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Old 16 Jul 2008
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Just realised...

Last chain and sprocket change had a 44 on the rear - back to the 43 now AND switched to reserve at 205km! I am a fat bustarde (95kg) and have a givi top bix fitted (not the best aerodynamics),

Will - how is your airbox modded?

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Snorkel off and a about four drill holes on the opposite side. And a DNA filter. Part number KD5E05. But also my carburetor is rejetted and the bike was dynotuned when they did all that.


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EDIT: Also I only run the bike on premium fuel.
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Excessive fuel consumption

I just registered today and don't know if you guys are still on the forum. My 95 kle only gets 13km/liter. I want to try the rimfire-conversion but I don't understand German at all. Micki, if you can help (or anybody) with translation to english it will be great.
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Hey guys,

in the german community a so called rimfire-conversion is famous to reduce the amount of fuel seriously. We usually count in liters used in 100 km. Usually it is around 6 - 7 Liter a 100km for the KLE and with that conversion you should be able to reduce it to 5 - 5,5 liter a 100km.
It consists of making holes in the airfilterbox. The only thing is that the early KLEs (1991- around 1996) have a different Airfilterbox than the newer onces (I dont know about the very knew KLEs). So be aware that the conversion is not the same for both.

here is the link: It's in german I know, I can translate it if someone wants me to... http://winweb373.sr23.firestorm.ch/t...ltertuning.pdf

It is not a legal modification! But I think it could be somehow usefull.

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My '05 gives me 50mpg (17.7k per litre) around town.

Pump up your tyres and check if your pads are rubbing. Personally I wouldn't spend too much chasing better fuel consumption. It'll will only save you a €1 or two a fill.
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Sounds the same as my '06. Its all down to how much wrist action you apply!.

Ive had upto 160miles on mine with ease but only if you take it easy. Give it some stick and only 100.

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On my last run out a couple of days ago, I got the following...

Full Tank 15ltrs

I covered 145 miles and filled up when I returned.

I put 9.65ltrs to top the bike back up, This works out at 68.31mpg.

This covered different speeds on motorway, A-roads and back roads upto 70mph.

So Im quite pleased with them figures.


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On my last run out a couple of days ago, I got the following...

Full Tank 15ltrs

I covered 145 miles and filled up when I returned.

I put 9.65ltrs to top the bike back up, This works out at 68.31mpg.

This covered different speeds on motorway, A-roads and back roads upto 70mph.

So Im quite pleased with them figures.


Roy

Geez - The best I have ever got (aside from running in) was that exact mileage before going to reserve, so around 12 litres for 145 miles for me (usually consistent high speed travel though!)

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Always get 20 km/L when heavy throttle, and 23km/L cruising at about 5000rpm. 2006 model stock gearing, 82kg rider, 24psi in tyres. 95 octane fuel.
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Always get 20 km/L when heavy throttle, and 23km/L cruising at about 5000rpm. 2006 model stock gearing, 82kg rider, 24psi in tyres. 95 octane fuel.

There you go... My average RPM in top is 5500-6000 17/43 gears from memory and I weigh over 100kg with my gear on and have a topbox...

Sounds about right to me....

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these are my figures.

Commuting into work =

20 miles of motorway at 85mph and 8 miles of town at 0-30mph i get 125miles before hitting reserve. (12litres)

Travelling 70mph on motorways for general use = 150miles before htting reserve. (12litres)

Town riding I get 45mpg

My worst ever ride was 104miles before hitting reserve, open throttle bombing on motorway.

# ECO RIDE #

when i travel long distances on motorway and stay religously at 60mph I achieve 180 mile before turning to reserve.

my best ever ride I was travelled 240miles on 14.5litres of fuel

overall it's not the best for fuel consumption, it completely depends on how i ride. and how much money i have.
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I also get around 200km before hitting reserve, but the consumption is VERY dependent on driving style...

Not awfully impressed, but as some of the posters mentioned, shaving off 1 liter per hundred km is not exactly going to save vast amounts of money.
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A bigger rear sprocket, or smaller front, could give better mpg.
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A bigger rear sprocket, or smaller front, could give better mpg.
I think you mean smaller rear sprocket and larger front sprocket
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Here, Here. If you put a smaller front sprocket on, the bike will rev higher thus using more fuel. Deffo the other way round.

1 tooth at the front = 2 at the rear.




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On my old F650 1 tooth less on the front sprocket gave me 10 - 15% better fuel economy. I don't do a lot of motorway miles though. The gearing was much better and you could ride it at lower revvs, and it had a bit more acceleration.

I noticed the older KLE's have bigger rear sprockets than newer models. They also have 110 link chains as opposed to 108. I'm changing to the older set up next time I do my chain and sprockets. Only problem is the bigger rear sprocket doesn't come in black :-(
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