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Gas mileage

WrongWay

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Is anyone really getting a 100+mpg? I'm getting 80ish mpg. Just curious what everyone else is getting.

Also I drive 30 miles one way to work wide open on back country roads. Not certain if that will have anything to do with it.
 

eastema

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What!, my worst at wot half the time is 120mpg, and best is 145mpg running at 30 - 35. ( Just to see what mileage could be had by this little beast.) I would think something is wrong? I only have mine for comparison, and what I have read though.
 

MisterB

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My first couple tanks were below 100mpg, it's been getting around 120 now and I'm a little over 500 miles on ODO. I weight 225, usually drive fairly slow in town. Occasionally have to go a mile down Route 3 with it wide open.
I can't say for certain that this wasn't an error on my part but my wife's Super Cub exhibited the same behavior.
There are members here with high-level understanding of these engines who may chime in, I wanted you to know that I was asking myself the same question when I got mine!
Of course the newly machined surfaces will have a little more drag until they've worn in and smoothed out but I've also seen talk of ECM "getting to know" the bike.
Besides that issue I hope you're having fun on the Trail!
 

dmonkey

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LOTS of factors to consider, any mods especially tires and gearing, elevation, weight, wind, surface of terrain, aerodynamics, fuel, etc.
If you're on unpaved roads 80mpg sounds reasonable, if you're on paved roads and none of those other factors are extreme then it sounds low. My current lifetime average on the CT125 is 98mpg. It swings 10-15mpg in either direction easily depending on conditions.

Here are some real world fuel tracking stats for the bike:
 

SneakyDingo

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I have a fuel dashboard linked in my signature. It shows my MPG over time, limited to the last 6 months. Worst is 92 mpg, best is 125 mpg. The 92 mpg was running near WOT the entire time, but so was the 118 mpg. Keep in mind, for these I was usually running at or near GVWR, and over hilly terrain (see recent ride report here), and not being gentle.
 

jiggjohns

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Is anyone really getting a 100+mpg? I'm getting 80ish mpg. Just curious what everyone else is getting.

Also I drive 30 miles one way to work wide open on back country roads. Not certain if that will have anything to do with it.
I got over 100mpg and that’s driving a big portion of it at 55+mph on flat land and I’m 185lbs 6’1 so I wasn’t cutting through the wind.
 

Cpd419

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My first rank was in the 120’s. Put no ethanol in it this tank seems to be even better will report when I fill it up again.
 

ChiefPockets

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Casual riding around town, partial throttle, cruising no higher than 40-45 mph... I average around 110 mpg, typical tank average is around 110 mpg, best tanks are around 120 mpg.

Loaded up with touring cargo/bags, WOT trying to hold close to 55mph with brief slow sections passing through towns... I average 88 mpg, best tank mileage is around 94 mpg.
 

Cpd419

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First fill up no ethanol fuel 131mpg. Only .8 gallons though. Got gas at a different place, kinda sketchy, going to run it closer to 200 miles and see. Will report on it.
 

jBIRDt

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Mar 10, 2021
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accumilated milesmiles this tankthis fuel fillaccumilated fuelfuel average
1401.00$3.35140.00Jun 2021
2751351.00$3.602.00137.50
4111361.04$3.653.04135.20
5521411.12$4.054.16132.69
6801280.96$3.405.12132.81
7971171.07$3.756.19128.76
9251281.13$3.987.32126.37
10601351.10$3.908.42125.89
1153930.73$2.619.15126.01Nov 2021
12671140.98$4.6010.13125.07May 2022
14061391.11$5.7711.24125.09Jun
15441381.12$6.3812.36124.92Jun
17051611.12$6.7013.48126.48Jul
18601551.17$6.0814.65126.96Jul
20131531.20$5.9315.85127.00Jul
21731601.14$5.5516.99127.90Aug
 

Kritou

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accumilated milesmiles this tankthis fuel fillaccumilated fuelfuel average
1401.00$3.35140.00Jun 2021
2751351.00$3.602.00137.50
4111361.04$3.653.04135.20
5521411.12$4.054.16132.69
6801280.96$3.405.12132.81
7971171.07$3.756.19128.76
9251281.13$3.987.32126.37
10601351.10$3.908.42125.89
1153930.73$2.619.15126.01Nov 2021
12671140.98$4.6010.13125.07May 2022
14061391.11$5.7711.24125.09Jun
15441381.12$6.3812.36124.92Jun
17051611.12$6.7013.48126.48Jul
18601551.17$6.0814.65126.96Jul
20131531.20$5.9315.85127.00Jul
21731601.14$5.5516.99127.90Aug
Do these figures reflect odometer readings or actual (gps?) mileage?
 
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