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Japanese motorcycles generally read around 5% - 10% faster than you are actually going. I believe that the odometers are much more accurate. For my bike, a Yamaha FZ6, I am reading close to 10% high on the speed but very close (maybe 1%) on the mileage compared to my car.
posted by Winky November 6, 2012 at 12:14 PM
Sorry Ciderbarrel, but I have to agree with RussTaylor on this one. In his example he wrote "...and perform a **FULL** fill up..." (emphasis added). In your rewriting of his example, this time with the giant coke bottle, you wrote "...and put 30L back in, it is still **NOT** full." (emphasis added) It looks like you weren't trying to deceive but just didn't read RussTaylor's example correctly.
In the examples above you don't have to know what the individual numbers are for x, y, and z, you just have to know that x + y + z = 60L.
I would say don't worry about adding partial fill-ups just aggregate the amounts on your own. Sure, you might go 800mi and add 80L to a 60L tank (or some other made up numbers) but you would get an accurate mileage for that time frame. This would really mess up trending though so I almost never do it even before I started using this site.
posted by Winky October 1, 2012 at 11:13 AM
My neighbors had two GM trucks, the husband had a V6 and the wife had the V8. Even though she had a lead foot, she got much better gas mileage than he did so things aren't always as easy as they seem. I don't recall any mention of higher maintenance costs.
posted by Winky August 16, 2012 at 1:33 PM
I had a manual Neon rated 28/35 and, after 30,000 miles or so (break-in maybe?), I started getting low to mid 40mpg for my mostly highway commute. If I used the air conditioner my mileage would drop to high 20s/low 30s so I never used it. I bet I could have gotten 50 in the CRX.
My motorcycle also gets better mileage than it is supposed to. I was getting 60s but now am only getting in the 50s.
posted by Winky May 31, 2012 at 9:06 AM
That is pretty cool. How about a range of years? Can you do the same with cars?
posted by Winky May 1, 2012 at 1:48 PM