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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-17-2011, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel Economy Tracking Website Check-it-out!

Hey everyone,

Was reading an article on edmunds.com Your Fuel Economy Gauge Is Fibbing and they mention this website that is for cars and motorcycles that lets you track your fuel economy. You just need a smartphone with internet access to log into the website or do it at home when you fill your bike up and track the gallons, prices, conditions etc. The website is called www.fuelly.com

There is only one vn750 registered with no posts for fuel ups, but the browsing of cars and bikes is very interesting.

I plan to register and set it up for my 97 vn750 and hope others are interested. Be a great reference for people wanting to know how their bikes should perform fuel economy wise. Depending on how much information people want to share you could add personal details like 2 up riding and weights etc.

Hope everyone enjoys it and gives it a try.

Take care,

Eric

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I guess some folks got alot of time on their hands..

Is there a website to see how much beer I drink?

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I guess some folks got alot of time on their hands..

Is there a website to see how much beer I drink?
Maybe not to see how much beer you drink, but I'm sure there's one to tell you how many drinks till your drunk. Course I don't need a web site to tell me that. lol
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I guess some folks got alot of time on their hands..

Is there a website to see how much beer I drink?
Just for you KM hope you have an android KM's beer tracking website app
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I registered the VN700 and Cobalt. http://www.fuelly.com/driver/invisibill Not sure if I'll bother to use it, but I've got it bookmarked on my phone just in case.

Just FYI regarding the article about onboard mileage computers, my Cobalt's is quite accurate. I've had it over 1mpg off before, but I've also had it be dead-on (31.89mpg calculated vs. 31.9mpg on the computer). I drive a mix of small town 25mph streets (no real traffic, but stop signs every few blocks), 55mph back roads, and 75-80mph on the expressway. I haven't found anything specific that makes my computer's readings any more or less accurate. I know it isn't exact, but it's also close enough that I can use the instant readings (updated twice per second) to tell whether I'm driving like a jerk or not.


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I've actually been using this site a lot. I always calculate my MPG when I fill up, to compare with the onboard computer's calculation. It's a little more work to open up the website and fill out the fuel-up page, but I'm also permanently recording my MPG plus the date and cost of buying gas.

With a 10 mile commute and my "bad" vehicle getting 30+MPG, I don't have a whole lot of data there yet, but I think I'm going to like having all this info tracked.



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my '86 VN750 fuel mileage average around town with stop and go traffic, traffic lights and expressway riding is 42 - 45 mpg. Country backroads cruising....more like 45 - 48 mpg. I have even seen 50 - 52 a couple of times. The best ever was 2 consecutive tanks at 55 mpg going from Cincinnati to St.Louis on US. 50 That's degoated with V&H cruzers......Earshaved with Uni filters and 40/140 jets ...coastered and NGK iridiums.
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I guess I could use this as another why I don't like ethanol in my gas...
Quote from that site... "The biggest fluctuation occurs because ethanol, which is blended with gasoline in varying amounts, contains less energy."...
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