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Old 08-25-2013, 05:03 PM   #1
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so far 143 miles and I haven't gone on reserve.i change gear about 4 k revs per gear.what does your 750 kat do?
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:08 PM   #2
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If I fill to the bottom of the lip of the neck and take it easy on the throttle, I can hit about 150mi until I get into the red. The largest determining factor of mpg is your right hand, assuming everything is in proper working order with proper tire pressures
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:33 PM   #3
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I get about 30-35 on my 600.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:08 PM   #4
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so far 143 miles and I haven't gone on reserve.i change gear about 4 k revs per gear.what does your 750 kat do?
Seriously...... buy a moped with better mpg...... nothing comes alive on a Kat or my current ride unless it's over 7G. I'm not sure of other riders, but to me, riding is a form of stress-relief. Fuck the mpg..... the rush is better.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:36 PM   #5
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Seriously...... buy a moped with better mpg...... nothing comes alive on a Kat or my current ride unless it's over 7G. I'm not sure of other riders, but to me, riding is a form of stress-relief. Fuck the mpg..... the rush is better.
abso-fuckin-lutely! I dont think ive ever gotten 150+ miles out of one tank COMPLETELY filled lol I commute 100 miles every day an I fill up once a day. For me to get better mileage than my VW Jetta 2.0L (30-35 mpg) have to pretty much keep it under 1/4 throttle...not happenin.
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:46 AM   #6
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in your money we pay 8.73 dollars per gallon.rip off Britain
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:23 AM   #7
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I got 37.9 on my last tank '06 750. Usually gets 42 but I have been running it harder. By comparison my '04 ZX-10R got 37.3 yesterday all highway miles.
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in your money we pay 8.73 dollars per gallon.rip off Britain
wow! That sucks..id prolly buy a moped or a lil 250 to commute lol
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:50 AM   #9
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I actually found that by running my 750 in the higher rev range, I get better mileage. I was getting around 130 miles per tank when shifting at lower RPM's and cruising in sixth most of the time.

When I shift in the 7-8k range for a more spirited ride, and keep it in the 6k range at speed, I'm getting about 150 to a tank.

I recently did a trip to a friend's place where it was all major highway driving, doing about 80mph on average, I got about 180 miles to the tank.
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Old 08-26-2013, 05:02 PM   #10
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Ridden sensibly / moderately and without luggage, I regularly return over 300 miles per tank when exploring the B-roads. Best I had was flicking to Reserve at about 260 miles. With full luggage and touring, range drops to about 270 miles. Aggressive riding in the hills still returns over 220 miles. Proper tuning and your right wrist can make a huge difference.
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