Mods & Methods to Increase Fuel Economy

23 Lap 2018
633 456 Peržiūros

Your motorcycle has more range than it's giving you! Squeeze every last kilometre out with these tips for getting better fuel efficiency.
Gear breakdown:
Dynojet Power Commander V Fuel & Ignition -
Uni Filter Service Kit (foam) -
K&N Recharger Kit (Cotton) -
LA Choppers Torque Cones -
Tire Pressure Sensors -
Bridgestone T31 Tires -
Front & Rear Sprocket Conversion -
Chain Conversion -
Kuryakyn Cruise Assist -
SW-Motech Legend Gear LT2 Tank Bag -

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  • I just came to see how I could apply this to a car lol Learned some good stuff though

    Postal268Postal268Prieš 14 val
  • You missed one. Get a front fairing and windshield if there's one to fit your bike. The motorcycle will cut through the air more efficiently and push it out of your way, eliminating the need to hug the gas tank.

    James WillmusJames WillmusPrieš dieną
  • Effective but not practical. You will spend more money then you going to save. Want fuel efficiency ? Get smaller bike.

    CommentatorCommentatorPrieš 7 dienų
  • what about leaning over for less wind resistance

    OldMateOldMatePrieš 7 dienų
  • Bullshit on the alcohol.Alcohol and water are soluble.Alcohol dissolves any water in your fuel.

    David RayeDavid RayePrieš 7 dienų
  • The octane rating the mfg recommends and what the engine can make use of are not always the same. Some mfg will list a min and recommended octane number. In some driving situations such as heavy acceleration, high RPM may cause detonation and knocking within the engine. In those situations a modern EFI will reduce timing in order to accommodate, thereby likely also reducing engine power. Not saying this is common by any stretch, and it may only apply to a fringe segment of engines types, but the take away is that sportier engines and turbos may benefit from higher octane regardless of what your manual tells you.

    Kevin KettlerKevin KettlerPrieš 22 dienas
  • Ryan should know better than to perpetuate exhaust back pressure myths.

    Larry LentiniLarry LentiniPrieš 22 dienas
  • "Cheap bastards" "KLR owners" I feel personally attacked.

    Cory RCory RPrieš 23 dienas
  • What’s the handlebar on the hanging Suzuki called. I want something like that on my old Royal Enfield

    Hrishikesh PawaskarHrishikesh PawaskarPrieš 25 dienų
  • Get a 250 or smaller cc bike. Heh

    Davey TDavey TPrieš 29 dienų
  • Good quality spark plugs will help as well when it comes to better fuel economy.

    Rusty BeattyRusty BeattyPrieš mėn
  • 6:14 well it depend, for pavement road rider as i am, i can say i was only got flat tire when i have under pressure, and never got one above enough pressure

    Raizo PopoRaizo PopoPrieš mėn
  • 1. Don't tip it over.

    kiuhlahlakiuhlahlaPrieš mėn
  • Thanks for info, Do you have a video on ECU FLASH VS DYNO OR POWER COMMANDER?

    Ralphael ConferRalphael ConferPrieš mėn
  • Ryan, who's your female assistant?..wife? she camera shy? take away from this video is I need a tire pressure/temp gizmo & to change my sprockets. I am after all a cheap Portage!!😁

    FTBY59 Mike DFTBY59 Mike DPrieš mėn
  • why did he say 'coasting kills'? I'm a beginner and I didn't understood that?...

    Radulescu AndreiRadulescu AndreiPrieš mėn
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    trav grantrav granPrieš mėn
  • The TPMS tire accessories weigh something. Is it prudent to put them on the wheels and then test the balance and maybe re-weight the tires? When you do the rear sprocket, chain conversion, how many miles do you have to go to earn back the money you spent on doing the conversion?

    lynhwmlynhwmPrieš mėn
  • Are you Quentin Tarantino's son?

    Burrfect Edge SharpeningBurrfect Edge SharpeningPrieš mėn
  • I feel like if you can't afford the gas on a motorcycle you should start riding a bicycle.

    Clearanceman2Clearanceman2Prieš mėn
  • Dont use fuel.. It saves fuel.. Inside earth..😅

    UpsurgeUpsurgePrieš mėn
  • Back pressure does not increase fuel economy. High flow velocity will increase efficiency.

    Jacob PittJacob PittPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I am curious about the sprocket, you are saving weight with it and the chain, but does it counteract the cost of less durable sprocket, meaning you will replace it more often?

    AnadiaSharkAnadiaSharkPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • "and cheap bastards... KLR owners." I am a KLR owner and this is why I click on this video. Thank you.

    Werner StraussWerner StraussPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I wish there's a 400cc Bike that consumes like a Carbureted 125cc bike like around 40-50km per liter that would be nice! it should get good fuel economy but it has some power when you decide to twist that throttle hard

    Jasper DomacenaJasper DomacenaPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • There is that dumb look on your face and really irritating face expression honestly..

    Hardy 1Hardy 1Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • The gas arrives HOT in the tanker around here. It makes a huge difference.

    --Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • 1:59 it's 30% less efficient... It cost me 3km out of 100. Wait, what? Something doesn't match up.

    Luis Felipe Bayardo MelgozaLuis Felipe Bayardo MelgozaPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • My boy Ryan dressed up as mr rogers

    Leland FLeland FPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • What about sprockets tooth ratio? What can we expect changing the front and back sprockets to bigger/smaller ones? My 2004 FZ6 does 80-100 Km/h with 4k-5k rpms. I think it would consume less if it goes the same speed with lower rpms, like 2-3k maybe. Any tips?

    Kleand RreraKleand RreraPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • the part about engine breaking is only part right. it is true that engine breaking a fuel injected bike or car uses absolutely no fuel and if you need to slow down is this a brilliant way to slow down, use less fuel and don't wear down the breaks as much. but it is actually more efficient to let the engine idle and roll in neutral or with the clutch in than engine breaking. there is less frictional heat losses in the engine at lower rpm so naturally will the engine use less energy from the tank by rolling and using fuel than engine breaking, wasting momentum but not using any fuel. anybody with a car or a bike with a digital dial can test this out, find a slight down hill in a 30 mph zone, get up to speed and then throw in neutral and roll down the hill and note the current use of fuel. then go back up the hill and back down again but running on the cruise control this time down the hill and you will see at least double the fuel usage when going down the same hill in gear cause you will have to use the throttle to keep the speed up due to the extra friction of a higher reving engine and a gear box with a lot of frictional losses. trust me, i have tried this to great effect with loads of manual transmission cars and i can always drive way under the manufacturer provided fuel economy numbers.

    Isak sIsak sPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Ha! Love it

  • Frick yes! Finally a way to get from 78 mpg to 84 mpg!

    Richieforthewin 1Richieforthewin 1Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • 87 octane wtf uks min is 95

    craigr306craigr306Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • Is that an AK-47 in the background?

    Bill HauseBill HausePrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Aren't you in Canada? What's with the AR-15 in the BG? Or is it a plastic airsoft?

    thepaperboythepaperboyPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Great video!

    John RestJohn RestPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Some studies have shown that OEM air filters filter better, and after market air filters perform better but do allow larger particle through. The LTworlds channel Project Farm explains this very well.

    Mike CampbellMike CampbellPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • fuel bags the most efficient storage method? *laughs in nc750 helm box*

    KrustyKrustyPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Just ride a 50cc simple 👅

    Saykat DasSaykat DasPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • I'm stunned that you suggest lane splitting. Never a good idea, at least in my opinion.

    Aardvark892Aardvark892Prieš 4 mėnesius
  • The tire pressure and air filter points are right on . If you really need maximum fuel economy get a smaller bike the biggest selling bike in the world is still a honda step through 50cc because of the approximate 150 mph. The other thing that really matters is the throttle that has more effect than any other thing. Then loose weight . I'd swear this guy hates bikes and riders that way he talks about them. Oh he did finally bring up driving behavior after he sold the digital tire gauge. Keep the shinny side up . cheers

    SurferNormSurferNormPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • I ride mt25, i changed my rear sprocket from 43 to 44. Gain better millage in city riding/short distance (gain 26 km/ltr instead of 24 km/ltr) but worse millage for long distance (got 27 km/ltr instead of 30 km/ltr)

    Banzai AjahBanzai AjahPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Just an ar chillin on the wall in the back: Me:ok

    Tree Funk JonesTree Funk JonesPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Smoothness is key and use the brakes as little as possible.

    Nott JohnNott JohnPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Is that real assault rifle?

    Super DuperSuper DuperPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • What sprocket brands/maker would be good for a 96kg bike haha

    peace bewith upeace bewith uPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • This a great channel. But for this video, it's kind of stupid to spend a bunch of money and time on mods to achieve marginally better fuel consumption. It would take thousands of miles of riding one bike for the benefits to outweigh the costs. I mean, tire pressure monitors?! C'mon! It only takes a minute to check your pressure for free, which you would still need to do occasionally anyways to make sure the monitoring system was functioning properly. If your motorcycle is thirsty enough to cause you concern, then just find a bike that isn't.

    anon ymousanon ymousPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • lol Imagine doing a full tuck going 65 MPH on the highway

    xavier415xavier415Prieš 4 mėnesius
  • Man, this content is great!

    Faze HasoonFaze HasoonPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Saving gas on a motorcycle? "laughs in MT-10" Also for the love of the FSM DO NOT USE K&N unless you want to sand down the internals of your engine.

    Poppo GigioPoppo GigioPrieš 4 mėnesius
    • @Dissapointing soup Look up Project Farm;. He did a nice video testing various filters. Let's just say the K&N didn't do so well

      Poppo GigioPoppo GigioPrieš 4 mėnesius
    • are K&N filters really that bad?

      Dissapointing soupDissapointing soupPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • another free gas saving tip, only drive downhill, just like my parents did on their way to school, uphill both ways

    KristapsJJKristapsJJPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • 5:25 make a gif or somethin, please people.

    KristapsJJKristapsJJPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • funny that here where i live only octane gasoline available is 95 and 98, and the price difference is negligible.

    KristapsJJKristapsJJPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • any numbers?

    Máté BodorMáté BodorPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Linus tech tips for bikes!!!

    Jacob LJacob LPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Голос бездока

    Денис ФридманДенис ФридманPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Best economy method: Buy cheapo hard rubber Chinese tire with very low roll resistance then ride in the wet and crash bike = fuel consumption after that = Zero !Note :Low roll resistance tires is the last thing you want on a bike!

    plan pitzplan pitzPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • The least octane you can get in my country is 95 lmao

    Niko mit kNiko mit kPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Stay away from k&n filters. They let way to much dirt through

    nopenopenopenopenopenopePrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Who cares about fuel consumption on motorcycles?

    nopenopenopenopenopenopePrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Ha! if you think that KLR are cheap bastards you should meet one of us KLE ones :-P

    Bepi VisintainerBepi VisintainerPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • I ride a scooter for economy reasons, should i do these?

    BálintBálintPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Am I the only one noticing the bad cut edits in this video?

    Syed SycloneSyed SyclonePrieš 5 mėnesių
  • best youtube channels "fortnine" & "chaos causes"

    Ahmad RazaAhmad RazaPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • I just noticed I've been watching your videos for months and wasn't subscribed. I apologize!

    Bread Of GodBread Of GodPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • Just buy a 125cc bike😅👌

    Jamel PiclitJamel PiclitPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • you are talking about economy and today i picked motorcycle driving license and decided to buy motorcycle witch costed 1.5 dollars and bank didnot gave me money :D 1.5k dollars only 1.5 :D its awfull

    nika beriashvilinika beriashviliPrieš 5 mėnesių
  • 0:06 0:07

    bird dudebird dudePrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Thank You! I’ve been getting 6.9420 mpg repeatedly..

    bird dudebird dudePrieš 6 mėnesių
  • bought a little 100cc honda from the 60s, smaller rear sprocket, new air filter, 200mpg i shit you not.

    malibumalibuPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • S&s carburetors talks alot about how drag pipes cause revererations that actually trap exhaust they put thumb screws at the end of thier drag pipes with some improvements to performance on a dyno.

    Josh ThomasJosh ThomasPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Riding on the back wheel only reduces road friction

    MelodicTurtleMetalMelodicTurtleMetalPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • Who cares about fuel economy anyway, fuel here is super cheap

    incognito 82incognito 82Prieš 6 mėnesių
  • i love how this is filmed

    peter vulicpeter vulicPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • The only two things I would use would be the computer and the aluminum sprocket . I would that to make it go faster.

    Sir JhonsonSir JhonsonPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • I feel like Ryan really didn't wanna do this video but he got paid for it so he just did it anyways

    EggmasWasTakenEggmasWasTakenPrieš 6 mėnesių
  • If coasting in neutral or having the clutch depresses on an fi bike and the engine management cuts off fuel, there will be no engine braking, as the wheels are not connected to engine in that case.

    Shalabh SaxenaShalabh SaxenaPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • The only thing I remembered from this video, was the gun hanging in the garage xD. Great tips by the way =)

    MrManAs IceMrManAs IcePrieš 7 mėnesių
  • 11:28

    Robot BjornRobot BjornPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • wind resistance is proportional to speed squared? I think the cubed term is significantly larger in almost all cases.

    Trygve SkogsholmTrygve SkogsholmPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • I had some of those Chineseum TPMS sensors on my bike, and I decided to remove them in case they decided to let the air out of my tires at highway speeds. I didn't think I could trust them.

    Paul StaffordPaul StaffordPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • I will never get tired of hearing Ryan say "precisely dick"

    FluffFluffPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • Don't ride the Autobahn ...

    Nick The QuickNick The QuickPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • How to put gas in your bike once every 6 years

    TheCosmicKidTheCosmicKidPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • Back no...just no. Length and circumference for venturi effect and exhaust scavenging effect yes but back pressure?

    MyJizz UrEyeMyJizz UrEyePrieš 7 mėnesių
  • The only thing with these fuel saving mods is the upfront cost vs savings. If you buy something for $200 and it only ends up saving $20 worth of gas, was it worth it?

    Richard dillenRichard dillenPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • Aluminum sprockets & smaller chain will wear out & require replacement sooner. The additional expense far outweighs any gas savings that might be realized, and costs a great deal in the fun factor.

    dfgregodfgregoPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • what about HHO solutions

    PonletsPonletsPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • Hey Ryan, not sure what does lifting the hose do to get the last out. There is always fuel in the hose as the valve is in the atual pistol end.. Or was this intentional move by you to uncover the cheap and blind?? Hmmm

    Robert RamanisRobert RamanisPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • Run drag pipes and an sns carb. Gas is evil and must be burned

    weston maloneweston malonePrieš 7 mėnesių
  • Have Nunavut

    Fastlane GarageFastlane GaragePrieš 7 mėnesių
  • 4:06 Back pressure is a myth. A very old one told so many times by so many people is has become "fact". Back pressure is not what causes increased torque and or fuel economy. Just ask old man Gale Banks who's company makes turbos. The real hero is exhaust scavenging. E.I using the exhaust airs momentum to help suck it out of the engine as the exhaust valves are open. Allowing the momentum of exhaust leaving the engine to help suck out more exhaust so the engine does not have to work as hard to pump it out. Its uses momentum and inertia of the already moving air in the pipe to help remove the air. Like the draft of a large object pulling along a dead pocket of air sort of like a semi truck. This is what saves torque (thus HP and fuel) for the engine since it does not have to work as hard to push that air out This is why some crappy exhaust is better than none. Think about it, back pressure makes your engine work harder to pump out the air. High performance two stroke engines dont even use back pressure to keep in unburnt fuel. They use the Kadency effect in their curly Que tailpipes, they are shaped for reflecting sonic waves back to the exhaust port. The same is true for those fancy twisty swirly exhaust headers you see on performance engines. Those are made so that the exhaust pulses from every cylinder meet up at once and then create one large slug of exhaust gas to carry it all out of the tailpipe.

    The QThe QPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • why the gun, you seemed smart though?

    bau m hausbau m hausPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • You say "No one gives a shit about saving gas on a motorcycle really do they?" but when you're touring Scotland. You give a shit! Sometimes the next petrol station will be closed lol

    VtwinVtwinPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • I sure do. Getting more MPG means I can enjoy more miles of riding.

    V Star 1300 AdventuresV Star 1300 AdventuresPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • Wrong. Ethanol is not less efficient, it is less energy dense.

    StalinStalinPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • Does your bike have a knock sensor? If it does, use 97octane as that’s what the factory use when they prove the power output.

    David ElliottDavid ElliottPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • 2 additional teeth on the back sprocket of my Yamaha 600 used more petrol (gas) than standard.

    David ElliottDavid ElliottPrieš 7 mėnesių
  • Idk why I'm watching this hahah, powerrrrrrrrr

    JOEJOEPrieš 7 mėnesių