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View Poll Results: How many miles do you drive before you switch to reserve gas?
Less than 100 miles. 11 5.39%
100 to 110 miles. 20 9.80%
110 to 120 miles. 43 21.08%
120 to 130 miles. 49 24.02%
130 to 140 miles. 38 18.63%
140 to 150 miles. 28 13.73%
More than 150 miles. 15 7.35%
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post #81 of 112 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 12:59 PM
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Not just because I wanted to bring this thread back up, I compiled stats on my year-to-date fill-ups.

o 34 in total, 4,485.2 miles, 101.037 gallons = 44.39 MPG at average cost of $3.714/gallon.
...average range = 131.9
...average fill = 2.972 gallons

o 14 in reserve, 2,226.9 miles, 52.439 gallons = 42.47 MPG at average cost of $3.732/gallon.
...average range = 159.1 miles
...average fill = 3.746 gallons

The lower MPG and higher cost make sense because the "into reserve" tanks include a higher percentage of e-way runs. (If I take the time to correlate the above to saved GPS data I can prove it.)




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Not just because I wanted to bring this thread back up, I compiled stats on my year-to-date fill-ups.

o 34 in total, 4,485.2 miles, 101.037 gallons = 44.39 MPG at average cost of $3.714/gallon.
...average range = 131.9
...average fill = 2.972 gallons

o 14 in reserve, 2,226.9 miles, 52.439 gallons = 42.47 MPG at average cost of $3.732/gallon.
...average range = 159.1 miles
...average fill = 3.746 gallons

The lower MPG and higher cost make sense because the "into reserve" tanks include a higher percentage of e-way runs. (If I take the time to correlate the above to saved GPS data I can prove it.)
You got more time than I do if track all that. I just gas and go. I may know my normals but that's it.


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You got more time than I do if track all that. I just gas and go. I may know my normals but that's it.
I use the MyRide app on my iPod Touch to track each fill up. It also tracks maintenance records. Compiling it all comes when I'm trapped at my desk waiting for something else. (You can only play so many hands of solitaire or whatever.)

The data are useful. And interesting. 2010 and 2011 data from before I used the home-built manometer at the start of this year compared to 2012 data shows that I got about 5% better MPG after switching from the store-bought, mercury-filled synch tool. Data for all three years came after I put Metzeler ME880s on the bike. Somewhere I've got the older data for Dunlop tires. I've got to take a look at that because I think it will show a similar (or better) increase in MPG. And, of course, range went up with the punch mod.



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I moved jobs in the squadron and thought I would have less tasking. Ha Ha they pulled a fast one on me. I went from working on jets to taking care of the new people that check in and taking care of new people is more time intensive than broken jets. I can make a jet wait and it don't complain but the maintenance Chief may complain if he sees us not working. I have to make the new people the most productive I can to get them checked in and trained to go to their work centers. Leading anywhere from 8 to 20 people is very time consuming. When they are in a class it is time for me to catch up with their records. Maybe I will get an app though that is a neat app.

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Interesting thread. I hit reserve right at 100 miles this evening. I did a lot of highway riding, heavy on the throttle and big windshield. But I remember last spring riding it the first weekend, I got to 118 before hitting reserve. Time for a tuneup, hope that helps.
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I drive a 1999 1100 VT and have gone up to 130 miles before hitting reserve. Also I drive on highway 40 around Raliegh, NC. I weight 185 lb.
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Another variable that greatly affects range is how full is full. This is how I like to fill the tank:



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So I just completed a 2,300 mile trek to Bryson City, NC and back, rolling through Elkins, WV on the way down to pick an extended run down the Blue Ridge Parkway. Since I started using Fuelly to track my fuel consumption (Typed 20+k miles worth of old records into a spreadsheet and uploaded them. Got more than that much in old records I can't find.) Here's what I got on the 17 tankfuls (Started and finished the trip with a full tank.):

o 148.0 miles 3.622 gallons = 40.86 MPG on Mobil (6.9 miles into reserve)
o 166.7 miles 3.774 gallons = 44.17 MPG on Marathon (7.7 miles into reserve)
o 137.8 miles 3.656 gallons = 37.69 MPG on Clark (not into reserve)
o 64.8 miles 1.404 gallons = 46.15 MPG on Exxon
o 164.0 miles 3.194 gallons = 51.35 MPG on Sunoco
o 105.8 miles 2.698 gallons = 39.21 MPG on Exxon
o 148.4 miles 2.807 gallons = 52.87 MPG on Exxon
o 144.2 miles 2.920 gallons = 49.38 MPG on Ingles
o 125.4 miles 2.473 gallons = 50.71 MPG on Citgo
o 106.3 miles 2.325 gallons = 45.72 MPG on Exxon
o 104.4 miles 2.048 gallons = 50.98 MPG on Shell
o 137.1 miles 2.788 gallons = 49.18 MPG on BP
o 176.1 miles 3.676 gallons = 47.91 MPG on Triangle ("certified" e-free / 6.3 miles into reserve)
o 159.9 miles 3.684 gallons = 43.40 MPG on Shell (2.9 miles into reserve)
o 162.4 miles 3.585 gallons = 45.30 MPG on BP (6.4 miles into reserve)
o 151.4 miles 3.543 gallons = 42.73 MPG on Marathon
o 98.3 miles 2.584 gallons = 38.04 MPG on BP

Totals 2,301 miles 50.781 gallons = 45.31 MPG
Excluding first and last (mostly e-way runs at 70+ MPH) totals 2,054.7 miles 44.575 gallons = 46.10 MPG

Rode into reserve with 5 of the 7 tanks I was riding alone.

Conclusions: The above has me re-thinking Sunoco. Shell seems to be good gas but I still hate their "nitrogen enriched BS ads. Exxon/Mobil varies by the station. Clark is no longer available here so I don't much care. Paying a premium for "certified" e-free is a waste of money. Citgo is even more my "go to" selection now that Hugo Chavez is out of the picture. I can hardly wait for my next long rides in August and September. (Hopefully the grass won't grow as much while I'm away.)



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[QUOTE=bikenut;1353232]
  1. How many miles do you go before you must switch to reserve?
  2. How many miles do you go while on reserve?
  3. What year is your Honda 1100 bike?
  4. How much do you weigh?

1. 110-120.
2. At least 25, havent tested any further than that
3. 1999
4. 230

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I get about 150 miles before hitting reserve. About 180 pounds. No windshield. 2007 Spirit 1100

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