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Fuel Efficiency

Unread postby Reccebiker » Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:44 pm

So I just sat down and tallied up all my gas receipts for my Ural. I drove 1254 km on my bike since I bought her, and used a total of 71.48 liters of fuel. Figuring there is 3.5 liters to a gallon and 1.6 km to a mile, I recon I'm getting 36.83 miles to a gallon. Does that sound right folks? Oops! So I rechecked my data, I found out that there is 3.78 liters to a US gallon, so my figures are off a bit. It now works out even better 39.78 mi/gallon.. Yep, life is good! :cheers:
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Re: Fuel Efficiency

Unread postby Mikey » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:19 pm

Impressive. I'm told it gets better before it gets worse.
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Re: Fuel Efficiency

Unread postby Sidecar Bob » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:05 am

Full sized Imperial gallons like we use in Canada are 4.55 litres.....
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Re: Fuel Efficiency

Unread postby Reccebiker » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:54 pm

Bob, So the book says our Ural fuel tanks hold 5.5 Gallons, Is that US or imperial Gallons?
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Re: Fuel Efficiency

Unread postby Sidecar Bob » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:27 pm

Probably US, simply because they are the only ones that cling to the antiquated and illogical Imperial system. Personally, since I buy my fuel by the litre and my odometers are in Km I would be more interested in how many Km a litre of gas will take me.
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Re: Fuel Efficiency

Unread postby Gummiente » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:47 am

armouredtrooper wrote:Bob, So the book says our Ural fuel tanks hold 5.5 Gallons, Is that US or imperial Gallons?


IMWA uses the American measurement.
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Re: Fuel Efficiency

Unread postby Rninet » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:45 am

Sidecar Bob wrote:Probably US, simply because they are the only ones that cling to the antiquated and illogical Imperial system. Personally, since I buy my fuel by the litre and my odometers are in Km I would be more interested in how many Km a litre of gas will take me.


That is what makes sense but I clung to the mpg thing for years , even when I bought my BMW and it displays the fuel usage in litres per 100 k I was doing all this math converting that to mpg and how many gallons the 18 litre tank was to figure out my range . :banghead: When I finally shook off my dependence on mpg it was much easier at 5 litres per 100 km and a 18 litre tank you are good for 300km with 3 litres of wiggle room ... so much simpler
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Re: Fuel Efficiency

Unread postby Sparrow » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:09 pm

Hi Guys. Actually the American gallon is short by I believe 1/10 of the British & Canadian Gallon which are as you say 4.55 Lts . I still do all my calculations in imperial. I find that the metric system is to course, & you need 10 fingers to work anything out !
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Re: Fuel Efficiency

Unread postby Sidecar Bob » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:07 pm

The US gallon is actually 75% of the Imperial gallon. Their gallons are only 128 oz while ours are 140.

And its the Imperial system that's coarse. The smallest common unit is the ounce and that's almost 30cc....

Besides, I like to use my thumbs when I count on my fingers :yep:
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Re: Fuel Efficiency

Unread postby cheesy » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:34 am

Some day we will get our heads out of our collective asses down here and join the rest of the world.
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Re: Fuel Efficiency

Unread postby Reccebiker » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:39 pm

I fueled up "Shanny" last night in prep for today's 600 km ride. Since it was cancelled, I rode into Sherwood park to see if I could get some keys cut. On my return trip to Bruderheim, I took Wye road east and as my trip meter rolled over to 100 km. I pulled into a gas stn and topped up my tank. I had expended 8.8 liters to travel 100 km. Not sure if thats a good reading as I was concerned about fuel consumption since my tank holds 16 liters, it gives me a good idea of my range. Calculated to 181 km per tank.
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Re: Fuel Efficiency

Unread postby Sailing rider » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:51 pm

I get around 185 before I hit reserve.
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Re: Fuel Efficiency

Unread postby cheesy » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:07 am

Depending on my load, I hit reserve between 130 and 185.
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