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Old 05-07-2013, 06:24 AM   #16951
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Okay, I spoke (er, wrote...) too soon. After a couple of fill-ups and a 340-mile ride Saturday, the fuel gauge has returned to normal. The computer must have gotten momentarily confused for some reason. Strange.

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Mine did that when I had to get a key made for mine. Since the keys are chipped, they had to do something with the bike's computer, and when I rode away from the dealer, my fuel gauge was reading almost empty. Then on my 20 minute ride to my friend's house, I watched it gradually refill. It was weird, but seemed to get itself sorted eventually.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:43 AM   #16952
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Mine did that when I had to get a key made for mine. Since the keys are chipped, they had to do something with the bike's computer, and when I rode away from the dealer, my fuel gauge was reading almost empty. Then on my 20 minute ride to my friend's house, I watched it gradually refill. It was weird, but seemed to get itself sorted eventually.
Next time you go by the dealer, make sure you have the latest ECU updates. There was something about the fuel guage calculation in a couple of them. My '13 I've had for ~2 months updates pretty quick after a fill.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:35 AM   #16953
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Do these ECU updates help increase fuel mileage?
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:54 AM   #16954
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Do these ECU updates help increase fuel mileage?
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Some updates have improved mpg slightly, especially the earlier ones from my personal experience and from what I have read online. Other updates have nothing to do with fuel mapping at all.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:04 AM   #16955
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Thanks. I really like the Tiger 800's, and I would like to possibly get one. but it seems they may not get the MPG I want.



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Some updates have improved mpg slightly, especially the earlier ones from my personal experience and from what I have read online. Other updates have nothing to do with fuel mapping at all.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:08 AM   #16956
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Thanks. I really like the Tiger 800's, and I would like to possibly get one. but it seems they may not get the MPG I want.
I'm consistently at 46-47 mpg, I wouldn't mind a little more, but I'm not complaining either. Especially with the way the engine pulls.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:16 AM   #16957
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Thanks. I really like the Tiger 800's, and I would like to possibly get one. but it seems they may not get the MPG I want.
66 fill ups and 54.4mpg is where I am at. A few mpg short of my Versys but still decent.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:18 AM   #16958
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Sorry guys. For some reason, I was thinking they got high 30's to very low 40's. This may be a game changer. Thanks again for the info!
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:21 AM   #16959
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Sorry guys. For some reason, I was thinking they got high 30's to very low 40's. This may be a game changer. Thanks again for the info!
My numbers are the best on fuelly so I may be a bit of an outlier but if mpg is important to you the bike can get pretty decent numbers. Discounting track days my average for my CBR600RR was 49mpg so I have a knack for getting the good mpg.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:26 AM   #16960
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Thanks. I really like the Tiger 800's, and I would like to possibly get one. but it seems they may not get the MPG I want.
Sorry, but that's a dumb reason to decide on a bike. If you're after the best mpg's get an electric.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:28 AM   #16961
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66 fill ups and 54.4mpg is where I am at. A few mpg short of my Versys but still decent.
84 fills with my all time average at 51.9 mpg (uk). In the sweet spot it's very good. Nail the throttle and it plummets, but then the smile lasts longer.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:34 AM   #16962
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According to the European bike mags the 800 is always in the top twenty for mpg.
That's after the Hondas that get stupid mpg around 80 or so. Not bad at ALL.
These figures come from a 80 mile loop they run the bikes on.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:43 AM   #16963
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Sorry, but that's a dumb reason to decide on a bike. If you're after the best mpg's get an electric.
Why is it dumb? For people that commute every day on their bike like me it matters. For people that would prefer to use less gas for personal reasons it matters. It's dumb to dismiss the priorities of others.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:44 AM   #16964
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Sorry guys. For some reason, I was thinking they got high 30's to very low 40's. This may be a game changer. Thanks again for the info!
It's all in the right hand and the exhaust. Don't get an Arrow. Don't get the Arrow map for an aftermarket exhaust. Keep it in the efficient rev range and you're getting good mileage.

Push it hard with high revs, low gears all the time, install an Arrow exhaust + map and your mileage is toast to the point you mention above.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:45 AM   #16965
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Sorry, but that's a dumb reason to decide on a bike. If you're after the best mpg's get an electric.
That's total BS. For some people fuel consumption is a very important argument. If that's not the case for you that doesn't make it a "dumb reason".
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