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Old 02-13-2013, 06:16 AM   #337
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Originally Posted by Grainbelt View Post
how does your mileage go up on fun roads? do you hold your man-purse with your throttle hand?

I've been using fuelly for a while, and while my FZ6 is perfectly capable of lumbering along and getting 56mpg, that drops to the high forties for high-speed interstate work and the low forties on 'windy back roads'.
The best mileage I ever got on my FZ1 was on twisty roads in Arkansas loaded up with top box and Givi saddlebags. I was on the throttle/off the throttle/on the throttle continuously. Got just a tick under 50 mpg on that tank. Normal easy riding usually netted 44-45 mpg and having fun in the twisties usually got me 42-43. Don't know why it happened. Planets aligned?!

I leave man purse at home when I ride.
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