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 Post subject: Gas tank fill up
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:09 am 
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My PCX took $6.87 worth of gas,never thought i would see that.
$130.1 cents per litre :)


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We're back over NZD $2 a litre here in NZ now. Thankfully on the PCX that still adds up to approx nothing. Did 315km today - total cost in NZD $16.14. Spent more than that in food and drink.


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How much do you usually see at the fill-up? $30-$50 maybe?

I guess a PCX fill-up is 5 to 7+ times cheaper than a car fill-up.

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chappy99 wrote:
My PCX took $6.87 worth of gas,never thought i would see that.
$130.1 cents per litre :)

lucky you...the price of regular gas in Vancouver today is 144.9 cents/litre

We were paying 132.9 cents/litre back on July 22, 2017


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How much do you usually see at the fill-up? $30-$50 maybe?

I guess a PCX fill-up is 5 to 7+ times cheaper than a car fill-up.


Around here it's about $10 -v- $110 - but the car has far greater range. Overall the bike costs about 1/4 the cost of the car fuel wise - which on an engine CC basis actually makes the bike very inefficient (4 times the economy but 1/15th the capacity).


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Average price in my state just jumped another 3 cents a gallon since yesterday. It's up to $2.88 a gallon now. . .or about 59 cents more a gallon than this time last year. :o


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Average price in my state just jumped another 3 cents a gallon since yesterday. It's up to $2.88 a gallon now. . .or about 59 cents more a gallon than this time last year. :o


Could be worse - we're currently at the equivalent of USD $5.59 per US gallon.


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TheMaverick wrote:
but the car has far greater range.


For my PCX vs my previous car Suzuki Vitara, it is about 300km vs 400km, so I do not feel the range is that bad.

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Could be worse - we're currently at the equivalent of USD $5.59 per US gallon.


I know. . .paying twice what I am. . .and it's like that all over Europe right?.

That being said do you have a NHS like England? If you do then that is great. I wish the U.S. would just cut to the chase and go with a single payer system but they won't. :geek:

We get cheap gas and expensive medical bills. :o o_O :roll: :x


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Here in Georgia, which doesn't normally have bad gas prices, the price per gallon jumped in 2 days from $2.15/ gal to $2.78/gal and many stations ran out of gas. Still have a lot of gas guzzlers on the road here anyway. Heck, if you can afford to drive a Hummer then you don't care what the price of gas is... until the stations run out of gas.

My cars are not the most fuel efficient but they are not as bad as many in our neighborhood. (We have a 4 cylinder Hyundai Sonota, and a Volvo V70 5 cylinder turbo.)
What makes the difference for us is using the PCX to go on local store runs. Heck, I took it to my doctor appointment, and then to pick up our prescriptions. Easy to park, easy on the gas, and nice looking.

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Could be worse - we're currently at the equivalent of USD $5.59 per US gallon.


I know. . .paying twice what I am. . .and it's like that all over Europe right?.

That being said do you have a NHS like England? If you do then that is great. I wish the U.S. would just cut to the chase and go with a single payer system but they won't. :geek:

We get cheap gas and expensive medical bills. :o o_O :roll: :x



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In Belarus, gasoline prices are not very high. When the 2015 PCX illuminate the remainder of 3 division of fuel, fill 5 litres is about 3$. It's even cheaper than to travel by public transport. In the car on the same run we have to fill 4 times more fuel. Used to drive an Audi A8 with the engine 4.2, there is still a hungry motor, about 8 times more than the PCX :)


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raito wrote:
TheMaverick wrote:
but the car has far greater range.


For my PCX vs my previous car Suzuki Vitara, it is about 300km vs 400km, so I do not feel the range is that bad.


Sounds great. My PCX has the smaller 6l tank so I get between about 150km (WOT) and 230km (city speeds) on a tank. Honda Accord Euro I can get 600km on a trip.


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Could be worse - we're currently at the equivalent of USD $5.59 per US gallon.


I know. . .paying twice what I am. . .and it's like that all over Europe right?.

That being said do you have a NHS like England? If you do then that is great. I wish the U.S. would just cut to the chase and go with a single payer system but they won't. :geek:

We get cheap gas and expensive medical bills. :o o_O :roll: :x


Yeah - we hear horror stories of US medical costs from over here. We have a public system - sorta/kinda works OK - no problems with emergency care, but can be long waiting lists for things like hip replacements etc. Private care is available too - prices are so/so. We pay for GP visits - about $45 per 1/4 hour (NZD).


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Pardon the slight topic deviation, but has anyone found out how many miles (or kilometers) the PCX will go after the last fuel gauge bar starts blinking, if using in the city (not highway)?

I have 2017 PCX with a 2.1-gallon tank (7.9 liters). My last bar just started blinking at 202.4 miles on the trip meter while I was riding home from work. By the time I got home, the trip meter was at 206.4 miles. I'll most likely have to fill the tank tomorrow or end up being *that* guy pushing his scooter along the side of the road, but I was wondering if anyone has taken their tank to the limit.

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As soon as the last indicator is blinking, the PCX will travel only 10 miles, for more should not count. Tested empirically to empty tank.


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PaCoX wrote:
Pardon the slight topic deviation, but has anyone found out how many miles (or kilometers) the PCX will go after the last fuel gauge bar starts blinking, if using in the city (not highway)?

I have 2017 PCX with a 2.1-gallon tank (7.9 liters). My last bar just started blinking at 202.4 miles on the trip meter while I was riding home from work. By the time I got home, the trip meter was at 206.4 miles. I'll most likely have to fill the tank tomorrow or end up being *that* guy pushing his scooter along the side of the road, but I was wondering if anyone has taken their tank to the limit.


You must be getting good gas milage. I'm happy if the last bar start to blink at 100 miles on the oddo. I have the 1.6 gal tank and have filled up too 1.42 on occasions. I also fill my tank to the brim.


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PaCoX wrote:
Pardon the slight topic deviation, but has anyone found out how many miles (or kilometers) the PCX will go after the last fuel gauge bar starts blinking, if using in the city (not highway)?

I have 2017 PCX with a 2.1-gallon tank (7.9 liters). My last bar just started blinking at 202.4 miles on the trip meter while I was riding home from work. By the time I got home, the trip meter was at 206.4 miles. I'll most likely have to fill the tank tomorrow or end up being *that* guy pushing his scooter along the side of the road, but I was wondering if anyone has taken their tank to the limit.


Very easy to work out;

Just track your distance from when you fill up, and then fill up again as soon as it starts blinking. Subtracting how much you put in from the known tank size tells you how much fuel remained in the tank, and dividing quantity put back into tank into distance gives economy. Multiply economy by fuel remaining to get distance remaining (assuming no change to economy).

Real world figures from one of my trips ...

My PCX has a 6.1L tank. After travelling 229km the light started flashing and I put in 5.15L of fuel - so 0.95L remaining (minimum; I fill that tank up to the very top of the tank so probably getting slightly more than 6.1L in there) and economy was 44.47km/L - so distance remaining was 42.25km - assuming all of the fuel in the tank was accessible by the pump and economy didn't change. That's for my bike - could well be different for yours as I believe the tank is a different shape and the gauge might be calibrated differently anyway.


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Gil wrote:
You must be getting good gas milage. I'm happy if the last bar start to blink at 100 miles on the oddo. I have the 1.6 gal tank and have filled up too 1.42 on occasions. I also fill my tank to the brim.
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It would depend on how fast you're riding on average. Those figures equate to 27.77 km/L which is very close to what I get at wide open throttle (On Tuesday I was WOT for most of 60km and recorded 26.09 km/L) - if you're doing city speeds you should be well over 40 km/L though (I sit around 43-45 km/L in at city speeds of 50-60km/hr).


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In the UK it costs me the equivalent of $10 to fill up. However I am getting a consistent 145 mpg out of my 2016 bike. This has increased from 130 when brand new.


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