6th is overdive probably for Europe. It suposedly has its own economy map. Just cruise down the slab be happy.

The twisities just drive in a lower gear, there is NO reason to be in 6th or any other gear that is not appropriate to the situation. Espescially a torqy twin just figure what gear gets you from 4000 to 7000 rpms and stay there

Rejet and make that 3000 to 7500. In most situations shifting just disturbs the chassis and the line
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what has happened is that your odometer is now off substantially, reporting more miles than you actually rode


when you adjust for the difference in gear ratios, you'll prolly find a slight decrease
My mileage is down some. But half of nothing is still nothing........Usually get 36 mpg. Wouldn't care so much if not for the range. Need gas at 150 miles or so. Filled up the Beemer yesterday....273 miles on that tank.

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My mileage is down some. But half of nothing is still nothing........Usually get 36 mpg. Wouldn't care so much if not for the range. Need gas at 150 miles or so. Filled up the Beemer yesterday....273 miles on that tank.
Wow. Fuel range 150? Are you rocking that bike at W.O.T every ride? I mean I know the odometer is a little off now, but I watch miles and gallons like a hawk and 210 miles is the minimum. Reached 228 just a couple tankfuls ago.
I do a lot of city riding with some X-way thrown in.
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