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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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how much fuel does your MV go through?

I was just wondering what sort of fuel consumption you guys are getting out there. Not that I am tight or anything and don't like paying for fuel, I just think that I may be running a little rich. I get around mid 240 - 250 kms to the tank(155 miles). This is just riding in the hills and stuff. No track work. I can also smell a little richness when I shut it off. I was also told by a mate who follows behind me sometimes that he can smell a bit of fuel. Is this fuel economy normal or is my girl running too rich for some reason. If it is fine than happy days, but if not I would rather fix it than risk damage.My bike is an 04 evo3 740 for the record with RG3's. Any imput will be very helpful. Thanks.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 03:29 AM
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I've got a 910R and it varies from 190km to 235km on 19 litres, this is to empty, I know its empty because I've had to get someone to get gas for me many times. The light goes on from 140km to 190km. Soon as the light comes on , I start looking for a bank so I can fill it up again. MV's don't have a good reputation with fuel consumption. But it makes the ride more interesting.

Mine is now out of warranty so going to try high flow filter to lean it out a bit then investigate some ideas a friend with a dyno has. Not expecting a huge difference. Don't think the performance would be the same if the fuel economy was drastically improved.

P.S. People follwing me always comment that my exhausts throw raw fuel when I give it the berries.

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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 05:52 AM
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I figure around $1200 dollars worth so far....

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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by agusta 17 View Post
I figure around $1200 dollars worth so far....

I was thinking about a smart ass remark like "All of it!", but I like yours better.....

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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 04:06 PM
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Dont melt the pistons.
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Originally Posted by agusta 17 View Post
I figure around $1200 dollars worth so far....
It's well over $3k for me so far
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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 04:22 PM
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I get around 110 miles to the tank. Full RG 3 fitted and cat removed. PC and custom map!
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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 04:50 PM
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Hey Moose,

I get about the same out of my stock 910R in similar riding conditions, 220 to 240kms per tank.

No smell of petrol though.

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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 04:56 PM
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All stock and with canyon and city street riding, I get 100 to 110 miles before the fuel light comes on.
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 05:06 PM
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About 117 miles to fuel light, plus I've done another 30 miles after that without running dry - thrashing through the mountains of Mid Wales with my mate on his Blade.

Absolutley bog standard as Tamburini intended it.

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