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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-18-2007, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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VN750 gas mileage

With gasoline now easily over $3/gallon in many places, I was wondering who amongst us is getting consistently over 50 mpg with their bike--and what they have done/are doing (or bike mods) to achieve this range of mileage.....???
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I consistantly get 40-42, but I have a hearing problem and the V&H tell me when to shift. If I could limit the twist of the right hand I'm sure I could get that up a little higher.
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If I could limit the twist of the right hand I'm sure I could get that up a little higher.
If i could acheve feat I would do a lot better.

I currently am getting 35 to 40 but thats when im dooing 80 + in the fast lane. But when im in the slow lane its up to 50+ per gal.
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Mine is usually about 45 to 47 mpg. Most of my driving is around 60mph. However, when I get on the freeway and am at 70+ consistently, it's around 40-45. A lot depends on the wind conditions when going higher speeds. I have a Plexifairing 3 which is a pretty big piece to shove in high winds.
I did get 50 mpg one time on a trip but it was on 60 mpg highways with no wind.
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Mine is usually about 45 to 47 mpg. Most of my driving is around 60mph. However, when I get on the freeway and am at 70+ consistently, it's around 40-45. A lot depends on the wind conditions when going higher speeds. I have a Plexifairing 3 which is a pretty big piece to shove in high winds.
I did get 50 mpg one time on a trip but it was on 60 mph highways with no wind.
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Last long trip I did 680 miles I got 56 mpg, mostly highway miles though.
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Last time I figured my mileage, it was around 45mpg.
I too, many times, have had troubles with that dang right grip being so easy to twist that it's been a good bit below 45.
I think the best I ever got was around 55mpg cruising through the Allegheny forest, where ya gotta keep speeds reasonable 'cause the deer don't seem to be able to read the signs as to where they're supposed to cross the road !!


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I'm getting between 46 and 51 MPG with a mixture of city and highway riding, but I would say probably 80% of my riding even on the highways around here is stop and go. I use mid-grade (paid $3.87/gallon today) still have my ears and have V&H Cruzers and no windshield......

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I've been getting 45-52 MPG. The commute to work I usually get 45-48, the slow weekend cruises (50MPH and under back roads) I usually get 47-52.

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