My last tank was 48 mpg. I've gotten as myuch as 56 and as little as 46. Stock pipes and air filters small shield and soft saddle bags. It really depends on how I ride. I'm usually fairly 'sedate' but I do occasionally crank her up and that's wehn I get the 46 to 48 mpg.
GrayFox ~v~ 16511
"Guthrun" 2002 VN750 bought in 04 with 1100 mi.
9000 miles as of Oct 08
Kawasaki F&S: engine guard, turn signal relocation kit, extended passenger backrest, saddlebag supports, V-Force shield.
W&M saddlebags, Beavisí voltmeter,
Gremlin bell, Chrome coolant cover, Chrome radiator frame, Fringe, Westco MF-AGM battery, Iridium plugs.
Photos at: http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v3...fox13/Guthrun/
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This last weekend I drove about 280 miles and averaged around 40 mpg. This seems low compared to some of the numbers that you guys are posting. I have stock everything and ride at mostly 60 - 65 mph on flat KS surfaces. I also have a medium size shield like a v-force or something similar. I am using Mobil 1 15w-50 in my case and mid grade 89 octane gas. Anyone have an idea to try?
Hi Guys.........I have a 2006, iridium plugs, Nat. Cycle Street shield EX, Mobile one MX4T 10-40 motorcycle syn oil, Marbled, carbs set at 3 1/4 & 3 3/4 out, & get from 51 mpg to 61 mpg. The 61 was on a all day scenic drive at 30 to 55 MPH. The 51 + is everyday driving.
Last three tanks......51+....53+.....60.87 to be exact.........
BUT----------If you are a throttle jockey........hard accels...........freeway or any speed above 65 to God knows what................This is where your MPG's are going! (unless you have carb problems( Also, drop back to 87 octane & you will get better combustion & cleaner running. You guys that are running higher than 87 octane are just wasting your loot & hurting MPG & performance. 89 0r 92 octane slows the burn rate down & actually retards your timing through the higher octane fuel. If you take your plugs out, I would bet that they are blacker than a Raccoon's hiney! (Poor combustion & retarded timing).
I know what I am talking about, so don't argue!!!!!!
Also.....No flaming as I have locked out all flames on my puter.....
Splines lubed With TSMOLY 70
Marbled (Cat's eyes no less)
Digital Volt, Amp, Temp gauge (Kisan)
Carb Adj. at 3 3/4
Polaris AGM Battery (190 CCA)
Kaw rear rack
Kaw front engine guard
National Cycle Street Shield EX W/S
Mobile 1 MX4T 10W40 oil (Now labled 4T Racing)
Purolator PL14610 oil filter (Painted)
Iridium Spark Plugs
Pulsating Brake Light (Kisan)
My Motto: Don't get mad, just get even. Trust me, I will get even!
I got 55 mpg once on a stretch of road in the hill country where I might have reached 55 a couple times but stayed in the 34-45 mph range, so I can say it's possible, even with a 265 lb redneck on it. I probably average around 60 mph on my daily driving and have been getting around 45 average.
I'll bet, just guessing, ... you weigh less than 265 Tcat???
My 02 has iridiums, marbled, etc... too. Just for the record.
I ride a motorcycle because I like the roar of the pipes, the feel of fast acceleration, the feeling of balance, so my mileage is poor for a mc, about 25-35, but on the highway I get around 45 mpg loaded down.
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