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Smoothpudding

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My tenere 700 has about 3500 miles on it. Average on the computer is showing 33mpg. I got 80 miles before I got down to 1 bar. Filling up and doing the math I am showing 30mpg. This is not in line with any other mileage reports. I am absolutely ham fisted on the throttle but that shouldn't knock me down to nearly half the mpg everyone else is seeing? No engine mods other than a slip on yoshi. 02 sensor and cat are still present. What could the issue be?

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??… Even with the ECU flash, which lowered mileage some, I’m still around  45 mpg (us) or 19km/litre in Canuck speak. Leave my dash to display ltrs/100km & it averages 5.2 to 5.3 over many tanks.  Prior to the tune it was more like 4.8-5 ltrs/100km. And yes, that decrease in mileage was well worth trading for more smiles per km!

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What was your MPG before the Yosh and O2 sensor?

 

How does your MPG on other bikes compare to other riders on the same bike?

 

I ask that not knowing exactly what "absolutely ham fisted" means.

 

For example, if you're riding high rpm in top gear all the time, a bike like this - not the most aerodynamic - could dip into the 30s on occasion.

 

Still, it does seem low...

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Where are you @Smoothpudding? Don’t forget if you’re stateside, our 60mpg would be your 49 mpg. So you would get from 40( ragging it) to 54(motorway cruising). Failing that, your gearbox is stuck in second. 

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I also run AX41 and can tell you that it's not the reason for your poor mpg.

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My 21 T7 is still new.  I filled it up when I first got it home.  Nothing but road miles until I got 160 miles on it.  Just road it.  Didn’t baby it.  I filled it back up at 160 miles and got 53 mpg.  

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30-33 mpg is normal if you are riding it like you are in race 24/7.

 

I have a full system and tune from 2wdw and it didn't lower the mpg too much, maybe 2-5 mpg. I can go from 30 mpg to 45 mpg depending on how I ride it.

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Have you run a diagnostic on it? Unlike other bikes the T7 can have error codes read with a common  OBD reader.

 

You do need a connector, available from Camel and probably other places.

 

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Sounds perfectly normal to me. I have an average of 40.3mpg over the last 3500 miles or so.  I can easily get it to the 20s with wind and heavy throttle. That is with no luggage and only myself on the bike  in KS.  I ride about 50/50 paved and dirt. I also ride it with a heavier wrist than many apparently.   But then again I didn’t get it to save money on fuel. 

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5 hours ago, Motoinvestor said:

Sounds perfectly normal to me. I have an average of 40.3mpg over the last 3500 miles or so.  I can easily get it to the 20s with wind and heavy throttle. That is with no luggage and only myself on the bike  in KS.  I ride about 50/50 paved and dirt. I also ride it with a heavier wrist than many apparently.   But then again I didn’t get it to save money on fuel. 

That’s still 50mpg in the old world 😁so not bad with the dirt etc. 👍

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10 hours ago, Dougie said:

That’s still 50mpg in the old world 😁so not bad with the dirt etc. 👍

I dont get the old world MPG.  

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22 hours ago, Motoinvestor said:

I dont get the old world MPG.  

Meaning  4.5litrs per gallon in civilisation, not 3.7 litres in the colonies😂😂😂😉🍺

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On 2/3/2022 at 5:43 PM, Smoothpudding said:

My tenere 700 has about 3500 miles on it. Average on the computer is showing 33mpg. I got 80 miles before I got down to 1 bar. Filling up and doing the math I am showing 30mpg. This is not in line with any other mileage reports. I am absolutely ham fisted on the throttle but that shouldn't knock me down to nearly half the mpg everyone else is seeing? No engine mods other than a slip on yoshi. 02 sensor and cat are still present. What could the issue be?

I've found that I can get well under 40MPG if I push the bike hard on the freeway. Easy riding under 6k RPMs I can get 55. I've been sub 30 MPG at times when I really want to move. Try dialing it back a bit for a tank and see how you do.

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25 minutes ago, Dougie said:

Meaning  4.5litrs per gallon in civilisation, not 3.7 litres in the colonies😂😂😂😉🍺

Ok, now i get the gallon.

But miles, you mean nautic miles?🤔

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19 minutes ago, BikeBrother said:

Ok, now i get the gallon.

But miles, you mean nautic miles?🤔

Aaaarrgh😉👍🍺😂🏴‍☠️

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Sounds normal to me.  Any engine will suck fuel if you're hammering it.  Twice the throttle body aperture, twice the fuel.

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