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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-23-2006, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Now I'm just confused.....

I threw on some V&H's the other week. After doing so I threw in some sea foam 'cause I had some left and I like it. My gas mileage has dropped to just about 5 miles to the quarter tank!! Maybe 7. Regaurdless. Doesn't sound normal. Any in put? Oh, I also put K&N air filters in. No ear shave. Did not re-jet. Could that be my problem? Any and all help is (as always) appreciated.....:-D

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Couldn't be THAT MUCH of a problem. Run a full tank, and see how she does. How is it running, other than not sounding right? New gaskets for the exhaust?

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5 miles per quarter tank??? you must be leaking gas somewhere.
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I checked for the gas leak and didn't find anything. I did have one about three weeks ago but that was fixed. Busted hose. New gaskets yes. She's never run better after I put the pipes on....Everything is wonderful. I filled up not but two days ago and I'm down to half a tank. I've taken it a whopping 10 miles.....::sighs::

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How much did you put in? if you have to much it will dilute your fuel and lower the octane rating, but having said that seems like your losing gas somewhere.

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I'll say it too ...

5 miles to a tank ?!

Do you smell any gas fumes from the exhaust?

Are you sure the gauge is reading right? If it's runnin' good, yet the gauge is showing that much gas used, that's what I'd look at first.


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Hyper, the gauge actually seems to be reading correctly. I'm still stumped. Could new air cleaners have done this? Not re-jetting? OR......CRAP! I forgot to mention that the fuel line that was used was from a "hardley" dealership 'cause the Kawi wasn't open. Could that be doing it? The lines are the same size. The only exception is that the harley line is thicker on the outside. Inside diameter is the same....?

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If anything I would think the K&N would make it run a little leaner what with higher air flow over paper. And freer flowing exhaust shouldn't suck that much gas out... Perhaps there was a bubble leading to the reserve tank and while you were riding that got free and would look like a rapid gas drop? (guessing) How many times have you filled it up so far?
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lets forget about the gage for a sec. what is your actual gas milage? i mean after you fill her up and ride for 10 miles, how much fuel it will take for a full tank again?

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Maybe you're dumping gas into your crank case through a leaky petcock??
Very curious about this one!

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