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    Fuel Economy - Whats Your MPG

    Hi everyone,

    Joined the gang here in Minnesota for the 10th annual Spring Ride and BBQ. What a great time, Many Kudos to Randall for setting this up. Beautiful day, with 14 bikes, mix of of Cx500, Cx650. One cx500TC. some Wings (we made them bring up the rear), LOL, and a Beamer.

    Probably averaged about 63 MPH, More of a touring ride, but was totally impressed with the MPG on my cx500 Turbo. I got 55.3 MPG
    Pretty shocking, was not expecting that.

    Bike ran flawlessly. Now if I can just find and get rid of that little front end squeak, LOL What a great time and a beautiful day.

    What sort of MPG is everyone else seeing out there?
    Current Bikes: cx500t1, cx500t2, cx500t3=UK version, cx650t 1979 CBX zx750E1 (750 turbo#1), zx750E2(750turbo#2 -parts bike but planning to completely rebuild), zx750E1(750turbo#3 -high performance build, shooting for 150HP), 1973 H1-500, 1974 H1-500, 1974 H2-750, 2014 BMW K1600GTL-Exclusive, 1984 Honda Interceptor 1000:blob10:


    Previous Bikes: CB500T, 1974 Kawasaki 900 z1, 1989 Yamaha Vmax, 2008 HD soft tail custom

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    Don't know about CX650TC, though my CX500TC runs similar, only if I cruise without turbocharger.
    When I ride with fully turbo running, the worst record is 20 MPG.
    Living with: 82 CX500TC, 85 VF1000R, 09 Piaggio MP3

    Lived with: 74 RS750Z, 74 MT250, 76 CB400Fx2, 77 CB750FII, 79 CX400C, 80 CB750F, 81 RD350LC, 82 XZ550, 83 CB1100F, 83 VF750F, 85 VF1000Rx3, 92 CBR900RR

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    Short run stop and go Cx500C 42-5 ish

    and if stations are far between on a 500c

    you have to "Short Fill" to avoid running out

    5-6 stops a day
    SideCar Bob's settings. http://cx500forum.com/forum/general-...ould-make.html
    Main Wiki you can search by topic: http://cx500forum.com/mediawiki/inde...itle=Main_Page
    Old rant http://cx500forum.com/forum/general-...me-advice.html
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    I get mid 40's around town, low 50's on the highway.
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    I'm around 45-50 mile is my normal. for casual ridding with some stop and go in between.

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    On the spring ride this year I got 51 mpg with the GL650. This year it had a little Spitfire fairing. Last year on the spring ride dry run with the full Hondaline fairing I got 46 mpg on the same bike. It's a mystery.
    The 2,4,10 rule: know what is happening 2 seconds, 4 seconds and 10 seconds down the road.

    Current: '83 VT500FT Ascot, '03 Kawasaki ZZR1200, '84 Kawasaki GPZ900R, '84 VF500F Interceptor, '83 GL650I, '81 CX500C, '82 GL500I project, '79 CB750LTD, '85 CB700SC, '01 Kawasaki ZRX1200R, '72 Yamaha G7S

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    Low 40s for mostly 10 mile runs with hills and stops.
    Peter

    '79 CX500C, low miles

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    not bad we made 4 weeks since the last how many mpg thread
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    GET AN OIL FILTER ADAPTER

    Order The Quick Build Exhaust Pipes


    GET A QUICKSET VALVE TOOL


    Way to many bikes to maintain this list LOL !!

    email me at murray at murrayscarbs.com

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    I've got 2 newer Kawi 1200's and they both also get 50 mpg, carbureted. These are 125+ HP bikes. The old CB750 45 mpg on a good day, the CX500 gets 55 mpg.
    The 2,4,10 rule: know what is happening 2 seconds, 4 seconds and 10 seconds down the road.

    Current: '83 VT500FT Ascot, '03 Kawasaki ZZR1200, '84 Kawasaki GPZ900R, '84 VF500F Interceptor, '83 GL650I, '81 CX500C, '82 GL500I project, '79 CB750LTD, '85 CB700SC, '01 Kawasaki ZRX1200R, '72 Yamaha G7S

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    thumper you dont get 50 mpg from the kawis when you are pulling 125 hp

    it takes fuel to make power
    GET AN OIL FILTER ADAPTER

    Order The Quick Build Exhaust Pipes


    GET A QUICKSET VALVE TOOL


    Way to many bikes to maintain this list LOL !!

    email me at murray at murrayscarbs.com

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