16 Tips for Increasing Bike Mileage
Saving on Fuel and Increasing Bike Mileage
We love driving motorcycles, bikes, and sports bikes in the streets and on the outskirts of the city. We probably also love driving them fast; however, one concern that often prevents us from reaching the max speed is the mileage. Many will check out the mileage specs before buying a motorbike and then worry later on about their bike giving less mileage than specified.
So, in this article, here are some tips on how to increase mileage and save on bike fuel, so that you can go back to your open-air drive on your bike.
Tips for Increasing Bike Mileage
- For four-stroke engines, switch on the bikes with the chokes and self start. Then, leave it without acceleration for 10-15 secs so that the oil has time to flow through the engine and has enough circulation to run it.
- Don't put the choke on for a too long, as it may fill the engine with fuel.
- Don't over accelerate as soon as you start your bike.
- Switch off your bikes during a long wait or a traffic signal.
- Remove the parts that are not useful, such as the saree guard, the bike box, and any other extra fittings.
- Change and check the oil regularly as recommended by your service technician.
- Check your tire's air pressure monthly. Low pressure can be a strain on the mileage while a super high pressure would increase the mileage but also yield instability. An optimum pressure will yield the best results.
- Don't make sudden drops from a higher gear to a lower one. This may lead to a much higher RPM and decrease fuel efficiency.
- Shift your gears to the correct RPM. Also, avoid overriding on any particular gear.
- In general, riding in higher gears gives off a better mileage.
- Don't change the gears and brake as often if you ride in cities. It may wear down and tire the engine.
- Service your bike regularly as stated in your manual.
- Use the brakes, clutch, and the throttle judiciously for optimum mileage.
- Don't use the clutch when accelerating.
- Check the batteries, chain slackness, the petrol amount, and the brakes
- Finally, check the tire grips and change the tire even before it seems to be worn out.
Please comment to share your experiences and tricks, and to let me know if these tips worked for you!
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