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09-25-2005 04:33 PM
Smitty Agree Jeff for we might just as well convert these American characters to the metric system 99% of the world is using & then we will not have to be converting for them.

Many are riding metric bikes so that means metric spanners along with metric nuts & bolts, to taps & dies. In their army or their forces refer to 'Klicks" for short of Kilometers (yet if I put down Klicks then someone wants to know what that means) so they are into the metric system.

Like we suffered with the Imperial gallon as they used the smaller American gallon though now, & since '77 we have been over to the metric system.

Like I will be riding to-morrow & know I will be taking off at around 8C or even a bit cooler & warmest part of the day might be around 13C & they will not know what I am talking about.

I look at many of the bikes are now comming with conversions to the metric system.
09-25-2005 03:30 PM
jeffmorton Hey, I'm Canadian...what can I say!
09-25-2005 01:18 PM
Originally posted by hapmstr
It probably had a lot to do with the lack of sleep I'd had when I posted that, but your mixing of miles and kilometers just struck me as funny. You knew you were getting 55mpg at 110 kph on a 2500km trip. OK, so I have a warped sense of humor.
Maybe he's been to Puerto Rico. They have an interesting mishmash of units down there.
09-25-2005 11:18 AM
Originally posted by jeffmorton
Hapmstr, what do you find humourous?...
It probably had a lot to do with the lack of sleep I'd had when I posted that, but your mixing of miles and kilometers just struck me as funny. You knew you were getting 55mpg at 110 kph on a 2500km trip. OK, so I have a warped sense of humor.
09-24-2005 11:22 PM
jeffmorton Hapmstr, what do you find humourous? I was curious to see how it would do myself so I kept every gas receipt along the way. We had a GPS with us so between it and the odometers I know how far we went. Unless my math is somehow screwy, but I checked it twice when we got back

If it helps you believe though we were cruising between 110 and 120 km/h on good highway. No shots of gas, no crazy riding whatsoever. Revs were always around 6k in 6th, never hit 7k the whole trip. I know my bike comes alive at 7k, and I know it starts drinking the fuel running it above. Admittedly, I doubt it could get much better mileage than it did.

What strikes me as odd is that everyone on here says the 600's get awesome mileage. Yet when I ride with my uncle, who has an '03 R1, he always takes less gas than me...same distance, same speeds, etc.

** I was thinking after I replied, I used Canadian gallons(4.54 litres) You guys are probably using US gallons(3.78 litres) I bet That would be roughly 46 mpg without going back to my receipts.
09-24-2005 07:15 PM
Mr.TrevorClever My R1 is jetted. I consistently get 47-49 mpg commuting on the freeway.
09-24-2005 01:52 PM
rtcpenguin I can't believe the mileage I'm getting on my GS500. I drove 130 miles (about 70 were highway at 80mph) and when I topped off it only took 1.6 gallons. My math tells me thats roughly 80mpg.
09-24-2005 09:10 AM
Crescent Fresh All stock....8900 miles.
09-24-2005 08:58 AM
Originally posted by jeffmorton
...a 2500 km trip...55 mpg...110-120 km/h...
Am I the only one that finds that humorous?

Originally posted by Crescent Fresh
I get 55 on my ZZR-600.....mostly highway.
Is that a pre-'05 ZZR? Is it all stock? The engine in my bike is actually out of an '04 ZZR, but like I mentioned previously, it's mod'ed. I think the best mileage I've ever gotten has been a little over 40 on a mostly highway cruise.
09-24-2005 07:51 AM
Originally posted by sidewaysducati
Maybe air filter? Low tire pressure? Does it sputter or lack power or blow black smoke or pop or blow white smoke or anything odd?
the air filter checked out fine. the tires are always kept up to pressure. no black smoke or white smoke, but it does pop. i was told this was the PAIR system at work though (through the internet, they didnt get to hear it).
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