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i have just over 700 miles on my 14 n1k. i am only getting 31mpg by math, the computer says 34. either way, it seems low to me. my RPM range is usually around 4-5000. i do have the factory bags on, bike is all stock for now, and i weigh 230lbs.

what are you guys getting?
 

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Bike is basically stock, only slip ons and I weigh about 280 and the bike is getting just shy of 40. Still clearing 180 miles per tank.
 

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my indicator is usually around 38mpg.. I never really fill up at the same time, but I know when running with my buddies trueno and cbr600 I get better mpg :)

I think Ivans will put you at 40+ and you can run 89 instead of high test.
 

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Average 49 mpg on hwy. Highest was 56. I'm 5-9 and 190. Ave speeds of 55 to 70. Keep in mind this is based on an Imperial gal of gas; not US gal.
 

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Average 49 mpg on hwy. Highest was 56. I'm 5-9 and 190. Ave speeds of 55 to 70. Keep in mind this is based on an Imperial gal of gas; not US gal.
I am running similar numbers. Just finished a 4 day run down to Republic Washington and back. On the legs where I was spending most of the time around 64 mph (confirmed by GPS as indicated was more like 69) I was getting 4.8 to 4.9 L/100 km, which are 59 and 58 mpg Imperial. In a section where I was running about 70 mph with areas of heavy wind I got 5.3 L/110 km or 53.6. I had gone 331 km or 206 miles since the previous fill.

The bike is a 2014 with the Givi bags from the 2013 and has 7000 km on the odometer (left over bought this spring). On this trip there was a small tail bag as well.
 

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what should i look at to fix this? 31mpgs is not good at all.

i am definitely not beating on it. i am coming from 14 years of 600cc sport bikes. the ergos are competently different at a more sporting pace. putting around town; no big deal, but when i ramp up the pace, the ergos are not what i am used to. i am still trying to get used to the upright seating position with lower and more forward foot pegs along with a heavier, longer, taller bike.

i am not sure if this matters, but i am running with TC on sissy mode (3) and on the power mode set on whimpy.
 

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what should i look at to fix this? 31mpgs is not good at all.

i am definitely not beating on it. i am coming from 14 years of 600cc sport bikes. the ergos are competently different at a more sporting pace. putting around town; no big deal, but when i ramp up the pace, the ergos are not what i am used to. i am still trying to get used to the upright seating position with lower and more forward foot pegs along with a heavier, longer, taller bike.

i am not sure if this matters, but i am running with TC on sissy mode (3) and on the power mode set on whimpy.
Initially on those settings I was getting about 41 US mpg. The catch was it was also colder weather still just coming off winter formulation for gas. The other part was it was short runs of a 100 to 150 miles with several full stops. Even with gentle acceleration from a stop the bike is thirsty.

Change that to summer fuel, level one traction control, full power and temperatures above 70 *F and the fuel economy improved. Similar riding would be about 43.

Now make the stops a 100 plus miles apart and you will be in the 48 to 50 US mpg. That would include passing where your speed might get to ........... Even doing Hwy 20 where the curves are rated 30 to 45 mph with the bike leaned over enough so you would not have to slow down didn't change that.

So if the bike is fully broke in and you are only getting 31 then a discussion with the dealer is in order. Something is not right.
 

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very little highway riding cruising. when i do hit the highway, it's only for ~10 miles, 6th gear at 80mph.

my rides are usually only 25-40 miles at time. not too much stop-and-go or city traffic. i don't really launch the bike to hard from a stop light or hit it hard coming off the apex in the turns (still trying to get used the different handling characteristics).
 

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If you had the bike more than a couple of weeks I would go to full power mode. I am not sure how the nanny works only that it greatly reduces power output... so lets say that it does this by greatly reducing timing, something very easy to do with an ecu. If that is in fact the case the engine would be running sub-optimal. Which could impact your MPG. Traction control is not going to impact your MPG especially the way you describe your riding style.

I would go full power and do mixed riding. I don't think any of us run low power mode - when we did we ran it very briefly and probably didn't log enough hours in it to register mpg.

Before you take it back to the shop I would defintiely try this.

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Yes, I would try GaryK's suggestion first. I agree, I think the bike won't be running optimally if in using a power mode where it's being "throttled back".

My N1K is a '13 so no power mode was avail with my bike.

Was going to add my very first tank fill netted me 37 mpg. And this was keeping it below the 4000 rpm break-in guidelines. So, thought for sure my mileage would have been right up there because I was putting around and not gunning it all.

So, the bike will "loosen" up and you should continue to get better mileage as seems to be the experience.

Let us know how you make out .....
 

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My 2k12 is averaging around 35 mph as a DD commuter..

It's 75mph + on the freeway and some city.. I'm sure if I lived in a slower part of the country that my mileage would go up.. As it is now, 5500 rpms is my current cruising rpm.


Running on a +1 front sprocket and a 190/55 rear tire.

~Mark
 

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Other than break-in, I have consistently averaged over 40 mpg. I am currently averaging 45 and a fraction. I did note that when changing from natural to synthetic motor oil (Rotella T6) mpg went up by 1 and shifting was noticeably smoother. In normal riding, I normally operate between 3-4k rpm.

I did meet a guy who changed his sprockets to much taller gearing and is claiming 52mpg.
 

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i will try the "hero" power mode. lol

i wont get much riding in this week, so it wont be until after the weekend when i report back.
 

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Mine is still in the break-in but it looks like it is around 40mpg; 165lbs. I'll try to measure it more accurately next week. I ran on full power mode from day 1. I like power LOL 2014 btw.
 

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I just got done with a 2100 mile road trip. I weigh in at a hefty 260lbs and I averaged about 41mpg over the duration. The best I got was 48.5mpg going through Rock Mtn National park but the pace was SLOW and traffic sucked. Spirited riding through mountain roads in southern Wyoming typically averaged 41-42mpg.

I'm working on losing weight but I think the mileage I got was pretty good for the weight I'm asking this bike to carry. :)
 

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I just got done with a 2100 mile road trip. I weigh in at a hefty 260lbs and I averaged about 41mpg over the duration. The best I got was 48.5mpg going through Rock Mtn National park but the pace was SLOW and traffic sucked. Spirited riding through mountain roads in southern Wyoming typically averaged 41-42mpg.

I'm working on losing weight but I think the mileage I got was pretty good for the weight I'm asking this bike to carry. :)
what power mode are you running?
 
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