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    Question Need info on mpg on sho/fzr/fzs

    Does anyone have a accurate idea what the mpg of a sho/fzr/fzs is at 45-55 mph? Thanks


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    SHO cruiser folks should have this data.

    My personal experience is I can go 80-90 miles before I hit the buzzer and that's staying off boost. Having run out of gas before I don't push it much farther. Towing or being towed sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2fast4u View Post
    Does anyone have a accurate idea what the mpg of a sho/fzr/fzs is at 45-55 mph? Thanks
    Did you mean gpm?....

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    The best i have done on my fzs was 5mpg average.

    We intentionally set out for distance on a flat river. I kept it around 5800-6000 on pet tach. which was around 40mph on the gps with the current, 39mph against.

    At half tank i was at 41 miles on the trip. Turned back and made it back to launch ramp on the buzzer. 82 miles on the gps trip meter.

    16 gallons to refuel. So, 82 miles on 16 gallons staying under 6000 rpm.

    At the end of a normal riding day when we're not nursing the throttle. 70 miles is about the norm on a tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KamikazeGPR View Post
    The best i have done on my fzs was 5mpg average.

    We intentionally set out for distance on a flat river. I kept it around 5800-6000 on pet tach. which was around 40mph on the gps with the current, 39mph against.

    At half tank i was at 41 miles on the trip. Turned back and made it back to launch ramp on the buzzer. 82 miles on the gps trip meter.

    16 gallons to refuel. So, 82 miles on 16 gallons staying under 6000 rpm.

    At the end of a normal riding day when we're not nursing the throttle. 70 miles is about the norm on a tank.
    That sounds about right to me. My fuel usage meter on the SHO reads 8.5 gal/hr @ 40 mph, so if my math is correct that's 4.71 mpg. I think the FZ might do a little better since it seems to have a bit less drag from the hull compared to the SHO.

    The sweet spot for max range out of a tank is 40-45mph. The SHO cruiser gauge also shows mpg, but then you're relying on the speedo sensor to be accurate, so I usually look at gph instead. Tommy, I'm only going from my bad memory here:
    40mph = 8.5gph(4.71mpg)
    45mph = 9.5gph(4.74mpg)
    WOT = 22gph(3.37mpg)
    I'll be riding on Fri & will take note of the gph rate at 50 & 55 for you, but I know it goes up quick after 45 because it's into the boost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHOdude View Post
    SHO cruiser folks should have this data.

    My personal experience is I can go 80-90 miles before I hit the buzzer and that's staying off boost. Having run out of gas before I don't push it much farther. Towing or being towed sucks.
    Can you make it 50-55 miles running it hard. You know what I am talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1300r View Post
    Can you make it 50-55 miles running it hard. You know what I am talking about.
    Running the twisties hard I will be on the buzzer in about 40 miles.

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    Yes

    I ran 5 laps full throttle at the Hahn; hit the buzzer literally as I came across the start/finish line to pit. So 50 miles full throttle on the FZR to the buzzer for me. BONE stock, btw.

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    On my Stock FZR I can run WOT for 59 miles until I run out of fuel
    On my Stock FZR I can rec ride for approximately 80 miles tops
    With the TBM Fuel Cell I can run WOT for 80 miles until I run out of fuel
    With the TBM Fuel Cell I rec ride approximately 109 miles tops

    109 miles between fill ups, makes for a really nice day on the water.

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    Thanks for the info guys. Maby some more guys will answer this post so I cam get some more info. Tommy Jordan

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