'08 C50T with 3200 miles. 2 up riding comes in at 50 - 53 mpg, single at 55-56 mpg consistently. My riding is mostly countryside with hills. Dealer told me to only run 93 octane but considering switching to 87 for $avings, anyone have mpg comparitive numbers to see if this makes economic sense?
I don't think the fuel gauge indicator is linear to what is actually left in the tank. For the most accurate calculation here's what I'd do:Guys, tell me if I'm wrong. The C50 gas guage has 5 bars. So I figure each bar is 1/5 of a tank of gas. So if the tank holds 4.1 gal. then each bar equals .82 gals. Last weekend I filled up and went for a putt. The 2nd to last bar went out so I stopped to refuel with the last bar showing. I had put 192.7 miles on that tank. So using 4 bars at .82 gals per bar, I used 3.28 gals. which divided into the 192.7 equals 58.75 miles per gal. This sounds a little high to me, but it is what it is. Most of the milage was country road type riding very little stop and go stuff.
Does this sound right to anyone?
yes. the "for Canada" section above says to use 87 octane using the (R+M)/2 method. (Research Octane Number + Motor Octane Number)/2That's wierd.... Don't Canada and the US use the same octane rating ?
Today I did a round trip to Cultus Lake, BC. I filled up at the lake area ($1.32/litre), after riding about 30 km on the back roads, I hit the Highway 1 and gassed up in the city again. Distance from gas station to gas station, 150.2 kms, amount of gas filled up in the city, 5.855 litres.58.75 miles per gal. This sounds a little high to me, but it is what it is. Does this sound right to anyone?:cheers:
Hello Blackie!Hey Elvis, where did you start from?
I try to stay off #1, I have about 600 km's on #1 and 34,000 km's on the back roads and minor highways, #7,9,11,15.
I must be heaver on the throttle as my average is just over 50 mpg US.
Hello again Blackie,There are a lot of nice back roads off of 0 Ave and also from the Fort area.
Blackie, thanks for the directionsElvis, on the way out don't turn left at 16th Ave, keep going in the left lane and turn left at 0 Ave, keep on 0, just past 264th Ave border crossing is Pioneer Park, where I live, stay with 0 till it turns up to Huntington, turn right, follow your route past the Cultus Lake turnoff , thru Vedder across the #1, thru downtown Chilliwack, right on Yale Road east till the turn off for Aggazzi, head for #7 back towards Harrison, left to Mission.
Entering Mission, take the left over the overpass, then left to head to #11,
over the bridge past Matsqui, take the right at the light, which will take you to Fort Langley.
I turn at Mt. Lehman and head north till I hit the School. turn left and follow the road till I hit River Road and turn left till I hit the Fort, turn right then left at the light then follow Glover till the Langley bypass, turn right then to the Fraser Highway.