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Offline Tarkan

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Re: Tank capacity/range questionable...
« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2019, 07:38:14 AM »
This is the one thing that annoys me about my S1000R. It is my commuter. I only get 180-200kms on a tank and my weekly commute is 250kms. I really dislike having to stop at a fuel station more often than once a week. Why don't they make fuel tanks a little bit bigger. My 500 had a similar size tank with half (less than half) the engine size so one would think that there is a typical range for a bike. The 500 easily did 350-400 in the city.
When I take the S1000R out on the open road, I have to really plan my route and pray that the petrol stations are not getting renovated. It's stress you don't need when you are enjoying the twisties and wind in your balding hair.
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Offline SimonS1KR

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Re: Tank capacity/range questionable...
« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2019, 09:03:14 AM »
I think the simple answer is that more fuel would mean more weight. The R is really aimed at the sporty side of road riding, so whilst its pretty good at the commuting and touring thing, low weight and good handling are a priority over range. But having been caught out a couple of times with low fuel myself, I get where youre coming from... :002:

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Re: Tank capacity/range questionable...
« Reply #32 on: May 20, 2019, 09:39:08 AM »
it certainly isnt the best but then again it was never sold as a touring bike , its a sportsbike with upright bars, 17.5L is on par with the other super nakeds.

The airbox is part of the issue, on modern bikes they are huge...My old RD500 holds a massive 23 litres but that was par for the course back then but airbox design was real basic and tiny in comparison to todays modern box with ram air, flapper valves and servos..

Would be much worse if you bought a touring bike and then found out it had a similar size tank ..like a VFR1200!


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Re: Tank capacity/range questionable...
« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2019, 09:55:10 AM »
*Originally Posted by Tarkan [+]
This is the one thing that annoys me about my S1000R. It is my commuter. I only get 180-200kms on a tank and my weekly commute is 250kms. I really dislike having to stop at a fuel station more often than once a week. Why don't they make fuel tanks a little bit bigger. My 500 had a similar size tank with half (less than half) the engine size so one would think that there is a typical range for a bike. The 500 easily did 350-400 in the city.
When I take the S1000R out on the open road, I have to really plan my route and pray that the petrol stations are not getting renovated. It's stress you don't need when you are enjoying the twisties and wind in your balding hair.

My commute is 90km per day, I fill up every 3rd day.
So I get 270km out of a tank with a small reserve left (usually 10-20km).
I then fill up with around 16 litres.

Are you using the gauge or the range calculation?
The gauge is useless, but the range calculation has been very accurate in my experience.
I got nothing.....

Offline CraigA

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Re: Tank capacity/range questionable...
« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2019, 12:38:02 PM »
*Originally Posted by Tarkan [+]
This is the one thing that annoys me about my S1000R. It is my commuter. I only get 180-200kms on a tank and my weekly commute is 250kms. I really dislike having to stop at a fuel station more often than once a week. Why don't they make fuel tanks a little bit bigger. My 500 had a similar size tank with half (less than half) the engine size so one would think that there is a typical range for a bike. The 500 easily did 350-400 in the city.
When I take the S1000R out on the open road, I have to really plan my route and pray that the petrol stations are not getting renovated. It's stress you don't need when you are enjoying the twisties and wind in your balding hair.
Something seems out to me, unless your commute is done at 150kph, which seeing your location, I know that wouldnt be the case.

Does your range improve out on the open road?
 
How many litres do you normally fit into the tank per fill and what is your l/100km figure on your computer?

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Re: Tank capacity/range questionable...
« Reply #35 on: May 20, 2019, 01:21:42 PM »
I can easily get 300km out of a tank, unless I'm really riding beyond street speeds (180kph+) the entire time.  If I brim the tank, I can get a minimum of 50km before the range computer even starts to lower the estimated range below 250km.

By comparison, my friend with a 2017 FZ10 needs fuel at around 200km (it was just over 160km when his bike was new), so considering my bike has roughly the same sized tank and puts out more power, I'm pretty sure Yamaha just converts fuel into noise (and the crossplane does sound nice, IMO).

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Re: Tank capacity/range questionable...
« Reply #36 on: May 20, 2019, 01:53:33 PM »
How are you guys getting over 250km per tank?

I can't get more than 230km.

I only have an akrapovic slip on.
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Re: Tank capacity/range questionable...
« Reply #37 on: May 20, 2019, 02:52:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by miles [+]
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Good god fuel is cheap in the US. Come over to the UK and have your pants pulled down at the pump.

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Re: Tank capacity/range questionable...
« Reply #38 on: May 20, 2019, 06:15:20 PM »
*Originally Posted by Jon_Dong [+]
Good god fuel is cheap in the US. Come over to the UK and have your pants pulled down at the pump.

Nothing like what it used to be. And bear in mind that is for those, somewhat limp, US, gallons which are 20% smaller than our full fat ones.

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Re: Tank capacity/range questionable...
« Reply #39 on: May 20, 2019, 07:39:46 PM »
But also take into account I live in California, which has clean air laws stricter than any other state.  As a result, we pay about a dollar a gallon more than anywhere else in the US...
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