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1Back to top Go down    April fuel challenge, no joke. on Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:31 am

rosskko

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We read about how economical (or not) our bikes are.

How about we go the other way.
Everyone likes the 'ride it like you stole it' motto.

So for one tank of petrol/ gas in the month of April, ride it like you stole it and post the mileage here.

Lowest mileage wins.

The winner will receive a t shirt of my choosing posted anywhere in the world.

It is still March 31 here so not an April fools joke.
Entries in by May 4 Sydney time.

As the prize is so awesome and to keep it fair, PM me your result.
I will post them all up on the 4th.

One attempt. One tank of petrol.

I was going to suggest only K100 need apply, but I see the 75 100 and 1100 have similar quoted mpg and we may as well all have some fun.
Sidecars are allowed.
One up.
No trailers/ campers or whatever else you may think to tow.
If you have one of those little fuel extender filler cap thingies? unlucky.

No speeding  Rolling Eyes  It is against the law.   

Don't drink drive. It is washing powder.


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2Back to top Go down    Re: April fuel challenge, no joke. on Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:43 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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No speeding    It is against the law.  

Unfair. No speed limit in Germany......so its legal to ride there in one straight line at 8,000rpm having first taken off the fairing to increase wind resistance and fuel consumption.....


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1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 83,050 miles
    

3Back to top Go down    Re: April fuel challenge, no joke. on Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:54 pm

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I will ride the rig with 2 passengers in the sidecar, a pillon and fill the auxiliary tank with 11 gallons of gas (I won't use the transfer pump). oh, just the sidecar weights 123 kg and the bike has 15" wheels. Normally, I can use up to 11l/100km if I ride a bit aggressively.
I am certain to win.
The way that the weather is, I don't think I will be able to compete for another month. A storm yesterday, and tonight we will have ice pellets.  Sad 

CF


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4Back to top Go down    Re: April fuel challenge, no joke. on Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:32 pm

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It's still march here (90 minutes left) so I can tell my latest;
K75RT 1l/17km

Trip sunday filled it up, did a round Limburg Netherlands, some Belgium, and a bit Germany, had mountains, piece of highway, lots of small streets in villages, long ccurvy roads to find the ends of my steps, and monday (today) a short trip to Belgium and return, filled up in Belgium.
Bike is in good condition, will need service at 30000km, have 1200 to go to get there.

Now I will keep silence  Wink


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5Back to top Go down    Re: April fuel challenge, no joke. on Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:42 pm

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You need an autobahn run!


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1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 83,050 miles
    

6Back to top Go down    Re: April fuel challenge, no joke. on Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:52 pm

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What rossKo does is take it out and flog the living daylights out of it and see how it goes.


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7Back to top Go down    Re: April fuel challenge, no joke. on Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:31 pm

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Ride everywhere in 2nd or 3rd.

Al


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8Back to top Go down    Re: April fuel challenge, no joke. on Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:04 pm

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You could just ride normally.............and buy a t-shirt with the money you save on fuel. cheers 

Paul.


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9Back to top Go down    Re: April fuel challenge, no joke. on Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:13 pm

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lol!    + 1 paul


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10Back to top Go down    Re: April fuel challenge, no joke. on Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:23 pm

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Well, today I went out and used a tankful on the solo, just to show rossKo that we still love him. ❤ 

I filled up some 5 miles from home on the way out and ½ mile from home on the way back, covering 208 miles between the fill-ups. Some motorway, some A roads, with and without dual-carriageway and lots of twisty lanes in the Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire countryside.

I used 18.05 litres for 208 miles which translates to 5.4 ltr/100km (if my maths are correct).

In real figures that's 53mpg, so, although not a prize winner, I'm quite happy with that. Very Happy 



Actually, it was a Midland section of the BMW Club meet up and ride. 8 bikes turned up at Jack Hill's café at Towcester for tyre kicking and coffee and 6 of us continued for a 50 mile ride through the lanes. 3 modern boxers, a newish 700? single, a K1200GT and, of course, a really fine K100RS.

Paul.


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'51 Vincent (since '67),'72 Montesa Cota (from new), '87 Honda RS125R NF4 (bought 2015) 
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11Back to top Go down    Re: April fuel challenge, no joke. on Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:00 pm

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You must be kidding!

My snow blower takes 5 liters per foot of snow!
Unless the contest runs for another 2 months, I won't be able to post my bike mileage.

Here is how we feel:  sick  ,  and affraid 


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12Back to top Go down    Re: April fuel challenge, no joke. on Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:31 pm

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Rode to get a picture to the "lets play tag".

It gave some kilometers at our motorway, and there wasn't a lot of traffic, so some km whit 8500RPM, and a oil temp of 110C.

The petrol economy was 13.62km/l =  21mpg = 7,34l/100km

Just forgot:

https://www.spritmonitor.de/de/detailansicht/625730.html,
I just started using this for the bike this year, but have been using it for my car som time
Spritmonitor

I find it rather good, and have a app on my phone, to make the entries.


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13Back to top Go down    Re: April fuel challenge, no joke. on Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:03 pm

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Hi peter 

Just downloaded the sprit monitor 

looking forward to use it


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14Back to top Go down    Re: April fuel challenge, no joke. on Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:21 pm

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Remember it needs a profile on their homepage, the app, is just a tool for registrations your fillings, and the homepage contains all the statistics.


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15Back to top Go down    Re: April fuel challenge, no joke. on Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:30 pm

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Yup.
just filled in the form

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16Back to top Go down    Re: April fuel challenge, no joke. on Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:59 pm

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Last fill up recorded 35.9mpg (12.7km/l) that was quite a "ride like you stole it" run but the current empty tank (needs filling on next outing and emptied just inside the month) I recon was an even more tweaked ride. I'll see what that one comes out as...

edit: most recent fill up came out as 35mpg (8.1l/100km) last 8 miles were really gentle though as the fuel light came on at 140mi and any heavy acceleration/cornering starved the fuel pump.



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17Back to top Go down    Re: April fuel challenge, no joke. on Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:13 pm

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I'm getting a regular 10ltrs for a 100 miles....is that good?

Mike


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18Back to top Go down    Re: April fuel challenge, no joke. on Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:25 pm

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This bloke has by far the best mileage I've ever seen. Not great acceleration, but a reasonable top speed considering the fuel usage.




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19Back to top Go down    Re: April fuel challenge, no joke. on Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:04 am

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He must be a member of the down hill only club, and yet lousy brakes. Shocked 


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20Back to top Go down    Re: April fuel challenge, no joke. on Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:35 am

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I dont think I'm in it. Last tank was 17km/l approx.

This tank is post new timing chain, correct valve clearances and injectors cleaned.  19.7km/l.  That's roughly 50% 60-80, 50% 110kmh limits

For your comp I'm definately going in the wrong direction.

Maybe when I replace the clutch and start revving it a bit harder (slips if I give it too much in 5th)

Al


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