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    Default Re: How to get best mileage from your bike

    I generally follow some rules which I can share.
    1. I warm up the engine twice in a day. Once while going to the office in the morning and then while returning. No matter what is the season - yes in the summer as well.
    2. I go through all the gears at least twice in the first 0.5 km.s to ensure smooth operation of the gearbox.
    3. I avoid redlining and outright pick ups.
    4. I DON'T overburden my bike with weight.
    5. I take care care of the sprockets by cleaning and lubricating them at regular intervals.
    6. I ensure optimal tyre pressure. I've seen people putting in 38-40 psi in a Super Splendor. God knows what they will do with so much of pressure. I also have seen people not putting in any pressure at all for 3 months! Apart from decreasing the road grip, too much and too low pressure reduces mileage.
    7. I change the air-filter every year.
    At any given speed, the highest possible gear will give you the maximum mileage and the lowest possible gear will give you the maximum power. But that does not mean you should start riding 20kmph @ 5th/6th gear on your CBR250/RS200!

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    Default Re: How to get best mileage from your bike

    Quote Originally Posted by krishna77 View Post
    I generally follow some rules which I can share.
    1. I warm up the engine twice in a day. Once while going to the office in the morning and then while returning. No matter what is the season - yes in the summer as well.
    2. I go through all the gears at least twice in the first 0.5 km.s to ensure smooth operation of the gearbox.
    3. I avoid redlining and outright pick ups.
    4. I DON'T overburden my bike with weight.
    5. I take care care of the sprockets by cleaning and lubricating them at regular intervals.
    6. I ensure optimal tyre pressure. I've seen people putting in 38-40 psi in a Super Splendor. God knows what they will do with so much of pressure. I also have seen people not putting in any pressure at all for 3 months! Apart from decreasing the road grip, too much and too low pressure reduces mileage.
    7. I change the air-filter every year.
    At any given speed, the highest possible gear will give you the maximum mileage and the lowest possible gear will give you the maximum power. But that does not mean you should start riding 20kmph @ 5th/6th gear on your CBR250/RS200!
    You stole the words right out of me.

    I do the same.

    Also one more thing i do is, if the bike's been stationery for 4-5 (or more) hours, i always prime the engine by 2 slow kicks on kick starter, With Ignition Off. This is to ensure that the engine oil which has retracted back to the sump, gets circulated again. But then this is more for engine life and has almost nothing to directly impact FE.

    Another thing you we can do for more FE is, Anticipate the traffic and road. If you can see a speed bump/pot hole/pedestrian crossing/any dang reason to cause you to slow down ahead, then you better start dropping speed by letting go of the throttle (a few meters from it, not from miles away ). No use burning fuel accelerating till a Bump only to hit brakes right before it.

    Kill ignition at signals (you be your own judge as to how many seconds should be left in count down, minimum, for you to shut the engine).
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    Quote Originally Posted by rugved View Post
    Partially true. Partially because exactly what speed you need to maintain and for how many Kms, will be specific to your make and model and specified in your motor manufacturer manual.

    This is called 'Running In' and is mainly done because the newly installed engine will have some wear and tear until all the parts properly set in. (speaking in layman terms)

    BUT, Speed is not the only aspect you need to watch out for. company will specify speed, which means proportionately you also have to follow certain limit to RPM as well. so no extreme revving, no upslope climbs at full load, no engine braking at downslope at full load and high speed, etc.

    many manufacturers will specify speed limits for every gear as well.

    I hope you get the general idea about this. if not feel free to pitch your doubts!

    Thanks for the info buddy

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    Default Re: How to get best mileage from your bike

    Bharat petroleum, HP and Indian oil are the petrol bunks in the city. I personally felt my ride was smoother when filling in Bharat.

    Which one is better? Anybody have any experience in changing bunks.

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    Does it have any difference in performance and stability and mileage by using speed petrol as compared to normal ones? A friend of mine suggested to use speed petrol as it increases mileage and keeps engine good.. Is that true? Can any1 help

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    Default Re: How to get best mileage from your bike

    Quote Originally Posted by uchun View Post
    Bharat petroleum, HP and Indian oil are the petrol bunks in the city. I personally felt my ride was smoother when filling in Bharat.

    Which one is better? Anybody have any experience in changing bunks.
    I too experienced that Bharat is better
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