I did a search of the forum, but couldn't find anything about miles per gallon, so I thought I would post a question : what is the average mpg you all get?
I know there have been threads on this, just a bit hard to find because of how the threads were titled.
First off, you can't go by one tank of gas , you need to track a few of them, and pay attention to how and where you are riding.
I ride my bikes lot I stole them, so I tended to get mpg figures in the mid
Stuff like wind, windsheild size...your size
, and terrain have an effect too. How far up are you from sea level?
Has the bike been altered at all from stock? Could it have been re-jetted?
How are you measusing the fuel you use? By looking in the gas cap or running each tank till the bike begs for reserve?
The fast way to get a ball park number on your mpg is to run the bike until it starts to stutter and needs to go to reserve.
Carry a one gallon can of gas with you, pour it in the tank , zero your trip-meter and run the bike until it runs out again.