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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-03-2019, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel mileage

I'm curious what I can anticipate from my 2008 Shadow 750 - since I'm in Canada tank holds 14 liters fuel not including reserve. Approximately how many kilometers per liter between fill ups?
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If you check this site you will find some common fuel mileages Honda VT750DC Shadow Spirit MPG - Actual MPG from 24 Honda VT750DC Shadow Spirit owners


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Thanks - this was helpful!


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I'm curious what I can anticipate from my 2008 Shadow 750 - since I'm in Canada tank holds 14 liters fuel not including reserve. Approximately how many kilometers per liter between fill ups?
I have a 2001 750 Ace and I use a "fueltracker" app on my phone. I avg 4.58l per 100km

I usually keep an eye on my odometer and when I am over 200km on a take I am looking for the next place to pull in. (I have gone 260km with out hitting reserve yet)

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oh you silly Canadians and your liters and L/100km.

but yes, Fuelly is a good place to get real world mileage estimates. They are not going to be identical to your riding location and style, but can give you a good idea.

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On my vt1100c I get an average of 36 mpg. I have gotten around 44 on a highway run. I also have a Yamaha 600 that gets 36mpg. I thought the 750 would be much better on fuel than the 1100.
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Ok talking US gallons here, my somewhat retuned 750 ACE gets usually around 47 miles to the gallon, but I have seen as low as 34 mpg when it is running quite hard and as high as 61 mpg on one day riding gravel back roads at around 50 mph.

It too has a 14 liter tank and it seems it gets filled up usually at the 200 km mark, although that can depend on where I am, where the gas stations are and if the reserve just kicked in. (-:

I suppose at sometime, being in Canada I should add a cell into my spreadsheet for litres/100km, that's the stuff my cars tell me, but the closest I gotten is converting litres and kilometers to US and Imperial mpg something old guys like me relate to better. (-;
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Your mileage will vary. Depends on how hard you twist the throttle, your tire pressures, windshields, temperature, winter grade of fuel, speeds, loads, hills, etc.

I would imagine what type of clothes you wear and your body size could cause more wind resistance also.

Sometimes a smaller cc engine will work harder to maintain speeds than a bigger engine.

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On my 2010 VT750C3 EFI Spirit I'm averaging 4.2L to 4.4L/100km (Approx 23-24km/L)...
Best I ever got taking it easy on a road trip was 4.1L/100km = 69 mpg (IMP gal) [57mpg (US gal)], but then again, mines got EFI and not carbureted...
Last weekend I did 280km before the fuel light came on and according to the manual, I would still have approx 50-60km left before running out...

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oh you silly Canadians and your liters and L/100km.
Well it's not only the Canadians that use SI units (metric), to be honest the rest of the world uses it, only Liberia, Myanmar and US still use Imperial measurements and even then the US uses a different measurement for the size of the gallon, 3.7854 litres/US gallon compared to 4.54609 litres/Imperial gallon (1 Imperial gallon is approximately 1.2 US gallons.).
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@soxOZ, I agree about our goofy measurement system. Metric is more straight forward .
Back in the 1970's they had a Metric Commission that was supposed to get the USA to the Metric system. But it fizzled out after some years. Supposedly too expensive to convert all the machining, etc.

But we still have our booze and medicines in the liters.

Makes it more confusing.

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