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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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Best rpm for best mpg?

The title says it all. whats the best rpms for the best mpg?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 10:29 AM
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Don't twist the throttle, keep it steady and shift below 4500rpm.

Like I don't even have to back off the throttle when changing gears, coasting through traffic keeping the revs around 3500.

And weather temp play a huge role too. Hot temps give me the best fuel effciency.
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Don't twist the throttle, keep it steady and shift below 4500rpm.

Like I don't even have to back off the throttle when changing gears, coasting through traffic keeping the revs around 3500.

And weather temp play a huge role too. Hot temps give me the best fuel effciency.
Thanks bro i appreciate it.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 11:09 AM
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The lowest revs you can pull for the gear you're in withoput lugging the engine. Typically below 4K rpm, but in higher gears you'll need to shift down before you can accelerate briskly.

More important is to develop a smooth riding style and good anticipation so that you can carry your speed with minimal need for braking or accerating. In traffic that's very important.

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One day I made it home just before rush hour and was able to coast to 90% of the lights I hit on my 35km commute home. I only put my foot down twice and there still was quite the traffic. All about slow riding skills, looking far ahead of what's happening so I can adjust my speed before having to use much brake.

When driving car I hate my low seating position cuz I lose the vision above car roofs and can't see much further than 3 cars ahead of me. I'd need a SUV or F250 style to feel as safe in a cage than I do on the bike.
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