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post #41 of 49 (permalink) Old 11-24-2016, 08:55 PM
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I guess my time of riding my Piaggio cured me from trying to fill the tank to the brim. They are notorious for sucking fuel up into the vapor canister. With its 2.6 gal tank I started getting real nervous at about 125 miles.

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I'm not sure my '05 650 even had an evap canister to begin with.
That changes things; if you have a bike with one, overfilling does risk messing it up.

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I went on a ride with the chapter today. We went out to Amite, LA to a fundraiser lunch then rode up through the rolling hills of the Felicianas to St Francisville. We then crossed the Mississippi and meandered back down the river road to Port Allen then crossed the river again to Baton Rouge. I was at the rear of the group so I got plenty of opportunity to stretch our my Burgman running with the big bikes. We covered 137 miles and I averaged 67.3 mpg (calculated) 64.4 mpg indicated. Based on that kind of riding I would have a range of 246.6 miles. I still would never push it past 210 out on the road (that's 85% of capacity.) This to date the longest ride I've put on this scooter and I am pleased.
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That's pretty impressive fuel economy for a 400. How much weight are you hauling, what tire pressures are you running ,and what would you say your average speed was?

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I weigh in at 280. I run 26psi in front and 30psi in the rear. Average mph is always a lot lower than you would think. There was about about 10 miles of interstate and the rest were primary and secondary roads. Most roads were posted at 55 to 60. Traffic was light but we had some stop and go in small towns and due to road work. Most of the time I was runnng 5500-6000 rpm but there were times when I was running much faster since I was riding at the back. MPGs seemed to climb steadily on stretches of road between 4500 to 5500 rpm.
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riding range on a full tank

I did that /\ and ran out at 236 miles (I killed it the instant it ran out). There's a lot of gas left at the red mark!
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I did that /\ and ran out at 236 miles (I killed it the instant it ran out). There's a lot of gas left at the red mark!
236 miles is a little on the high side (I got about 225), but your conclusion is correct. Unless you're in the middle of nowhere or have been riding at extended expressway speeds, 200 miles when to buy gas.

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On average I drive 186 miles on German Shell E10. It's gasoline with an octane rating of 95 combined with 10% ethanol. Burgmans build later than 2002 can use lower carbon fuels. Some say the fuel consumption will increase, but I didn't notice any changes.
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On average I drive 186 miles on German Shell E10. It's gasoline with an octane rating of 95 combined with 10% ethanol. Burgmans build later than 2002 can use lower carbon fuels. Some say the fuel consumption will increase, but I didn't notice any changes.
I would remind U.S. riders that 95 EUR RON is about the same as 91 US (R+M)/2, i.e., Marcel is using mid-grade, not high octane, gasoline and his ethanol content is the same as ours.

Marcel, when you say "lower carbon," do you mean lower octane?

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