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Old 05-03-2015, 07:38 PM   #1
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XCx Mileage

So. My need to run this bike out of gas is strong. I prefer to know what rough estimate I can get out of an entire tank of fuel. So I was interested to see what I could get out of the *5 gallon tank with the "improved" fueling maps.
I tested this using the RoadMap and spent the whole ride on the tarmac. The ride included some freeway, interstate, and mtn twisties.

I also brought one of my RotoPax as back up........


My total miles for the day was 226.4.


My avg fuel consumption as per the brain was 43.5mpg.


FYI- When the count down miles to empty hit zero I decided to count how long it took for the last bar on the fuel gauge. That was 7miles.
I also then kept track of continued miles. So from 207 to 226.4 I had no readings for fuel. Unfortunately for this test I made it home before running out...... I will admit that once I was 'technically' out of gas I kept it nearer the speed limit +5/10mph.
So I will run the bike dry around the neighborhood tomo maybe to see what's left.
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:40 PM   #2
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How many miles do you have on yours now? I'm at just over 800 and have run it up to 9k a few times. My riding has been on and off of the throttle a lot with minimal freeway at a constant speed. I've run three tanks + so far and by my own calculation of fuel used and the miles indicated on the odometer I'm averaging right at 50 mpg. I haven't checked the accuracy of the odometer yet though.
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:45 PM   #3
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I believe just above 700 miles. I prefer to ride at varying rpm's, at varying speeds in all gears for my break in. Hits a ton like a boss!
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:47 PM   #4
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Top rack?

What top rack did you put on? Looks like the tourtech but not sure. Looking for the same for my XCX that I can mount the Roto Pax on. Also, I have about 450 on mine and last fill up I calculated about 47 MPG. Most of that was in town and I've kept the rpm's under 5,000. Hopefully once I get on the road that will get better. Good choice on the white!!! Thanks
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Old 05-04-2015, 05:54 AM   #5
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XCx and XRX have 5.0 gallon tanks.

My XRx is getting 53 mpg. No traffic, country roads and freeways.

Rider Mode set to Sport.
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Old 05-04-2015, 06:35 AM   #6
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It's a SW-Motech plate I used on my S3 and old Tigre. I bought some collars and longer bolts from Ace Hardware and fitted it. $20.
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Old 05-04-2015, 06:56 AM   #7
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Averaging 41.64 MPG with my XCX.

This is according to Fuelio, an Android App.

Very little pillion riding. Some offroad (wheel spin etc)

Mostly commuting / weekend riding.
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:03 AM   #8
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I have a similar desire to see just how much I can get out of the tank, but running it dry is bad on the fuel pump. You first.

P.S. Good job gettin her dirty.
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:24 AM   #9
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^Not really. The bike dies almost immediately and once it starts to sputter I usually kill it.
Unless you have documented cases with supporting evidence from verified and reliable sources? ;)
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:51 AM   #10
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high river, Great idea.

I'm planning on doing this with my XCx as well since I'll be heading up to Alaska from Phoenix end of June.

However, I'll wait until I have over 2,000 miles on the bike before I try it (currently at 1,500).

Observation:

Compared to my other bikes, this bike's mpg is very sensitive to speed. It does much better than my BMW R1200R and Ducati Monster S2R1000 at lower speeds, about the same around 75 to 85 mph and somewhat worse at sustained speeds over 85 mph.

The pictures of the trip one statistics are very useful. Would you post your average speed as well please?

Shawn
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PS: most fuel pumps are cooled by the fuel they are submerged in, so repeated draining of the tank, specially in extreme hot weather, could theoretically damage them. It certainly wouldn't be an issue if it is done a couple of times for getting a better understanding of the bikes fuel capacity.
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Old 05-04-2015, 10:07 AM   #11
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I have a similar desire to see just how much I can get out of the tank, but running it dry is bad on the fuel pump. You first.

P.S. Good job gettin her dirty.
I felt the same way.
I think you will overheat it quickly running too low.
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I'm good with it. I've got 84k miles on my S3 and have run it full to empty more times than I can count and almost empty. Same fuel pump.
If the FP is to be cooled by the fuel then everyone better fill up at a 1/4 tank.......
I'd say the engineers prolly designed the pump to last more than a few empty tanks.
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