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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-23-2009, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel mileage dropped!

Well it may be to early to tell be but I think my mileage dropped by 15%. I put a mid pipe arrow shorty, BMC air filter PCIII and a custom map. I use to get between 112-117 before the light would come on. Today it came on at 95 mile ( this is the first full tank I ran since getting the mods). Wow and i thought I get better mileage with the map and mid pipe. I guess not.

PS. I did get 15 more HP after the mods and it's like a new beast! So I guess it equal 15 HP for 15% mileage.
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Want better mileage????don't twist the throttle so much. Seriously, variables prevent comparing one tank to the next. Watch over a long term and see what you get. But more HP might equal more fuel burned.

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More =more fuel.
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I had an interesting comment made to me by a friend the other day about MV fuel consumption.

Mine is using the whole tank to do what it use to do, before the fuel lite came on 2 years ago. His comment was that MV's because of their fuelling maps wash the oil off the cylinder walls giving premature wear therefore we shouldn't expect a longlife engine. Those who use to complain of the the smell of fuel after getting off on a long ride. Can attest to excessive fuel consumption.
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First of all i like to say hello. I registered today so this is my first posting. I'm from Germany but i like your discussions here. And also i like to improve my English :-)

To the topic: For sure as you have more power, you will need more fuel. If you use it the same way like before you should have more mileage. I have also mapped my standard 750 Brutale, but did not get it back from the shop yet. I also have ordered a PC universal hub so that i can switch between a cruising map (if the road is strait) and power map, with maximum power output. At the end you can turn like you want. These babies never wíll win a "green" price.

@ Kiwidoc: I dot think that the lifetime is reduced by to much fuel (at normal outside temperature). The 750 are very relialable. Also i never had heard about probs with worn out cylinders or pistions.
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My 750 ran very rich, and at 23,000 miles, showed zero signs of internal wear.

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FTo the topic: For sure as you have more power, you will need more fuel.
Hello and welcome! You're here with excactly the same reasons as I am.

But for fuelling: There are numerous bikes on the market with better mileage and more power than Brutale. And generally, better fuelling and less restrained breathing (=race exhausts) improves not just power but also consumption. Althou... I'm not convinced weather that's very easy to achieve... I've done that (exhaust & fuelling) mod three times in three different bikes, and never had any improvement on mileage...


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His comment was that ... we shouldn't expect a longlife engine.
Yea, they always say that... Don't they?


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First of all i like to say hello. I registered today so this is my first posting. I'm from Germany but i like your discussions here. And also i like to improve my English :-)

To the topic: For sure as you have more power, you will need more fuel. If you use it the same way like before you should have more mileage. I have also mapped my standard 750 Brutale, but did not get it back from the shop yet. I also have ordered a PC universal hub so that i can switch between a cruising map (if the road is strait) and power map, with maximum power output. At the end you can turn like you want. These babies never wll win a "green" price.

@ Kiwidoc: I dot think that the lifetime is reduced by to much fuel (at normal outside temperature). The 750 are very relialable. Also i never had heard about probs with worn out cylinders or pistions.
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I just picked up my bike from the dyno yesterday. I had Chip map the PCIII for economy at small throttle openings and power at larger ones. I'll report after a few tanks.
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