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BRADEY

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Re: MPG
« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2013, 09:47:41 AM »
These bikes can be very frugal if you are able to ride them at low RPMs
without lugging the engine. On a very recent ride, mine returned an
amazing mileage of over 80 Miles per gallon (US). I had the OEM
settings with the original bazooka exhaust. It was calculated on a
tankful basis (refilled at the same gas station).
Yet under city conditions it only manages 65 Miles per gallon.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2013, 09:55:19 AM by BRADEY »

Rich Mintz

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Re: MPG
« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2013, 03:52:08 PM »
Perhaps that's why my city MPG is so disappointing in stop-and-go NYC traffic -- because of the traffic pattern I'm either over-revving in 1st gear or on the verge of lugging in 2nd gear practically all the time.

Gypsyjon

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Re: MPG
« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2013, 12:55:50 AM »
I've got a 2012 B5 with 3,333.3 and I usually get 60 or just below. My average freeway commute is 10 miles there and back again with a top speed of 70, but usually 65. Sadly, I weigh in at 195 and can't seem to lose more.  :P


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Re: MPG
« Reply #33 on: March 01, 2013, 12:01:50 AM »
Check this one out:
http://www.royal-enfield.com/component/content/article/169-bvm-royal-enfield-annual-economy-run

If one can't make 100mph one could still aim for the 100mpg.  :P

Note: 100mpg-uk = 83mpg-us = 35kpl
I'm feeling a little bit embarassed.  ::)
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Re: MPG
« Reply #34 on: March 01, 2013, 05:22:18 PM »
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Perhaps that's why my city MPG is so disappointing in stop-and-go NYC traffic -- because of the traffic pattern I'm either over-revving in 1st gear or on the verge of lugging in 2nd gear practically all the time.

I usually short shift out of first gear. I'm usually in second before I get across the intersection. In fact, I usually short shift in every gear. Not to the point of lugging the engine, but probably not over about 3500 RPM. Over revving an Enfield is a waste of time and gas. The bike, after 4000 RPM, isn't going to accelerate any faster, unless you've got the throttle wide open. Puttering around, I seldom go over half throttle. But that's why I average about 70 mpg. It's still enough to stay ahead of most traffic.
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Rich Mintz

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Re: MPG
« Reply #35 on: March 01, 2013, 05:35:49 PM »
Bare, I'll try a tank of all-city riding with the behavior you're describing -- upshifting early -- and see what it does to my MPG.

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Re: MPG
« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2013, 08:12:44 AM »
I think the milage estimates are based on the US gallon but at conservative speeds and riding styles and here's why.

I figure since I can bust 65 mpg with my carbed Iron Barrel that tips the scales at 504 pounds, a fuelie bullet weighing 90 pounds less should do 75 mpg or likely better given the same (boring) riding style over the same route.
I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

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Re: MPG
« Reply #37 on: March 02, 2013, 05:49:15 PM »
At 75mph, it's going to get pretty crappy mileage. How did you get one up to 504 pounds?
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Re: MPG
« Reply #38 on: March 02, 2013, 07:42:38 PM »
Easy;
2006 E/S military, full tank of gas, paniers full of tools,spares, oils, emergency and first aid kits.

 504 pounds curb weight on a certified commercial scale.

 Rolling weight would include rider and passenger.
I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

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"TIMEX", the '06 Iron Barrel Military that takes me everywhere I want to go... and some places I shouldn't.