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Gas mileage-am I calculating correctly?

I read that to figure out what kind of gas mileage you get, you take the number on the trip meter when you fuel up, and divide it by the number of gallons you put in. Is this the right way to do this? If so, I'm getting approx. 63.3 miles to the gallon! That can't be right, can it?!


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that's correct. i'm ugly enough to do math

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Thanks, Bevo! Just seemed too good to be true...I'm used to my SUV, which guzzles the gas!


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Make sure you are filling it up the exact same way too. If the first fill up was upright and the next was on the kickstand it could skew things a bit. Math sounds right though.
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I read that to figure out what kind of gas mileage you get, you take the number on the trip meter when you fuel up, and divide it by the number of gallons you put in. Is this the right way to do this? If so, I'm getting approx. 63.3 miles to the gallon! That can't be right, can it?!


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The only issue that I have with this is the fact that the speedometer is probably off, it was by 7mph on my 950. I noticed when I started using a GPS/Speedometer app on my phone. The motorcycle speedometer was saying I was traveling 73mph when my actual speed was 65mph. So the faster you go the more miles were added to the odometer. My bike said I was getting in the 50's for mileage when I was really getting 40's. Something to consider.
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