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    Digital readout

    When you press the info button and you can see fuel consumption and the other one. Can someone explain to me what the first fuel readout and the second one are really telling me. I am not sure if I am reading it right or it is not accurate. As for example I was doing 80km (50 miles) an hour and the first one read 4.9 litres per 100 and the second one read 2.6 litres per 100 what is it telling me. Can they be reset?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 43362 View Post
    When you press the info button and you can see fuel consumption and the other one. Can someone explain to me what the first fuel readout and the second one are really telling me. I am not sure if I am reading it right or it is not accurate. As for example I was doing 80km (50 miles) an hour and the first one read 4.9 litres per 100 and the second one read 2.6 litres per 100 what is it telling me. Can they be reset?

    I could never figure it out
    I don't have a scooter, so I can't say for sure, but a lot of vehicles will show the average mileage and instant mileage. Normally most people reset the average mileage at each fill up.
    If I'm not right, at least I bumped your thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I don't have a scooter, so I can't say for sure, but a lot of vehicles will show the average mileage and instant mileage. Normally most people reset the average mileage at each fill up.
    If I'm not right, at least I bumped your thread.
    That is correct sir, instant and average. The average can be reset by holding the info button for a second with the average displayed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiminsf View Post
    That is correct sir, instant and average. The average can be reset by holding the info button for a second with the average displayed.

    I understand that part so to expand on that, the first one is reading the average. Now is it average that day or average for the history of the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 43362 View Post
    I understand that part so to expand on that, the first one is reading the average. Now is it average that day or average for the history of the bike.
    It is the average of the time riden until you reset it. the only reading that resets every day is "milage a" it will reset after a set number of hours not ridden. The MPG average goes until you reset it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 43362 View Post
    I understand that part so to expand on that, the first one is reading the average. Now is it average that day or average for the history of the bike.
    Average from the last time you reset it.
    If you have not reset it, the display is showing the average since the bike was purchased.

    You need to reset it each time you get gas if you want to know what mileage you're getting for that tank.
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    I haven't seen a good correlation between the two. I have reset the average on the highway and then watched the "instant". The instant will read like 65.1 the entire time. After 30 miles the average will read 52.3 or something like that.

    I'm really not a mileage minder but I'm gonna have to check the old fashioned way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCOOTERRATON View Post
    I have reset the average on the highway and then watched the "instant". The instant will read like 65.1 the entire time. !
    That's strange. Unless the road is tabletop flat, the wind does not change, and you hold your speed dead even, the instant should be all over the place.
    The few times I've have looked at the instant mileage on my wife's car, it will read between 10MPG and 99MPG because of the hills in southern Iowa.
    If I reset the Avg MPG on my K1300S when I fill up, it checks pretty close to doing the math of gallons and miles.
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    My "instant" seems to stick at 65.1 an awful lot oo I've noticed. However, if you "nail" the throttle it will definitely drop, or if I am going down a steep hill it will raise a lot (99 mpg range).
    The "A" tripmeter is your mileage for the day, based on the date in the cluster, "I think". I will have to take it for a midnight ride to verify sometime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GILLY View Post
    The "A" tripmeter is your mileage for the day, based on the date in the cluster, "I think". I will have to take it for a midnight ride to verify sometime.
    I wish my Trip "A" on my bike was this way.
    Out of curiousity, is Trip "B" limted to 999 miles like it is on my bike? When I got my K1300S and saw it had two Trips, I had hoped to use Trip "B" on trips, but that didn't work with the 999 mile limit.
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    You guys have it pretty much sorted already I think.
    As an aside, what AVG are you guys getting?
    I have not reset the AVG since purchase, after about 1400 miles I'm at 46.

    You?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCOOTERRATON View Post
    I haven't seen a good correlation between the two. I have reset the average on the highway and then watched the "instant". The instant will read like 65.1 the entire time. After 30 miles the average will read 52.3 or something like that.

    I'm really not a mileage minder but I'm gonna have to check the old fashioned way!
    I'm in South Florida....doesn't get much flatter than here! When I have done this it is on a straight 30 mile flat run at 70 mph. Yes it will vary a little..but it pretty much sticks at that spot.

    Unrelated I have the same feature on my 06 SSR...I have tried to see how low I can get it to go So far the "best" I have done on launch is 4 mpg!

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    My "average" is usually between 47 and 52. It improved after 2K miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I wish my Trip "A" on my bike was this way.
    Out of curiousity, is Trip "B" limted to 999 miles like it is on my bike? When I got my K1300S and saw it had two Trips, I had hoped to use Trip "B" on trips, but that didn't work with the 999 mile limit.
    I think there is some confusion, there is no trip "B", there is Trip 1, Trip 2, and Trip "A". Trip 1 and 2 are the common types, where it only resets when you reset it (and sorry I don't even have 999 miles on mine yet, not even half way to the first service yet thanks to our continuing BS weather here in the midwest). Anyways, Trip "A" resets itself at midnight, so only shows miles in a day. Again i am not sure if you ride right past midnight, if it does rest at midnight or what, I bet it does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GILLY View Post
    I think there is some confusion, there is no trip "B", there is Trip 1, Trip 2, and Trip "A". .
    Thanks for explaining. I like the idea of trip A.
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