OBC calibration re-visited.
Me and ole Toad used to be pretty anal about checking and verifying gas mileage - usually each tank refill. Until we first started hanging out together, I'd never had a mosheen that got the kinda mileage that the marketing suits said ole Toad would git. Well, they were right and after a few years of keeping tabs (easy to do on the 'puter), we started taking it for granted.
Coupla years ago, ole Toad got the beeg physical and we started checking mileage consumption again. Stoopid me, I put reliance on the OBC, which wuz indicating we were dropping into the low 40 mpg, and below. Lately, it's been showing 36-38!! I'm figgerin' we didn't do such a wonderful job of physical-ing, and ole Toad's age wuz beginning to show; and valve adjustments were needed on the one's that were tight in the past; and the oxygen sensor replaced. OK - we can do all that, and we will, once it gets too hot to ride!!!
Well, why haven't I done this before? What?? Manually check the mileage against the calculator and the OBC. Yeah, what!!! OBC is whacked. Last two full tanks have returned 46.7 and 46.3 mpg calculations. So, we'll be digging out the OBC calibration procedure shortly and getting back in stride with the real world consumption. Just thought I'd post this for folks who may have noticed that this riding season is returning a lower gas mileage than last, and who figger that's life in the LT world. Might not be - might be better than you thought - hopefully. Sure wuz for ole Toad - dang near a 25% correction to the good.