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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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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 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.
>:)

one reason I bought my cb500x
 

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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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wombat and roo patrol

Well, I was getting ready to ride up over the Range tomorrow and come back at night, so I gave the old girl a filter and oil change.

I'm obviously a bit concerned about the wildlife on dusk and dark but the bike has already bitten me!

I had the foot peg on a bit of 4X2 and was checking out the oil level on the 'sight glass' when the friggen thing fell on me!

Anyway, I have to readjust the mirror and there's a scratch on the pillion foot peg mount which I think I'll keep as a badge of honour and tell people I scraped it.

Probably bruises.

So if nothing stops me I think I'll just bounce as I'll have all my winter gear on,

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Bugga. I always crouch on the RHS and pull the bike up off the sidestand by the throttle grip while applying the front brake. Never had that happen so far.....
 

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Hey Brockie,

yeah I think I must have overbalanced the bike while I was tightening up the oil filler cap.

So the ride up and back was uneventful except for the strength of the wind once I was over the range. I was running late and combined with the wind, my fuel consumption was up to 17kms per litre. That's about 5.5 litre per 100kms Ron :)

Anyway, on the way up it was a bit whiffy, there were lots of wombats lying on their backs sunning their bellys and roos lying on their sides.

I only saw 1 roo on the way back but there was still a bit of afternoon, early evening traffic.

Any ride is a good ride!
 

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So daylight savings is back again. I'm pretty happy that the strom's clock is now showing the correct time!

And the joe blakes have come out of hibernation. The local golf course has a few black snakes venturing onto the fairways and today on my way into town I saw a diamond python moving off the road being chased by tourists taking photos with their phones.

I was surprised to see what appeared to be the same snake slithering back across the road on my return trip.
 

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Hi Guys. Took my Strom up to Hill End a couple of weeks ago. Great place to ride and a really cool place to visit. Plenty of belly up wombats and roos though. Why is roadkill smell always exactly the same whatever the animal?? This is the kind of thing my mates and I discuss on the comms on rides.....
 

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They smell so that when you go past them at night and can't see them, you know they're there due to the aroma.

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Hi Guys. Took my Strom up to Hill End a couple of weeks ago. Great place to ride and a really cool place to visit. Plenty of belly up wombats and roos though. Why is roadkill smell always exactly the same whatever the animal?? This is the kind of thing my mates and I discuss on the comms on rides.....
The bride and I just did 10 days & 1500ks that included Wisemans Ferry, Wollombi, Bylong, Mudgee, Hill End, Bathurst, Boorowa and Callala Beach, those wombats look so cute on their backs with their feet in the air, they look like they are waiting for a belly rub.

I know why some had been hit and killed they had red or yellow crosses spray painted on them just like a target...:confused::grin2: LoL

I love the pub at Hill End and the café across the road has really picked up their game.

My bride went through a bit of a time warp at Hill End, we crossed the road from the pub to the café and her phone lost 1 hour though mine was fine ?

When we crossed back everything lined up again ???
 

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I know why some had been hit and killed they had red or yellow crosses spray painted on them just like a target...:confused::grin2: LoL
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I guess it's like the pink ribbons
 

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Hey Rolex,

Good to hear you're getting a few kms up in a variety of climates. Sounds like you've got a great pillion!
 
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