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And so the questions start

 

First air cooled bike, well, apart from an old TS100 many moons ago that I never even gave a second thought. Anyhoo, being air cooled should I switch off rather than idle for a prolonged period? Not that I sit for hours but whats the general consensus.

Also, I'm hoping for around 100 miles before hitting reserve, that seems to be quite doable but just checking.

 

Ta Muchly



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It wont mind sitting on Idle and as to the range on a tank 100 miles is know problem. I know fuel anxiety I use to laugh at mates on ktm's and Wr 450 who use to come over all funny around 70 miles out then I got the Montesa 4 .4 bloody litres now at least we come over funny around the same time

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I bought my TTR in August 2010 and ran it until my deteriorating health made me give biking up totally in May 2016.

In that time I kept a detailed log of every penny I spet on it.

From start to end the bike covered 6,154.9 miles and I'd put in a grand total of 89.4 gallons.

That works out at 68.9 miles per gallon. 

I won't tell you how many pounds the whole TTR experience cost me but petrol alone cost £517.19 

I'm sorry but I didn't time the idling but it never got too hot that the pipe glowed. no.gif

Martyn



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Well, I purchased mine on 1-6-2018, I've covered 46 miles (44 miles on road and 2 on a green lane) and spent £4.19 on petrol so far

(don't mention the other £100 on renthals, guards, grips, spare levers etc!)





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Think i stuffed up last time *hoping* this is correct.
1 UK Gallon = 4.5 litres (rounding)
so, 68.9MPG = 4.1 litres per 100km

I said tank was 12 litres, i believe this was incorrect. I THINK IT'S 10 litres (stock tank inc reserve)????

So, 4 litres = 100km (rounding)

10 litres = 250km Range (approx 230ish km)

$1.50 AUD per litre = $15 to fill. (Fuel prices depends on day/if you have sold a kidney,  a bit give or take either way)
Still good compared to my v8 ute....:)






-- Edited by z1g on Monday 11th of June 2018 12:07:49 PM

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