Top 10 tips to increase mileage of your bike or scooter

 July 01, 2018

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1) Getting your bike serviced on time brings the chances of loss to the machine at the minimum. A healthy engine would return a better mileage than that with non-timely servicing. Also prefer using the same grade oil which is preferred by the company at the time of service.


2) Even after timely servicing, carburetor settings can be adjusted for a better mileage. Re-tuning the carburetor helps a lot when you are getting bad mileage.


3) Tyre pressure plays an important role when it comes to mileage. Lesser air pressure means more friction, thereby returning less mileage, so make sure to keep the tyre pressure as recommended by the company.


4) Filling good quality fuel will help the bike return a better figure as compared to the contaminated fuel. It even helps in keeping the engine healthy. Good quality petrol will always keep the engine in good condition thereby increasing the fuel economy of the bike.

 

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5) Sudden acceleration and hard braking also wastes a lot of fuel. Keep a light hand on the throttle and avoid accelerating the bike at high rpm level in short gear. Riding the bike in proper gear at low rpm level helps in returning better mileage figures. - maintain at economy mode


6) Avoid roads with high traffic as driving at constant slow speeds in short gear also return bad mileage figures.


7) While on a traffic light, always switch off the engine as idling is one of the basic factors where the odometer stands constant and fuel gets wasted. In case you get stuck in a traffic jam and the waiting time is above 40 seconds, then don’t forget to switch off the engine.


8) Parking your motorcycle in sunlight will also let a small amount of fuel evaporate. Although the amount is small, parking it for 9 hours daily and 30 days a month can have an impact.


9) Even between the service intervals, the chain of the bike needs cleaning and lubrication. If you live in area with more dirt and sand, doing it often can help you in getting better mileage as the engine would need less power to rotate the chain.


10) Altering the original components of the bike results in lower fuel mileage. Avoiding custom exhausts, air filters and extra wide tyres can help you get a better mileage.

 

Things to do for better mileage

1. Bike serviced on time - healthy engine
2. Get your engine tuned(carburetor settings) - Re-tuning the carburetor helps a lot when you are getting bad mileage.
3. Maintain correct tyre pressure - Lesser air pressure means more friction
4. Filling good quality fuel - better in comparasion to other using low quality fuel and also keeps engine healthy
5. Sudden acceleration and hard braking also wastes a lot of fuel,Drive at steady speed - speeds of around 50-60 kmph or economy mode is suggested
6. Avoid roads with high traffic as driving at constant slow speeds in short gear also return bad mileage figures.
7. Always switch off the engine - save fuel
8. Parking your motorcycle in sunlight evaporate small amount of fuel - so try not to park at sunlight
9. Adjust drive chain tension correctly - chain of the bike needs cleaning and lubrication,even between servicing intervals
10. Avoiding custom exhausts, air filters and extra wide tyres can help you get a better mileage.

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Things not to do for better mileage

1. Do not keep the clutch lever pressed while driving.
2. Do not run the engine in low gear for long times.
3. Do not park your motorcycle under direct sunlight as it causes evaporation of petrol.
4. Do not keep brake pedal pressed while riding.
5. Do not raise the engine rpm during traffic halts, switch "OFF" the engine if the halt is more than 30 seconds.
6. Do not cover inlet of air filter assembly.
7. Do not cover the engine in the front and sides. This may restrict the smooth air flow to the engine fins required for air cooling and the engine may run     at a higher temperature.