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08-20-2019 10:56 PM
Poncho
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Originally Posted by HValkrider View Post
Well kuddos to you for getting that kind of mpg, the way you described it before wasn't very clear. You must have stellar self-control of your right wrist....I sure don't lol if I did, I would've bought a different kind of bike
I came close to getting a diff model this year. Honda was blowing out all left over models and I was seriously entertaining a new 016 VFR1200x.? v4 dual sport. it was a close call. but I had passed on a new Goldwing back in 07 for an ElectraGlide. I had been kicking myself for that decision ever since. then this new 015 f6c crosses my line of vision, a new bike w/3yr warranty for the price of a used bike AND it is a revered Honda flat 6 motor in alum chassis with custom wheels.. it was just too good a deal to say no to.
So it will do tour duty for a few years and then after I get another to fill a different niche' , it will get the bobbed job. I know how to make ugly look good. all the plumbing on this thing will get either discretely squirreled away or custom in your face exposed/serviceable. art will find its place.
08-20-2019 10:32 PM
HValkrider
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Originally Posted by Poncho View Post
hv, all these pix are from my Montana run last month. I pull into hotel end of day and don't fuel up till morning when I am pulling out. If I topped off and then set the bike down on its side stand to sit for the evening it would piss out that extra half gallon I squeeze in there getting the air out. So I don't fill up at end of day.
Riding around the lakes here, I only top off when I am on my way out, so that my riding I consume at least half gallon 25 smiles worth before I stop for cold frosty beer. that way the redbaron doesn't leave a piss puddle like Ox did at the station.


I have been riding and filling up bikes for over 50years. I know exactly how much and what each bike needs and behaviors it does. between the 3 dozen bikes I have worn out, I have ridden well over a half million miles. so its not like I don't know how to get it done.. I top them all off exactly the same every time. I even carry a little chunk of 2x4 to put under the side stand to keep the bike near vertical so I can get as much fuel in there as possible. same same same every time. I top off only when I am completely ready to ride and put at least some miles on before I will be stopping again.. I reset the trip A only after each refill and use it as a gauge to see how well or not my engine is performing. Trip B is used for total trip miles. Topping off like this gives me room to go much further with out the typical ass pucker worrying were the fk is the next station when wandering out in the boonies. Only because I was getting such great mileage did I begin to take pics of the Trip A and gas pump, knowing full well that you would not believe me otherwise. but personally I don't give a rip wether you do or don't. I know that if I manage my energy / riding style I can go further than most of you would have the cahonies to even try. poncho
Well kuddos to you for getting that kind of mpg, the way you described it before wasn't very clear. You must have stellar self-control of your right wrist....I sure don't lol if I did, I would've bought a different kind of bike
08-20-2019 07:09 PM
Poncho hv, all these pix are from my Montana run last month. I pull into hotel end of day and don't fuel up till morning when I am pulling out. If I topped off and then set the bike down on its side stand to sit for the evening it would piss out that extra half gallon I squeeze in there getting the air out. So I don't fill up at end of day.
Riding around the lakes here, I only top off when I am on my way out, so that my riding I consume at least half gallon 25 smiles worth before I stop for cold frosty beer. that way the redbaron doesn't leave a piss puddle like Ox did at the station.


I have been riding and filling up bikes for over 50years. I know exactly how much and what each bike needs and behaviors it does. between the 3 dozen bikes I have worn out, I have ridden well over a half million miles. so its not like I don't know how to get it done.. I top them all off exactly the same every time. I even carry a little chunk of 2x4 to put under the side stand to keep the bike near vertical so I can get as much fuel in there as possible. same same same every time. I top off only when I am completely ready to ride and put at least some miles on before I will be stopping again.. I reset the trip A only after each refill and use it as a gauge to see how well or not my engine is performing. Trip B is used for total trip miles. Topping off like this gives me room to go much further with out the typical ass pucker worrying were the fk is the next station when wandering out in the boonies. Only because I was getting such great mileage did I begin to take pics of the Trip A and gas pump, knowing full well that you would not believe me otherwise. but personally I don't give a rip wether you do or don't. I know that if I manage my energy / riding style I can go further than most of you would have the cahonies to even try. poncho
08-20-2019 06:53 PM
HValkrider
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180-200 miles is about 4 bars on my redbaron. even now back in the city, I am consistently getting 250 miles per refill at 5gal top off. I do stand the bike up straight with my little buddy 2x4. I only fill it up like this Before I go riding so that I burn off at least a half or more gallon of fuel, or it will piss like OX did all over the driveway.
" I only fill it up like this Before I go riding"
If you filled it up like this "Only Before" you went on that 328 mile ride and filled the roughly 5.6 gallons up but didn't "Fill it up" again, that doesn't tell you your true mpg reading because you are not bringing the fuel level to the exact amount that you had when you began the ride. The only true way to be exact on mpg when you ride is to fill up the EXACT same way EVERYTIME. I always fill on the side stand until it comes up the neck, then look at the gallons reading on the pump and pump an extra .250 gallons in everytime.
08-20-2019 05:01 PM
Poncho
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Originally Posted by Odin View Post
There are a lot of variables to increase MPG. My MPG increased by 35% when I was driving in Texas versus Chicago. Could be the gas blend, non-ethanol, the lack of traffic, etc. Cruising at low speeds makes the biggest difference. I'm usually going around 80-90, but if someone is cruising at 55, they'll get far better mileage.
I would bet that its just cleaner fresher air , less lead (bullet) pollution.. but then we do tend let a few fly. speaking of which 80-90 is flying and you are punching an ugly hole (any similarities are purely coincidental) in the air and dragging a lot of dead weight behind, so yeah, your gonna burn up some fuel.. cruisers are for cruising , anything less than 70 qualifies.
08-20-2019 11:11 AM
Odin There are a lot of variables to increase MPG. My MPG increased by 35% when I was driving in Texas versus Chicago. Could be the gas blend, non-ethanol, the lack of traffic, etc. Cruising at low speeds makes the biggest difference. I'm usually going around 80-90, but if someone is cruising at 55, they'll get far better mileage.
08-20-2019 08:57 AM
Poncho
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Originally Posted by HValkrider View Post
There is no way that you got 328 miles on 5.6 gallons of gas.......you must be drafting semis and riding like a grandpa lol.....that's about 58.5 mpg.....
hv, I could repost all pix but you could just as easily see them here https://www.f6cforum.com/forum/14-ri...-vs-world.html
I did indeed get pushing 60mpg most all the way in the mountains of NM, CO, Wy and Mt. last month.


this bike has given 50mpg from its first tank and even now is still doing that here now back in the city. When I traveled, pushing hard 75mph steady with that new batwing sno/windplow, I did get lesser mpgs. but as soon as I got to NM mountains and topped of with No Ethanol fuel, my mileage soared. I have experienced this same phenona with other MC motors as well. I think the altitude, cold dense air, better fuel and the fact that I don't ride hard and fast attribute to good numbers. But YES I consistently get 250 miles city driving and pushing 300s in the mountains.


1st week of September I am scheduled to ride north up Mississippi thru Indy. I may push further north thru Mich and into Canukistan and ride the top of lake GitcheeGoomi (superior) again. west toward Fort Smith and south thru Fargo. I will track and post mileages, some of this might include the dreaded interstates, yuk..
08-19-2019 11:41 PM
HValkrider
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Originally Posted by Poncho View Post

180-200 miles is about 4 bars on my redbaron. even now back in the city, I am consistently getting 250 miles per refill at 5gal top off. I do stand the bike up straight with my little buddy 2x4. I only fill it up like this Before I go riding so that I burn off at least a half or more gallon of fuel, or it will piss like OX did all over the driveway.
There is no way that you got 328 miles on 5.6 gallons of gas.......you must be drafting semis and riding like a grandpa lol.....that's about 58.5 mpg.....
08-19-2019 06:28 PM
Poncho
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Originally Posted by Odin View Post
I always top off and have never had any gas leaking. I usually stop for gas at 160-180 miles when the fuel gauge gets down to the last bar. I'm usually riding long distances and have no clue how far the next exit/gas station will be.
180-200 miles is about 4 bars on my redbaron. even now back in the city, I am consistently getting 250 miles per refill at 5gal top off. I do stand the bike up straight with my little buddy 2x4. I only fill it up like this Before I go riding so that I burn off at least a half or more gallon of fuel, or it will piss like OX did all over the driveway.
08-12-2019 04:06 PM
DillPickle311
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I always top off and have never had any gas leaking. I usually stop for gas at 160-180 miles when the fuel gauge gets down to the last bar. I'm usually riding long distances and have no clue how far the next exit/gas station will be.
Same here... except I have a pretty good idea distance to gas stations.

I straddle bike, fill little past brim, wait and let it go down, fill some more, and wait once more then fill. I'm thinking that if we all waited, we could prob get at least a half gallon in there but hey, I ain't that obsessive about it or getting a gazillion miles on a tank of gas.
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