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Old 03-27-2011, 10:20 PM
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Average Fuel Milage?

Hello all, its been a while since ive posted on here, mainly because Ive been riding every chance i can get and the long hours at work. I have a question. I know that fuel milage depends on the rider, weight, in town or highway, and other things, but there is normally an average. I am curious what other riders are getting out of a tank of gas. I am getting about 80 or 85 miles out of a tank, and that is normally around town, not riding it hard, just cruizing around. I get on the open road occasionally, but not very often since i ride it back and forth from work. I feel like i should be getting more. It is all stock, and the carbs were just recently gone through. Any input would be great. Thanks yall.
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Semper Fi Devin!!! I get around 35 mpg. Where you posted and what is your MOS?
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42-44; I stay on the throttle though
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Cruising at 45-50 I get around 46 mpg. On the Interstate, as low as 35 mpg. Don't have much stop-and-go riding around here. I have the larger front tire and the odometer reads under actual mileage, so it is actually a little higher than reported above.
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You should be able to go at least 115 to 130 before switching over to the reserve. Giving your driving habits.....you should be getting much better than you are. Even when my carbs were way out of Sync and my rear jet needle wasn't moving at all due to a bad vacuum slider......I still averaged 40-50 MPG....and that's with aftermarket V&H Cruzers exhaust! I would have some things checked out on it. Your not even getting 30 MPG. Somethings just not right....

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thats what i thought to, that something jsut wasnt right, burnign to much fuel. Any idea what could cause it to run this rich?
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and i am stationed at Camp Lejeune and im a 3521 or MT mechanic.
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i was getting lousy gas mileage and a drastic loss of power. i found a vacuum hose behind the radiator was disconnected. put it back on and now i get a hard-on every time i twist the throttle. havent had time to see if my gas mileage is better though.
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i was getting lousy gas mileage and a drastic loss of power. i found a vacuum hose behind the radiator was disconnected. put it back on and now i get a hard-on every time i twist the throttle. havent had time to see if my gas mileage is better though.

I dont have any oss of power, just really lousy gas mileage. I should be getting close to double what i am getting now, and am going to be riding to ohio very soon. Would having the air/fuel screws out to far be a cause? I had plans on rejetting when i had the carbs off so they are set at about 2 1/2 turns out, but i am still running factory air and exhaust. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
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117 miles highway. around town it's about 80mpg
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