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Old 03-24-2009, 08:38 PM   #32
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Location: Berthoud, CO
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A key to better fuel economy

I've been getting about 45 mpg per the OBC, so I'm jealous. Mostly a 8 mile commute on country roads with few stops.

But I figured something out this weekend. I've been doing most of my riding with the OBC set on ambient temperture - because it's been cold and I wanted to know how much protection I needed for what the temperature was.

It has been warmer lately so I changed the OBC to show my current fuel comsumption. I found that if I accelerate to "X" mph my fuel usage will be "Y" mpg. But if I accelerate to "X+5" mph and then slow down to "X" my fuels usage will be "Y+10" mpg. I was testing mostly around 50 mph. Don't know how well it works at higher speeds but I expect it will still make some difference. Your thoughts are appreciated.
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