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post #11 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-22-2017, 02:26 PM
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Look folks, I am an old fart (75 now). The bike is used for basic transportation and shopping for my mother. I figured as you guys have pretty much the same engine and transmission, my experience with that bike might be of interest to a few of you. I will not discuss my 223 cc off-road bike.

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post #12 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-22-2017, 08:43 PM
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IIRC, the 300 was predicted to get 70 mpg and the 500 to get 60 mpg. Sounds like those numbers are working out pretty well.
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post #13 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-23-2017, 03:48 PM
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well, city driving I am averaging around 180kms to a tank. Highway, I think it will be lower as its rev'ing allot higher, we'll see. Planning a weekend road trip soon. 200kms to nearest gas station from where my city is. Anyone knows Fort McMurray, Alberta, only one way in and one way out, 440kms to nearest large city (Edmonton). lol.
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Just checked mine for the first time. Getting 64mpg currently.
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68 mpg for the last calculation.
The fuel indicator blinked after 155 miles this time
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68 mpg for the last calculation.
The fuel indicator blinked after 155 miles this time
I would estimate if you were to run the tank dry you would get between 165-200 miles per tank depending on your riding habbits.
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68 mpg for the last calculation.
The fuel indicator blinked after 155 miles this time

Is that highway or city? I'd be very interested what just the highway mpg would be on a 300!!
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post #18 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-27-2017, 02:25 PM
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First tank of gas on 500 non-abs and I got 65 mpg. Mixed highway, back road, and some stop and go.
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First tank of gas on 500 non-abs and I got 65 mpg. Mixed highway, back road, and some stop and go.
That is about identicle to me.
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Y'all do realize that the fuel pump is in the tank and cooled by the fuel. Running it darn near dry tends to heat up the fuel pump which is an unneeded stress.

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