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In 600 miles of typical riding, speed limit or less, I got 62 mpg on the 400. Pleased. That is mixed town and country riding.

But it does make me wonder if I lost a gas receipt along the way. Watching the gas gauge, it doesn't seem like it is getting 62 mpg!
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When I first got mine (used with 900 miles on it) I was getting 57 - 60 mpg just riding in the city. Of course this included sitting at red lights getting 0 mpg.

I took a trip from LA to San Diego last October. I got 60 mpg.

Haven't bothered to check it since.

So your mileage sounds good and accurate.
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60 MPG
After 1200 miles I've developed a system where I fill the tank with exactly 2.5 gallons after the low fuel light comes on steady. So far this has given me 150 miles until the light is back on and I need to repeat the process. I could probably squeeze another tenth or two into the tank but by doing this my gauge reads full and I haven't had any spillage while filling up. Plus you don't want to overfill if you have the vapor recovery system as I've heard this will screw things up.
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Re: 400 gas mileage
I average 58-62 on combined city highway. I tend to have a bit of a lead hand! Nerd emoticon
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uplatenite

Interestingly, I had a lead hand for a while, of starts. But about the time I started the 600 mile test, I lightened up.. Based on compare your vs my numbers, doesn't make much difference.

Guess I will resume my jack rabbits.
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Well Garyp, I just installed the throttlemeister throttle lock the other day and I know my mileage will probably increase because it is now not as easy to move up to 70 or 80 since I won't be working the throttle as much. I'll keep you all posted and see if it makes much difference. BTW the throttlemeister is great! Easy to install too with no special adapting for the mp3. I bought the one for the triumph rocket lll . i bought the heavy one $130.00 + 5.99 shipping. throttlemeister.com Nerd emoticon
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Just finished a 2500 mile trip with our MP3 400 and it averaged over 55 MPG and on some tanks well over 60 mpg. That was mostly traveling highway but also had some town miles. We were fully loaded for traveling most of those miles and that's with Givi Saddle Bags E 21's (if I remember the #'s correctly) and the GIVI Tall windshield. We also traveled @ 65+ for the majority of that trip.
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Fritz wrote:
...with Givi Saddle Bags E 21's (if I remember the #'s correctly) and the GIVI Tall windshield...
Same config as I have. My upper speed is usually lower than 65, unless I am on an interstate.
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wow, what is wrong with my bike. Ive never done better than 58mpg in the heat of the summer and all through the winter I got less than 54mpg

Recently I added Dr. Pulley sliders and a 150 rear wheel. I though they would make my mileage worse but it seems unchanged.
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Mine is stock, mechanically speaking. I would like larger wheels, but on front for better off-pavement handling.
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Other than the luggage accessories ours is stock too. The person that rides it, (my better half) is very intune to achieving fuel mileage. She gets MUCH better mileage than I do when riding it. Laughing emoticon
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I have averaged 51.13 mpg. (I check every tank with over 270 fill-ups) I have had as high as 65 and low as 42. Main difference is speed and secondary difference is gas. If I fill up here and head north then fill up and return home the return trip gets another 5 miles per gallon which I attribute to different gas blends sold in different areas. I do few miles under 60 mph unless I am in town or in the mountains, neither my normal day. Riding stop and go in town is higher mileage than on the highway.
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mp3 400 fuel economy = average 53 mpg
I've been using an iPhone app (AccuFuel) since I purchased the bike in October of 08 for purposes of monitoring fuel economy. Almost 2 years / 19,000 miles later and the fuel economy parces out to be an average of 53 miles-per-gallon. I've had Dr. Pulley sliders in for most of the life of the bike. Highest miles-per-gallon tank was 59 and the lowest was 39 miles-per-gallon.

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I started noticing that many people on MV had a tag at the end of their posts from Fuelly.com....
I finally checked it out, logged all my vehicles and have been tracking it since.... even on my iPhone.

My 400 has been averaging 52.4 MPG since I started tracking it.... it is stock, (belt and pulley-wise) and recently serviced... but I have added the Piaggio trunk (may add some wind resistance). Most of my riding of the 400 is freeway and not at slow speeds, at that..... I'd say 70-85 mph.... otherwise I take a smaller scooter for around town.
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