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Offline Swampwhore

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Is there something wrong with my bike?
« on: November 20, 2018, 06:53:32 PM »
I bought my 2015 in January of that year.  It now has only 10,000 miles on it, but has gone through four rear tires, is almost ready for chain and sprockets, and gets about 29 mpg.  Is there something wrong with the bike, or something wrong with me?
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Re: Is there something wrong with my bike?
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2018, 07:46:53 PM »
Have you tried taking it out of 1st gear  :063:

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Re: Is there something wrong with my bike?
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2018, 08:11:50 PM »
You probably need to provide more info. Are you a fast rider, do you do track days, are you a heavy guy etc. Id guess some combination of all those factors based on your tyre / chain / fuel consumption. However, if you weigh 100 pounds and ride like an old lady then theres probably something wrong  :038:

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Re: Is there something wrong with my bike?
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2018, 09:33:35 PM »
29mpg calculated using US gallons is about 35mpg UK gallons, which I think is perfectly acceptable. 4 tyres in 10k miles also sounds OK to me.

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Re: Is there something wrong with my bike?
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2018, 01:56:28 AM »
29 US mpg regardless is too low. This bike consistently gets better mpg than my FZ1. Aggressive riding on my FZ1 used to yield low 30s whereas this is always 35+ unless I track it.
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Re: Is there something wrong with my bike?
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2018, 03:55:34 AM »
I'm in the US. I get 33-42MPG depending on riding conditions. What my MPG computer says is usually 1MPG +/- from my own calculations.

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My chain lasted me 25,000 on my Ducati 1098 (long stroke V-Twin = torque!). 10,000 miles sounds low. How good are you at maintaining your chain?

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Re: Is there something wrong with my bike?
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2018, 08:39:31 AM »
*Originally Posted by Swampwhore [+]
I bought my 2015 in January of that year.  It now has only 10,000 miles on it, but has gone through four rear tires, is almost ready for chain and sprockets, and gets about 29 mpg.  Is there something wrong with the bike, or something wrong with me?

I do a mix of road trips and spirited road riding - at 12k miles I'm still on original brake pads  and chain and sprocket (although the latter are in good condition I think it is about time to change them - stretching / slight tight spot more than anything)  - brake pads aren't down to the wear limit but getting there - I tend to do less sharp braking in both car and on bike. 

It's how you ride - I've got through a rear in 2400 miles, but the S21s I have on now have at least 3300 on them - so again it's the type of rubber and how you ride.

If you've had 10,000 miles of insane fun, what price can you put on that ?! 



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Re: Is there something wrong with my bike?
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2018, 09:03:16 PM »
Wish I could get my MPG into the 20s, I know we have super sized gallons over here in the UK but I'm usually in the mid 40s.  I must ride like a big girls blouse.

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Re: Is there something wrong with my bike?
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2018, 09:06:21 PM »
Do a track day, soon be in the 20's

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Re: Is there something wrong with my bike?
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2018, 01:50:28 AM »
*Originally Posted by GDCobra [+]
I must ride like a big girls blouse.

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