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Old 05-08-2013, 10:15 AM   #16936
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The general consensus is that the arrow map will reduce your mpg by maybe ~20% (someone can correct me if they think my numbers are way off). Several people seem to be succesful in running various aftermarket exhausts (i.e. Leo Vince) with the standard map and that seems to not reduce mpg. I may go this route.
The Arrow pipe is SUPER expensive too. I have a Scorpion that sounds lovely (has a removable baffle for when you want a bit more stealth....nver fitted mine though ) and uses the standard map. I get about 47ish on my daily commute.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:49 AM   #16937
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Between breaking it in, winter/summer gas switchover, adding some farkles, etc... I've not been very consistent between fillups, but overall I'm averaging 44mpg so far over ~1500mi, with my last fill up at 53mpg (I was a bit surprised, actually). I've read that you'll start seeing some improvements after a few thousand miles.
All true.

Tiger 800 gas mileage does tend to continue to improve up to 5000 miles or more.

And this bike seems to be more sensitive than most to factors like air temperature, summer/winter gas blend, etc. I can get as low as about 35mpg when commuting in cold weather (winter gas, cold, dense air, 80mph on the highway for 20 miles followed by stop-start in-town riding). And I can get upwards of 50mpg while out for a long, moderately-paced ride on country roads in warm weather. For what it's worth, the latter is much more common than the former -- generally speaking, my Tiger is usually between 45 and 50mpg.

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Old 05-08-2013, 12:18 PM   #16938
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I get shitty mileage, and my rear tire tends to last about half the time as others. Hummmmm, I wonder if the 2 are related?









I blame the tire.
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:22 PM   #16939
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.... I can get as low as about 35mpg when commuting in cold weather (winter gas, cold, dense air, 80mph on the highway for 20 miles followed by stop-start in-town riding). And I can get upwards of 50mpg while out for a long, moderately-paced ride on country roads in warm weather. ...
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Shouldn't we get better MPG with winter gas and cooler air?
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:29 PM   #16940
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Shouldn't we get better MPG with winter gas and cooler air?
I always seem to get better MPG in mountains, which I attribute to having to push through fewer air molecules. So, if that's true, then warmer weather (less dense air) means better MPG also.
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:31 PM   #16941
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Shouldn't we get better MPG with winter gas and cooler air?
no, the grade of gas in the winter isn't as good. they have to step up the grade because of the heat and effects on the atmosphere.

that's how someone at the gas station explained it to me once
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:36 PM   #16942
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no, the grade of gas in the winter isn't as good. they have to step up the grade because of the heat and effects on the atmosphere.

that's how someone at the gas station explained it to me once
Winter/Summer, makes no difference to me, I just love twisting the throttle and hearing that beautiful triple sing way too much to worry about fuel consumption
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:52 PM   #16943
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I have about 500 miles on mine and according to the computer in the dash, I'm only grtting 36 mpg with stock pipes, stock tune, and east throttle.
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:00 PM   #16944
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I have about 500 miles on mine and according to the computer in the dash, I'm only grtting 36 mpg with stock pipes, stock tune, and east throttle.
That seems kinda low but I'm sure as it loosens up some, that will get better.
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:23 PM   #16945
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Shouldn't we get better MPG with winter gas and cooler air?
winter gas contains ethanol (or more of it) in many states. Ethanol = bad mpg.
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:35 PM   #16946
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Thanks

Good day all,
Thanks for all the replies to my question about MPG. I really appreciate it.
Although my enviro footprint, total cost of ownership etc are all important to me, I'm mostly concerned with how far I can go on a tank of fuel. Like Dirtmonkey said earlier, we ride in a lot of out the way places where fuel may not be readily available. I've ridden the Roadie and the XC and they seem like fantastic bikes!
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:41 PM   #16947
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Weeeell, IF I had to stretch the tank, I'm sure the mileage on mine would be above 50 mph. Normal hot rodding gets me over 46, but I live at 5400 feet and mostly ride higher. My normal range is about 230 to 240 miles.

Altitude improves mileage. Winter mixture cuts mileage on all vehicles by about 10%. Ethanol sucks in every way. It is not your engine's or the environments friend; but there isn't a corn farmer in the country that isn't driving a new truck!
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:23 PM   #16948
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Just did 370 miles today ( mixed 140 highway miles, the rest back roads ) and averaged 45 MPG ( per the computer ). 800xc with stock exhaust and tires. Did about 80 MPH down the highway with the panniers off. My reserve light comes on around 180 miles or so and it always takes 3.8 gallons at the pump. I'm guessing I could do 220-240 miles on a tank before I'm walking.

The Tiger's range isn't what I was expecting but it is an amazing bike. Its too fun and functional to complain about the range. For those looking for ultra range, get a Rotopax, strap it to the back, the front, side or anywhere it fits and go. Tank size shouldn't limit anyone's possibilities.
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:41 PM   #16949
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Winter/Summer, makes no difference to me, I just love twisting the throttle and hearing that beautiful triple sing way too much to worry about fuel consumption
I hear that!
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:41 PM   #16950
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It's been said there's not a road in the country with a fuel stop greater than 130 miles.
by who?

for example, out west in WY there are remote ADV routes that you need over 200 mi range till the next gas station.
with a loaded with gear 800 getting maybe 40mpg (or less) you could be walking w/o extra fuel along.

for alot of our interesting ADV rides/routes we do a 200mi range is the safe #. sure you can find gas earlier, but that involves a boring & long out and backs just to fill back up. if you have the range, you can go the fun way. they guy w/o a 200mi range is not invited.
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