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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 08-28-2017, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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I only saw one other, older, thread on this. How many miles per gallon are you getting?

My Rebel 500 running on ethanol-free gasoline seems to get about 57 mpg.
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I am getting about 70 MPG U.S. with 10% Ethanol.

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If I do a lot of highway riding I tend to be in the high 50's. If I do a mix of both I am at around 60. If I do mostly city driving I get upwards of 65+.

Lowest I have gotten is 55mpg and the highest is 68. Really depends how you ride!
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I get about 75 mpg (UK) on my 500 with a heavy wrist, or about 83mpg if I'm taking it easy
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I only saw one other, older, thread on this. How many miles per gallon are you getting?

My Rebel 500 running on ethanol-free gasoline seems to get about 57 mpg.
That seems really low, though I've never run ethanol free... not sure of the efficiency difference.

I average between 65 and 70mpg (mostly highway driving at 60+ mph), though I think one of my earlier tanks (when I was still getting comfortable with it and babying it) I got 72mpg.

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I only saw one other, older, thread on this. How many miles per gallon are you getting?

My Rebel 500 running on ethanol-free gasoline seems to get about 57 mpg.
How did you come up with that #?
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Good topic!

I reset the trip meter at each fill-up, I'm averaging 62mpg (US) on my 500. I've been using regular 87 octane, per the dealer's recommendation.

I've found that my fuel gauge starts flashing when I get to about 130 miles on the trip meter, then it takes just a hair over 2 gallons to fill it.

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I know you guys are referencing the 500 but if I may I'll chime in- I have the 300 and currently still in the break in phase of the bike- currently has 77 miles on it and its at half a tank-maybe a little less-, I have not really beat on it to much as its still in the break in phase and fastest I have gone on the local roads is about 40-45 mph so if its a hair over 2 gallons on the tank I want to say I am getting anywhere from 60-65 mpg- I'm guessing

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Every time I fill up I try to do it the same way, bike leaning on the kick stand the same way **, filled to the same level. Then I make a note of the number of miles on the trip meter and divide that by the number of gallons (from the receipt). For example, if I have 103 miles on the trip meter and I pump 1.8 gallons then 103 / 1.8 = 57.2. I'm going to be more diligent about keeping the numbers in a spreadsheet for myself with notes on the riding conditions to see if there are large variations but I don't think there are.

** By filling up with the bike leaning, it avoids overfilling on hot summer days when expansion within a sun-baked tank might make some excess gas overflow.
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