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    Default How many Kms with full tank?

    hi,

    My DN-01 is recent and i wonder how many kms a full tank is able to do.

    On my bike:
    around 40 kms it drops one stick
    around 80 kms it drops another
    around 145 kms half-thank
    around 180 kms drops to only one stick

    After this i am afaid and put gas again, its spending around 5.5l at for each 100km

    From what i read the tank is 15l, so i should get something around 250kms.

    but from 180 kms to 250 kms its a big distance and i dont thing mine can do 250kms

    So far it the only thing i hate, the low kms between feeling it again

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    I use 160 miles (about 257km) as a target limit, by which time the low fuel warning is flashing. I haven't tested it until I run out so don't know what the real limit is, and of course riding style, load/weight, headwinds etc. will all play a part to make it a variable limit.
    I use automatic mode in cities and on the motorway but manual mode for all other roads.
    As soon as the low fuel warning is flashing it is time to find a nearby fuel station, or start panicking if it's late, you're in the middle of Wales and 50 miles from an open station!

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    Today mine stated flashing around 205kms.

    went to fill it up and it toke 12L, witch is 6L every 100kms

    this time i was using manual all the time, so for me i guess automatic is better in fuel consumption.

    I have gas station everywhere, but 200kms for me its stoping every 2 days to fill it up

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    Check out 'Fuelly' on the Internet to get "real world' numbers based on riders' inputs. Everyone rides differently under different conditions/places.
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    I actually took a gas can with me and ran the bike to the end of the tank. I will advise that I was a 'cautionary driver' meaning that I was driving as conservatively as possible, never exceeding speed limits, coasting on long downward slopes, and very easy on acceleration from stop - and no gunning it to pass anybody anywhere anytime.

    From full tank to dead empty I got 335 Km.

    I'm happy to report that after you put gas into a fully empty tank, the start up with fresh gas was immediate. (not like after draining carbs - this bike fired right up on first crank).

    Having said that - while normal riding, I generally get the 'wanna fill my tank blues' by about 240km.... as the indicator starts to blink red. When I fill up as soon as I see this...there is still about 4 or 5 litres in the tank... or about 80 or 100 km.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo View Post
    Check out 'Fuelly' on the Internet to get "real world' numbers based on riders' inputs. Everyone rides differently under different conditions/places.
    Here is the website directly for the DN-01: http://www.fuelly.com/motorcycle/honda/dn-01

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    Quote Originally Posted by DNSarnia View Post
    I actually took a gas can with me and ran the bike to the end of the tank. I will advise that I was a 'cautionary driver' meaning that I was driving as conservatively as possible, never exceeding speed limits, coasting on long downward slopes, and very easy on acceleration from stop - and no gunning it to pass anybody anywhere anytime.

    From full tank to dead empty I got 335 Km.

    I'm happy to report that after you put gas into a fully empty tank, the start up with fresh gas was immediate. (not like after draining carbs - this bike fired right up on first crank).

    Having said that - while normal riding, I generally get the 'wanna fill my tank blues' by about 240km.... as the indicator starts to blink red. When I fill up as soon as I see this...there is still about 4 or 5 litres in the tank... or about 80 or 100 km.

    Like i said last time i was using Manual shift and averege a 6L/100kms, so when it blinked i had only 3L left (from my calculation since tank only takes 15L)

    Before on automatic i was doing 5L.

    Now on autommatic and let me see what happens, my route is always the same and i drive the same way.

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    If you are trying to get the best economy, don't wait on shifting in manual mode. The DN-01 gets much better mileage in manual if you switch up to the next gear as soon as it lets you. You'll be doing about 45km/h in 5th gear, and if you do it consistently, you'll be getting at least the low 5's... I actually for one tank full pulled off about 4.1 L/100km - but you have to be conscious of it at every turn - and baby the crap out of it and never exceed the posted speed limits.

    120 to 140 km/h sucks gas like crazy.

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    hi

    I was shifting ASAP on manual and my speed doesnt exceed 120. not on the roads i have to go
    2nd at 22kms
    3rd at 31kms
    4th at 40 kms
    5th at 51kms
    6th at 68kms

    But i didnt see improvment on saving gasoline and also it sucks having to pay attention to speed to change gear, not doing it again takes focus out of the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DNSarnia View Post
    I actually took a gas can with me and ran the bike to the end of the tank. I will advise that I was a 'cautionary driver' meaning that I was driving as conservatively as possible, never exceeding speed limits, coasting on long downward slopes, and very easy on acceleration from stop - and no gunning it to pass anybody anywhere anytime.

    From full tank to dead empty I got 335 Km.

    I'm happy to report that after you put gas into a fully empty tank, the start up with fresh gas was immediate. (not like after draining carbs - this bike fired right up on first crank).

    Having said that - while normal riding, I generally get the 'wanna fill my tank blues' by about 240km.... as the indicator starts to blink red. When I fill up as soon as I see this...there is still about 4 or 5 litres in the tank... or about 80 or 100 km.

    A FEW times I have even 'hit' 190 miles AND still had about 1/2 gallon left. I pretty much run in full auto ALWAYS and have averaged 52.7 mpg with 124 fill ups, running normally (land is fairly FLAT here in Florida). AND I do run the Dino ABOVE the speed limit mostly, mainly so that I DON'T get run over! 70 mph seems to be the "sweet" speed for best economy.
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