Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Columbus Ohio, USA
Help me reclaim my gas mileage!
I made it back from my Kentucky journey and am back home safe & sound. However, I was rather disappointed as I realized after rejetting and the ear shave that I have lost a significant amount of gas mileage. I used to be able to put about 120 miles on a tank before needing the reserve, but on this journey, I was consistently flipping to the reserve tank at 85 miles.. This was extremely disappointing!
In closer observation, I would get roughly 66 miles (average) on the first half tank of gas. Then the second half was drained in roughly 20 miles! I was riding on my own so didn't chance it after I hit the reserve tank, I just made a B-line for the nearest gas station! I am about to be going on a long journey with mostly Harleys who run 150+ miles on a tank. I have been given the pleasure of planning the ride, so I spaced the stops out to about 100 miles each but that may not be acceptable in this state! Not to mention the complaints of the HD riders who will undoubtedly get tired of stopping when they're only half empty.
Any input on how to regain the mileage?
NIL ILLEGITIMUS CARBORUNDUM
Phil aka Art
1995 VN 750 (bought as 2nd owner 11/2008)
Stator replaced (55 Days!)
Relocate rear turn signals
Highwayman Saddlemen bags
Wingerline Highway bars
Kuryakin ISO Duallys all around
HD Heritage seat
12" ape hangers
Some sort of new grips
Paint Job- should I do it myself?