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What mode do you prefer.....A, B, or Standard??

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I start and end my day in "B" mode. I live on rough gravel roads so the latten throttle response is good. The intersection where the payment starts I will change to "A" depending if im running late or got a need for speed. If an average day it is in "standard".

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On 10/3/2019 at 4:24 AM, FB4004 said:

 

For long highway runs I use 6th gear more often. I could never think of an instance of needing Mode B.

 

I commute in B mode. I have found that it gives me noticeably better gas mileage than other modes. I have 50 miles of dead straight highway, so there's very little need for quicker acceleration, or more responsive throttle. 

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22 hours ago, maximo said:

I commute in B mode. I have found that it gives me noticeably better gas mileage than other modes. I have 50 miles of dead straight highway, so there's very little need for quicker acceleration, or more responsive throttle. 

On interstate riding (over 75mph)  I get better mpg in "A". less throttle input to get to the same speed. According the the dash read out.

Under 60mph things probably change though.  

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I ride in A all the time. The other day I switched to B on a stretch of steep gravel road.  I thought I had broken my bike until I realized I had forgot'n to switch back when I hit the asphalt.

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On 10/10/2019 at 11:06 AM, limpy88 said:

On interstate riding (over 75mph)  I get better mpg in "A". less throttle input to get to the same speed. According the the dash read out.

Under 60mph things probably change though.  

My dash readout isn't very accurate, so I measure mine actual miles divided by gals. On B mode I get close to 55, whereas in STD or A mode I'm in the upper 40's.  My home and office are both 3 blocks from the on/off ramp, so on my situation it's a good read on the difference - ie there isn't much by way of start/stop on either side of the commute to create a variable that needs controlling (the lane splitting is pretty much the same every day). I roll onto the fwy, set the cruise control at 68, and sit back and listen to music/books. 

I do almost two tanks per week, so I've had a lot of opportunities to test this out. 

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3 hours ago, maximo said:

My dash readout isn't very accurate, so I measure mine actual miles divided by gals. On B mode I get close to 55, whereas in STD or A mode I'm in the upper 40's.  My home and office are both 3 blocks from the on/off ramp, so on my situation it's a good read on the difference - ie there isn't much by way of start/stop on either side of the commute to create a variable that needs controlling (the lane splitting is pretty much the same every day). I roll onto the fwy, set the cruise control at 68, and sit back and listen to music/books. 

I do almost two tanks per week, so I've had a lot of opportunities to test this out. 

I hand figured every tank till about 2500 miles and it was always darn close. 0.1 or 0.2 off. so I hand figure rarely now. you say your at 68mph. I'm at 78-80. over 75 I don't get the "eco" mode in the dash to light up no matter the throttle mode.

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16 minutes ago, limpy88 said:

I hand figured every tank till about 2500 miles and it was always darn close. 0.1 or 0.2 off. so I hand figure rarely now. you say your at 68mph. I'm at 78-80. over 75 I don't get the "eco" mode in the dash to light up no matter the throttle mode.

I have manually calculated many fill-ups and mine is much further off than yours is reading, usually a full 2-4 mpg difference.  If the FUEL AVG reads 48mpg, manual calculation generally will be closer to 45mpg on mine.

My ECO light normally goes off after 75mph in all modes as well, regardless of the gear or rpm.


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11 hours ago, betoney said:

I have manually calculated many fill-ups and mine is much further off than yours is reading, usually a full 2-4 mpg difference.  If the FUEL AVG reads 48mpg, manual calculation generally will be closer to 45mpg on mine.

My ECO light normally goes off after 75mph in all modes as well, regardless of the gear or rpm.

Mine is like yours, sometimes up to 5 mpg wrong on the upside (ie dash says I averaged 55, but hand calc shows it's 50). The difference is fairly inconsistent too, which is somewhat of a mystery to me, since my commute is so predictable and similar, day after day.  I might have some variability in the lane split sections (having to slow down to wait for a space to open up), but that's maybe one mile out of the total 50 mile commute. 

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I still don't understand how you guys get 50 miles per gallon or more I'm lucky to get 43 or 44 and that's taking it relatively easy in standard mode mostly on E10 but if I'm hot dogging it can easily drop down 40

The best I've ever gotten taking it easy as Maybe 45 and that's in standard mode based on actual mileage which is always 2 to 3 miles per gallon lower then the average read out

 

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Cruise Control should help keep the MPG steady... But I know everyone rides a bit different... Shouldn't it be about  grins per mile???   Leave the MPG battle to the mopeds 😅


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37 minutes ago, norcal616 said:

Cruise Control should help keep the MPG steady... But I know everyone rides a bit different... Shouldn't it be about  grins per mile???   Leave the MPG battle to the mopeds 😅

When it's riding for fun, IDGAF about mileage - only to the extent I make sure I don't run out of gas. In fact, yesterday I was up in the mountains playing (note: it's spectacularly gorgeous up on 162 right now) and I barely made 160 miles on that tankful. Commuting is a different story. If I can go 225 miles a tank it gives me more options on where and when I fuel up. 


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2 hours ago, 2and3cylinders said:

I still don't understand how you guys get 50 miles per gallon or more I'm lucky to get 43 or 44 and that's taking it relatively easy in standard mode mostly on E10 but if I'm hot dogging it can easily drop down 40

The best I've ever gotten taking it easy as Maybe 45 and that's in standard mode based on actual mileage which is always 2 to 3 miles per gallon lower then the average read out

 

Well, the ethanol accounts for some of that. According to the DOE, e10 has 96% of the energy of straight up gas. So there's 2 or 3 miles right there. The other 3 or 4 can probably be attributed to a combo of tire pressure, wind and drag, size/angle of your fairing, ambient temperature, and just how springy that right wrist of yours is. 

For example, to commute I punch up my tires to 42/40, my fairing is fairly tall and angled so that the wind goes mostly around me, I weigh 150lbs, I use B mode and cruise control at 68 mph.  I've pretty much done all I can to maximize commuting mileage. 

I pay absolutely no attention to all that when I'm riding for fun. Tires go down to 35/32, A mode comes out to play, and WFO is not unusual. Those times I'm getting upper 30's or lower 40's. 

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On 10/11/2019 at 10:13 PM, Dodgy Knees said:

I get over 60 mpg, and that's with some fooling around.... Standard.

I know mpg don't matter but I'm reckoning the dash figures on mine are bollox. It's about a 4 gallon tank, 18 L. 62 ampg would get me 240 odd miles, no chance. Maybe 200 on a lucky day. UK gallon.

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Running my Givi tour screen with a MRW tour spoiler supporting my 6+ foot 220+ in gear girth + a loaded Shad 46L top case & small tank bag on a windy day on E10, RS3 tires at 33/34, a mix of Std & A modes, never under 75 on the slab and moderate wrist action in mild twisties (if you can call them that), reserve started flashing at 156 miles and after pushing it to 171 miles I bit the bullet and gased up at 173 miles dumping 4.35 gallons of $3.79 93 octane E10 (which is about $0.40 a gallon more than other stations) which works out to 39 mpg.  I hate sweating over running out of gas because with my sciatica once in the saddle is OK but mounting and dismounting is painful let alone trying to push 500 pounds is unthinkable!  And I prefer having the option of choosing cheaper but BP or Shell stations and pumping E0 93 octane when I can, which another 5 mpg would permit...

Note:  Photos include20170520_154842.thumb.jpg.b9b2aea59e96c63da3d79964ecd78c77.jpg my mid-height DB screen with spoiler; also have an opaque Shorty bikini screen for hot weather but only run my Shad SH36 panniers on tour...

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