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Old 03-02-2012, 09:24 AM   #11446
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From what I have read, it would seem the onboard computer calculates fuel consumption in imperial gallons rather than US, as mine seems to be about right. Average around 50mpg (imperial gallon)

Now if one of the first settlers hadn't spilt some out the bucket on his way across the pond this wouldn't have happened.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:24 AM   #11447
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I don wonder about how some can get the MPG they do compared to others

I don't sweat it too much to be honest, I couldn't tell you what any of my bikes get for MPG, as long as I can get 200 miles from my Tigger, I plan accordingly.

On a related note, I just ordered a couple tool holder thingys (the ones that hold the 1L fuel bottles) and I 'm hoping I can fit them to my SW Motech racks.
I always do a quick mental calculation when I fill up because if you mileage drops significantly it can indicate impending disaster.

If/when you get those tubes fixed can you post photos of where and how you've attached them please. I'm thinking of the same thing.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:27 AM   #11448
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From what I have read, it would seem the onboard computer calculates fuel consumption in imperial gallons rather than US, as mine seems to be about right. Average around 50mpg (imperial gallon)
You can change the reading into all sorts of stuff such as L/100kms, M/USgallon, M/IMPgallon etc. just go into settings. Maybe those that are reading more than they get ARE on IMP gallons.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:42 AM   #11449
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My rides are anywhere from 50 to 300 miles and from 1200 ft to 9000 ft altitude and I run the low octane stuff, Chevron, Shell, Valero, 76 and once in a great while Arco. Mileage is around 44mpg and even twisting the snot out of the bike to keep up with my buddies on sport bikes I get low 40's. Bike has the Arrow can with 30 extra holes in the baffle for a better sound and the current Arrow tune and I like to rev to 6-7K before shifting cause it sounds so nice, so if your getting a lot lower mpg that then you must be cranking it to red line

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Old 03-02-2012, 09:59 AM   #11450
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From what I have experienced the actual MPG versus what is shown on the display is much lower.
My experience is different. I bought my Tiger 800 roadie in January. it was a 2011 demo. I've tracked 6 tanks so far. (on fuelly with same user name) My average mpg is 51.5mpg. The display which of course I reset at each fill up usually shows about 1-2 mpg lower than actual. Pretty accurate IMO.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:02 AM   #11451
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So I picked up one of the first Roadies last May and it has been doing fine with the original fuel mapping, no stalling, very consistent accurate fueling. I know there was a recall issued for a new map but I have been so pleased I decided to pass. I was at my dealer on Wednesday to have them reset my service wrench symbol thingie and they inform me that my fuel map is obsolete. They suggested installing the newest one. Uggh, I like the old one. We suggest the new one. Uggh, ok. On the 70 mile ride back home, heading into the wind, my average mpg reading on the display was showing 52 mpg. With the old map I was getting around 43 to 45. I have the factory can and factory bags and at 250 I'm a big guy. This is the mpg I was expecting from the get go, glad to be finally getting it.
Do you happen to know what map version # they loaded? I am reasonably happy with my 51.5mpg average on crappy winter gas and mine bike has the 2nd version of the map. I think there is 3rd version now.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:04 AM   #11452
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so if your getting a lot lower mpg that then you must be cranking it to red line
Not necessarily. My GS gets better mileage when I ride it right around it's happiest rpm range around 4 to 5k. Lower - mileage is slightly worse, higher, mileage is slightly worse. I generally ride it between 3 and 5k as I want a little bit more usable band - that's why I'm looking forward to the Tiger so much, the powerband is so much more usable.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:21 AM   #11453
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Do you happen to know what map version # they loaded? I am reasonably happy with my 51.5mpg average on crappy winter gas and mine bike has the 2nd version of the map. I think there is 3rd version now.
Don't know, I'll call and ask.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:33 AM   #11454
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Don't know, I'll call and ask.
So I called and they really do not have a number for the map. They said it is the most recent map released by Triumph for the 800. You will need to visit a dealer and have them connect up your bike to know if you have the most recent. I know there are some members with dealer tools or other devices that may be able to determine the map in place, not sure if you are one who can do that? Sorry I can't be more specific.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:00 AM   #11455
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You can change the reading into all sorts of stuff such as L/100kms, M/USgallon, M/IMPgallon etc. just go into settings. Maybe those that are reading more than they get ARE on IMP gallons.

I have fiddled with that in the past, but forgot you could choose between imp and US, But is it possible that some US owners have it set on imperial without knowing? Could it default back to imperial when a new tune is loaded as that would explain the change from 40mpg to 50mpg (or at least according to the knackered calculator on my desk it would)
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:03 AM   #11456
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So I called and they really do not have a number for the map. They said it is the most recent map released by Triumph for the 800. You will need to visit a dealer and have them connect up your bike to know if you have the most recent. I know there are some members with dealer tools or other devices that may be able to determine the map in place, not sure if you are one who can do that? Sorry I can't be more specific.
I would recommend buying a ODB cable (less than $20 on ebay) and use the TuneECU (free) program. It is an invaluable tool to have IMO! Just load TuneECU on a laptop and hook up the cable to your bike and presto, all the map info you need. You can find all the latest maps here for download.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:04 AM   #11457
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So I called and they really do not have a number for the map. They said it is the most recent map released by Triumph for the 800. You will need to visit a dealer and have them connect up your bike to know if you have the most recent. I know there are some members with dealer tools or other devices that may be able to determine the map in place, not sure if you are one who can do that? Sorry I can't be more specific.
thanks for checking. I have the tune ecu software I was just wondering if the latest code on the tune ecu site matched yours. I think the most recent release was in January.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:19 AM   #11458
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I am currently at tune 20629; I performed that via TuneECU in September 2011, and the TuneECU site shows that as still the current tune for an XC with ABS and standard silencer.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:35 AM   #11459
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I am currently at tune 20629; I performed that via TuneECU in September 2011, and the TuneECU site shows that as still the current tune for an XC with ABS and standard silencer.
I recently loaded the latest tuneECU map for the Arrow Exhaust and in the process I saved the current map from my bike (20629). To get to the point, my dealer as of Feb 2012 said that the last map I had on the bike (20629) was still the most current that they have in their system.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:39 AM   #11460
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Modified Arrow baffle with 42 holes, I'm thinking about adding a few more just for the hell of it
And the end hole is .8" by just grinding some material off the end.




And my tune is 20631 which I belive is the current one for the Arrow.

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