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Offline SaturationDyes

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Re: MPG's.
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2017, 09:30:18 am »
I'll check the plugs. Just did 2000miles round trip and got mostly 25-30 mpgs but most of that was at very fast speeds. I did manage to get one fill at 38mpg when I rode through a bunch of construction and towns.

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Re: MPG's.
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2017, 11:46:28 am »
Ron Dawg I feel is on the right track. My previous bike was getting below normal MPG's and I'm easy on the throttle. Adjusted the valves and found one of them pretty stuck. After the adjustment, MPG's went up to what the bike normally is expected to get.
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Re: MPG's.
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2017, 12:52:15 pm »
If you adjust the valves, sync the carbs, too afterward. The closer they are, the less she vibrates.
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Offline SaturationDyes

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Re: MPG's.
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2017, 10:47:01 am »
I did the valves before I went on the trip. Should I check them again?  Still need to sync carbs tho.

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« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2017, 08:02:04 pm »
Probably not. I'd bet you have a well gasket that slipped when reinstalling. They have a big loop that seals the valve cover and well joint and a little one that sits on a pin on the underside of the cover so they stay put while you're messing with putting the cover back on.


 I pinched one "just a little" one time and it leaked "just a little oil" in the plug well from a tiny tear or pinch that I could hardly see and it fouled that plug. After that, I never used the same well gaskets over but once. New ones were cheap insurance to me. But other people say they use them over and over. I'm ham fisted I guess.
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Re: MPG's.
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2017, 08:38:27 pm »
I usually get 42 to 46 miles per gallon at sane speeds. Read that as 60 to 70 mile an hour.

That's about what I got on my C10 at those speeds.
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Re: MPG's.
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2017, 05:44:35 am »
After my Moto Guzzi 750 and my KLR 650, my Concours seems to be a gas guzzler as well. I regularly got 55-60 mpg with those smaller engines, and it seems like I'm filling up a lot more often. Riding 2 up, (which I know is going to use more fuel) I got exactly 180 miles before hitting reserve, 160 of which were at 65-70 mph, and the last 20 at between 85-90.
I always got 200-250 miles per tank riding 2 up on the guzzi, (5 gallon tank)  but I almost never went over 80 with 2 riders on that one.
Never rode 2 up on the klr, but with its 6 gallon tank, I always got 250 miles per tank no matter how fast or slow, on road or off. I miss that...

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Re: MPG's.
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2017, 06:17:25 am »
My last C10, the 2005, consistently got 45-48 mpg before and after valve adjustment, SISF carb spa/mods and exhaust sprocket.
The first C10, the 2002, always got a little better and 48-50 mpg was typical. Never did any carb work or mods to it and appeared to be stock from prior owner, although no proof either way.
Kept log books on both bikes and recorded every fill up.
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Re: MPG's.
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2018, 10:51:59 pm »
When you guys say "one gallon", I assume you mean a USA gallon.
Every country on the planet now use litres as standard...even us in the UK 😱
The correct volume of a gallon is 8 pints, or 4.54 litres. My Gtr1000 will do 50 mpg if I keep the revs down,  but if I start upping the revs, this drops to 40 mpg (that's 8 pints of course!) 👍

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« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2018, 12:54:03 am »
When you guys say "one gallon", I assume you mean a USA gallon.
Every country on the planet now use litres as standard...even us in the UK 😱
The correct volume of a gallon is 8 pints, or 4.54 litres. My Gtr1000 will do 50 mpg if I keep the revs down,  but if I start upping the revs, this drops to 40 mpg (that's 8 pints of course!) 👍

An American Gallon is alos 8 Pints , it's just that they are smaller than UK Pints due to the US Gallon only being 3.78 litres /liters

WHich I think means if you drink 6 Pints in the US it's the equivalent of drinking 5 pints in the UK
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Re: MPG's.
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2018, 11:07:38 pm »
I have an 86.  I get 42-44 in the city and 48 at 90 mph (150kmh)

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Re: MPG's.
« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2018, 10:47:59 pm »
Ok ill check the vally gasket. Which gasket is that exactly.

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Re: MPG's.
« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2018, 07:47:15 am »
When you pull the valve cover and turn it upside down, you will find the gaskets that seal the spark plug holes.

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« Reply #28 on: September 26, 2018, 12:12:47 pm »
... got mostly 25-30 mpgs but most of that was at very fast speeds. I did manage to get one fill at 38mpg when I rode through a bunch of construction and towns.

This would be about a normal for most C-10s.  Maybe a little low at the slower speeds but you said you went thru towns so you probably had some stop and go.  My "normal" city commute is about 27-28 mpg always - AKA, drive it like you stole it - shifting at 6-7k.  With the wife on the back and driving sanely, I can get about 42-44 sometimes.  Over 70 mph seems to be the break-point.  This bike will drink A LOT of gas if you let it.
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Re: MPG's.
« Reply #29 on: October 02, 2018, 10:46:12 pm »
An American Gallon is alos 8 Pints , it's just that they are smaller than UK Pints due to the US Gallon only being 3.78 litres /liters

WHich I think means if you drink 6 Pints in the US it's the equivalent of drinking 5 pints in the UK

I know if I drink 6 pints I'll go faster and my mileage will suffer...................for A VERY SHORT WHILE. :'(   ;)
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