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    Fuel Comparison

    Three of us did a 140 KM /70 mile (aprox) trip down the South Thompson River. There was a big head wind on the way down, 5 foot waves in places, so we were not going flat out. We all fueled up at the start and end of the trip. Here was the fuel consumption:

    08 SHO Cruiser 55 Litres -14.5 US Gallons
    09 FXHO Cruiser 40 Litres -10.5 Gallons
    07(?) Aquatracks Turbo 33 Litres- 8.7 Gallons


    The SHO and Aquatracks had a passenger, and the SHO had a spare 5 gallon tank, so probably more than double the weight of the FXHO. I think my SHO would have used more fuel if the conditions were better, as I would have pinned it more.

    Love the SHO, but it is a thirsty beast.


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    Quote Originally Posted by exhook View Post
    Three of us did a 140 KM /70 mile (aprox) trip down the South Thompson River. There was a big head wind on the way down, 5 foot waves in places, so we were not going flat out. We all fueled up at the start and end of the trip. Here was the fuel consumption:

    08 SHO Cruiser 55 Litres -14.5 US Gallons
    09 FXHO Cruiser 40 Litres -10.5 Gallons
    07(?) Aquatracks Turbo 33 Litres- 8.7 Gallons


    The SHO and Aquatracks had a passenger, and the SHO had a spare 5 gallon tank, so probably more than double the weight of the FXHO. I think my SHO would have used more fuel if the conditions were better, as I would have pinned it more.

    Love the SHO, but it is a thirsty beast.
    Well the Honda is turbo charged and turbo chargers are more efficient than superchargers so we can expect that but to beat and fx ho which is N/A is pretty impressive. Nice info

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    +1 Thanks for the info Exhook.

    The sho is setup in the standard ecu to use lots of fuel and lower timing, therefore to be able to run the lowest quality fuels (ie. Seadoo require you to run only the high quality fuel).

    Put on an aftermarket ecu (of course only the motec will do this, or that vipec thing. jk) have it tuned precisely to suit the fuel you'll always run in it and then you can look at savings of about 30% fuel usage on your big beast.

    I haven't done an exact back to back test, but rough figures look around that area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunna View Post
    +1 Thanks for the info Exhook.

    The sho is setup in the standard ecu to use lots of fuel and lower timing, therefore to be able to run the lowest quality fuels (ie. Seadoo require you to run only the high quality fuel).

    Put on an aftermarket ecu (of course only the motec will do this, or that vipec thing. jk) have it tuned precisely to suit the fuel you'll always run in it and then you can look at savings of about 30% fuel usage on your big beast.

    I haven't done an exact back to back test, but rough figures look around that area.
    Gunna's right, I get at least 30% better fuel with the Motec on long cruises.
    On long rides around stradbroke island on my FZS and a friend on his 15F I always used more fuel, now with the Motec we use around the same amount on long cruises,
    but if I pin it hard then its another story.

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    My Honda F12X get's about 40%-45% better fuel comsuption than my FZS,
    and on smooth water actually rides and turns better, but who cares the FZS
    is just plain fast!!!!
    But the FZS seems to get slightly better than my friends RXP

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    If your worried about fuel economy you probably shouldnt own a jetski as they are expensive toys lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lezzosoap View Post
    If your worried about fuel economy you probably shouldnt own a jetski as they are expensive toys lol
    Well not neccesarily cause since there expensive toys we would like to save as much as we can save cause wed payed so much for them in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lezzosoap View Post
    If your worried about fuel economy you probably shouldnt own a jetski as they are expensive toys lol
    +1

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    Thanks for the Motec info. I enjoy long hauls, and sometimes fuel stops are a long way apart, thus my interest in fuel consumption. I would love to do the inside passage someday.

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